Press Releases

04.20.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures $55 Million for Wisconsin Veterans Home at King

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In continuing to lead efforts that support Wisconsin veterans, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Subcommittee, announced that she secured $55 million in the Fiscal Year 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to address much-needed maintenance and construction backlogs at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King. Senator Baldwin successfully … Continue Reading


04.20.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Call on Administration to Take Immediate Action to Reduce Price of Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 15 of her colleagues to call on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take immediate action to reduce the price of naloxone, a life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug. The Senators' letter follows a recent national advisory issued by the United States Surgeon General urging more Americans to keep on hand and learn how to use naloxone delivery devices. "No police officer, no firefighter, no public health provider, and no perso… Continue Reading


04.19.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds More Than $7.5 Million Federal Investment for Wisconsin to Combat Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded more than $7.5 million in federal grant funding provided by the 21st Century Cures Act to help Wisconsin fight the opioid epidemic. This is the second year of funding provided to Wisconsin under this new law. Senator Baldwin led the effort to include major investments to fight the opioid epidemic in this bipartisan legislation when it passed in 2016. Once the funding became available for application, Senator Baldwin sent a letter to … Continue Reading


04.19.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Joni Ernst Introduce Legislation to Support Resources for Farmers in Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, and Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced bipartisan legislation to provide our nation's farmers with critical support and resources to respond to these difficult economic times. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found agricultural workers have a higher suicide rate than any other occupation. To assist farmers in crisis, the Facilitating Accessible R… Continue Reading


04.18.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Wisconsin Vietnam War Veterans Secure Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and Crewmember Monument in Arlington National Cemetery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauds the unveiling and dedication of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and Crewmember Monument in Arlington National Cemetery. Senator Baldwin has worked across party lines with Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and with members of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, led by Wisconsin-native Bob Hesselbein, to make this monument a reality. "The brave individuals who served as helicopter pilots and crewmembers during the Vietnam War and their fa… Continue Reading


04.18.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Blocking Cloture of Legislation that Harms the Great Lakes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Senate failed to pass cloture on the Coast Guard authorization legislation that includes a ballast water provision harmful to the Great Lakes: "The Coast Guard legislation on the floor today included a dangerous ballast water provision that would allow for the spread of invasive species in our Great Lakes, hurting local communities and our coastal economy. I cannot support legislation that harms our nation'… Continue Reading


04.18.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Wisconsin Congressional Delegation and Michigan Colleagues in Bipartisan Call for Increased Support for Wisconsin’s LCS Shipyard and Workforce

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is leading the Wisconsin Congressional delegation, along with Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and Congressman Jack Bergman (R-MI), in sending a bipartisan letter to Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer raising concerns with the Navy's acquisition strategy for the procurement of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) in Fiscal Years (FY) 2018 and 2019. The letter reads, "Accordingly, we are concerned that the FY18/19 LCS acquisiti… Continue Reading


04.17.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address the Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In continuing her efforts to combat the opioid epidemic that is devastating Wisconsin communities, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Senate colleagues in introducing bipartisan legislation to help address the urgent opioid crisis and save lives. Major provisions of Senator Baldwin's Opioid Response Enhancement Act and her bipartisan Eliminating Opioid-Related Infectious Diseases Act are included in… Continue Reading


04.16.18

Senators Baldwin, Collins, Durbin, Shaheen and Warren Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Boko Haram

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced a bipartisan resolution condemning Boko Haram and calling on the governments of the United States and Nigeria to swiftly implement measures to defeat the terrorist organization. April 14, 2018 marked the fourth anniversary of when more than 200 young women were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Nigeria and many are still missing or hel… Continue Reading


04.16.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Susan Collins Applaud NAS Report Calling for Reforms to Support Young Biomedical and Behavioral Scientists

