Press Releases

10.30.19

Senator Baldwin and Representative McEachin Introduce Legislation to Make Health Care More Affordable for Young Adults

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representative A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) today reintroduced legislation that provides a better deal for young Americans by improving health coverage affordability while maintaining Affordable Care Act protections and access to essential services. With the Advancing Youth Enrollment Act, nearly 5 million uninsured young adults could be eligible to receive additional financial support to help reduce their monthly health insurance premiums an… Continue Reading


10.28.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges CMS to Increase Childhood Lead Screenings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week last week, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues in urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to do more to address prevention, screening and treatment of children affected by lead exposure. In a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma led by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the Senators demanded an update on the steps CMS will take to address demonstrated gaps in data pertaining to blood lead level… Continue Reading


10.24.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Stop Foreign Interference in our Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin help introduced the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act of 2019, new legislation to stop foreign interference in our elections. The House of Representatives passed this election security legislation yesterday and it now awaits action in the Senate. "This legislation to secure our elections is a commonsense solution that will strengthen election security and help protect our democracy from foreign interfere… Continue Reading


10.24.19

Baldwin Urges Trade Commission to Enforce “Made in the USA” Labeling Standards

Companies that Labeled Foreign Products, Often Imported from China, as "Made In USA" Continue to Evade Monetary Penalties & Have Not been Required to Admit Fault Senators Demand Stronger Enforcement of Standards to Better Protect American Manufacturers WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Christopher Murphy (D-CT) are urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to use its existing statutory authority to issue and enforce … Continue Reading


10.23.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Continues Push to Guarantee All Wisconsinites Can Watch Every Packers Game

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today at the Senate Commerce Committee, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin continued her push to move forward her Go Pack Go Act that will make sure all Wisconsinites, no matter where they live across the state, can watch Green Bay Packers game broadcasts every week. Baldwin's legislation would require cable, satellite and other video providers to provide their Wisconsin subscribers with access to programming from broadcast television stations in a Wisconsin media market. "Every Pack… Continue Reading


10.23.19

Baldwin, Shaheen, Warner Call Out Trump Administration for Giving Third Party Websites Free Rein to Push Consumers into Junk Health Insurance Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Mark Warner (D-VA) sent a letter urging Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to address the lack of federal oversight of third-party web brokers who are steering individuals towards junk health insurance plans in exchange for significantly higher commissions. On the HealthCare.gov website, CMS includes a link tha… Continue Reading


10.23.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Working to Extend Long Term Funding for Community Health Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of 26 Senators urging Senate leaders to extend long-term funding for community health centers (CHCs). Senator Baldwin has been a strong advocate for reauthorizing funding for community health centers, including the 18 CHCs in Wisconsin. In a bipartisan letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Baldwin and her colleagues call for immediate passage of the Commu… Continue Reading


10.22.19

Baldwin, Gardner, Moran, Reed Introduce Legislation to Create Three-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline

Bipartisan bill designates 9-8-8 as a suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act to designate a three-digit phone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline and ensure states have the flexibility to strengthen local crisis call centers. The current National Suicide Prevention L… Continue Reading


10.22.19

Senator Baldwin and Representative Bera Lead Effort to Support Working Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representative Ami Bera (D-CA) are leading the effort in Congress to support students who are working their way through school. "In Wisconsin, I've heard firsthand from students and graduates struggling with the cost of higher education," said Senator Baldwin. "Making college more affordable is one of the most important steps we can take toward building a stronger path to the middle class for all Americans. Students who work while in scho… Continue Reading


10.21.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Seeks Investigation into Possible Market Manipulation Regarding Market Bets Timed to Trump’s Comments on Trade War & Other Geopolitical Events

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined her colleagues in calling for federal authorities to investigate, protect our financial markets, and ensure no one is cashing in on material nonpublic information from the Trump administration, foreign nations, or other entities, after a number of suspicious trades raised red flags about possible market manipulation or insider trading. Vanity Fair recently reported that a mysterious trader or traders may have made more than a billion do… Continue Reading


