Press Releases

03.02.17

Baldwin, Hirono and Blumenthal Lead 25 Senators in Urging Trump Administration to Make Fighting Hate Crimes a Major Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today led a group of 25 Senators in sending a letter to the Trump Administration, urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make combating hate crimes a major focus at the Department of Justice and request full funding for the Justice Department's Community Relations Service and Civil Rights Division. "We write to urge you to make combatting hate crimes a major focus at the Department of Just… Continue Reading


03.02.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Call for Attorney General Sessions to Recuse Himself and Appoint Independent Special Counsel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement renewing her call for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself and to appoint independent Special Counsel: "If America's top law enforcement official and the Trump Administration are truly committed to law and order, they will understand that this principle starts with them. It is deeply disturbing that Attorney General Sessions was not open and honest with the Senate and the American people about his c… Continue Reading


03.01.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Safeguard JCCs and Other Faith-Based Community Centers

On Monday, Senator Baldwin visited JCC Milwaukee, which has faced multiple bomb threats this year Bipartisan reform bolsters Homeland Security grant funding to safeguard faith-based community centers and increases federal penalty against making false bomb threats WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has cosponsored bipartisan legislation to ensure the Department of Homeland Security provides state and local law enforcement with adequate resources to protect faith-based community cent… Continue Reading


02.27.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Visits Milwaukee Jewish Community Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited the Harry & Rose Samson Family Milwaukee Jewish Community Center (JCC) to join a roundtable dialogue with families, staff and local leaders. Amidst bomb threats against the Milwaukee JCC and Jewish community centers across the country, and the recent spike in anti-Semitic incidents in America, Senator Baldwin visited JCC Milwaukee to offer support for the Jewish community. "When we turn a blind eye to intolerance and discriminatio… Continue Reading


02.27.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Guest for President Trump’s Address to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced Roddy Rice of New London, Wisconsin will be her guest for President Trump's joint address to Congress on Tuesday. Roddy Rice worked at Neenah Foundry for 38 years and will join Senator Baldwin to highlight the need for a strong Buy America commitment from President Trump and Congressional Republicans to Wisconsin workers. "President Trump will make this address at a time when too many people feel like their voices aren't being heard. When … Continue Reading


02.27.17

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Marco Rubio and U.S. Representatives Joe Crowley and Chris Smith Introduce the JUST Act to Help Holocaust Survivors and Families of Holocaust Victims

The bipartisan and bicameral Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act will assist in the return of or restitution for assets stolen in the Holocaust Jewish community leaders and organizations offer strong support for the commitment to ensure justice WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representatives Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Chris Smith (R-NJ) today introduced the Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act (S. 447). This b… Continue Reading


02.27.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces She Will Oppose the Confirmation of Wilbur Ross for Commerce Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today released the following statement announcing she will not support Wilbur Ross' confirmation for Secretary of Commerce. "President Trump has made promises to change our economic and trade policies to help workers struggling to get ahead. I share this goal, so I will hold him accountable and work with his Administration to keep these promises to the hardworking people of … Continue Reading


02.24.17

As Foreign Favors Pile Up, Democratic Senators Call on Trump to Halt Unconstitutional Conduct

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following news that the Chinese government awarded the Trump Organization a trademark that may be worth billions of dollars - one of many foreign favors President Trump may have accepted since taking office - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of senators, led by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), in calling on President Trump to take immediate action to resolve conflicts of interest that are putting him in violation of the U.S. Constitution. "A President must not hav… Continue Reading


02.23.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests European Union Support to Combat the Fentanyl Crisis

In Milwaukee County, overdose deaths involving Fentanyl increased by nearly 500% since 2011 Letter signed by Senators says collective international action could save lives in the United States WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a group of 16 Senators in a letter asking the European Commission to support action at the United Nations to regulate precursor chemicals of fentanyl and help curb the manufacturing and trafficking of the synt… Continue Reading


02.23.17

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Jon Tester Urge VA to Support Student Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jon Tester (D-MT) are urging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to more strongly support our student veterans. In a letter, the Senators call on the VA to allow university services staff to streamline student veteran data by submitting the data through the National Student Clearinghouse. This will help university staff to devote more time to assisting our veterans in adapting to life as students. "These university staff, many of who… Continue Reading