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Susan Collins (R-ME) welcomed a new report conducted by the National Academies of Science (NAS) as a result of bipartisan legislation that they authored, the Next Generation Researchers Act. The report calls for a series of substantial reforms to strengthen the U.S. biomedical research system for the next generation of scientists. "This report makes clear that we must protect and strengthen our investments in young scientists and the next gene… Continue Reading


04.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on military operations in Syria. "I support this targeted response to Assad's horrific use of chemical weapons against his own people, and we are right to act with our allies Great Britain and France against this violation of international law. However, I remain concerned that the Trump administration, like the Obama administration before it, has not developed a comprehensive strategy, with benchmarks of success and … Continue Reading


04.13.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Allow Safe Disposal of Unwanted Drugs in Hospice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce the Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act of 2018 to respond to one aspect of the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic that is harming communities and families across the country. This bipartisan legislation would address the problem of unused prescription drugs when a patient is receiving hospice care at home. "Fighting this nationwide epidemic is a shared responsibility and so we must do everything we can… Continue Reading


04.12.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to President Trump: Stop Censoring Critical LGBT Health Information and Resources on Federal Websites

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), today led 17 senators in sending a letter to President Trump expressing concerns about the removal of critical LGBT health and scientific information from the HHS Office of Women's Health (OWH) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) websites. According to recent reports, resources and information aimed at improving health for… Continue Reading


04.12.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $17 Million to Repair Wisconsin Roads after Severe Flooding and Storms

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that she secured more than $17 million in additional emergency transportation funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for Wisconsin communities affected by severe floods and storms in 2016 and 2017. This announcement comes after Senator Baldwin wrote to FHWA in February requesting this emergency transportation funding to help repair roads and bridges damaged by floods a… Continue Reading


04.11.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses Trump Administration on its Plan to Protect Wisconsin Farmers From Chinese Tariff Retaliation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, today pressed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on how the Trump Administration plans to protect Wisconsin farmers from China's retaliation after President Trump announced tariffs on Chinese imports, and what concrete steps it is taking to better support Wisconsin's agriculture economy. "Wisconsin's farmers are facing a very challenging year and … Continue Reading


04.11.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Speaker Ryan’s Retirement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on Speaker Ryan's decision not to seek re-election: "Before I was elected to the Senate I served with Paul Ryan in the House and have spent many years working with him on behalf of the people of Wisconsin. We know each other well and while we have different views on policy, I consider him a friend and have a lot of respect for him as a person and a public servant. This was a difficult decision to make, and I wi… Continue Reading


04.10.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Questions Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Failure to Protect Americans’ Personal Information

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on how the company allowed Cambridge Analytica to harvest the private data of more than 87 million Facebook users and is urging Commerce Committee leadership to immediately call Cambridge Analytica to testify before Congress. Last month, Senator Baldwin called for this hearing after media reports revealed that Cambridge Analytica obtained the private data of tens of m… Continue Reading


04.05.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Major Victories for Wisconsin’s Timber Economy in Bipartisan Spending Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced major victories for Wisconsin's forest and timber economy in the bipartisan spending agreement that passed Congress and was signed into law last month. Senator Baldwin fought for funding to boost Wisconsin's timber economy, help improve forest management and to help rural counties pay for schools, roads and emergency response services. "Our forests and the timber industry in northern and ce… Continue Reading


04.05.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Open Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

Bipartisan Budget Act makes substantial Dairy Margin Protection Program changes Farmers encouraged to contact local Farm Service Agency office for details WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced today that enrollment will open next week for the improved Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP), which will provide more cost-effective protections for Wisconsin dairy farmers. With changes secured by Senator Baldwin and authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the U.S. De… Continue Reading


04.04.18

Bipartisan Omnibus Supports Wisconsin Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced major victories for Wisconsin's veterans in the bipartisan spending legislation that President Trump signed into law. "This bipartisan legislation signed by the President includes many reforms that I worked for to improve services and care for our veterans. By working across party lines I was able to secure a significant increase in opioid treatment and prevention funding to support service members at the VA. This will provide full funding… Continue Reading

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