Press Releases

03.05.20

Baldwin Testifies at Senate Hearing on Protecting Workers against China’s Attempts to Undermine American Industries

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today provided testimony to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs in a hearing entitled, "Threats Posed by State-Owned and State-Supported Enterprises to Public Transportation." Baldwin discussed her bipartisan efforts to prevent federal funds from being used by transit agencies to purchase rail cars or buses manufactured by Chinese state-owned, controlled, or subsidized companies. In the hearing, Senator Baldwin said, "Wiscons… Continue Reading


03.05.20

Senator Baldwin Asks DeVos How She Plans to Protect Students, Teachers, School Staff

CDC has urged schools to prepare for the possible spread of coronavirus Education Committee Democrats ask DeVos to outline her plan for students, teachers, and other school staff, following her announcement of an Education Department coronavirus task force "We write to understand how the U.S. Department of Education is preparing for the possible spread of the virus and … how to best protect students, teachers, and other staff" WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined fell… Continue Reading


03.04.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls For Swift Passage of Bipartisan Coronavirus Funding Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), called for swift passage of a bipartisan emergency supplemental funding agreement to respond to the novel coronavirus. Baldwin announced that with passage of the funding package, Wisconsin will be eligible for a minimum of $10.2 million in additional grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)… Continue Reading


03.04.20

Baldwin, Democrats to Azar: Trump Administration’s Health Care Sabotage Undermines Coronavirus Response

Amid coronavirus outbreak, Baldwin and 38 Democratic Senators urge the Trump administration to prioritize patients' access to care in order to promote public health Senators demand Trump reverse efforts to promote junk plans and undermine Medicaid, and commit to ensuring that any potential coronavirus vaccine is affordable for all Senators: "We are deeply concerned both by your refusal to commit that a potential vaccine for coronavirus will be affordable to anyone who needs it, and this Admini… Continue Reading


03.03.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Insurance Companies to Put People over Junk Plan Profits Amidst Coronavirus Concerns

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling on eight insurance companies that sell junk insurance plans in Wisconsin to make sure people can get the information, testing and care they need related to the coronavirus. Last month, the Miami Herald reported on a Florida man who could be forced to pay thousands of dollars out-of-pocket after seeking care when he thought he might have contracted coronavirus while travelling in China. While the man ultimately tested negative for t… Continue Reading


03.02.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Advocates for Rural Broadband in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a bipartisan group of senators in urging U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to expand access to rural broadband by adjusting requirements of the ReConnect program, which currently blocks rural communities across 19 states from accessing federal funding intended to support rural broadband deployment. In the letter led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), the senators request Secretary Perdue to use his authority to broaden ReConnect eli… Continue Reading


02.27.20

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Marco Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure American Infrastructure is Built to Last

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today introduced new bipartisan legislation to help local communities and private firms build stronger infrastructure that will withstand severe weather events. Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) is also cosponsoring the legislation. "In recent years, communities in Wisconsin have been hit particularly hard by severe weather events and flooding that has washed out roads, closed local businesses and damaged highways and bridges,… Continue Reading


02.26.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Continues Efforts to Reverse Trump Decision to Divert Funding From Wisconsin Manufacturers to Fund Border Wall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin continued her efforts this week to prevent the Trump administration from diverting millions in federal funding intended for Wisconsin manufacturers in order to build part of President Trump's ineffective wall on the southwest border. Today, Senator Baldwin joined her Democratic colleagues to introduce the Restoring Military Priorities Act of 2020, which would reverse and restore the Department of Defense's (DoD) recent transfer of $3.8 billion to be… Continue Reading


02.26.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Reverse & Restore Military Funding After President Trump Repeatedly Raids Defense Department For His Border Wall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, joined her Democratic colleagues to introduce the Restoring Military Priorities Act of 2020, which would reverse and restore the Department of Defense's (DoD) recent transfer of $3.8 billion to be used to build part of President Donald Trump's wasteful border wall. The legislation reduces DoD's transfer authority so that DoD cannot turn around and try to divert additional funding for President Trump'… Continue Reading


02.26.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Working to Prevent More Farm Bankruptcies in Wisconsin

Wisconsin currently leads the nation in farm bankruptcies U.S. farm bankruptcies are at an eight-year high WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is working to give flexibility to local banks and credit unions to help fight the surge of farm bankruptcies in Wisconsin. As Wisconsin leads the nation in farm bankruptcies, local community financial institutions like banks and credit unions are restricted in their regulatory lending ability to farmers, even though they are uniquely… Continue Reading


