Press Releases

01.10.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Amendment to Prohibit ACA Repeal from Increasing the Deficit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has offered an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 budget being considered in the Senate that would prohibit the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act from increasing the deficit. "This budget process was created for deficit reduction-which the Republican majority claims to care so much about," Senator Baldwin said. "Rather than reduce our debt, Republicans are choosing to fast track tax breaks to those at the top, take people's health car… Continue Reading


01.09.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Amendment to Protect Medicare and Medicaid

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, today, joined Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN.), and 16 Senate Democrats in introducing an amendment to protect Medicare and Medicaid from the budget reconciliation process. "Medicare and Medicaid are essential pillars of our health care system that have served Wisconsin families well for decades. The people of Wisconsin did not send me to Washington to take their health care away, so I will continue to fight efforts to p… Continue Reading


01.09.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Democrats Introduce Bill to Require President and Vice President to Fully Divest Personal Financial Conflicts of Interest

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Democratic members of Congress in introducing the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017 in the United States Senate and House that would require the President and Vice President to disclose and divest any potential financial conflicts of interest. It also would require presidential appointees to recuse themselves from any specific matters involving the President's financial conflicts of inter… Continue Reading


01.05.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senators Introduce Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Prices for Seniors

Lawmakers have introduced legislation that would allow for Medicare to negotiate best possible price of prescription drugs; Current law only allows for bargaining by pharmaceutical companies and bans Medicare from doing so Legislation would help cut costs for nearly 41 million seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D and boost Medicare savings WASHINGTON, D.C. - At the start of the new Congress, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Jeanne Shahee… Continue Reading


01.04.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Legislation Calling on President-Elect Trump, Future Presidential Nominees to Release Tax Returns

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today cosponsored legislation introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) requiring President-elect Trump to release his recent tax returns in order to give the public honest insight into the President-elect's actions, values and foreign business dealings. "President-elect Trump's refusal to release his tax returns makes it clear he has something to hide from the American people, " said Senator Baldwin. "The public deserves to know if their President has… Continue Reading


01.04.17

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Elizabeth Warren Issue Statement on Exxon-Mobil Payout Deal for Trump’s Secretary of State Nominee Rex Tillerson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today spoke out after Exxon-Mobil announced that President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will receive a $180 million payout deal before entering public service. This payment scheme would be illegal under Senator Baldwin's reform to slow the revolving door and stop "golden parachute" payouts and bonuses. "Too many Americans feel that Washington is broken and it isn't working for… Continue Reading


01.04.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Congressional Republicans’ Plan to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on the Congressional Republicans' plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act: "The Republican establishment in Washington is using their power to put politics ahead of progress for American families. "For the last seven years, Congressional Republicans have tried to take away people's health care and promised a replacement plan that they have never been able to deliver. And now, all they are offering is chaos. "… Continue Reading


01.04.17

Baldwin, Whitehouse, Warren, and Feinstein Introduce Bill to Limit Tax Windfalls for Billionaires in the Trump Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) reintroduced legislation today to prevent President-elect Donald Trump's enormously wealthy cabinet nominees - and possibly Trump himself - from ducking millions of dollars in taxes. A little-known provision of the tax code currently allows executive branch and judicial appointees to defer paying taxes on profits from assets they sell to comply with ethics rules. Th… Continue Reading


01.03.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Call for Bipartisan Senate Select Committee Investigation of Russian Interference in 2016 Election, Supports Obama Administration Sanctions Against Russia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced her support for a new Senate Select Committee on Cyber to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and develop a comprehensive legislative package to address gaps in current cyber laws to better deter and defend against further cyberattacks. "Congress has a responsibility to get to the bottom of this. That is why I support a new, bipartisan Senate Select Committee on Cyber to investigate how the Russian government interf… Continue Reading


12.20.16

In Letter to Governor Scott Walker, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Encourages Action on Newly Available Federal Funding to Address Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a letter to Governor Scott Walker today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin encouraged the Governor to act and apply for newly available federal funding to help Wisconsin combat the opioid epidemic. Senator Baldwin led the effort to include $1 billion in investments to fight the opioid epidemic in bipartisan legislation that was signed into law this month. "This epidemic is not a partisan issue, and a strong partnership between the federal government and our state will be essentia… Continue Reading


