Press Releases

03.30.17

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Lisa Murkowski Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Maternal Care Access in Rural and Underserved Areas

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today introduced the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act to reduce maternity care shortages by identifying areas lacking maternal health professionals and help incentivize providers to practice in these underserved, often rural areas. Babies born to mothers who received no prenatal care are three times more likely to be low birth weight, and are five times more likely to die than babies whose mothers received care… Continue Reading


03.30.17

As Health Care Debate Shifts, Senator Baldwin and Senate Colleagues Lead Milestone Effort to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the wake of Congressional Republicans' failed attempt to rip health coverage away from millions of Americans, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and a key group of Senate Democrats launched a major push to improve the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by bringing down the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs, one of the main reasons why health care costs are rising. An overwhelming majority of Americans agree that prescription drug prices are too high and that we need action to lower … Continue Reading


03.28.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Stands Up for Wisconsin Farmers, Calls on President Trump to Work With Agriculture Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin advocated on behalf of farmers and the agriculture industry in Wisconsin. As the Senator has traveled the state of Wisconsin, she has heard from many Wisconsin farmers that have expressed concerns about the impact that the Trump Administration's policies on trade and immigration will have on their workforce and their ability to sell dairy, grain, and other agricultural products to the Canadian and Mexican markets. In a letter to President Tru… Continue Reading


03.27.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Legislation to Overhaul Broken VA Appeals Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Jon Tester (D-MT) in introducing legislation to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs' broken appeals process. The process has not been updated since 1933, and more than 450,000 appeals are currently pending. Because of redundancies and inefficiencies in the current process, most veterans wait years for a decision on their appeals. By replacing the current process, the Department of Veterans … Continue Reading


03.24.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces “Buy America” Legislation

Wisconsin manufacturers and workers deserve a solid commitment from Washington on a strong Buy America standard that rewards their hard work Now is the time for President Trump to decide if he will keep his promises, or go along to get along with Congressional Republican obstruction WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin re-introduced "Buy America" legislation that would help rebuild America's crumbling drinking water infrastructure with American made iron and steel. She made… Continue Reading


03.23.17

TrumpCare Makes It Harder to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Trump, Ryan and House Republicans working to make a bad bill worse Many people in Wisconsin at risk of losing coverage for substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on a Congressional Republican proposal that would force millions of Americans to pay more for less care, and would put millions of people at risk of losing their health care coverage, including those struggling with an opioid add… Continue Reading


03.22.17

Baldwin, Murray, Gillibrand Introduce Legislation to Increase Availability of Preventive, Life-Saving Cancer Screenings for Women

Breast, ovarian, cervical cancer deaths occur disproportionately among women who lack adequate preventive services The Invest in Women's Health Act would increase availability of preventive, life-saving cancer screenings New legislation would create new grants to expand preventive services, specialty training for providers who serve low-income women, women of color WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the Inve… Continue Reading


03.22.17

Baldwin, Capito Champion Bipartisan Reform to Improve Palliative and Hospice Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), a bipartisan reform to grow, improve and sustain the palliative care and hospice workforce to keep pace with patient need and to help improve the well-being of Americans with life-threatening illnesses and their families. "I was raised by my maternal grandparents and later served as my grandmother's primary caretaker as she … Continue Reading


03.21.17

Baldwin, Democratic Senators Call TrumpCare Disastrous for Battle Against Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With 91 Americans dying each day from an opioid overdose, Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a group of 21 senators, led by Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), today in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), calling on him not to take up any legislation that would further harm individuals struggling with an opioid use disorder. The repeal of the Affordable Care Act could strip health care coverage from 2.8 million Americans suffering from a substance … Continue Reading


03.20.17

U.S. Senators Baldwin, Tester and Gillibrand Push Administration to Provide Trauma Services for Victims of Military Sexual Harassment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has joined Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) as they lead a bipartisan call to urge top Administration Officials to offer critical support services to female service members who have recently become victims of military sexual harassment. The Senators are pushing Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, Marine Corps Commandant Lt. Gen. Robert Neller and Defense Secretary James Mattis to reach out to any service member or vete… Continue Reading