02.25.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces More Than $1.3 Million to Support Senior Volunteer Services in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that Wisconsin will receive $1,344,374 in funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) that will support Senior Corps members serving the community with local organizations. "Wisconsinites are committed to serving their communities more than ever, and hundreds of thousands of men and women have answered the call to service. And those who serve not only have the opportunity to make a difference, they develop … Continue Reading


02.25.20

Senate Unanimously Passes Baldwin’s Bipartisan Bill to Support the Health and Wellbeing of Family Caregivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation Monday night authored by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) to support the health and wellbeing of family caregivers. The Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2019 now awaits consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives. This bipartisan bill would authorize $10 million annually for the Lifespan Respite Care program from fiscal year 2020 through fiscal year 2024. "Every day, family car… Continue Reading


02.25.20

Baldwin Calling on Trump Administration to Take Action and Support Wisconsin Hardwood Businesses Hurt by Trade War

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling on the Trump administration to provide relief and support for Wisconsin's forest products economy and hardwood businesses targeted by retaliatory tariffs from China. In just the first year of President Trump's trade war with China, American hardwood lumber exports were down by $615 million, undermining the export markets that hardwood businesses spent years to build and develop, and that could take years to rebuild. In her letter to U.S. … Continue Reading


02.18.20

Baldwin to Prioritize Great Lakes Icebreaker After Trump’s Budget Does Not Include Funding

Baldwin: "Inadequate icebreaking capacity in the Great Lakes is costing us thousands of American jobs and millions in business revenue" WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) reaffirmed their support for a new Great Lakes icebreaker. The Trump Administration recently released their proposed budget for FY 2021, which included no funding for a new icebreaker. Baldwin, Peters and Stabenow led a bipartisan effort urging the Administration to include … Continue Reading


02.14.20

Baldwin, Pocan, Moore Condemn Pompeo Deportation of Hmong People

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urging the Secretary to immediately cease efforts to deport Hmong people living in the United States. The letter was co-signed with U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Gwen Moore (WI-04). "There is a long and dark history of human rights violations by the Communist government of Laos against the Hmong and I am deeply concerned that the Trump administration would tear families apart in W… Continue Reading


02.14.20

Baldwin Calling on EPA to Deliver on Promises Made in PFAS Action Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of 30 Senators, led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), today in a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler requesting an updated timeline for when the EPA will implement commitments made in the agency's plan to combat exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The EPA released its plan - the PFAS Action Plan - one year ago today and has yet to implement many… Continue Reading


02.14.20

Baldwin Raises Alarm on Trump Decision to Divert Funding From Wisconsin Manufacturers to Fund Border Wall

Oshkosh Defense and Fairbanks Morse to Lose Millions of Dollars Intended to Support Wisconsin Jobs and Strengthen National Security WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, joined her Democratic colleagues in objecting to the Department of Defense's short sighted and dangerous transfer of $3.8 billion from the Department of Defense to be used to build part of President Donald Trump's ineffective wall on the southwest border. The… Continue Reading


02.13.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes for War Powers Resolution that Passes Senate with Bipartisan Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted for a war powers resolution that passed the Senate today with bipartisan support (55-45). The Senate resolution, introduced by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and cosponsored by Baldwin, would force a debate and vote in Congress to prevent further escalation of hostilities with Iran. "The Constitution is very clear that only Congress has the authority to declare war and I joined Democrats and Republicans to ensure that President Trump comes to Congre… Continue Reading


02.13.20

Baldwin, Smith, Rounds & Fischer Launch New Senate Bipartisan Rural Working Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tina Smith (D-MN), Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Deb Fischer (R-NE)-leaders of the Bipartisan Senate Rural Working Group-hosted a kickoff event with rural leaders and stakeholders in Washington to launch the new Senate working group. The group aims to identify successful ideas and partnerships to spur efforts to restore economic prosperity in rural communities across the country. The group will also connect people and organizations with tie… Continue Reading


02.13.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $15.9 Million Federal Grant for Port Milwaukee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced a $15.9 million federal grant was awarded to Port Milwaukee from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to establish an Agricultural Maritime Export Facility that will strengthen Wisconsin's maritime commerce and economy. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin successfully secured this federal investment that will make critical improvements at Port Milwaukee to support Wisconsin workers, farmers and … Continue Reading

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