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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, 46 Senate Democrats Introduce ‘For the People’ Act to Put Power Back in the Hands of the American People

Landmark bill would help repair our broken politics, restore the promise of American democracy, and make government work for the people Sweeping package of pro-democracy and anti-corruption reforms makes it easier - not harder - to vote, ends the dominance of big money in politics, and ensures public officials work for the public interest WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and every member of the Senate Democratic Caucu… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Work Recognized by National Organization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) was honored with a 2019 Legislative Action Award by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), a nationally-recognized think tank that actively works to find consensus and common ground to address key challenges facing the nation. The annual award recognizes Members of Congress committed to solving problems and developing sound policy for the American people. "Senator Baldwin exemplifies how lawmakers can be proud, productive and pragmatic partisans… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Will Serve on New Senate Democratic Special Committee On The Climate Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) established a new Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis. The committee-comprised of ten Democratic senators including U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin- will be tasked with investigating, holding hearings, and issuing findings on the economic and national security consequences of climate change and how acting on the climate crisis presents significant opportunities for jobs, public health, and the economy. "Let… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Federal Funding To Help Wisconsin Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Wisconsin receives $6,253,212 Senator Baldwin worked to secure federal funding that invests in prevention, treatment and recovery in local communities WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that an additional $6.25 million in federal grant funding was awarded to help Wisconsin combat the opioid epidemic. "I have worked in a bipartisan way to make sure local communities in Wisconsin have the federal resources they need to support local prevention, treatment and recovery… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Reintroduces Legislation to Rein in Stock Buybacks and Give Workers a Voice on Corporate Boards

Big corporations were given huge, permanent tax breaks and in 2018 they announced more than $1 trillion in stock buybacks, largely benefiting corporate executives and wealthy shareholders Reward Work Act would allow workers to directly elect one-third of their company's board WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin reintroduced legislation to rein in corporate stock buybacks and empower workers to have a say in how their company's profits are spent. The Reward Work Act would b… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Pressing for Answers on Reports of Efforts to Weaken Contamination Standards for PFAS

Letter Comes in Response to Media Reports that DOD is Pushing for Weaker Cleanup Guidelines for PFAS WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues in pressing Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, requesting the agencies to release communications they've had with the White House, and with each other, regarding the establishment of federal drinking water standards for per-and polyfluoroalkyl su… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Working to Combat the Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce legislation to fight the spread of the disease that is threatening Wisconsin's proud hunting tradition. The Chronic Wasting Disease Management Act, led by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), will provide immediate resources to wildlife management agencies to respond to outbreaks of the disease. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in wildlife has been detected in 24 states across the country, including in 56 counties throughout Wisconsin. "In Wisc… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Take on Student Debt Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped reintroduce the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act to allow undergraduate borrowers repaying public or private loans to refinance those loans to an interest rate of 3.76 percent. The bill, led by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT), would allow graduate and parent borrowers to refinance to competitive rates, which can reduce monthly payments and help borrowers repay loans sooner. This legislatio… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Gray Wolf Delisting Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Ron Johnson (R-WI), John Barrasso (R-WY) and Mike Enzi (R-WY) introduced bipartisan legislation that would delist the gray wolf in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and allow wolf management plans based on federal and state wildlife expertise to move forward without legal ambiguity. "I have supported a bipartisan effort to delist the gray wolf in Wisconsin since 2011 because of the scientif… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Federal Review of the Wisconsin National Guard’s Sexual Assault Protocols, Reporting Mechanisms, Investigations and Accountability Measures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to the National Guard Bureau's Office of Complex Investigations (OCI) and requested an independent and comprehensive assessment of the Wisconsin National Guard's sexual assault protocols, reporting mechanisms, investigations and accountability measures. In her letter to General Joseph L. Lengyel, National Guard Bureau Chief, Senator Baldwin wrote, "Several Wisconsin constituents and National Guard service members have come forwa… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Senate Vote to Terminate President Trump’s Declaration of a National Emergency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate voted on a disapproval resolution to terminate President Trump's declaration of a national emergency. Last month, the House of Representatives passed the resolution of disapproval with bipartisan support, 245 to 182. U.S. Representatives Jim Sensenbrenner, Ron Kind, Gwen Moore, Mark Pocan and Mike Gallagher all voted for the resolution. Senator Baldwin released the following statement about today's Senate vote which passed with bipartisan support, 59-41: "… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Reform to Protect Health Care and Social Services Workers from Workplace Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Ranking Member of the Senate Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee, today introduced legislation to protect health care and social services employees from workplace violence. In recent years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) agreed to undergo rulemaking on health care workplace violence, and do what some employers are doing voluntarily, and what safety experts and some Members of Congress have been calling for years b… Continue Reading


