Press Releases

12.28.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Wins for Farmers, Rural Economy in Bipartisan Government Funding Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, successfully secured federal investments to support farmers, the rural economy, and improve food supply chain resiliency in the bipartisan government funding legislation that passed Congress and was signed into law. America's food supply chain and agricultural economy has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis. "Our farmers and food workers are serving our country… Continue Reading


12.28.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Gets the Job Done Providing Support for Wisconsin’s Independent Live Music Venues Hit by Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bipartisan legislation supported by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to provide $15 billion in relief for independent venues -including live music stages, movie theaters, and museums shuttered by the pandemic - is included in the coronavirus relief package that has now been signed into law. The Save Our Stages Act provides the Small Business Administration (SBA) with grants for independent live music venue operators affected by COVID-19. These grants will provide six months of fina… Continue Reading


12.23.20

Baldwin’s Bipartisan Bill to Stop Student Debt Relief Scams Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) issued the following statement after her bipartisan legislation with U.S. Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Deb Fischer (R-RE) was signed into law. The Stop Student Debt Relief Scams Act will expand and enhance efforts to identify and shut down student debt relief scams. "Far too many students are already struggling with student loan debt, and they deserve to be protected from scammers and bad actors who are preying on th… Continue Reading


12.22.20

Senate Passes Baldwin’s Bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Senate has passed Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Act, which reauthorizes and expands funding for the Great Lakes. The legislation passed the House earlier this year and now heads to the President's desk. The bipartisan bill will reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which is set to expire at the end of Fiscal Year 2021, for another five years. The bill increases the current authorization level from … Continue Reading


12.22.20

Senator Baldwin Working to Make College More Affordable and Accessible for Wisconsin Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), successfully secured provisions from her Working Students Act in the year-end, bipartisan government funding legislation to support students who are working their way through school. This year-end, bipartisan government funding legislation, which Baldwin voted for, passed the full Congress on Monday night and now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. "I… Continue Reading


12.21.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Bipartisan COVID-19 Relief Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is voting for the bipartisan COVID-19 relief legislation that is set to pass both chambers of Congress today, before heading to the President's desk to be signed into law. In a statement, Senator Baldwin said: "I am voting for the bipartisan COVID-19 relief legislation because Wisconsin needs help and it's essential that Congress provide some now before the end of the year. But our job is not done responding to this public health and economic cris… Continue Reading


12.21.20

Baldwin Announces Support for Economic Justice Act, Historic $435 Billion Proposal to Address Systemic Racism and Historic Underinvestment in Communities of Color

Senator Baldwin, Leader Schumer And Senate Democrats Today Announced the New and Improved Economic Justice Act, A Major Proposal That Would Provide More Than $435 Billion In Immediate and Long-Term Investments in Communities of Color Senate Democrats' Proposal Invests $135 Billion In Child Care, Mental Health and Primary Care, Minority-Owned Businesses and Jobs And $300 Billion For Infrastructure, A Homeowner Down Payment Tax Credit, Medicaid Expansion, And More Senate Democrats: For Too Lo… Continue Reading


12.21.20

Baldwin’s Bipartisan Bill to Support the Health and Wellbeing of Family Caregivers to be Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following unanimous passage by the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. Authored by Senators Baldwin and Susan Collins (R-ME), as well as by Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), this bipartisan legislation will support the health and wellbeing of family caregivers by authorizing $10 million annually fo… Continue Reading


12.20.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on the Passing of Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released a statement on the passing of former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson. "Shirley Abrahamson broke barriers and for her serving on the Supreme Court meant serving the people of Wisconsin as an independent, fair and impartial justice because after all, the court and our court system belongs to the people, not powerful special interests. That is why she spent a lot of her time traveling the state, meeting with peo… Continue Reading


12.17.20

Baldwin Bill to Cultivate Next Generation of Veterans Health Professionals Clears House and Senate, Heads to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The House of Representatives has passed U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan Veterans'-Specific Education for Tomorrow's Health Professionals Act of 2019 (VET HP Act). The bill passed the U.S. Senate last week and now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. The shortage of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) physicians and medical professionals has been a major problem for VA medical centers across the country, forcing VA facilities to provide care with fewe… Continue Reading


