Press Releases

05.22.19

Senator Baldwin and Leading Health Care Organizations Call for Senate Passage of Legislation to Overturn Trump’s Expansion of Junk Health Insurance Plans

Baldwin to Call For a Vote on the Senate Floor on No Junk Plans Act The Entire Democratic Caucus Supports the Legislation to Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions WASHINGTON, D.C. - TODAY at 4:00 PM E.T., U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will go to the Senate floor and ask for unanimous consent to pass her No Junk Plans Act. Baldwin's legislation, introduced with Senator Doug Jones (D-AL), would overturn the Trump administration's expansion of junk insurance plans that don't have to provide… Continue Reading


05.21.19

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Doug Jones Introduce Legislation to Overturn President Trump’s Expansion of Junk Insurance Plans

The entire Democratic caucus supports the No Junk Plans Act Baldwin: "Anyone who says they support health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions should support this legislation." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Doug Jones (D-AL) today introduced legislation to overturn the Trump administration's expansion of junk health insurance plans that don't have to provide health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. The House companion legislatio… Continue Reading


05.21.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Female Senators to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined all of her female Senate colleagues to introduce a resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote. The resolution, introduced by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), seeks to honor, reaffirm and preserve the historic precedent set by the ratification of the 19th Amendment in further promoting the core values of our democracy as promised by the U.S. Co… Continue Reading


05.17.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Bipartisan Legislation to Support Job Creation for America’s Veterans

BRAVE Act creates incentives for businesses to hire veterans Baldwin announced her reform at a local small business that employs veterans and would benefit from the legislation BUTLER, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today visited Green Up Solutions in Butler to tour their business, meet with workers and announce her bipartisan Boosting Rates of American Veterans Employment (BRAVE) Act to support job creation for America's veterans that she is reintroducing with U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)… Continue Reading


05.17.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on House Passage of Equality Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Equality Act - historic, comprehensive federal legislation to ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans. "It is just wrong that in a majority of states, LGBTQ Americans live without fully-inclusive non-discrimination laws and are not fully protected from being fired, evicted from their home, or denied services simply because of who they are or who they love. It is… Continue Reading


05.15.19

Baldwin, Murray, Pocan Introduce Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act to Reduce Bullying and Harassment at Colleges and Universities Across the Country

One in five college students are victims of cyberbullying, and LGBTQ students are nearly twice as likely to be harassed than their peers Legislation would require colleges and universities to establish policies to prohibit harassment based on race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), disability, or religion Bill is named after Tyler Clementi, a freshman college student who died by suicide after experiencing harassment and cyberbullying WASHING… Continue Reading


05.15.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Effort Requiring States to Secure Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined her Senate colleagues, led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), to introduce legislation that would protect American elections from foreign interference by mandating hand-marked paper ballots and setting new cybersecurity standards for all federal elections. The bill provides the strongest protection for American elections of any proposal currently before Congress. "American intelligence officials have made it clear that we face an ongoing thre… Continue Reading


05.15.19

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Joni Ernst Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect and Expand Rural Broadband

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to encourage investment in high-speed internet and protect and expand access to broadband in our rural communities. The legislation is also cosponsored by Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND). The Access to Capital Creates Economic Strength and Supports (ACCESS) Rural America Act would provide regulatory relief to rural telecommunications service providers by allowin… Continue Reading


05.14.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Assist Family Caregivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today helped reintroduce bipartisan legislation, led by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), that supports family caregivers in Wisconsin and across the country. "In so many instances, family caregivers put their financial security at risk to tend to the needs of their loved ones, many of whom require full-time assistance and care," said Senator Baldwin. "This bipartisan reform will provide family caregivers some much-needed tax relief." "Iowa is home to ove… Continue Reading


05.14.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Reintroduces Legislation to Strengthen Labor Protections for Public Safety Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, reintroduced legislation that protects collective bargaining rights for police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. "Our police officers, firefighters and EMS workers are on the frontlines every day working to keep our residents safe, protect our neighborhoods and create safer communities for all. They deserve the same essential labor protections that so many other … Continue Reading


