Press Releases

02.10.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Moves to Protect Scientists from Political Interference

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with more than two dozen Democratic senators, introduced the Scientific Integrity Act to protect government scientists from political interference. The legislation comes in the wake of recent reports that Trump Administration officials had placed gag orders on employees at the EPA. "Attempts from politicians to prevent our scientists from sharing factual and independently discovered scientific findings are simply wrong and not acceptable in… Continue Reading


02.10.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges New FCC Chair to Reverse Decision Threatening Low-Income Americans’ Broadband Access

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee and the Senate Broadband Caucus, joined a group of senators today urging Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to reverse a recent decision that threatens low-income Americans' access to affordable broadband. Chairman Pai recently revoked the recognition of nine companies as providers for a critical program that has helped tens of millions of low-income Americans afford broadband service.… Continue Reading


02.10.17

Baldwin, Warren Seek Information On Goldman Sachs' Role In and Influence over Trump Administration Economic Policies

WAHSINGTON, D.C. - United States Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today sent a letter to Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, calling on him to disclose the extent to which Goldman employees were involved in the drafting of two recent Executive Orders that will directly benefit the company. In addition, the Senators asked Mr. Blankfein to fully disclose any lobbying related to these executive orders and detail the profits Goldman Sachs expects to gain as t… Continue Reading


02.09.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Secretary Tillerson to End Ambiguity and Hold Russia Accountable for Military Aggression in Ukraine

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined a group of 13 senators, led by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), in sending a letter urging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to end recent ambiguity and affirm the United States' opposition to Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea and continued military aggression in eastern Ukraine. The Senators urged Tillerson to hold Russia accountable in his first days as Secretary of State, particularly through vigorous enforcement of current sanctio… Continue Reading


02.09.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Meets with Agriculture Secretary Nominee Sonny Perdue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today met with Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue, former Governor of Georgia, to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for Wisconsin's farmers. "I'm pleased to have met with Governor Perdue today for a productive and positive discussion on strengthening Wisconsin's agricultural economy and our rural communities," said Senator Baldwin. "Today, we discussed the USDA's vital role in investing in rural communities and infrastructure, i… Continue Reading


02.08.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands Answers About Outrageous Price Hike For Lifesaving Anti-Overdose Drug

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of thirty-one Senators, led by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), in demanding answers from a leading pharmaceutical company about the dramatic price hike for a life-saving medication used to respond to opioid overdoses. Recent reports unveiled that drug maker Kaléo Pharmaceuticals, which manufactures an easy-to-use injector device containing the overdose-reversing drug naloxone, raised its price from $690 in 2014, to $4,500 current… Continue Reading


02.07.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Effort to Close the Rural Broadband Gap

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-W), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, joined a bipartisan group of Senators in sending a letter to the new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai asking him to prioritize mobile broadband deployment in rural and underserved areas. Specifically, the Senators are calling on the agency to move forward with Phase II of the Universal Service Fund's Mobility Fund (MFII), which is aimed at providing broadband service to these… Continue Reading


02.07.17

Baldwin, Sullivan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Honor Vietnam Helicopter Crews

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) introduced S. 315, the Vietnam Helicopter Crew Monument Act, bipartisan legislation which would direct the Secretary of the Army to place a small monument in Arlington National Cemetery honoring the nearly 5,000 helicopter pilots and crewmembers killed during the Vietnam War. Companion legislation was simultaneously introduced in the House by Representative Mark Amodei (R-NV). "Throughout the Vietnam War, brave and co… Continue Reading


02.06.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging President Trump to Include Broadband in Any Infrastructure Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Angus King (I-ME), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and John Boozman (R-AR) and a group of 42 senators in urging President Trump to include broadband in any infrastructure initiative. "A broad agenda to promote broadband access will empower Americans living in every community - from urban city centers to rural towns - with economic opportunities that will jumpstart growth in jobs an… Continue Reading


02.03.17

Baldwin, Warren Call on NEC Director Cohn to Pay Full Taxes on Windfall Payments, Recuse Himself from All Decisions Affecting Goldman Sachs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today sent a letter calling on incoming National Economic Council (NEC) Director - and former Goldman Sachs executive - Gary Cohn to recuse himself from any decisions related to Goldman Sachs in light of the $284 million windfall he received upon entering President Trump's Administration. In addition, the senators called on Cohn to immediately pay in full the taxes that would have been due had he not enter… Continue Reading


