Press Releases

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


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

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