Press Releases

09.29.20

Senator Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Give Unemployed Americans Tax Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped introduce the Coronavirus Unemployment Benefits Tax Relief Act, legislation led by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) that would provide additional financial relief to unemployed Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic by temporarily excluding the first $10,200 of unemployment compensation from federal income taxes for tax year 2020. This amount is equal to 17 weeks of the now-expired $600 per week federal enhanced benefits included in the Coron… Continue Reading


09.26.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court Nomination and Senate Confirmation Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court nomination and Senate confirmation process: "President Trump wants to overturn the Affordable Care Act completely and take away people's health care and protections for pre-existing health conditions in the middle of a pandemic. Trump wants to overturn Roe v. Wade and have the government take away reproductive freedoms for women. Now he has nominated an activist judge to do what he wan… Continue Reading


09.25.20

Baldwin Demands Answers After Independent GAO Report Confirms Trump Administration Mismanaged Payments to Farmers for Trade Damages

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today sent a letter to President Trump and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, pressing them to treat Wisconsin fairly in trade aid, and calling on them to focus aid on long-lasting economic strength, not just temporary payments. Earlier this month, a report from the independent Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed that the Trump administration's payments to farmers harmed by the President's trade turmoil ultimat… Continue Reading


09.24.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation Authorizing Funding for Humanitarian Assistance Programs in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, introduced legislation today to authorize funding for humanitarian assistance programs, including for the clearance of unexploded ordnance and other explosive remnants of war, in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The Legacies of War Recognition and Unexploded Ordnance Removal Act also recognizes the refugee and immigrant communities from those countries, including the Hmong, Cham, Cambodian, Iu-Mien, Khmu, … Continue Reading


09.23.20

Senate Democrats Release New Report Detailing How Health Care and Reproductive Rights are at Risk with New Supreme Court Vacancy

The first issue-based report released as part of Senate Democrats' Captured Courts Project "Courts are the linchpin of the Republican anti-health care and anti-choice agenda." WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released a new report on how Americans' … Continue Reading


09.22.20

House of Representatives Passes Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reform to Create Three-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan reform to designate a three-digit phone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation will help ensure states have the flexibility to strengthen local crisis call centers and save lives. "In America, we lose about 45,000 people every year to suicide, including more than 6,100 veterans, making it one of the leading causes of death in this country,"… Continue Reading


09.22.20

Baldwin Calls On Republicans to Stand for Science, Support Bill to Stop Trump Administration’s Political Interference in COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped introduce the Science and Transparency Over Politics (STOP) Act, legislation led by Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) to fight back against political interference by the Trump administration in the work of experts and the nation's public health agencies responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. "We've lost 200,000 Americans to COVID-19 and my home state of Wisconsin is experiencing a dramatic spik… Continue Reading


09.22.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Amy and Jocelyn Gannon Helicopter Tour Safety Act

Legislation honors the memory of Madison mother and daughter who tragically died in a helicopter crash last year Bill would address longstanding helicopter tour safety concerns, particularly flying in rapidly changing weather WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced the Amy and Jocelyn Gannon Helicopter Tour Safety Act to address longstanding helicopter tour safety concerns, particularly when f… Continue Reading


09.21.20

Baldwin Leads Colleagues to Urge Judge to Reject $3.5 Million Bonus for CEO of Bankrupt Purdue Pharma

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today led her colleagues in sending a letter to Judge Robert D. Drain, urging him to reject Purdue Pharma's proposal to pay President and CEO Craig Landau a bonus of up to $3.5 million. Purdue's opioid marketing campaign accelerated an opioid epidemic that has claimed an estimated 400,000 lives. The campaign generated $35 billion in revenue for Purdue and likely significant incentive bonus compensation for Mr. Landau for achieving ambitious opioid s… Continue Reading