10.18.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Expanded Access to Care and Resources for Families with Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senators in urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct an outreach campaign to educate clinicians, Medicare beneficiaries with cognitive impairment, and their families on the assessment and care planning services currently available to them. "As you know, more than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's and, without significant action, nearly 14 million Americans will have Alzhei… Continue Reading


10.16.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Working to Create National Criminal Justice Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today helped reintroduce the National Criminal Justice Commission Act, bipartisan legislation that would task a National Criminal Justice Commission to assess the entire system and propose reforms to address the most pressing issues facing the nation's criminal justice system. "Our criminal justice system needs a top-to-bottom review to ensure we're doing everything we can to promote public safety, reduce crime and lower recidivism rates in W… Continue Reading


10.15.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Reintroduces Legislation to Strengthen Pension Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), today reintroduced her Pension Stability Act to generate new revenue to protect the pensions of more than 36 million workers and retirees-including the 25,000 workers and retirees in Wisconsin participating in the Central States Pension Fund. Current law requires banks convicted of financial crimes to seek a waiver from the Department of Labor in order to manage retir… Continue Reading


10.11.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To Expand Flight-Training Programs For Veterans

The bipartisan American Aviator Act supports veterans who want to become airline pilots after completing their military service Baldwin announced the legislation at Fox Valley Technical College along with Air Wisconsin and Appleton Airport OSHKOSH, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today visited Fox Valley Technical College in Oshkosh to tour their flight training school and announce her bipartisan American Aviator Act to increase opportunities and expand flight-training services for vete… Continue Reading


10.07.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on PFAS Chemicals Detected in Wisconsin Surface Waters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' announcement today that high concentrations of chemicals containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were detected in surface waters in Dane and Monroe Counties, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement: "The dangerous levels of PFAS recently detected in Wisconsin surface waters are alarming and warrant serious action. PFAS chemicals pose a dangerous risk to public health and our environment… Continue Reading


10.04.19

Senators Baldwin and Blumenthal Call on Weight Watchers to Remove Dangerous Dieting App Targeted at Young Kids

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) wrote to the CEO of WW, formerly known as Weight Watchers, to call on the company to immediately pull Kurbo-its potentially harmful dieting app designed for children as young as eight years old-from the marketplace. Since the app was launched, numerous pediatric specialists and eating disorder experts have raised concerns that Kurbo's poor implementation and design, such as the inclusion of before-and-after photo… Continue Reading


10.03.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Protect Health Coverage for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and 39 Senate Democrats, led by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), are urging the Trump administration to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions by limiting the proliferation of "junk plans" - short-term insurance plans that can exclude coverage for essential benefits and provide no protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions. In their letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicar… Continue Reading


10.02.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Financial Certainty for Rural Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined 30 of her Senate colleagues today requesting that any end-of-year legislation include at least a two-year reauthorization of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) and the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (SRS) programs. The SRS program was created to provide consistent and reliable funding for more than 775 rural counties and 4,400 schools located near national forests across the country. SRS helps pay for schoo… Continue Reading


09.27.19

Baldwin, Colleagues Press DOD OIG To Investigate Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative Funding That Was Held By Trump Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, joined her colleagues to call on the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to review DoD's Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative funding appropriated by Congress, which was halted for a significant portion of the year by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), allegedly at the direction of the White House. "The delay would appear to have… Continue Reading


09.27.19

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Thom Tillis Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve the Quality of Health Care for Veterans

Bipartisan bill would expand access to training and educational opportunities for future health professionals on veteran-specific health needs WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) today introduced the bipartisan Veterans-Specific Education for Tomorrow's Health Professionals (VET HP) Act that aims to better educate future health care professionals on the specific medical needs of veterans so they can provide the highest quality care to those who have serv… Continue Reading

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