Press Releases

05.09.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Legislation to Restore Retirement Security to 10 Million Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced legislation to protect the pensions of up to 10 million workers and retirees. The Keep Our Pension Promises Act would reverse a provision passed in 2014 that could result in deep pension cuts for millions of retirees and workers in multi-employer pension plans. Senator Baldwin joined Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), … Continue Reading


05.09.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators in Calling for Farm Service Agency Loan Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of 28 Senators, led by Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), in sending a letter to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture urging them to support robust funding for the Farm Service Agency's (FSA) loan programs. FSA provides direct loans and loan guarantees to help struggling family farmers start and maintain viable farming operations. "These loans are cost-efficient and work in tandem with private credit to serve farmers in … Continue Reading


05.08.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Letter to FCC Chairman Highlighting Importance of Net Neutrality to Women Across America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of 14 Senators, led by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA), in sending a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai highlighting the importance of net neutrality to women across America and urging him to reconsider the proposal he outlined last month to roll back critical online consumer protections by dismantling current net neutrality rules. The letter was also signed by Catherine … Continue Reading


05.08.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Fights for Wisconsin in Bipartisan Omnibus Funding Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted for bipartisan omnibus Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations legislation that passed the Senate. The legislation eliminated the threat of a government shutdown and funds the government through September 2017. Senator Baldwin fought to include a number of important investments in Wisconsin that were signed into law by President Trump. "I pleased that both parties could find agreement on keeping the government open. I voted for this bipartisan legisla… Continue Reading


05.08.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Legislation to Redesign High School with Greater CTE Focus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Rob Portman (R-OH), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Todd Young (R-IN) in introducing the bipartisan CTE Excellence and Equity Act to support re-designing the high school experience to include courses more relevant to the 21st century workforce to better prepare students for future careers. The legislation would invest in partnerships between school districts, employers, and institutions of higher education in … Continue Reading


05.05.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on the Nomination of Mark Green for Army Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on President Trump's nomination of Mark Green to be Secretary of the Army: "The U.S. Army Soldier's Code requires Soldiers to pledge to 'treat others with dignity and respect while expecting others to do the same.' Disturbingly, Tennessee State Senator Mark Green, President Trump's nominee to serve as the next Secretary of the Army, has failed to uphold this solemn pledge. His deeply offensive statements and actions… Continue Reading


05.05.17

Senators Baldwin and Collins Introduce the RAISE Family Caregivers Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act. The RAISE Family Caregivers Act would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop and sustain a national strategy to recognize and support the 43 million family caregivers in the United States. This bipartisan legislation has been endorsed by a number of aging and disability organizatio… Continue Reading


05.04.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Today’s TrumpCare Vote in the House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass TrumpCare today: "President Trump promised 'insurance for everybody' but the House Republicans broke that promise today by putting millions of people at risk of losing health care coverage and forcing millions to pay more for less care. "The TrumpCare plan voted on in the House today weakens consumer protections in the private insurance market, puts insurance com… Continue Reading


05.04.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Overmedication and Combat Suicide Among Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­- Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined with Senator John McCain (R-AZ) to help introduce bipartisan legislation to combat veteran suicide. The Veterans Overmedication Prevention Act would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct an independent expert study on the deaths of all veterans being treated at the VA who died by suicide or from a drug overdose in the last five years. This review would ensure that the VA has accurate information about the relati… Continue Reading


05.03.17

U.S. Senator Baldwin Statement on President Trump’s Reported Plans to Sign a License to Discriminate Executive Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released this statement following media reports indicating that President Trump plans to sign a license to discriminate executive order tomorrow: "I support religious freedom and the freedom of full equality for every American. That is why I am very concerned by reports that President Trump plans to sign a license to discriminate executive order on Thursday. "After President Trump was elected, he said he wanted to be a President 'for all Americans,… Continue Reading


05.02.17

Wisconsin Senators Recommend U.S. Attorney Candidates to White House for Wisconsin’s Eastern District