09.19.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Nomination and Senate Confirmation Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court nomination and Senate confirmation process: "The election that will determine our next President and control of the Senate is only 45 days away. Voters across America should be allowed to cast their ballots first, before a Supreme Court nomination and confirmation process moves forward. Majority Leader McConnell and the Senate Majority put in place the standard that Supreme Court nomin… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Baldwin, Klobuchar Urge Online Platforms to Take Additional Measures to Stop Voting Related Misinformation and Disinformation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, along with their colleagues are urging Facebook, Instagram, Google, Twitter and YouTube executives to take further measures to stop voting-related misinformation and disinformation. The Intelligence Community has confirmed that Russia is trying to influence and undermine the election through social media and the Department of Homeland… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Baldwin to DHS IG: Investigate Alleged Forced Hysterectomies at ICE Facility

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her colleagues are calling on the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general to expeditiously investigate a whistleblower complaint alleging forced hysterectomies at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Ocilla, Georgia. The letter was led by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Patty Murray (D-WA), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ). "Forced sterilizations infringe on reproductive rights and autonom… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Senate Passes Baldwin, Rubio Bipartisan Resolution for National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan resolution from Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) designating September 2020 as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. The resolution (S.Res.698) highlights the prevalence of spinal cord injuries and paralysis in the United States and commends those that are committed to improving the quality of life for these individuals while tirelessly working toward better therapies and treatments, with the eventual goal of a cur… Continue Reading


09.17.20

Senator Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Effort in Urging Action to Address Practices of Pharmaceutical Companies Undermining 340B Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), is leading a bipartisan group of her colleagues in calling for enforcement action to address practices of pharmaceutical companies that threaten to undermine the 340B Drug Pricing Program during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The 340B program requires drug companies to sell discounted prescription drugs to safety net hospitals, rural health facilities, a… Continue Reading


09.17.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Governor Tony Evers Call on President Trump to Keep His Promise to Deliver Federal Funding for Kenosha to Rebuild

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers are calling on President Trump to keep the promises he made in Wisconsin on September 1 to deliver federal funding to help Kenosha rebuild. In a letter sent to President Trump today, Baldwin and Evers write; "When you visited Kenosha, Wisconsin you made a commitment to help the city and state recover and rebuild with a promise of federal funding. You told local business owners you would help them rebuild completely… Continue Reading


09.16.20

Baldwin to FDA: Maintain Public Trust in COVID-19 Vaccine Decisions by Making Reviews Transparent

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and her colleagues are calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to commit to full transparency in the COVID-19 vaccine review process amidst mounting political pressure from the President to approve a vaccine before Election Day. The lawmakers, led by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), expressed concern that the Trump administr… Continue Reading


09.15.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Call on Postmaster General to Immediately Reverse Operational Changes to the U.S. Postal Service Causing Delays of Critical Medications to Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined more than 30 of her Senate colleagues in a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy calling on him to immediately reverse all operational and organizational changes that have resulted in delays of critical medications to Americans. "The Postal Service is an essential public institution that must uphold its duty to serve every community. Your recently implemented changes pose an unacceptable threat and continue to have a devastating eff… Continue Reading


09.15.20

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Todd Young and Gary Peters Introduce Bipartisan Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Todd Young (R-IN) and Gary Peters (D-MI) are introducing the Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act, bipartisan legislation that will codify the U.S. Coast Guard's icebreaking mission on the Great Lakes and increase the icebreaking capacity of the Great Lakes fleet. Icebreaking is critical for commerce in the Great Lakes, and increasing icebreaking capacity will help the many businesses and workers that rely on the maritime industry to trans… Continue Reading


09.11.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Over $23 Million in Community Development Block Grant Funding for Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced an additional $23,473,973 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for the State of Wisconsin's coordinated response to COVID-19 and the economic and housing impacts caused by it. This funding was included in the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was signed into law in March. The CARES Act included $5 billion total in CDBG funding. Today's announcement is the third round of … Continue Reading


09.11.20

VIDEO: Baldwin, Local Wisconsin Leaders Call for More Federal Emergency Funding for State and Local Governments to Provide Essential Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin hosted a virtual roundtable with local leaders from across Wisconsin to call for more emergency relief funding for states and localities to respond to COVID-19 and cover budgetary shortfalls that have resulted from the public health emergency and economic crisis. Senator Baldwin was joined by Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich, La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat, Marathon County Board of Supervisors Chair Kurt Gibbs, and American Federation of Teachers-Wisconsin Pr… Continue Reading

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