Press Releases

03.23.17

TrumpCare Makes It Harder to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Trump, Ryan and House Republicans working to make a bad bill worse Many people in Wisconsin at risk of losing coverage for substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on a Congressional Republican proposal that would force millions of Americans to pay more for less care, and would put millions of people at risk of losing their health care coverage, including those struggling with an opioid add… Continue Reading


03.22.17

Baldwin, Murray, Gillibrand Introduce Legislation to Increase Availability of Preventive, Life-Saving Cancer Screenings for Women

Breast, ovarian, cervical cancer deaths occur disproportionately among women who lack adequate preventive services The Invest in Women's Health Act would increase availability of preventive, life-saving cancer screenings New legislation would create new grants to expand preventive services, specialty training for providers who serve low-income women, women of color WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the Inve… Continue Reading


03.22.17

Baldwin, Capito Champion Bipartisan Reform to Improve Palliative and Hospice Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), a bipartisan reform to grow, improve and sustain the palliative care and hospice workforce to keep pace with patient need and to help improve the well-being of Americans with life-threatening illnesses and their families. "I was raised by my maternal grandparents and later served as my grandmother's primary caretaker as she … Continue Reading


03.21.17

Baldwin, Democratic Senators Call TrumpCare Disastrous for Battle Against Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With 91 Americans dying each day from an opioid overdose, Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a group of 21 senators, led by Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), today in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), calling on him not to take up any legislation that would further harm individuals struggling with an opioid use disorder. The repeal of the Affordable Care Act could strip health care coverage from 2.8 million Americans suffering from a substance … Continue Reading


03.20.17

U.S. Senators Baldwin, Tester and Gillibrand Push Administration to Provide Trauma Services for Victims of Military Sexual Harassment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has joined Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) as they lead a bipartisan call to urge top Administration Officials to offer critical support services to female service members who have recently become victims of military sexual harassment. The Senators are pushing Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, Marine Corps Commandant Lt. Gen. Robert Neller and Defense Secretary James Mattis to reach out to any service member or vete… Continue Reading


03.16.17

President Trump’s Budget Eliminates Investments in Great Lakes, Tells Governor Walker to Provide Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today wrote to Governor Scott Walker about President Trump's proposed budget and plan to eliminate federal investments for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and instead rely the State of Wisconsin and local governments to provide this critical funding. "Last year, you wrote to President Trump expressing your view that the role of the federal government should be reduced and states should have more power and control over programs and poli… Continue Reading


03.16.17

Following Bipartisan Push, Vietnam Helicopter Crew Monument in Arlington National Cemetery Moves Forward

VIDEO: Senator Baldwin and VHPA's Bob Hesselbein discuss the monument PHOTOS: Monument plans and photos WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and U.S. Representative Mark Amodei (R-NV-2) today congratulated the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA) on the new proposal from the Secretary of the Army to place a small monument in Arlington National Cemetery honoring the nearly 5,000 helicopter pilots and crewmembers killed during the Vietnam War… Continue Reading


03.15.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes Against President Trump’s Nominee for Director of National Intelligence

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on her vote against confirming President Trump's nomination of former Senator Dan Coats as the Director of National Intelligence: "I believe we need to strengthen our counterterrorism efforts and protect the privacy and freedoms of law abiding Americans. We can and must do both. I don't have confidence that President Trump and his Administration shares this belief so I have joined both Democratic and Republican … Continue Reading


03.15.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Bipartisan Effort to Raise the Quality of Career and Technical Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Todd Young (R-IN), co-chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, introduced bipartisan legislation to raise the quality of CTE programs at schools in Wisconsin and across the country. The Educating Tomorrow's Workforce Act amends the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to better meet the needs of a 21st century workforce and ensure students have access to t… Continue Reading


03.13.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Again Presses President Trump to Make Good on His Buy America Pledge

Calls on President Trump to suspend Buy American waivers for foreign firms "Every government contract your administration signs risks sending hardworking Americans' tax dollars abroad." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today again pressed President Trump to make good on his Buy America pledge. Senator Baldwin and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) sent a letter to President Trump today on the heels of a new report released from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) showing that und… Continue Reading


