Press Releases

03.19.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Take on Student Debt Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped reintroduce the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act to allow undergraduate borrowers repaying public or private loans to refinance those loans to an interest rate of 3.76 percent. The bill, led by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT), would allow graduate and parent borrowers to refinance to competitive rates, which can reduce monthly payments and help borrowers repay loans sooner. This legislatio… Continue Reading


03.15.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Gray Wolf Delisting Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Ron Johnson (R-WI), John Barrasso (R-WY) and Mike Enzi (R-WY) introduced bipartisan legislation that would delist the gray wolf in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and allow wolf management plans based on federal and state wildlife expertise to move forward without legal ambiguity. "I have supported a bipartisan effort to delist the gray wolf in Wisconsin since 2011 because of the scientif… Continue Reading


03.14.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Federal Review of the Wisconsin National Guard’s Sexual Assault Protocols, Reporting Mechanisms, Investigations and Accountability Measures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to the National Guard Bureau's Office of Complex Investigations (OCI) and requested an independent and comprehensive assessment of the Wisconsin National Guard's sexual assault protocols, reporting mechanisms, investigations and accountability measures. In her letter to General Joseph L. Lengyel, National Guard Bureau Chief, Senator Baldwin wrote, "Several Wisconsin constituents and National Guard service members have come forwa… Continue Reading


03.14.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Senate Vote to Terminate President Trump’s Declaration of a National Emergency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate voted on a disapproval resolution to terminate President Trump's declaration of a national emergency. Last month, the House of Representatives passed the resolution of disapproval with bipartisan support, 245 to 182. U.S. Representatives Jim Sensenbrenner, Ron Kind, Gwen Moore, Mark Pocan and Mike Gallagher all voted for the resolution. Senator Baldwin released the following statement about today's Senate vote which passed with bipartisan support, 59-41: "… Continue Reading


03.14.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Reform to Protect Health Care and Social Services Workers from Workplace Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Ranking Member of the Senate Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee, today introduced legislation to protect health care and social services employees from workplace violence. In recent years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) agreed to undergo rulemaking on health care workplace violence, and do what some employers are doing voluntarily, and what safety experts and some Members of Congress have been calling for years b… Continue Reading


03.14.19

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Jim Risch Stand Up For America’s Dairy Farmers

Bipartisan DAIRY PRIDE Act fights back against non-dairy products that are mislabeled as milk, yogurt and cheese Dairy farmers and producers from across America applaud the reform WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jim Risch (R-ID) are standing up for American dairy farmers by reintroducing bipartisan legislation today to combat the unfair practice of mislabeling non-dairy products. The Defending Against Imitations and Replacements of Yogurt, milk, and cheese to Promote… Continue Reading


03.13.19

Baldwin, Merkley, Booker, Collins Lead Senate Introduction of Landmark, Bipartisan Equality Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced historic, comprehensive federal legislation-the bipartisan Equality Act of 2019-to ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans. They were joined by 43 of their Senate colleagues. The legislation was filed simultaneously in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), joined by 239 Representatives. "It is just wrong that in a majority of states, L… Continue Reading


03.13.19

Senator Baldwin and Representative Pascrell Reintroduce Tax Reform to Close Tax Loophole for Millionaires and Billionaires on Wall Street

President Trump broke promise to close tax loophole Legislation would end carried interest tax loophole for Wall Street hedge fund managers WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) today reintroduced tax reform legislation to close the carried interest tax loophole that benefits millionaires and billionaires on Wall Street. As a candidate, President Trump promised to close the carried interest tax loophole in his campaign tax reform plan a… Continue Reading


03.12.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands Answers from Defense Department on its Plans to Defund Military Projects to Pay for Trump’s Wall

Senators: Delaying or Canceling Military Construction Projects Threatens National Security Nearly Every State Vulnerable To Loss of Military Construction Funding WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Military Construction and Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, joined a group of her Senate colleagues on the Appropriations Committee in calling on the Department of Defense (DoD) to provide Congress with a list of military construction projects it intends to defund t… Continue Reading