03.16.17

President Trump’s Budget Eliminates Investments in Great Lakes, Tells Governor Walker to Provide Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today wrote to Governor Scott Walker about President Trump's proposed budget and plan to eliminate federal investments for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and instead rely the State of Wisconsin and local governments to provide this critical funding. "Last year, you wrote to President Trump expressing your view that the role of the federal government should be reduced and states should have more power and control over programs and poli… Continue Reading


03.16.17

Following Bipartisan Push, Vietnam Helicopter Crew Monument in Arlington National Cemetery Moves Forward

VIDEO: Senator Baldwin and VHPA's Bob Hesselbein discuss the monument PHOTOS: Monument plans and photos WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and U.S. Representative Mark Amodei (R-NV-2) today congratulated the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA) on the new proposal from 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… Continue Reading


03.15.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes Against President Trump’s Nominee for Director of National Intelligence

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on her vote against confirming President Trump's nomination of former Senator Dan Coats as the Director of National Intelligence: "I believe we need to strengthen our counterterrorism efforts and protect the privacy and freedoms of law abiding Americans. We can and must do both. I don't have confidence that President Trump and his Administration shares this belief so I have joined both Democratic and Republican … Continue Reading


03.15.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Bipartisan Effort to Raise the Quality of Career and Technical Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Todd Young (R-IN), co-chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, introduced bipartisan legislation to raise the quality of CTE programs at schools in Wisconsin and across the country. The Educating Tomorrow's Workforce Act amends the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to better meet the needs of a 21st century workforce and ensure students have access to t… Continue Reading


03.13.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Again Presses President Trump to Make Good on His Buy America Pledge

Calls on President Trump to suspend Buy American waivers for foreign firms "Every government contract your administration signs risks sending hardworking Americans' tax dollars abroad." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today again pressed President Trump to make good on his Buy America pledge. Senator Baldwin and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) sent a letter to President Trump today on the heels of a new report released from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) showing that und… Continue Reading


03.13.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Pushes for Reforms to Fix VA Choice Program

INFOGRAPHIC: Senator Baldwin's 3-point VA Choice Program plan WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced her 3-point plan to fix the VA Choice Program and help Wisconsin's veterans access care more quickly in their communities. "Wisconsin veterans have made it clear to me that the VA Choice Program is not working as well as it needs to for them to get the care they've earned and deserve," said Senator Baldwin. "That is why I am fighting to make immediate changes to the C… Continue Reading


03.13.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Bring Safe Drinking Water to Kewaunee and Door Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded an announcement today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Great Lakes Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) will be working together to provide homeowners in Kewaunee and Door counties with safe drinking water options. "I am glad that there is a new option available for homeowners to protect their families and address water quality issues," said Senator Baldwin. "This program is a step in the right direction and I commen… Continue Reading


03.10.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force Letter Expressing Concern about Trump Administration’s Reported 97 Percent Cut to Great Lakes Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As a member of the bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Task Force Co-Chairs Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) in sending a bipartisan letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt expressing concern about reports that the Trump Administration's 2018 budget request will include a 97 percent cut to Great Lakes funding. Great Lakes Task Force Vice Chair Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Task Force … Continue Reading


03.10.17

Following Action from Senator Baldwin, EPA Launches Investigation into Hazardous Materials at Wisconsin Barrel Recycling Plants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's calls for action, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched an investigation into whistleblower accounts of mishandled hazardous materials at barrel recycling plants that may have endangered workers and communities in Wisconsin. The EPA also reported that the Milwaukee Mid-America Steel Drum facility do not notify the EPA or Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources that is was treating, storing, or generating hazardous… Continue Reading


03.10.17

Bipartisan Group of Senators Calls on Agencies to Support Employees who Shine Light on Fraud, Waste & Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senators, led by Senator Chuck Grassley, in expressing the need to protect and encourage whistleblowers who shine light on fraud, waste and mismanagement in government. In a letter to 18 federal agencies, 11 members of the Whistleblower Protection Caucus are calling on government leaders to promote a culture that welcomes whistleblower disclosures and condemns attacks on whistleblower rights. "All Americans are better o… Continue Reading

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