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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Senate Passage of American Rescue Plan to Vaccinate More Wisconsinites and Expand Access to Affordable Health Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

American Rescue Plan would boost vaccinations and testing, ensure access to health coverage, promote health equity, and invest in behavioral health WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today joined Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) to call for Senate passage of the American Rescue Plan to address the major public health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, the U.S. Senate is taking up a comprehensive package of legislation passed by the U.S. Hous… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports President Biden’s Action to Expand Navigator Funding to Help More Americans Find Quality, Affordable Health Insurance Coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today applauded President Joe Biden's announcement that he will provide funding for Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment navigators to help more Americans sign up for quality, affordable health insurance during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Navigators are trained to help individuals and families, especially in underserved communities, shop for and enroll in affordable health insurance plans that meet their needs. "More Americans are uninsure… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports New Legislation to Lower Health Care Costs & Expand Access to Insurance for 4 Million More Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to introduce new legislation to improve access to health care by lowering premiums and deductibles for low- and middle-income families. The Improving Health Insurance Affordability Act would expand coverage to more than four million Americans who are currently uninsured and reduce health care costs for millions of additional individuals who already have coverage - which is especially critical given t… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Reintroduces Legislation to Support Women in Trucking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Jon Tester (D-MT) - members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation - reintroduced the Promoting Women in Trucking Workforce Act, legislation to support women in the trucking industry and establish a Women in Trucking Advisory Board. Currently, women make up 47 percent of the United States' labor force, yet represent 24 percent of America's trucking workforce and only about s… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on House Passage of Equality Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Equality Act - historic, comprehensive federal legislation to ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans - with a bipartisan majority vote of 224-206. "It is just wrong that in a majority of states, LGBTQ Americans live without fully-inclusive non-discrimination laws and can still face discrimination simply because of who they are or who they love. It is time to en… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Help Struggling Restaurants in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is supporting the reintroduction of the bipartisan, bicameral RESTAURANTS Act of 2021. Supported by the Wisconsin Restaurant Association, the legislation is an updated proposal to establish a $120 billion revitalization fund to support independent restaurants and small franchisees as they deal with the long-term structural challenges facing the industry because of COVID-19. "For the last year, local restaurants and workers across Wisconsin have fo… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Blumenthal, Lynch & Green Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation To Cover K2 Veterans’ Toxic Exposure Care And Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) and Mark Green (R-TN) introduced the bicameral, bipartisan K2 Veterans Care Act. This legislation would establish a "presumption of service connection" for the veterans who served at Karshi-Khanabad Air Base (K2) in Uzbekistan and who have since been diagnosed with toxic exposure-related illnesses and diseases, requiring the U.S. Department of Veterans Affai… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Introduction of Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Award Fond du Lac Native World War II Veteran the Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to introduce legislation (S.367) to request President Biden award the Medal of Honor to Lt. Col. James "Maggie" Megellas, a Wisconsin native and World War II veteran, for acts of valor during the Battle of the Bulge. Megellas is originally from Fond du Lac (and most recently lived in Texas) and is one of our nation's most revered soldiers. He served with the Army's 82ndAirborne Division during World War… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Hoeven Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Alleviate Feed Shortages for Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John Hoeven (R-ND) have introduced the Feed Emergency Enhancement During Disasters with Cover Crops (FEEDD) Act, bipartisan legislation to provide farmers and ranchers with additional flexibility to alleviate feed shortages in years with widespread excessive moisture, flooding or drought. Specifically, the bill would: Create an emergency waiver authority for the Secretary of Agriculture to allow for haying, grazing or chopping of a co… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Historic Nomination of Xavier Becerra for U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

Baldwin Calls for Quick Senate Confirmation to Support President Biden's COVID-19 Response Efforts WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after today's Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on the nomination of California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS): "I support President Biden's historic choice for our next HHS Secretary, Xavier Becerra, and I urge the Senate to… Continue Reading