02.03.17

Baldwin, Brown, Shaheen to Trump: Don’t Pull the Rug Out from Under States Fighting Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today wrote to President Donald Trump warning that repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with no replacement would pull the rug out from under local communities working to combat the opioid epidemic and could endanger millions of Americans just as they are getting treatment. Repeal threatens to cut $5.5 billion from states battling opioid addiction. A recent report from Harvard Medical School… Continue Reading


02.01.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces She Will Oppose the Confirmation of Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement announcing she will oppose Rex Tillerson's confirmation as Secretary of State: "Last Congress, I introduced legislation to slow the revolving door and ensure that our public servants are working for the public interest, not their former - or future - employers. I was inspired to introduce this legislation when I saw several Obama Administration appointees receive multimillion-dollar bonuses for leaving their jobs and… Continue Reading


02.01.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Opposition to Mnuchin Nomination for Treasury Secretary

"Wisconsin families struggling to get ahead do not want foxes guarding the hen house." Baldwin introduced legislation to end golden parachutes and slow revolving door between Wall Street and Washington WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced she will oppose President Trump's nomination of hedge fund manager and former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin for Secretary of the Treasury. "Wisconsin families struggling to get ahead do not want foxes guarding the hen… Continue Reading


01.31.17

U.S Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on President Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nomination: "President Trump took an oath eleven days ago to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, but since he was sworn into office he has pursued a go it alone approach of extremism. With this Supreme Court nomination, President Trump has made it clear he has no interest in being a President for all Americans and that he is intent on creating mo… Continue Reading


01.31.17

Senator Baldwin Cosponsors Legislation to Block and Rescind President Trump’s Discriminatory Executive Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has cosponsored legislation that would both block and rescind President Trump's discriminatory executive order. "The President's sloppy actions created chaos, disorder and confusion. There have been media reports that his own Cabinet secretaries, relevant agencies and congressional committee leaders were left in the dark and not consulted before President Trump signed this order. President Trump even went so far as to fire the acting Attorney Gener… Continue Reading


01.31.17

In Letter to President Trump, Senator Baldwin Continues Fight Against Unfair Practice Hurting Wisconsin Dairy Farmers

Senator Baldwin urges Trump to nominate FDA Commissioner to combat the mislabeling of non-dairy products The DAIRY PRIDE Act fights back against non-dairy products using dairy's good name WASHINGTON, D.C. - As support for Senator Baldwin's DAIRY PRIDE Act continues to gain strong support from farmers across Wisconsin and the country, Senator Baldwin wrote to President Trump urging action from the Food and Drug Administration to combat the mislabeling of imitation dairy products. "I write t… Continue Reading


01.31.17

Baldwin and Cummings Introduce Legislation to Slow Revolving Door between Wall Street and Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) today reintroduced the Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act to slow the revolving door between Wall Street and Washington, prohibit "golden parachute" bonus payouts, and combat conflicts of interest. "President Trump promised to 'drain the swamp,' but this revolving door keeps spinning," said Senator Baldwin. "When Wall Street insiders and corp… Continue Reading


01.30.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senators Call on President Trump to Protect Americans from Higher Health Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Al Franken (D-MN) sent a letter to President Trump calling on him to change course and avoid further harm to Americans who depend on the financial assistance provided under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by protecting the cost-sharing subsidies that help lower o… Continue Reading


01.27.17

Support for Senator Baldwin’s DAIRY PRIDE Act Continues to Grow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's DAIRY PRIDE Act continues to gain strong support from farmers across Wisconsin and the country. Today, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation and the American Farm Bureau Federation announced their support for DAIRY PRIDE Act, joining the dozens of dairy farmers and processors who have announced their strong support for the reform. "Wisconsin's dairy industry is the backbone of our state's agricultural economy. We receive world-wide recognition be… Continue Reading


01.26.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: Federal hiring freeze will delay veterans’ access to care and benefits, hurt veterans seeking federal jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Ranking Members of the Senate and House Veterans' Affairs Committees, Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Representative Tim Walz (D-MN), and a group of 52 members of Congress in demanding President Trump exempt the entire VA and all veterans seeking federal jobs from his executive order that freezes federal hiring. The members say Trump's hiring freeze will have devastating impacts on veterans and their families. "A hiring freeze at the VA wi… Continue Reading

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