12.14.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Press Trump Administration On Decision Not to Pre-Order More Doses of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, Need for Transparent Plan Going Forward

Reporting revealed the Trump Administration turned down an option this summer to pre-order additional doses Pfizer's vaccine Senators: "We are concerned the failure to secure an adequate supply of vaccines will needlessly prolong the COVID-19 pandemic in this country, causing further loss of life and economic devastation." WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined more than a dozen of her Democratic Senate colleagues led by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the S… Continue Reading


12.11.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes For National Defense Authorization, Gets Results for Wisconsin Veterans, Workers and Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today voted for the final version of the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 that includes a number of measures that deliver results for Wisconsin. The final version of the defense funding bill passed the House and Senate with a veto-proof majority and now heads to the President's desk for his signature. "I voted in favor of this bipartisan defense authorization legislation because it makes important investments to str… Continue Reading


12.11.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Legislation to Reverse Trump Administration Move to Silence Workers in Corporate America

EMPOWERS Act Allows Retirement Savers to Set Binding Proxy Voting Guidelines WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced new legislation that would reverse a final rule from the U.S. Department of Labor to limit retirement plans from voting on corporate proxies and undermine workers' voice in the public companies where they invest. In August, Trump's Labor Department proposed a rule to discourage ERISA plans from voting their proxies at all, unless the plans set a default vot… Continue Reading


12.10.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Congressional Leaders to Pass the Bipartisan RESTAURANTS Act Before Too Late

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her colleagues, led by Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), are urging Congressional leaders to immediately pass the bipartisan RESTAURANTS Act, legislation that establishes the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide local Wisconsin restaurateurs with funding to rehire workers and deal with the long-term ramifications of COVID-19. "For the second time this year, restaurants and bars are having to limit operations or close their doors co… Continue Reading


12.09.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Information from FBI and DHS On QAnon Threat Posed To America And Abroad

Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Write To FBI Director Wray And Deputy General Counsel Maher At DHS Asking For A Written Assessment On The QAnon Threat To America's Democratic Institutions And Contribution To Hatred Here And Overseas Senate Democrats Seek Information About QAnon's Spread Of Disinformation And Hatred That Poses A Threat To U.S. Democracy WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of Democratic colleagues, led by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)… Continue Reading


12.08.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Google to Improve Ad Policies and Combat Election-Related Disinformation

Google continues to profit from ads that spread disinformation about the 2020 general election WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues, led by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mark Warner (D-VA), to urge Google to improve its ad policies and combat election-related disinformation and voter suppression. Reports indicate that the company has profited from political ads that spread voting and election disinformation. The senators sent a letter to CEO Sundar Pichai calling… Continue Reading


12.07.20

House Passes Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Student Debt Relief Scams

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan Stop Student Debt Relief Scams Act, legislation that will enhance efforts to identify and shut down student debt relief scams. The Senate unanimously passed Baldwin's legislation last week and it now heads to President Trump to be signed into law. "I'm proud that my bipartisan legislation has passed the Senate and House and can now be signed into law by the President. Far too many students ar… Continue Reading


12.07.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Legislation Introduced to Avert Looming Financial Disaster for Millions of Unemployed Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is cosponsoring the American Worker Holiday Relief Act, legislation introduced to avert looming financial disaster for millions of workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. "People out of work are struggling to get by during this ongoing economic crisis. Without an extension of federal programs, millions of unemployed workers could lose their income in the coming weeks. We need to act now to extend aid programs created … Continue Reading


12.04.20

Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Colleagues to Urge Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of 57 Senators led by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to urge Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to include the bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act in the next appropriate legislative package and act upon it before the end of the year. Senator Baldwin is cosponsor and champion of the bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization & Tax Reform… Continue Reading


12.03.20

Baldwin’s Bipartisan Digital Coast Act Passes Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) passed the United States Senate. The Digital Coast Act will help shoreline communities along the Great Lakes and ocean coasts better prepare for storms, cope with varying water levels and strengthen economic development efforts. Following today's action, the bill now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. "Wisconsin's Great Lakes are a great asset for our q… Continue Reading

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