Press Releases


76 Members Request Immediate Guidance for States to Extend Postpartum Medicaid Coverage

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), as well as Representatives Robin L. Kelly (D-IL), Lauren Underwood (D-IL), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), led a bipartisan group of 14 Senators and 62 House Members and in writing to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to request that CMS take immediate steps to implement the new Stat… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Blumenthal, Colleagues Send Letter Opposing Purdue Pharma’s Request For Employee Bonuses in Bankruptcy Reorganization Plan Amid Ongoing Opioid Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) wrote Judge Robert D. Drain requesting the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York reject Purdue Pharma's recent motion requesting $34.7 million in employee bonuses, including $5.4 million for its top executives, as part of Purdue's Chapter 11 reorganization plan. In the letter, the senators pointed out that under… Continue Reading


Baldwin Statement on Presidential Signing of VOCA Fix

Washington, D.C. - Senator Tammy Baldwin released the below statement following President Joe Biden signing the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021 into law. "I was honored to join President Biden at the White House for the signing of the VOCA Fix bill-which secures billions of federal dollars in victim services funding and will impact thousands of local domestic violence shelters, child abuse treatment programs, elder fraud and abuse services, rape crisis centers, and legal … Continue Reading


Baldwin Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Group to Hold E-Cigarette Companies Accountable for Youth Vaping Crisis

Washington, D.C. - Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a bipartisan, bicameral group in introducing legislation to protect young people from the dangers of e-cigarettes. The Resources to Prevent Youth Vaping Act would require that e-cigarette manufacturers pay user fees to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help to fund more activity at the FDA to conduct stronger oversight of the e-cigarette industry and increase awareness for the danger of e-cigarettes. U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N… Continue Reading


Baldwin and Johnson Congratulate Milwaukee Bucks With “Bucks in Six” Senate Resolution

Washington, D.C. - Following the Milwaukee Bucks victory in the NBA finals, Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson filed a resolution celebrating the new NBA Champions. "The Bucks are hardworking, humble, and resilient just like the people of Milwaukee and our entire state," said Senator Baldwin. "They have brought such pride and happiness to so many with their accomplishment that I want to make sure it is recognized." "Whereas the fans in the Deer District showed up, game after game, to cheer… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Support Families Experiencing Pregnancy Loss, Invest in Research

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced legislation to raise awareness about pregnancy loss and establish new paid leave benefits for workers experiencing painful challenges while seeking to grow their family. The Support Through Loss Act would support those experiencing the loss of a pregnancy or other challenges starting a family by increasing access to workforce support, access to resources and patient-centered care. It would also have the D… Continue Reading


Senators Baldwin and Cotton Reintroduce Bill to Ensure Fair Aluminum Pricing for Brewers

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) reintroduced the bipartisan Aluminum Pricing Examination (APEX) Act to level the playing field and ensure unfair market practices do not disproportionately harm the American beer industry and the more than two million jobs it supports. "The Badger State is home to more than 200 breweries that employ thousands of Wisconsinites," said Senator Baldwin. "These brewers rely on fair pricing in order to sustain jobs and grow… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin and Congresswoman Moore Ask U.S. Department of Justice to Consider Request from Families for a Federal Civil Rights Investigation of the Wauwatosa Police Department’s Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senator Tammy Baldwin and Congresswoman Gwen Moore sent a letter to the United States Department of Justice asking that they "thoroughly and deliberately" consider a request from three Wisconsin families for a federal civil rights investigation of the Wauwatosa Police Department's practices. In the letter to Kristen Clarke, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Baldwin and Moore said, "We write to bring to your attention the attached July 5, 2021 request from ou… Continue Reading


Senators Baldwin and Sullivan Announce Reintroduction of Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Access to Veterans’ Services

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) reintroduced the Commitment to Veteran Support and Outreach Act, a bipartisan bill to authorize federal funding for county veterans service officers (CVSOs). Out of the estimated 19 million veterans in the United States, only a small fraction utilize the care and benefits they've earned from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). CVSOs are often the first to inform veterans of their eligibility in these programs a… Continue Reading