Senators Baldwin and Johnson Renew Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson announced today that they have renewed their agreement establishing their bipartisan Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission to provide recommendations for nominations during the 117th Congress for United States Attorneys and federal judicial positions. Currently, there are vacancies in the U.S. Attorney positions for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, as well as for a federal judgeship on the United States District… Continue Reading


Senators Baldwin, Stabenow, Braun, Peters, Portman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen American Manufacturing and Create Jobs Across the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Mike Braun (R-IN), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Robert Portman (R-OH) introduced their bipartisan bill to strengthen our Buy American laws. The Make It in America Act will make it harder for federal agencies to use waivers to get around Buy American requirements, requiring the federal government to give preference to American companies and spend taxpayer dollars on American-made products and American jobs. "I stron… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Introduction of Bicameral U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 to Reform American Immigration System

President Biden's bold plan restores fairness, humanity to system, strengthens families, boosts our economy, bolsters national security, opens pathway to citizenship for millions WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has cosponsored the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, President Biden's bold, inclusive, and humane framework for the future of the United States immigration system. "Our immigration system is broken and we need to work together in Congress to fix it. The U.S. Citizenship Ac… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Merkley, Booker Announce Senate Introduction of Landmark, Urgently Needed LGBTQ Rights Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today joined Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) to announce the upcoming Senate introduction of the Equality Act-historic, comprehensive legislation to ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans, just as religious, racial, and gender discrimination are illegal everywhere in the United States. The announcement coincided with the bill's introduction by Representative David Cicilline in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Hous… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Shaheen Lead Colleagues in Calling for Increased Opioid and Substance Use Disorder Funding in President Biden’s Budget Proposal

As COVID-19 Continues to Increase Isolation and Stress, Senators Ask President Biden to Prioritize Increased Federal Funding to Combat Addiction Crisis WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) are leading their Senate colleagues in urging President Biden to request robust funding and increase the federal investment in our nation's response to the ongoing opioid and substance use disorder (SUD) epidemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically alte… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Colleagues to Call on Biden Administration to Fully Fund Community Development Block Grant Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today led her colleagues in calling on the Biden administration to prioritize funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which funds local community development initiatives that support jobs, housing, infrastructure, and public services for millions of Americans, in his upcoming budget proposal. The Trump administration repeatedly tried to eliminate the CDBG program, but Senato… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Thune, Kind Lead Bipartisan Push to Make More Farmers and Ranchers Eligible for Paycheck Protection Program Loans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John Thune (R-SD), as well as Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI), are leading a bipartisan group of their colleagues in urging the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to issue new clarifications that would ensure more farmers and ranchers are eligible for loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Baldwin, Thune and Kind are joined in this bipartisan effort by Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and John Hoev… Continue Reading


House Committee Approves Baldwin-Murphy Legislation to Expand American Production of Pandemic Supplies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services included legislation authored by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) in their budget reconciliation package to provide a $10 billion investment to rapidly expand domestic manufacturing of pandemic supplies. This funding will support President Biden's executive action and his American Rescue Plan to fully utilize the Defense Production Act (DPA) to accelerate manufacturing and delivery of testin… Continue Reading


House Committee Approves CDC Funding Championed by Baldwin to Track Coronavirus Variants

Committee Approves $1.75 Billion for CDC to Expand and Improve Genetic Sequencing for Coronavirus Variants Provisions from Baldwin's Tracking COVID-19 Variants Act Included in Legislation Passed Out of Committee WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded the inclusion of language from her Tracking COVID-19 Variants Act in the budget reconciliation legislation that passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday. Baldwin's reform aims to dramatically scale up our nation… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Will Chair Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced that she has been named the new Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies. "Every day, America's farmers wake up early and go to work to support an agriculture economy that families rely on in rural communities across our country. I know this because I have seen it firsthand representing America's Dairyland in the Senate. Our farmers work … Continue Reading

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