Press Releases

05.15.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Nearly $20 Million in AmeriCorps Funding For Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), announced $19,999,015 in new grants for Wisconsin that will support AmeriCorps members serving the community with local organizations. "Wisconsinites are committed to serving their communities now 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


05.14.20

Senate Passes Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reform to Create Three-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan reform to designate a three-digit phone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline has passed the full Senate. This legislation will help ensure states have the flexibility to strengthen local crisis call centers and save lives. "In America, we lose about 45,000 people every year to suicide, including more than 6,100 veterans, making it one of the leading causes of death in this country," said Senator Bald… Continue Reading


05.14.20

As New Evidence is Revealed, Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Call for HHS Inspector General Investigation into Trump Administration’s Promotion of Hydroxychloroquine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today renewed her call for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to investigate the Trump administration's promotion of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19, despite the fact that it is not a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment for the coronavirus. On April 28, Senator Baldwin first requested an HHS OIG investigation into the Trump administration's promotion of hydroxychlo… Continue Reading


05.13.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge HHS to Provide Transparency on Distribution of Remdesivir

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined her colleagues today, led by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), in sending a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking transparency and information regarding the distribution process for remdesivir, a therapeutic which can be used to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Senator Baldwin and her colleagues cited significant concerns raise… Continue Reading


05.13.20

Senator Baldwin, Colleagues Welcome Inclusion of Medical Supply Chain Legislation in HEROES Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), as well as U.S. Representatives Jason Crow (D-CO), Katie Porter (D-CA), Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), and Tim Ryan (D-OH), on Wednesday welcomed the inclusion of their language offered in the Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act in the latest COVID-19 stimulus package, the HEROES Act: "President Trump has a daily testing plan at the White House for himself, Vice President Pence and senior staff, but he still doesn… Continue Reading


05.13.20

Senator Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Ensure All Students Have Access to Internet during Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped introduce the Emergency Educational Connections Act, legislation aimed at ensuring all K-12 students have adequate home internet connectivity and devices during the coronavirus pandemic. The bill is the Senate companion to legislation recently introduced by Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06), but makes one important change: increasing the appropriation from $2 billion to $4 billion. Education groups had originally identified the $2 billio… Continue Reading


05.13.20

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Rick Scott Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Transparency Online and Support Made in America Goods and Companies

The COOL Online Act updates our labeling laws for the online era WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Rick Scott (R-FL) today introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that all goods sold online list their country-of-origin in order to protect Americans' right to know where the products they buy are made, and help promote goods that are made in America. Unlike products sold in-person, products sold online are not currently required to disclose their country-of-origin. T… Continue Reading


05.12.20

Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Push to Expand Delivery for SNAP Recipients During Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a bipartisan group of colleagues, led by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), in calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to immediately work to ensure SNAP participants can receive home food delivery and curbside pickup during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the letter to USDA, the Senators wrote, "The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented rise in unemployment and a subsequent increase in demand for food assistance. At the sam… Continue Reading


05.12.20

Baldwin, Bipartisan Colleagues Call for Fairness for Farmers, Request DOJ Investigate Potential Illegal Practices by Beef Packers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a bipartisan group of her Senate colleagues, led by Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), in writing a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice requesting that the department investigate potential anticompetitive activities in the highly concentrated beef packing sector. "Recent pricing discrepancies between fed cattle and boxed beef are pushing cattle producers and feeders to the brink…Cattlemen across America seriously question t… Continue Reading


05.12.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Call Out Trump Administration for Shortchanging Americans’ Direct Payments amid Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her colleagues, led by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), are calling on the Trump administration to fix a major error that has kept families with children across the country from receiving the full direct payment amount that they qualify for under Congress' Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Some families did not receive the $500 payment per dependent that they qualified for, and are now being told by the IRS to wait u… Continue Reading


05.11.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Help Renters during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Bill Would Authorize $100 Billion for an Emergency Rental Assistance Program to Help Renters Stay Housed During and After the Pandemic Lawmakers Call for Legislation to Be Included In the Next Coronavirus Relief Package WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined her colleagues, led by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, in announcing new legislation, the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stab… Continue Reading


