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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Protect Medicare and Medicaid from Partisan Attacks

Legislation Would Require Supermajority to Make Major Changes to Critical Health Care Programs President Trump has Proposed Nearly $2 Trillion in Cuts to both Medicare and Medicaid in his FY19 Budget WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 15 other Senators, led by Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) to introduce the Medicare and Medicaid Protection Act to protect these cornerstone health care programs from partisan attacks through the budget reconciliation process. "The millions of Wisc… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Legislation to Revitalize Local Waterfronts Moves Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, applauded the passage of her Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act through committee this week. The legislation is aimed at boosting efforts to revitalize waterfront communities, including Wisconsin towns and cities along the Great Lakes, rivers and inland lakes. The bill will now move to the full Senate. "From Milwaukee to Superior, waterfront communities are a critical piece of Wisco… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Nearly $62 Million for Wisconsin Transportation Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that she secured nearly $62 million for Wisconsin transportation infrastructure in the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Bill that passed the full Senate earlier this week. The House and Senate will now reconcile their versions of this appropriations bill and send to the President for his signature. "Maintaining our transportatio… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Senate Effort to Force a Vote to Overturn Trump Administration’s Junk Health Insurance Rule That Eliminates Protections For Pre-Existing Conditions

New Trump Administration Junk Insurance Rule Would Allow Insurance Companies To Deny Coverage To People With Pre-Existing Conditions Or Refuse To Cover Essential Health Care Like Prescription Drugs, Mental Health Care, Substance Abuse Treatment, Emergency Room Services, Maternity Care And More In Accordance With The Congressional Review Act, Senate Democrats Will Force Vote In Coming Months On Senator Baldwin's New Legislation To Repeal Trump Administration's Rule Expanding Junk Insurance Plan… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Key Investment to Spur Innovation, Support Wisconsin Cheesemakers and Dairy Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today secured funding and bipartisan support to promote dairy business innovation activities included in her Dairy Business Innovation Act. This effort will support dairy product innovation and provide resources to help cheesemakers and other dairy businesses get their start, develop new products and expand markets. Baldwin introduced her bipartisan amendment with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and it was debated on the Senate floor Wednesday to inclu… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Trump Administration Plan to Expand Junk Insurance Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the Trump administration issuing a final rule to expand junk health insurance plans: "We cannot let the Trump Administration and big insurance companies rewrite the rules on the guaranteed health care protections that people depend on because no family should be forced to choose between helping a loved one get better or going bankrupt. These junk plans don't have to cover prescription drugs, mental health services… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Casey Lead Colleagues to Urge Trump Administration to Stop Health Care Sabotage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Bob Casey (D-PA) today led their colleagues in urging Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to restore funding for the Navigator program and halt sabotage attempts to our health care system. The Navigator program funds nonprofit entities and health care organizations to assist consumers in navigating, shopping and enrolling in health insurance c… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Flight-Training Programs for Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John Hoeven (R-ND) today introduced bipartisan legislation that supports flight-training services for veterans to become commercial airline pilots. "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. "Our veterans have also earned every opportunity to be productive and successful after completing their military service. This leg… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands Transparency on Office of Refugee Resettlement Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Senate colleagues in demanding transparency from Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar on the status of funding for the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). ORR is responsible for overseeing the care of unaccompanied migrant children and children who are being held in federal custody after being separated from their families at the border - and ultimately, reuniting them with their families. HHS has not been forthcoming abo… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Wisconsin Communities Damaged by Flooding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is requesting a federal disaster declaration for Wisconsin communities damaged by recent storms and severe flooding. In a letter to President Trump, Senator Baldwin is urging him to support the State of Wisconsin's request for a major disaster declaration in the Wisconsin counties of Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Clark, Douglas and Iron following severe storms and flash flooding. The June storms damaged homes, businesses and public infrastructure, inc… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Gets the Job Done for Wisconsin Shipbuilding and Manufacturing in National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The final Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) released this week by the House-Senate conference committee includes funding for three Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) that U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin fought for in the bipartisan legislation. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin has long supported the LCS program and has successfully worked for funding to support Made in Wisconsin shipbuilding. "I take great pride in representing … Continue Reading


Bipartisan Career and Technical Education Legislation Supported by Senator Baldwin Heads to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is praising the passage of bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. This measure includes a number of key priorities for Senator Baldwin, a co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, that will raise the quality of CTE programs at schools in Wisconsin and across the country. The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act will ensure that students … Continue Reading


House of Representatives Unanimously Passes Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reform to Improve Palliative and Hospice Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After the House of Representatives unanimously passed the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling on the Senate to take action and support her bipartisan reform to grow, improve and sustain the palliative care and hospice workforce. Senator Baldwin introduced this bipartisan legislation with Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) last year to strengthen our health care workforce to keep pace with patient need and to h… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Trump Administration to Support Farmers Hurt by Trade Wars

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Wisconsin farmers are struggling and the Trump administration's trade wars aren't helping, in fact they are hurting the state's agriculture economy. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is today calling on the Trump Administration to take immediate action to support farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs and protect the agriculture community that is vital to Wisconsin's economy. In a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Represent… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Nearly $2 Million for Wisconsin Shipyards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay and Fraser Shipyards in Superior have been awarded nearly $2 million in 2018 Small Shipyard Grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin has long supported the Small Shipyard Grant Program that helps small shipyards, like Bay Shipbuilding and Fraser Shipyards, repair and modernize equipment, and train workers. "In Wis… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Integrity of Our Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today cosponsored the bipartisan Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines (DETER) Act introduced by Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Marco Rubio (R-FL). The legislation sends a powerful message to Russia and any other foreign actor seeking to disrupt our elections: if you attack American candidates, campaigns, or voting infrastructure, you will face severe consequences. The DETER Act uses the threat of powerful sanctions to diss… Continue Reading


HELP Committee Democrats Call for Oversight Hearing on Trump Administration’s Separated Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Tim Kaine today led Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee colleagues in a letter to Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray calling for an oversight hearing on efforts by the Department of Health and Human Services to reunite families that the Trump Administration's "Zero Tolerance" policy separated at the border. "We are troubled by press reports regarding the challenges the Department has faced in repo… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Go Pack Go Act Makes Sure All Wisconsinites Can Watch Packers Game Broadcasts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced the Go Pack Go Act to make sure all Wisconsinites, no matter where they live across the state, can watch Green Bay Packers game broadcasts. Currently, Green Bay Packers fans in 13 Wisconsin counties are assigned to an out-of-state local TV market, in either Minnesota or Michigan, which means these Wisconsin households could get Minnesota Vikings or Detroit Lions games, not Packers games, when those teams are playing at the same time… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to Pfizer CEO: Make Drug Price Reductions Permanent

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today sent a letter to the CEO of Pfizer calling on the pharmaceutical company to make recently announced price reductions permanent. Baldwin's letter follows an announcement by Pfizer that it would delay announced price hikes after a tweet from President Trump, calling into question why the company needs to increase prices in the first place. Major drug companies have drastically raised prices for top-selling drugs over the past five years, in so… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court: "After reviewing this nominee's record, I know why powerful special interests in Washington selected Judge Brett Kavanaugh to work on the Supreme Court for them, not the people of Wisconsin. "At a time when so many in Washington are working to overturn the law of the land that helps provide affordable health care for 133 million Americans w… Continue Reading

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