Press Releases

09.05.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Trump’s Announcement to End DACA Program for Dreamers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement in response to President Trump's announcement that he will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: "Putting the DACA program in place was the right thing to do and it has worked for the past five years. President Trump's decision ends this protection and breaks a promise we have made to nearly 800,000 young people who are either students, serving in our military, or are working in a job contrib… Continue Reading


09.01.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Trump Administration’s Plan to Slash Health Insurance Outreach Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), released the following statement after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that it would cut funding for the Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator program, insurance outreach, and enrollment education and assistance for the 2018 enrollment period by 90 percent. "I am deeply troubled by the Trump Administration's plan to slash funding for heal… Continue Reading


08.31.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Oversight of Predatory Hedge Funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and David Perdue (R-GA) have introduced the Brokaw Act, bipartisan legislation to increase transparency and strengthen oversight of predatory activist hedge funds. "This bipartisan legislation updates Depression-era rules to address the financial abuses being carried out by activist hedge funds who promote short-term gains at the expense of workers, taxpayers and local communities," said Senator Baldwin. "The Brokaw Act will increase trans… Continue Reading


08.29.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on VA Inspector General Report of the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today responded to the release of the VA Office of Inspector General (VA OIG) report on scheduling delays in diagnostic studies at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison (Madison VAMC). "I pushed for an investigation into delays at this Madison facility because our veterans deserve to receive safe and timely care from the VA. The findings in this report are concerning because these delays in providing care to our veterans a… Continue Reading


08.24.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Funding to Expand NorthLakes Community Clinic in Ashland to Combat Opioid Epidemic

ASHLAND, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin returned to Ashland today to announce funding to expand NorthLakes Community Clinic and combat the opioid epidemic. "One year ago today, I sat down with local leaders for a discussion about how Ashland County is fighting the opioid epidemic. It was clear that Washington needed to step up and be a stronger partner by investing in local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts," said Senator Baldwin. "Today, I'm excited to announce that NorthLakes Commun… Continue Reading


08.23.17

President Trump Signs Baldwin-Backed Bipartisan Legislation to Overhaul VA Appeals Process Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded President Trump signing the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 into law. Senator Baldwin had joined Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and 29 other Senators as cosponsors of the legislation, which will overhaul the current process for veterans' appeals at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).The VA's current appeals process is in desperate need of updating, and nearly half a million v… Continue Reading


08.23.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on VA Inspector General Report of Zablocki VA Medical Center Opioid Prescribing Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today responded to the release of the VA Office of Inspector General (VA OIG) report on opioid prescribing practices at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee requested by Senator Baldwin and Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI-04). Following whistleblower reports at the Zablocki VA, Senator Baldwin pushed for this VA OIG inspection. The report found that a provider at the VA facility had questionable prescribing practices and recommended… Continue Reading


08.21.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Water Efficiency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce bipartisan legislation, led by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), to increase water efficiency in homes and improve water conservation efforts. The Water Efficiency Improvement Act of 2017 authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) WaterSense program, a voluntary public-private partnership that has helped transform the market place for water-efficient products and services. Products earn the WaterSense label they use at least 20% … Continue Reading


08.19.17

After Charlottesville Attack, Baldwin and Twenty-Three Senators Press DHS on Trump Administration’s De-emphasis of Domestic Terrorism Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the wake of the deadly attack stemming from a far-right demonstration in Charlottesville, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and a group of 23 other Senators are pressing the Department of Homeland Security on questions arising from the Trump Administration's apparent de-emphasis on protecting Americans from domestic terrorism, especially the Administration's apparent decision to de-emphasize combating far-right extremism. The Senators, led by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), questi… Continue Reading


08.18.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Congressional Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Overhaul VA Appeals Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded the congressional passage of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017. Senator Baldwin is a cosponsor of the bipartisan legislation, which seeks to overhaul the current process for veterans' appeals at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA's current appeals process is in desperate need of updating, and nearly half a million veterans are in limbo because of the VA's existing backlog. Between fiscal year 2015 … Continue Reading


