Press Releases

06.26.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Colleagues to Introduce First Ever Bipartisan Senate Resolution to Honor the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the first ever bipartisan U.S. Senate resolution to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. Stonewall is an important moment in American history that sparked the modern day LGBTQ movement for equal rights in communities across the country. On June 28, 1969, the New York Police Department raided the Stonewall Inn, a bar in New Y… Continue Reading


06.26.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reform To Help Lower Prescription Drug Costs Passes Senate Health Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan FAIR Drug Pricing Act passed the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. This bipartisan reform takes the first step in addressing skyrocketing prescription drug prices by requiring transparency for pharmaceutical corporations that plan to increase drug prices. Senator Baldwin successfully included her legislation as an amendment to the Lower Health Care Costs Act, led by Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and… Continue Reading


06.25.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Health Committee Hearing on Negative Consequences of Family Separation on Children

Baldwin Underscores Urgent Need to Examine Negative Health Effects of Family Separation Policy Senate Must Hold Trump Administration Accountable for Disgraceful Treatment of Children WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is calling on leaders of the Senate Health Committee-on which she serves-to hold a hearing in order to hold the Trump administration accountable for its disastrous family separation policy and the disgraceful and inhumane conditions for children. "We write … Continue Reading


06.25.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Representative John Garamendi Introduce Reform to Strengthen Buy America Requirements for Federal Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representative John Garamendi (D-CA) today reintroduced the Made in America Act to strengthen Buy America requirements for the federal government in order to support American businesses, manufacturers and workers. The Made in America Act identifies federal programs that fund infrastructure projects not currently subject to Buy America standards and ensures that materials used in these federal programs, including steel, iron and aluminum, … Continue Reading


06.21.19

Senators Baldwin, Casey, Murphy Warn That ACA and Medicaid Attacks Will Undermine Efforts to Lower Drug Costs for Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) recently led a letter, signed by 15 of their colleagues, calling on President Trump to cease efforts to slash, sabotage and undermine the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid if he is serious about addressing the high cost of prescription drugs. "The actions by your Administration to sabotage, slash and undermine Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act have already resulted in higher out-of-pocket costs for… Continue Reading


06.21.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Amendment To Protect Rail And Bus Manufacturing From China Threat In Senate Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), John Cornyn (R-TX), Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) secured an amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would prevent federal funds from being used by transit agencies to purchase rail cars or buses manufactured by Chinese state-owned, controlled, or subsidized companies. The Senators introduced the bipartisan Transit Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act in March, and the amendment in the NDAA is… Continue Reading


06.20.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Works to Keep Blackwell Job Corps Center Open

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin fought the Trump administration's plan close the Blackwell Job Corps Center in Forest County, the Civilian Conservation Centers (CCC) in Laona will stay open. The Blackwell Job Corps Center has supported Wisconsin's Northwoods economy with good paying jobs and job training for disadvantaged youth since 1964. Last week, Senator Baldwin expressed strong opposition to U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta and U.S. Department of Agri… Continue Reading


06.19.19

Baldwin, Casey Introduce Legislation to Restore Navigator Funding and Make It Easier for Americans to Sign Up for Quality, Affordable Health Insurance

The Trump administration has slashed funding for health care enrollment assistance by more than 80 percent ENROLL Act to restore funding for the Navigator program and help ensure that Americans have access to the affordable health care coverage they need WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Bob Casey (D-PA), both members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today introduced the Expand Navigators' Resources for Outreach, Learning, and Longev… Continue Reading


06.18.19

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Rob Portman Lead Bipartisan Effort to Improve Family Care Services for America’s Most Vulnerable Youth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to improve home-based health and mental health services for thousands of America's most vulnerable youth. The Treatment Family Care Services Act increases access to quality care by clarifying Medicaid policy that directly affects children, including foster children, with special behavioral health needs and/or medical disabilities, as well as vulnerable children living with kinsh… Continue Reading


06.17.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Sign Up for New and Improved Dairy Margin Coverage Program

Baldwin's Farm Bill reforms expanded support for Wisconsin dairy farmers during these tough times Farmers encouraged to contact local Farm Service Agency office for details on how to sign up WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin worked to include reforms in the 2018 Farm Bill that expanded support for Wisconsin dairy farmers during these tough times, including the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. Today, she is announcing that Wisconsin dairy farmers and producers can begin to… Continue Reading