02.22.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Help "Blue Water" Navy Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) in reintroducing bipartisan legislation to ensure that thousands of Navy veterans from the Vietnam War - known as "Blue Water" veterans for their service in waters off the coast - are eligible to receive disability and health care benefits they have earned for diseases linked to Agent Orange exposure. The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act would clarify the existing law so that Blue Water veteran… Continue Reading


02.21.17

Senator Baldwin Calls for Federal Investigations and Swift Action Regarding Hazardous Materials at Wisconsin Barrel Recycling Plants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has called on multiple federal agencies for investigations and swift action regarding whistleblower accounts and media reports of hazardous materials at barrel recycling plants that may have endangered workers and communities in Wisconsin. Last week, Senator Baldwin sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice and was joined by Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI) in sending letters to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Transpor… Continue Reading


02.21.17

Baldwin, Senators Question Secretary of Defense on Reorganization of National Security Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in sending a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis requesting information on the recent reorganization of the National Security Council (NSC) to include President Trump's chief political strategist Steve Bannon as a regular attendee of NSC Principals Committee. "We are concerned that the unprecedented elevation of a political operative to the senior leaders… Continue Reading


02.16.17

Baldwin and Senators Demand Scott Pruitt Recuse Himself from All Issues Related to Lawsuits He Brought Against the EPA to Overturn or Weaken Clean Air and Water Pollution Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and 28 other senators in calling on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator nominee Scott Pruitt to recuse himself from participating in any matter related to litigation that he pursued against the EPA as Oklahoma Attorney General. In the letter, the senators specifically call on Mr. Pruitt to recuse himself from decisions on how the EPA will defend itself against the lawsuits he brought for as long … Continue Reading


02.16.17

Congressional Leaders Seek Release of American Pastor Unjustly Detained in Turkey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined the leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees today in sending a letter signed by 78 members of Congress to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an seeking the unconditional release of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been unjustly detained in Turkey since October and denied regular and appropriate access to legal counsel and American consular services. The letter was led by Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) a… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Baldwin and Bipartisan Group of Senators Highlight Need for Quality Health Care in Rural America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), Jon Tester (D-MT), Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Heidi Heitkamp, (D-ND) and 36 other senators in sending a letter today to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price regarding health care in rural America. The letter emphasizes the importance of rural health-care providers and their critical role in rural communities. "As you take on this new leadership role at HHS, we request that you work wi… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Senators Call for Independent Prosecutor to Investigate Trump Officials’ Collusion with Russia and Apparent White House Cover-Up

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and a group of ten Senators led by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint an independent Special Counsel to investigate possible illegal communications between retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn and representatives of the Russian government, as well as efforts by Flynn and other White House officials to conceal any wrongdoing. "An independent investigation is now necessary to determine… Continue Reading


02.14.17

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Thom Tillis Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Job Creation for America’s Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced bipartisan legislation today that would support job creation for America's veterans, the Boosting Rates of American Veterans Employment (BRAVE) Act. "America's veterans have bravely served our nation and we have a shared responsibility to make sure their service and sacrifice is honored," said Senator Baldwin. "The BRAVE Act is a bipartisan reform that can help reduce the unemployment rate for veterans and c… Continue Reading


02.13.17

Wisconsin Senators Renew Agreement on Wisconsin Judicial Commission and Call for Applications for U.S. Attorney Vacancies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson renewed their agreement establishing the Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission to advance federal nominations, including vacant federal judgeships and U.S. Attorney positions in Wisconsin. This process has already led to the confirmation of James Peterson in the Western District of Wisconsin and Pamela Pepper in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The Commission shall consist of six Wisconsinites who are members of the Wisconsin S… Continue Reading


02.13.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Will Vote to Confirm David Shulkin as Secretary of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on her support for the confirmation of Dr. David Shulkin to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Dr. Shulkin currently serves as Under Secretary of Health for the VA and his confirmation vote will take place in the Senate on Monday night. "I will vote for Dr. Shulkin because I am confident he shares my commitment to make sure the VA is providing our nation's veterans and their families … Continue Reading

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