03.13.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Pushes for Reforms to Fix VA Choice Program

INFOGRAPHIC: Senator Baldwin's 3-point VA Choice Program plan WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced her 3-point plan to fix the VA Choice Program and help Wisconsin's veterans access care more quickly in their communities. "Wisconsin veterans have made it clear to me that the VA Choice Program is not working as well as it needs to for them to get the care they've earned and deserve," said Senator Baldwin. "That is why I am fighting to make immediate changes to the C… Continue Reading


03.13.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Bring Safe Drinking Water to Kewaunee and Door Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded an announcement today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Great Lakes Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) will be working together to provide homeowners in Kewaunee and Door counties with safe drinking water options. "I am glad that there is a new option available for homeowners to protect their families and address water quality issues," said Senator Baldwin. "This program is a step in the right direction and I commen… Continue Reading


03.10.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force Letter Expressing Concern about Trump Administration’s Reported 97 Percent Cut to Great Lakes Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As a member of the bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Task Force Co-Chairs Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) in sending a bipartisan letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt expressing concern about reports that the Trump Administration's 2018 budget request will include a 97 percent cut to Great Lakes funding. Great Lakes Task Force Vice Chair Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Task Force … Continue Reading


03.10.17

Following Action from Senator Baldwin, EPA Launches Investigation into Hazardous Materials at Wisconsin Barrel Recycling Plants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's calls for action, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched an investigation into whistleblower accounts of mishandled hazardous materials at barrel recycling plants that may have endangered workers and communities in Wisconsin. The EPA also reported that the Milwaukee Mid-America Steel Drum facility do not notify the EPA or Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources that is was treating, storing, or generating hazardous… Continue Reading


03.10.17

Bipartisan Group of Senators Calls on Agencies to Support Employees who Shine Light on Fraud, Waste & Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senators, led by Senator Chuck Grassley, in expressing the need to protect and encourage whistleblowers who shine light on fraud, waste and mismanagement in government. In a letter to 18 federal agencies, 11 members of the Whistleblower Protection Caucus are calling on government leaders to promote a culture that welcomes whistleblower disclosures and condemns attacks on whistleblower rights. "All Americans are better o… Continue Reading


03.09.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Bipartisan Push to Expand Veteran Caregiver Services to Veterans of All Eras

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Susan Collins (R-ME), and Representative Jim Langevin (D-RI) in reintroducing bipartisan legislation in both the Senate and the House to expand a successful program that helps those who care for wounded, ill, or injured veterans. The Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act would open the program to veterans of all eras, making resources available to more of the family members and other lo… Continue Reading


03.09.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Effort to Block President Trump’s Re-Issued Travel Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After President Donald Trump re-issued his harmful restriction on refugees and immigrants from six Muslim-majority nations in Africa and the Middle East, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of 15 Senators, led by Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), in introducing legislation to reverse the executive order and block its implementation. Specifically, the bill would withhold funding to enforce the executive order. The bill also declares the executive order illegal based on the 196… Continue Reading


03.08.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on TrumpCare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on TrumpCare, the Congressional Republicans' repeal plan: "President Trump promised 'insurance for everybody' but TrumpCare breaks that promise by putting millions of people at risk of losing health care coverage and forcing millions to pay more for less care. "The Congressional Republican repeal plan puts insurance companies back in charge and lets them raise deductibles and charge higher premiums. It cuts Me… Continue Reading


03.03.17

Senators Re-Introduce LifeBOAT Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Angus King (I-ME), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Elizabeth Warren, (D-MA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) re-introduced the Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act (LifeBOAT Act), which would establish a permanent funding stream to provide and expand access to substance abuse treatment. "I've held roundtables across Wi… Continue Reading


03.03.17

Senators Baldwin and Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Protect Access to Reproductive Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - One year after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for the most significant reproductive rights case since Roe v. Wade - Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA-27), Marcia Fudge (D-OH-11), and Lois Frankel (D-FL-22) introduced the Women's Health Protection Act. In the year since Whole Woman's Health was argued - and even in the months since the Court issued its decision, … Continue Reading

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