05.08.20

Baldwin, Murphy Lead Call Urging Trump Administration to Cover COVID-19 Related Medical Expenses for Those Enrolled in Junk Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), both members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, on Friday led eight Senate Democrats in urging the Trump administration to cover the COVID-19 treatment expenses for those enrolled in short term, limited duration insurance (STLDI) plans. These so-called junk plans, which are heavily promoted by the administration, often do not cover essential medical services and are leaving consumers… Continue Reading


05.08.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Nearly $17 Million in Community Development Block Grant Funding for Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced $16,938,176 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for the State of Wisconsin's coordinated response to COVID-19 and the economic and housing impacts caused by it. This funding was included in the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was signed into law in March. The CARES Act included $5 billion total in CDBG funding. Today's announcement is the second round of funding for s… Continue Reading


05.08.20

Senator Baldwin Helps Introduce Bill to Expand Health Care Workforce to Meet Nationwide Challenges Highlighted by COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined her colleagues, led by Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-09), in introducing bicameral legislation to provide a historic investment in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and Nurse Corps programs to cover graduate education costs for more than 300,000 clinicians in order to help address existing health workforce shortages throughout our health care system. The COVID-19 pandemic … Continue Reading


05.07.20

Baldwin Joins Senate Democrats in Calling on VA to Develop COVID-19 Testing Strategy at Facilities Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined 17 Senate colleagues, led by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), in calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ramp up Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing at VA facilities nationwide and establish a framework for a large-scale strategy for national testing. "In support of a nationwide testing strategy, VA can be a great asset in achieving the kind of testing scale-up necessary to safely open the economy successfully and s… Continue Reading


05.07.20

Permanent Buy America Provision from Senators Baldwin and Braun Passes Senate Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) has passed a permanent "Buy America" provision from Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Mike Braun (R-IN) that would rebuild America's crumbling drinking water infrastructure with American-made iron and steel. The bipartisan reform from Baldwin and Braun was included in drinking water legislation, the Drinking Water Infrastructure Act of 2020, that passed alongside water resources development legislation, America's Wate… Continue Reading


05.06.20

In Letter To President Trump, Baldwin, Schumer, Murray, And Senate Democrats Call Administration’s Testing Blueprint Insufficient, Insist Federal Government Must Release And Implement National Plan

In New Letter to President Trump, Senate Democrats Call For Increased Coronavirus Testing Capacity & Full Implementation of a National Strategic Plan to Allocate Funds, Increase Lab Capacity and Public Health Workforce Senate Democrats Say Trump Administration Must Ramp Up Testing Capabilities So That Every Person Who Needs A Test Can Get One; Set Expectations For Detailed Plan Required From Trump Administration By May 24th Deadline In Latest COVID-19 Package Baldwin, Schumer, Murray and … Continue Reading


05.06.20

Baldwin, Moore, Kind, Pocan Push for Expanded Food Assistance for Wisconsin in Coronavirus Relief Legislation

"As we face historic economic and social disruption during this pandemic, we must bolster the SNAP program and ensure access for those Wisconsinites who need food assistance." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Representatives Gwen Moore, Ron Kind and Mark Pocan today called on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to prioritize the needs of participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assista… Continue Reading


05.06.20

Baldwin Demands Answers from the Nation’s Largest Meat Processors on Failing to Protect Workers from COVID-19

5,000 workers in the meatpacking industry either have COVID-19 or have been forced to self-quarantine and 20 workers have died WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today demanded answers from the CEOs of the nation's three largest meat processors, JBS USA Holdings, Smithfield Foods and Tyson Foods, on reports of unsafe working conditions and facilities failing to follow recommended safety guidelines to protect frontline workers. In Wisconsin, outbreaks at meat processing plants have … Continue Reading


05.05.20

Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Call for Tax Credit Expansion to Help Working Families During Coronavirus Economic Downturn

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), along with 38 senators, in a letter to Senate leadership calling for a temporary expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) in the next coronavirus relief package. As the economic effects of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are expected to last into next year, this would put money back in the pockets of … Continue Reading

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