Senate Passes Baldwin Legislation to Ensure Stability of the Crime Victims Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Tammy Baldwin to strengthen the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) by fixing how the Crime Victims Fund (CVF) is funded. The legislation passed the House of Representatives in March and will now go to President Biden to be signed into law. The centerpiece of this legislation and most important change to VOCA is the "Deposits Fix" - first identified and introduced in legislation by Senator Baldwin in 2020. The "Dep… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Praises USDA Announcement on Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers

Baldwin helped secure this critical assistance for the Wisconsin timber industry last year USDA's Farm Service Agency will accept applications from July 22 through October 15, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) to announce that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing $200 million in relief for timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses that have experienced losses du… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Rubio, Lankford, Rosen, Colleagues Urge Polish President to Clearly Oppose Bill That Would Prevent Holocaust Restitution Claims

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Marco Rubio (R-FL), James Lankford (R-OK), and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) led a bipartisan letter to Polish President Andrzej Duda raising their concerns with legislation that is being considered by Poland's Senate. The Polish bill would make it impossible for survivors of the Holocaust and their families to pursue claims for restitution or compensation for property stolen by Nazi Germany or the Communist-era government. The Senators urged the Polis… Continue Reading


Wisconsin Families Start Receiving Major Tax Relief Thanks To American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, working families across Wisconsin will begin receiving their expanded Child Tax Credit payments as a result of the American Rescue Plan. "Today, families across Wisconsin will start receiving up to $300 per child, per month that will put more money in their pockets. This support will help families pay for childcare or school supplies, or support local small businesses," said Senator Baldwin. "This historic tax relief, which not a single Republican voted for, will stren… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Baldwin Calls for Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Saturday, following a visit from President Joe Biden to Wisconsin, Senator Tammy Baldwin penned an op-ed in the Wisconsin State Journal stressing the need for her colleagues in Congress to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework into law. "We cannot deny or ignore the need to take action on our infrastructure any longer," Baldwin wrote. "More than 1,949 miles of Wisconsin highway and 979 bridges are in poor condition and in need of rebuilding. Commute times are increa… Continue Reading


Senators Baldwin, Reverend Warnock, Ossoff Introduce New Legislation to Expand Quality, Affordable Health Care Coverage

The Medicaid Saves Lives Act would allow Americans in non-expansion states like Wisconsin to access affordable health care coverage Legislation endorsed by leading Wisconsin health care organizations WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and Jon Ossoff (D-GA) introduced new legislation to provide critical health care coverage to more than four million Americans who had previously been denied access to affordable health insurance becau… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Murphy Op-Ed in Health Affairs: The Biden Administration Has the Power to Protect Americans from Junk Insurance Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed challenges to the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Chris Murphy (D-CT), both members of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, authored an op-ed in Health Affairs to highlight the dangers of junk insurance plans that deny coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, including a COVID-19 diagnosis. Before the next Open Enrollment Period, Baldwin and Murphy are calling on the Biden administ… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Collins, Tester Lead Bipartisan Push for TRIO Program Funding to Assist First-Generation, Low-Income College Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Jon Tester (D-MT) led a bipartisan group of 56 Senators in pushing for continued funding for Federal TRIO Programs in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill. TRIO programs help to ensure that underserved students have equal access to a college education and the support they need to prepare for, succeed in, and graduate from higher education. These programs pro… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Capito, Tester, Cramer Introduce Bipartisan Reform to Provide Affordable Housing for Volunteer Firefighters and First Responders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) are reintroducing bipartisan legislation to provide affordable housing opportunities for volunteer firefighters and first responders in order to help recruit and retain more volunteers, particularly in rural and under-served communities. In the House, the bipartisan legislation was introduced by Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA-03), Mike Bost (R-IL-12), Frank Lucas (R-OK-… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Brown, Murphy Blumenthal, Applaud Federal Trade Commission Ruling to Establish and Enforce 'Made in USA' Label Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) applauded a new, finalized rule from Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to strengthen their Made in USA label enforcement. The senators have led efforts in pressing the FTC to utilize all of their existing authority to establish and enforce Made in USA standards, and to apply them to online and physical labels. Last year, the senators wrote a letter to the commissioners of the FTC… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Bennet Request Review of Issues Facing Older LGBTQ Adults to Ensure High-Quality Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Michael Bennet (D-CO) urged Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to review a number of issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) seniors to improve high-quality, culturally competent care to this growing aging population. "With a growing aging population there is greater urgency to address the palliati… Continue Reading

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