08.18.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Full Federal Review of Back Forty Mine Project on Wisconsin-Michigan Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today urged federal agencies to conduct a full review and assume permitting authority from the state of Michigan on the Back Forty mine project. In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), Senator Baldwin expressed concerns with the Canadian company Aquila Resources, Inc's proposed Back Forty mine project and the impact it will have on Wisconsin, as well as the natural resources shared by … Continue Reading


08.15.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands Answers from Trump Administration Following Repeated Actions to Undermine, Sow Confusion Around Anti-Discrimination Protections in Health Care

Under Secretary Price, HHS continues to remove guidance, delay enforcement of Section 1557; Secretary Price has failed to respond to questions from Senate Democrats In new letter, Baldwin and Senate Democrats say Secretary Price is sending "concerning signals" about whether Trump Administration will protect individuals against discrimination WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of 15 Senate Democrats, led by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), in calling again on Health and … Continue Reading


08.11.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Legislation to Boost Apprenticeships

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced new legislation to boost workforce readiness by expanding apprenticeship programs and investing in public-private partnerships. Senator Baldwin unveiled the PARTNERS (Pairing Apprenticeships with Regional Training Networks to meet Employer Requirements) Act today following a visit to Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids. "In Wisconsin, I've seen how public-private partnerships can best address the workforce readiness chal… Continue Reading


08.09.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Tax Reform Legislation for Manufacturers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced new tax reform legislation to support manufacturers and promote investments in research and development.Senator Baldwin unveiled the 21st Century Manufacturing Act today during a tour at TYRI, a Wisconsin manufacturer in Stevens Point. "In order to maintain our strong Made In Wisconsin manufacturing economy, we need to provide tax relief to manufacturers so they can invest in innovation and create jobs," said Senator Baldwin. "That's… Continue Reading


08.07.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Release of Army Corps’ Plan to Stop Spread of Asian Carp

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Great Lakes Taskforce, released the following statement today following the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' release of a critical study that recommends specific measures to prevent Asian carp from getting beyond the Brandon Road Lock and Dam, a crucial chokepoint in the Chicago waterway system. The Brandon Road Study, which is crucial to stopping Asian carp and other invasive species from reaching the Great Lakes, was set to be… Continue Reading


08.07.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Over $4 Million in USDA Rural Development Funding to Overhaul Brokaw Water System

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced over $4 million in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development funding to help improve the water system in Brokaw, Wisconsin. Senator Baldwin helped secured the funding by urging the USDA to make the investment in a letter in April. USDA Rural Development will provide $2,892,000 in grant funding and a $1,173,000 loan to the Village of Maine to make needed improvements to the existing Brokaw water system. "I'm pl… Continue Reading


08.04.17

Wisconsin Senators Provide Recommendations to White House for District Court Vacancy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson announced on Friday their agreement to recommend to the White House four Wisconsinites for consideration to fill the open seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The candidates, Michael Aprahamian, Gordon Giampietro, Kevin Martens and Richard Sankovitz, were recommended by a bipartisan federal nominating commission that the Wisconsin senators established in April 2013 to move federal nominations forwar… Continue Reading


08.04.17

Senator Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Give Wisconsinites the Choice to Buy into Medicare at 55

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and five other Senators introduced the Medicare at 55 Act, which provides an option for people between the ages of 55 and 64 to buy into Medicare. There are 41 million Americans between the ages of 55 and 64, and millions of them are burdened by high insurance premiums, unaffordable deductibles and limited options. "Wisconsinites have sent a clear message to Washington that they want us to work … Continue Reading


08.02.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on HELP Committee Announcement to Hold Hearings on Stabilizing and Strengthening the Individual Health Insurance Market

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), released the following statement after HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) announced yesterday that the Committee would hold hearings beginning the week of September 4th on the actions Congress should take to stabilize and strengthen the individual health insurance market so that Americans will be able to buy insurance … Continue Reading


08.01.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Allow Medicare to Negotiate Prescription Drug Prices and Lower Costs for Seniors

Legislation would allow Medicare to negotiate the best possible price of prescription drugs, to cut costs for nearly 41 million seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D Current law only allows for bargaining by pharmaceutical companies but bans Medicare from doing so WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today joined Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) in introducing legislation to make sure older Wisconsinites have a better deal on prescription drug costs. The legislation would allow for … Continue Reading

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