06.14.19

After Recent Department of Defense Report Highlights Continued Failure to Address Military Sexual Assault, Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Military Justice Improvement Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senators, led by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), to reintroduce the Military Justice Improvement Act to professionalize how the military prosecutes serious crimes by moving the decision over whether to prosecute them to independent, trained, professional military prosecutors. "The men and women in our armed forces serve with courage in defense of our freedom every single day," said Senator Baldwin. "I am proud to join… Continue Reading


06.14.19

Senators Baldwin, Collins Introduce Bill to Strengthen TRIO Programs That Assist First-Generation, Low-Income Students Seeking a College Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to strengthen the federal TRIO Programs and improve their outreach to underserved youth, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME), both members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today introduced the bipartisan Educational Opportunity and Success Act. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Jon Tester (D-MT) also cosponsored the legislation. Nationwide, TRIO Programs help ensure that underserved students have… Continue Reading


06.13.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands President Trump Release Details on Secret Agriculture Deal with Mexico

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is demanding that President Trump immediately release the details of the deal he announced with Mexico to increase American agricultural exports. On Saturday, June 8, President Trump tweeted that "Mexico has agreed to immediately begin buying large quantities of agricultural product from our great patriot farmers." However, the administration has not released any information on this claim and there are concerning signs that no new agreement to incre… Continue Reading


06.12.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces More Than $1 Million for Wisconsin Shipyard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that Fincantieri Marinette Marine has been awarded a $1.1 million 2019 Small Shipyard Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Senate Commerce Committee, Senator Baldwin has long supported the Small Shipyard Grant Program that helps small shipyards, like Marinette Marine, repair and modernize equipment, improve efficiency and increase productivit… Continue Reading


06.12.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Comprehensive Reform to Address Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) to introduce comprehensive legislation to hold big pharmaceutical corporations accountable for high prescription drug prices and help bring down health care costs for Americans. The measure would promote transparency by requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose just how much money is going toward research and development, as well as marketing and pay for executives. It would also end the restriction that pr… Continue Reading


06.11.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Fights Trump Administration Closure of Blackwell Job Corps Center in Forest County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is continuing her fight to halt the Trump administration's closure of the Blackwell Job Corps Center in Forest County that has supported Wisconsin's Northwoods economy with 56 good paying jobs and job training for disadvantaged youth since 1964. In today's letter to U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Senator Baldwin expressed strong opposition to the administration's decisio… Continue Reading


06.07.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Introduction of “Buffett Rule” Tax Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With income inequality soaring to a level not experienced in America since prior to the Great Depression, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped reintroduce legislation to prevent America's top earners from paying lower tax rates than middle-class families. The Paying a Fair Share Act, also known as the "Buffett Rule," would ensure that multi-million-dollar earners pay at least a 30% effective federal tax rate. The measure would reduce the federal deficit by an estimated $119 billi… Continue Reading


06.07.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Effort Directing Trump Administration to Meet Standards Set by the Paris Climate Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce legislation directing the Trump administration to meet the standards established by the historic Paris Climate Agreement and to mitigate the long-term damage caused by the Trump administration's anti-environment actions. The International Climate Accountability Act, led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Tom Carper (D-DE), would prevent the President from using funds to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. … Continue Reading


06.06.19

After Trump Administration Moves to Close Blackwell Job Corps Center, Senator Baldwin Takes Action to Protect Northwoods Job Training Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the announcement that the Trump administration plans to close the Blackwell Job Corps Center in Forest County, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues on both sides of the aisle to demand answers and prevent the removal of funds from the Civilian Conservation Centers program. "The Blackwell Job Corps Center is so important to our Northwoods community by providing good paying jobs for 56 workers and job training to young adults. For 55 years, this civilian… Continue Reading


06.04.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Senate Passage and Ratification of the 19th Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today praised the unanimous Senate passage of the bipartisan resolution she cosponsored celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote. The resolution, introduced by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), seeks to honor, reaffirm and preserve the historic precedent set by the ratification of the 19th Amendment in further promoting the core values of our democracy as prom… Continue Reading

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