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson announced on Tuesday their agreement to recommend to the White House three Wisconsinites for consideration to be U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The candidates, John Franke, Jonathan Koenig and Matthew Krueger, were among those recommended by a bipartisan federal nominating commission that the Wisconsin senators established in April 2013 to move federal nominations forward, including nominations to vacant federa… Continue Reading


05.02.17

Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation Re-Introduced in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, 46 Senators, led by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), re-introduced historic, comprehensive federal legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT Americans. The legislation was filed simultaneously in the U.S. House of Representatives by 194 Representatives, led by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI). "Every American deserves the freedom and opportunity to dream the same dreams, chase the same ambitions, and have the sa… Continue Reading


05.02.17

Senator Baldwin and Representative Levin Reintroduce Tax Reform to Close Carried Interest Loophole, Urge President Trump to Keep His Promise

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) today reintroduced tax reform legislation to close the carried interest loophole. Last week, President Trump released a one-page tax reform outline full of tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans that did not include any reference to closing the carried interest loophole, and media reports have suggested that his plan may in fact lead to an even lower tax rate for fund managers. As a candidate, Trump sai… Continue Reading


04.28.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Help Halt Flow of Illicit Fentanyl into the United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin cosponsored bipartisan legislation to help halt the flow of illicit fentanyl from Mexico, China and other nations around the world into the United States. The INTERDICT Act, led by Senators Edward Markey (D-MA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), would provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) tools such as hi-tech chemical screening devices to help detect and interdict fentanyl and other illicit syntheti… Continue Reading


04.28.17

As LGBTQ Students, Schools Grapple with “Trump Effect,” Baldwin, Murray, Pocan Redouble Efforts to Pass Anti-Harassment Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA), along with Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI), reintroduced legislation aimed at reducing bullying and harassment that affects one in five students at colleges and universities across the country. The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2017 would require institutions of higher education to establish policies to prohibit harassment based on actual or perceived race, color, national origin, sex, disabilit… Continue Reading


04.27.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Dairy State Senators in Urging Agriculture Secretary Perdue to Take Immediate Action for Dairy Farms Harmed by Canadian Trade Barriers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today was joined by fellow dairy state Senators Al Franken (D-MN), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) in urging Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to take immediate action with USDA programs that can assist dairy farmers harmed by restrictive Canadian trade barriers The USDA has the authority to assist farmers now by helping them to market their milk, develop new markets and increase the uses of their milk.… Continue Reading


04.27.17

Senators to Newly Confirmed Deputy Attorney General: Appoint Special Prosecutor Immediately

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's confirmation, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and 12 other Senators in urging him to immediately appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions' has recused himself, Rosenstein is now responsible for leading the Department of Justice's investigation. "We write to request that you take immediate action … Continue Reading


04.26.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Introduction of “Buffett Rule” Tax Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the same day that President Donald Trump unveiled a tax overhaul proposal that would slash taxes for some of the wealthiest Americans and dramatically increase the national debt, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined the introduction of "Buffett Rule" legislation. The Paying a Fair Share Act would ensure that multi-million-dollar earners pay at least a 30 percent effective federal tax rate. The legislation would reduce the federal deficit by an estimated $38 billion over the ne… Continue Reading


04.26.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Coalition Urging Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan to Focus on Funding for Opioid Crisis and Medical Research in Government Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and a group of 17 other Senators in calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to include a substantial increase in funds for the fight against the nation's opioid epidemic and additional investments in the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as part of the Continuing Resolution currently being negotiated in Congress to avert a government shutdown. The letter was… Continue Reading


04.26.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Cosponsors in Pressing for Senate Action on Buy America Legislation After President Trump Announces Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin led cosponsors of the Made in America Water Infrastructure Act in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee Chairman John Barrasso calling on them act on the Buy America legislation. Last week, while visiting Wisconsin, President Trump was asked by local media if he supported Senator Baldwin's Buy America legislation. President Trump said "I do," and also said "I agree with her… Continue Reading

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