Press Releases

02.21.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Visits Wausau to Meet with Local Family Caregivers

Baldwin's Bipartisan Legislation Signed Into Law "Every day, family caregivers do right by their loved ones, and I am proud to say that we did right by them." WAUSAU, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Wausau today to meet with family caregivers and local aging groups about her bipartisan legislation, the RAISE Family Caregivers Act, that passed Congress and was signed into law in January. Introduced with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), the bipartisan legislation establishes a national stra… Continue Reading


02.20.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Visits Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy

SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited the Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy factory in Superior today to meet with employees, tour the facility and highlight her work to boost Wisconsin's manufacturing economy. During the visit, Senator Baldwin unveiled her new Buy American legislation, the Made in America Shipbuilding Act, which supports Wisconsin's manufacturing and shipbuilding industries. "For decades in Wisconsin, manufacturing jobs have created shared prosperity for generations… Continue Reading


02.19.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Meets with Dairy Farmers in La Crosse and Altoona

WISCONSIN - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin met with Wisconsin dairy farmers in La Crosse and Altoona today to discuss the major investments and significant improvements to dairy programs that she fought to be included in the bipartisan Senate budget agreement. At each event, dairy farmers in attendance acknowledged that Senator Baldwin's efforts, including securing $1 billion for the Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) and improvements to dairy programs, will help provide much-needed, immediate … Continue Reading


02.17.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges DOT to Prioritize Consumers Over Airlines

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues in sending a letter, led by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao urging the Department of Transportation (DOT) to consider the rights of consumers before rolling back critical protections in the commercial aviation sector. The letter follows requests from DOT for a list of rules and regulations that are good candidates for repeal, replacement, suspension, or modification. The airline industr… Continue Reading


02.16.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Co-Sponsors Legislation for Enhanced Investment in Universal Flu Vaccine Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is co-sponsoring the Flu Vaccine Act, led by Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), to conduct or support comprehensive research for the creation of a universal influenza vaccine that could be administered once or twice and provide a lifetime of protection. The United States has already seen 63 pediatric deaths and high levels of illness and hospitalizations related to the flu this season. One-in-10 Americans who died the week ending on January 20th died … Continue Reading


02.15.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Jeanne Shaheen Lead Colleagues to Introduce Legislation to Expand Funding to Help States and Tribal Communities Fight the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced the Opioid Response Enhancement Act to help states and tribal communities better fight the opioid epidemic that is ravaging communities and families across this country. This reform would expand a grant program that was created as part of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act of 2017 and ensure states and tribes have access to continued and additional funding for the next five years under this progra… Continue Reading


02.15.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Questions Federal Trade Commission Nominees on TripAdvisor Business Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin yesterday questioned Federal Trade Commission (FTC) nominees on the business practices of TripAdvisor, an issue she previously brought to the Commission's attention after it was discovered the travel-rating website was censoring reviews useful for citizens' safety when abroad. In light of continued, troubling reports of U.S. citizens falling victim to unethical and criminal activity while traveling in Mexico, including the tragic, alcohol-related de… Continue Reading


02.15.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Fights for Great Lakes Funding in Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As a member of the bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is expressing concern in regard to President Donald Trump's proposed 90 percent cut to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), gutting the program's funding from $300 million to $30 million in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget request. Last October, Senator Baldwin wrote to the Trump Administration calling for full funding of $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to be i… Continue Reading


02.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calling on State Department to Increase Protections for Citizens Abroad

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin wrote to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging the State Department to take a more proactive approach in protecting and assisting distressed citizens when abroad. At Senator Baldwin's request, the State Department created a process to collect and analyze the stories of approximately 140 U.S. citizens involved in illicit alcohol-related incidents in Mexico. Senator Baldwin is urging the Department to use the information contained in these stories t… Continue Reading


02.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce SAFE Lending Act to Protect Consumers from Predatory Practices in Payday Lending

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Congressional colleagues to introduce the Stopping Abuse and Fraud in Electronic (SAFE) Lending Act. The SAFE Lending Act, led by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), and Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), would crack down on some of the worst abuses of the payday lending industry, particularly in online payday lending, and protect consumers from deceptive and predatory practices that strip wealth from workin… Continue Reading