U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Jim Risch Stand Up For America’s Dairy Farmers

Bipartisan DAIRY PRIDE Act fights back against non-dairy products that are mislabeled as milk, yogurt and cheese Dairy farmers and producers from across America applaud the reform WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jim Risch (R-ID) are standing up for American dairy farmers by reintroducing bipartisan legislation today to combat the unfair practice of mislabeling non-dairy products. The Defending Against Imitations and Replacements of Yogurt, milk, and cheese to Promote… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Merkley, Booker, Collins Lead Senate Introduction of Landmark, Bipartisan Equality Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced historic, comprehensive federal legislation-the bipartisan Equality Act of 2019-to ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans. They were joined by 43 of their Senate colleagues. The legislation was filed simultaneously in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), joined by 239 Representatives. "It is just wrong that in a majority of states, L… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin and Representative Pascrell Reintroduce Tax Reform to Close Tax Loophole for Millionaires and Billionaires on Wall Street

President Trump broke promise to close tax loophole Legislation would end carried interest tax loophole for Wall Street hedge fund managers WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) today reintroduced tax reform legislation to close the carried interest tax loophole that benefits millionaires and billionaires on Wall Street. As a candidate, President Trump promised to close the carried interest tax loophole in his campaign tax reform plan a… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands Answers from Defense Department on its Plans to Defund Military Projects to Pay for Trump’s Wall

Senators: Delaying or Canceling Military Construction Projects Threatens National Security Nearly Every State Vulnerable To Loss of Military Construction Funding WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Military Construction and Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, joined a group of her Senate colleagues on the Appropriations Committee in calling on the Department of Defense (DoD) to provide Congress with a list of military construction projects it intends to defund t… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Inclusion of Contractor Back Pay in Upcoming Disaster Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of 38 Senators in urging the inclusion of back pay for federal contract workers impacted by the government shutdown in the upcoming disaster relief package. While federal workers harmed by the government shutdown have since been compensated for their lost wages, federal contract employees - including janitorial, food, and security services workers - who were furloughed or forced to accept reduced work hours have not. In a bi… Continue Reading


U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and John Cornyn Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Veterans’ Economic Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John Cornyn (R-TX) today introduced the bipartisan Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act (S. 679) to protect the economic security and well-being of veterans and their families who rely on disability benefits and may be experiencing financial hardship. Under current bankruptcy law, disability benefits paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) are included in the calculation of a debt… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Senator Schatz and Congressman Pocan in Reintroducing Legislation To End Student Loan Debt Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI) in reintroducing the Debt-Free College Act, legislation that will reverse the growing student debt crisis in the United States. The bill restores a path to affordable college by providing states incentives through matching grants to increase investments in public higher education and provide students with debt-free college. If signed into law, the Debt-Free College A… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Chairman Graham to Hold Judiciary Committee Hearings on Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 37 of her Senate colleagues in calling on Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to hold hearings on universal background checks legislation. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act. Senator Baldwin and her colleagues helped introduced the Senate counterpart bill, the Background Check Expansion Act, which is currently pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee… Continue Reading

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