Press Releases

12.20.18

In Major Victory for American Consumers and Organic Farmers, Baldwin’s Legislation to Combat Fraudulent Organic Imports Heads to the President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's legislation to combat fraudulent organic imports that unfairly undercut American farmers and mislead consumers passed Congress last week with overwhelming bipartisan support as part of the 2018 Farm Bill. The legislation now heads to the President to be signed into law. "Wisconsin is home to more than 1,200 organic farms, and they are a strong driver of our state's agricultural economy," said Senator Baldwin. "Our farmers work extremely hard to ma… Continue Reading


12.19.18

Major Criminal Justice Reform Legislation Cosponsored By Senator Baldwin Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted in favor of the bipartisan criminal justice reform bill that passed the Senate this week with overwhelming support (87-12). The legislation cosponsored by Senator Baldwin, the First Step Act, includes reforms to America's prison and sentencing system to reduce recidivism, save taxpayer dollars and promote safe communities. "This bipartisan legislation is an important step in the right direction to keep our communities safe and make the crimin… Continue Reading


12.18.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reform to Provide Mental Health Resources for Farmers Included in 2018 Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan reforms to provide our nation's farmers with critical support and mental health resources was included in the final 2018 Farm Bill that passed Congress last week with overwhelming bipartisan support. The legislation now heads to the President to be signed into law. In April, Senators Baldwin and Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced the Facilitating Accessible Resources for Mental health and Encouraging Rural Solutions for Immediate Response to … Continue Reading


12.15.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Federal Court Ruling to Dismantle the Affordable Care Act and Repeal Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement in response to the federal court ruling in the lawsuit supported by the Trump Administration and filed by 20 states, including the State of Wisconsin, that would dismantle the Affordable Care Act and threaten guaranteed health care protections for people with pre-existing conditions. "Wisconsin should have never signed on to this lawsuit and Scott Walker has not only broken his promise to protect people with pre-exis… Continue Reading


12.14.18

Wisconsin’s Agriculture Leaders Commend Senator Baldwin’s Work Doing Right by Farmers

Bipartisan Farm Bill includes Baldwin reforms to support Wisconsin's agriculture economy Wisconsin farmers call Baldwin's reforms a "much improved safety net for family dairy farmers," cheesemakers call it a "much-needed boost to the American dairy industry" WASHINGTON, D.C. - Farmers and cheesemakers, farm groups and rural stakeholders are sharing their strong support for Senator Baldwin's bipartisan reforms that were included in the 2018 Farm Bill that passed Congress this week with overwhe… Continue Reading


12.13.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Help Protect People’s Personal Data Online

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 15 of her Senate colleagues in introducing new legislation to protect people's personal data online. The Data Care Act, led by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), would require websites, apps and other online providers to take responsible steps to safeguard personal information and stop the misuse of users' data. "Far too many times, we have seen online providers fail to meet their users' expectations about how their personal data will be collected,… Continue Reading


12.13.18

Senator Baldwin to Pfizer: Why Does $11 Billion in Corporate Tax Breaks Result in Prescription Drug Price Hikes for Families?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin wrote to the CEO of Pfizer this week, calling on them to provide an explanation after the pharmaceutical company announced that they intended to increase the costs of 41 prescription drugs starting in January. Major drug companies have drastically raised prices for top-selling drugs over the past five years, in some cases more than doubling prices. This is despite increased sales and company profits. "I am disappointed that your company has decided … Continue Reading


12.11.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Farm Bill That Includes Major Investments for Wisconsin Farmers and Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today voted in favor of the final bipartisan Farm Bill and praised the Senate for passing the legislation with overwhelming bipartisan support. The final 2018 Farm Bill includes several key priorities authored by Baldwin to support Wisconsin farmers and help boost Wisconsin's agriculture economy. The legislation now must pass the House of Representatives before being sent to the President to be signed into law. "Wisconsin farmers are a key driver … Continue Reading


12.07.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Lisa Murkowski’s Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Access to Maternity Care in Rural and Underserved Areas Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are praising the Senate passage of their bipartisan Improving Access to Maternity Care Act that will help reduce maternity care shortages by identifying areas lacking maternal health professionals to help incentivize providers to practice in these underserved, often rural areas. The legislation has already passed the House and now heads to the President to be signed into law. "Too many communities around Wisconsin a… Continue Reading