02.12.18

U.S. Senators Baldwin, Tester, Rounds, Tillis Urge VA to Honor Veterans’ Emergency Care Claims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jon Tester (D-MT), Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) today called on the VA to ensure that it is reimbursing veterans who were billed for emergency treatment at private hospitals. In January, the VA announced that it would not retroactively reimburse veterans for their emergency treatment despite a court decision that ruled the VA is responsible for emergency medical costs at private, non-VA hospitals. In response, the bipartisan g… Continue Reading


02.12.18

U.S. Senators Baldwin and McCain to President Trump: Hold the Pharmaceutical Industry Accountable for Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John McCain (R-AZ) today sent a letter to President Trump urging him to hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable and make good on his promise to lower the skyrocketing prescription drug costs that American families are struggling to afford. "We write to urge you to make good on your promise and make fixing the problem of high drug prices a top priority for you and your Administration. Prescription drugs represent the highest out-of-p… Continue Reading


02.08.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Effort to Warn VA Against Limiting Caregiver Support Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin urged the VA not to limit veterans' eligibility for the VA's Caregiver Program in comments led by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Patty Murray (D-WA). The Senators weighed in as a part of the VA's public comment period that solicited veterans and caregivers' feedback on how to strengthen and improve caregiver support services for those who care for wounded and disabled veterans. "We are concerned that this solicitation's focus on eligibility, combin… Continue Reading


02.08.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Demanding Answers on Reports of CFPB's Stalled Investigation into Equifax Breach

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of 31 senators, led by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), in demanding answers on reports that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has halted its investigation into how credit reporting agency Equifax failed to protect the personal data of over 145 million Americans. "We are deeply troubled by recent news reports that, under Director Mulvaney's leadership, the CFPB has stopped its investigation into the Equifax breach," the Senators w… Continue Reading


02.08.18

With Over 600 Wisconsin Workers Facing Lay-Offs in Fox Valley, Senator Tammy Baldwin Questions the Use of Corporate Tax Cuts for Stock Buybacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has sent a letter to the Board of Directors of Kimberly-Clark questioning the company's recent announcement to use corporate tax cuts for its plan to close facilities in Neenah and Fox Crossing, lay off over 600 workers, and spend up to $900 million on stock buybacks for executives and shareholders this year. In 2017, Wisconsin workers helped create $3.3 billion in operating profit at Kimberly-Clark, which was founded in Wisconsin in 1872. Last year… Continue Reading


02.08.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Major Investment for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers in Bipartisan Senate Budget Agreement

"We are doing right by them and Wisconsin's rural economy." Bipartisan budget agreements includes more than $1 billion for the Dairy Margin Protection Program WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced that the bipartisan Senate budget agreement will include major investments to support the dairy industry, including more than $1 billion for the Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP). The final legislation includes significant improvements to dairy programs that will give Wisconsin … Continue Reading


02.07.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Solutions on Children’s Health Care, Community Health Centers, Fighting Opioid Epidemic, Improving Veterans Health Care and Investments in Rebuilding Infrastructure, including Expanding Rural Broadband

Bipartisan Senate agreement provides significant funding increase for domestic priorities over the next two years. Senator Baldwin: "It's time to deliver results for the American people." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today issued the following statement on the Senate budget agreement, which includes funding for key priorities Senator Baldwin pushed for including community health centers, veterans' health care, rural broadband and to help local communities combat the opioid epi… Continue Reading


02.07.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Push to Establish an Investigation into the U.S Olympic Committee & USA Gymnastics Over Decades of Sexual Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues in supporting a resolution, led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Joni Ernst (R-IA), to establish a special Senate committee to investigate the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and USA Gymnastics regarding how team doctor Larry Nassar was allowed to sexually abuse female gymnasts over decades. "Our bipartisan push to open this investigation will provide needed oversight and accountability," said Senato… Continue Reading


02.06.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Push for Community Health Centers Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined a bipartisan group of Senators, led by Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), in calling on Senate leadership to immediately reauthorize funding for community health centers. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), the Senators expressed their strong support for community health center… Continue Reading


02.06.18

After Reports that Trump Administration has Pulled Back Equifax Probe, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Inspector General Investigation of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has asked Inspector General Mark Bialek to investigate whether the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has put on ice a probe into the Equifax data breach that threatened the sensitive, private information of more than 145 million Americans. On Monday, Reuters reported that "Mick Mulvaney, head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has pulled back from a full-scale probe of how Equifax Inc. failed to protect the personal data of milli… Continue Reading

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