03.11.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Inclusion of Contractor Back Pay in Upcoming Disaster Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of 38 Senators in urging the inclusion of back pay for federal contract workers impacted by the government shutdown in the upcoming disaster relief package. While federal workers harmed by the government shutdown have since been compensated for their lost wages, federal contract employees - including janitorial, food, and security services workers - who were furloughed or forced to accept reduced work hours have not. In a bi… Continue Reading


03.07.19

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and John Cornyn Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Veterans’ Economic Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John Cornyn (R-TX) today introduced the bipartisan Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act (S. 679) to protect the economic security and well-being of veterans and their families who rely on disability benefits and may be experiencing financial hardship. Under current bankruptcy law, disability benefits paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) are included in the calculation of a debt… Continue Reading


03.06.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Senator Schatz and Congressman Pocan in Reintroducing Legislation To End Student Loan Debt Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI) in reintroducing the Debt-Free College Act, legislation that will reverse the growing student debt crisis in the United States. The bill restores a path to affordable college by providing states incentives through matching grants to increase investments in public higher education and provide students with debt-free college. If signed into law, the Debt-Free College A… Continue Reading


03.06.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Chairman Graham to Hold Judiciary Committee Hearings on Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 37 of her Senate colleagues in calling on Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to hold hearings on universal background checks legislation. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act. Senator Baldwin and her colleagues helped introduced the Senate counterpart bill, the Background Check Expansion Act, which is currently pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee… Continue Reading


03.06.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Protect Rights of Disabled Airplane Passengers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today reintroduced her Air Carrier Access Amendments Act to protect the rights of disabled airplane passengers, improve air travel safety and close service gaps that passengers with disabilities frequently encounter in air travel. Companion legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives today by Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI). "We need to break down the barriers that individuals with disabilities and our veterans face when they travel,"… Continue Reading


03.05.19

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Joni Ernst Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Transportation Access for Workers and Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve transportation access and help break down barriers for workers and families getting to jobs, local businesses and health care services. The Connecting Opportunities through Mobility Metrics and Unlocking Transportation Efficiencies (COMMUTE) Act provides data to states and local governments to measure accessibility to local businesses and important destinations, and info… Continue Reading


03.01.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Ensure Child Care for All

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced legislation to ensure affordable, high-quality child care for working middle class families and those living paycheck to paycheck. The Child Care for Working Families Act, led by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI), would address the current early learning and care crisis by ensuring that no family under 150 percent of state … Continue Reading


02.28.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Expand Work Opportunities for Student Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce the bipartisan Hire Student Veterans Act, led by Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), to expand the existing Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) in ensuring that all student veterans using their GI Bill benefits can take advantage of valuable paid internships or part-time work opportunities while in school. "America's veterans have bravely served our nation and we have a shared responsibility to help them transition to a good paying job after… Continue Reading


02.26.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Reform to Ensure Coverage for Children Born with Congenital Anomalies or Birth Defects

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to ensure health insurance coverage for needed treatment and procedures for individuals born with congenital anomalies or birth defects. The Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act would close a coverage gap to ensure that health plans cover medically necessary services related to a patient's anomaly or birth defect, including any serious dental a… Continue Reading


02.22.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands Answers from the FTC on Weak Enforcement of “Made in USA” Labeling Standards

Companies that Labeled Foreign Products, Often Imported from China, as "Made In USA" Continue to Evade Monetary Penalties & Have Not been Required to Admit Fault Senators Demand Increased Transparency & Stronger Enforcement of Standards to Protect American Manufacturers WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) demanded answers this week from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on its commitment to enforcing "Made in the USA" l… Continue Reading


02.21.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on FCC to Improve Broadband Coverage Maps

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of her Senate colleagues in urging Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to create a public feedback mechanism that would allow consumers and states to help inform broadband coverage maps and report any lack of broadband access to the FCC. The Senators write, "While we are glad the FCC is trying to address some of the issues with their mapping through the ongoing Form 477 proceeding, this alone will not … Continue Reading

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