12.07.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Nearly $20 Million for Brown County Highway Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin successfully secured nearly $20 million in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant funding for a Brown County highway project that will improve local transportation efficiency and access for Wisconsin residents and families. The federal grant is being provided through DOT's Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant Program that will fund improvements and upgrades on Wisconsin Highway 29. The State Trunk Highway 29-Coun… Continue Reading


12.06.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Marco Rubio’s Bipartisan Legislation to Spur Small Business Investment Heads to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today praised the Senate passage of their bipartisan Spurring Business in Communities Act that will increase the amount of start-up funding for small businesses in underserved states like Wisconsin. The House passed the legislation in May and it now heads to the president's desk to be signed into law. "Small businesses are the engines of our Made in Wisconsin economy and if we increase the amount of start-up funding in… Continue Reading


12.04.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Over $51 Million to Rebuild and Improve Rural Water Infrastructure in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is announcing more than $51 million in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development funding to help rebuild and improve water infrastructure in Wisconsin communities. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin has supported strong funding for infrastructure projects through USDA's Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program and is working to reauthorize the program in the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA Rural De… Continue Reading


11.30.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on USMCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed an agreement to authorize a new trade deal updating the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The House and Senate will now need to write implementing legislation for the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA.) "NAFTA-which I opposed-cost Wisconsin thousands of manufacturing jobs an… Continue Reading


11.30.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on the House and Senate Joint Select Committee on Pensions Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the House and Senate Joint Select Committee on Pensions announced that they had not reached a bipartisan agreement on a solution to the pension crisis threatening 1.3 million Americans, including 25,000 workers and retirees in Wisconsin, and thousands of small businesses around the country. The Joint Select Committee was tasked with coming up with a package by November 30 that could be voted on in Congress but t… Continue Reading


11.29.18

Following the Recent Federal Report, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Immediate Action to Combat Climate Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the release of a scientific report outlining severe projected impacts from climate change, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and 24 of her Senate colleagues are speaking out and calling for action. Senator Baldwin cosponsored a resolution, led by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), supporting the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and last week's National Climate Assessment to affirm the acceptance of these findings and call for bold action to combat cl… Continue Reading


11.28.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and David Perdue’s Bipartisan Resolution Honoring 25th Anniversary of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and David Perdue (R-GA) are praising the Senate passage of their bipartisan resolution (S.Res.424) honoring the 25th anniversary of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program (NGYCP). NGYCP is celebrating 25 years of providing free alternative education and structured discipline for at-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 18. "For 25 years, the National Guard Youth Challenge Program has worked to foster the development of our youth and help… Continue Reading


11.16.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Call for Greater Access to Early Childhood Education for Families of Disabled Military Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a letter to Assistant Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Lynn Johnson, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and a bipartisan group of senators, led by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), called on HHS to ensure disabled post-9/11 military veterans and their children are able to access high-quality early childhood education through the Head Start program. "High-quality early education is a proven strategy for achieving a competitive workforce. It is vital that all children are able… Continue Reading


11.16.18

Legislation Designating the Vel R. Phillips Post Office Building in Milwaukee Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last night, the Senate passed legislation designating the U.S. Post Office located at 2650 North Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Drive in Milwaukee as the "Vel R. Phillips Post Office Building." "Vel contributed so much at every level and paved the way for other Wisconsinites to help make a difference in people's lives," said Senator Baldwin. "She was a leader in engaging the Milwaukee grassroots in dialogue with the Community Brainstorming conference and she encouraged everyon… Continue Reading


11.15.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Joni Ernst Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect and Expand Rural Broadband

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced bipartisan legislation to encourage investment in high-speed internet and protect and expand access to broadband in our rural communities. The Access to Capital Creates Economic Strength and Supports (ACCESS) Rural America Act would provide regulatory relief to rural telecommunications service providers by allowing them to submit streamlined financial reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). T… Continue Reading


11.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Reforms to Protect the Great Lakes Included in Bipartisan Coast Guard Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. Senate passed the Coast Guard Reauthorization legislation, which included a number of measures U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin worked to secure in the bipartisan legislation to support the nation's Coast Guard, help Wisconsin's coastal economy, and protect the Great Lakes from pollution and the spread of harmful invasive species. Senator Baldwin authored improvements to the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA), which was included in the final Coast Guard Reauthori… Continue Reading

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