12.20.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Committee Appointments for New Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that in January she will continue to serve on the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), and that she will join the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. "I am proud to continue serving on Senate Appropriations and HELP Committees and I look forward to joining the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. Working on behalf of the people of … Continue Reading


12.16.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Russian Cyberattacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on Facebook regarding Russian cyberattacks: "Yesterday, President Obama said that the United States will respond to Russian cyberattacks that the intelligence community has concluded were part of an effort to influence the 2016 presidential election. I support this response, as I do the order President Obama has given to the U.S. intelligence community to conduct a full review of Russian interference, including… Continue Reading


12.16.16

Investments in Safe Drinking Water, Waterway Infrastructure and our Great Lakes Championed by Senator Baldwin Signed into Law by President Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded the bipartisan water infrastructure legislation being signed into law by President Obama. The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act included investments and reforms championed by Senator Baldwin to accelerate the development of water technologies to solve pressing water challenges, expand lead water testing and pipe replacements efforts, improve ports and waterways in Wisconsin, and strengthen the Great Lakes Res… Continue Reading


12.16.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Encourages Governor’s Task Force on Opioid Abuse to Act on Newly Available Federal Funding to Address Opioid Epidemic

Major legislation signed into law last week includes $1 billion in funding championed by Senator Baldwin to address opioid epidemic Governor's Task Force on Opioid Abuse to meet in La Crosse today WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Governor's Task Force on Opioid Abuse is set to meet in La Crosse today, Senator Baldwin is encouraging them to act and apply for newly available federal funding to combat the opioid epidemic. Senator Baldwin led the effort to include $1 billion in investments to fight… Continue Reading


12.13.16

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Susan Collins Legislation Supporting Young Researchers Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today bipartisan legislation supporting young researchers authored by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) was signed into law by President Obama. At a time when America's young researchers are facing a difficult funding environment, Senators Baldwin and Collins introduced the Next Generation Researchers Act to build opportunities for new researchers, address the debt burden that young researchers face today, and invest in the future of research, science… Continue Reading


12.13.16

After Trump Delays Announcement on Business Plans, Baldwin & Senate Democrats Call on President-elect to Divest Holdings

In new letter, 23 senators urge President-elect Trump to follow advice of Office of Government Ethics and allow independent party to control assets Senators: "Whether the President of the United States makes decisions about potential trade agreements or sending troops into war, the American people need to know that the President is acting in their best interest." WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Tom Carper (D-DE) and 21 Democratic senators, in sending a letter… Continue Reading


12.11.16

Senator Baldwin Urges President-Elect Trump to Live Up to Campaign Promises and Clarify Whether He Opposes Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), along with 18 fellow senators, in sending a letter calling on President-Elect Donald Trump to remind him of his campaign promises to reject cuts to Medicare and Medicaid and to ask that he clarify whether he still intends to do so. The letter was signed by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse … Continue Reading


12.09.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Effort Urging the VA to Comply with Law that Protects Veterans from Exorbitant ER Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a bipartisan group of 22 senators, led by Senators Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), in writing to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald, urging him to comply with the Emergency Care Fairness Act (ECFA). The ECFA was enacted in 2010 and directs the VA to cover veterans non-VA emergency care bills when their private health insurance doesn't cover the full amount of care. Yet since 2010, the VA h… Continue Reading


12.09.16

Baldwin, Whitehouse, Warren Introduce Bill to Limit Tax Windfalls for Billionaires in the Trump Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced legislation today to prevent President-elect Donald Trump's enormously wealthy cabinet nominees - and possibly Trump himself - from ducking millions of dollars in taxes. A little-known provision of the tax code currently allows executive branch and judicial appointees to defer paying taxes on profits from assets they sell to comply with ethics rules. The No Windfalls for Government… Continue Reading


12.08.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds House Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral Veterans Reform Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded action by the U.S. House of Representatives to unanimously pass legislation that will improve veterans' access to health care, disability benefits, education and homelessness assistance, among other important benefits for our nation's veterans. "After two decade-long wars, our veterans and their families are facing many difficult challenges," said Senator Baldwin. "This comprehensive, bipartisan, bicameral veterans package contains over 70… Continue Reading

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