05.10.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Opposes Defense Department Transfer of $1.5 Billion To Pay For President Trump’s Wall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and every Democratic member of the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies today slammed the Department of Defense for its transfer of another $1.5 billion to be used to build part of President Donald Trump's wall on the southwest border. In a letter to Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, the Senators expressed concern that this repr… Continue Reading


05.10.19

Ahead of Mother’s Day, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Rejoins Effort to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ahead of Mother's Day, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) in reintroducing legislation to improve maternal health outcomes, reverse the trend of rising maternal mortality rates and close disparities that put mothers and kids of color at risk. The Maximizing Outcomes for Moms through Medicaid Improvement and Enhancement of Services (MOMMIES) Act would expand coverage for pregnant women covered by Medicaid - whi… Continue Reading


05.09.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan PFAS Accountability Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined her colleagues led by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) to introduce the PFAS Accountability Act. This legislation would hold federal agencies accountable for addressing contamination for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at military bases across the country. It comes just days after the release of a new report showing that 19 million people in 43 states have been exposed to PFAS-contaminated water. "Many c… Continue Reading


05.09.19

Baldwin, Braun, Schakowsky, Rooney Introduce Reform Requiring Transparency in Prescription Drug Price Increases

The bipartisan FAIR Drug Pricing Act takes the first step to address skyrocketing prescription drug costs Drug corporations' aggressive increases in prescription drug prices are making lifesaving treatments unaffordable for families, taxpayers and our health care system WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Mike Braun (R-IN) and U.S. Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Francis Rooney (R-FL) today introduced the FAIR Drug Pricing Act. The bipartisan, bicameral legislat… Continue Reading


05.08.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Undo Tax Hike on Gold Star Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined her Senate colleagues, led by Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Doug Jones (D-AL), to introduce legislation providing tax relief for children receiving benefits who have lost a parent serving in the military. "Wisconsin's Gold Star families have sacrificed so much for this nation and the freedoms we all cherish," said Senator Baldwin. "This bipartisan legislation is a much-needed fix to the 2017 law that unfairly raised taxes on th… Continue Reading


05.08.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Legislation to Combat the Opioid and Substance Use Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined her Senate and House colleagues in reintroducing the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act to confront the opioid and substance use epidemic. Endorsed by over 200 organizations, the CARE Act, led by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), would provide state and local governments with $100 billion in federal f… Continue Reading


05.07.19

Baldwin, Hoeven Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Bolster Research on Chronic Wasting Disease

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John Hoeven (R-ND) introduced the Chronic Wasting Disease Research Act, bipartisan legislation to establish a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) research grant program. CWD, which poses a serious threat to deer populations, is a fatal and contagious neurological disorder that has been documented in both captive and live herds in 26 states across the country, including Wisconsin. "In Wisconsin, we have a proud, longstanding tradition of huntin… Continue Reading


05.06.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce the American Cures Act and American Innovation Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce two bills to restore the United States' commitment to breakthrough scientific and biomedical research. The American Cures Act and the American Innovation Act, both led by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), would create mandatory funds to provide steady, predictable funding for breakthrough research at America's top research agencies, allowing the United States to remain a leader in development and discovery for decades to come. "As the gra… Continue Reading


05.03.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Win for Wisconsin Business against Unfair Vietnamese Trade Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that the International Trade Commission (ITC) is taking action that supports ProAmpac, which employs more than 700 Wisconsinites at facilities in Appleton, Hartford, Neenah and Wrightstown. The Wisconsin business is a laminated woven sack producer and it has been forced to compete with unfairly dumped and subsidized Vietnamese imports. The ITC will issue antidumping and countervailing duty orders on laminated woven sacks from Vietnam… Continue Reading


05.02.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Buy America Standards for Small Shipyards in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced the bipartisan Strengthening Buy America for Small Shipyard Grants Act to strengthen Buy America requirements for federal Small Shipyard Grant funding to support American businesses, manufacturers and workers. The bill is cosponsored by Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA). While Buy American requirements already apply to the Small Shipyard Grant Program, there is a loophole in the Maritime Administration's rules for commercially available, … Continue Reading

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