Press Releases

03.15.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Sponsored School Safety Legislation Passes House, Earns Support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the bipartisan STOP School Violence Act. Senator Baldwin helped introduce the bipartisan school safety legislation in the Senate last week that funds school security improvements and invests in early intervention and prevention programs to stop school violence before it happens. The bipartisan Senate legislation earned the support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this week. "We mus… Continue Reading


03.15.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Opposes Senate Bill to Roll Back the Rules for Big Banks on Wall Street

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on her vote against a Senate banking bill that rolls back the rules for big banks on Wall Street: "Shortly after I was first elected to Congress in 1998, I voted no on repealing the Glass-Steagall Act which de-regulated the financial industry and let Wall Street and the big banks write their own rules. As a result, in 2008 the reckless actions of Wall Street ran our economy into the deepest recession since the … Continue Reading


03.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses Trump’s Cabinet on Buy American At Commerce Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, today pressed five members of President Trump's cabinet on why the administration's infrastructure plan fails to include a strong commitment to "Buy American, Hire American" standards. Senator Baldwin directly asked Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Transportation Secretary Ela… Continue Reading


03.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to EPA: Don’t Weaken Rules Protecting Workers & Children from Toxic Pesticides

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Senate colleagues in expressing alarm at Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt's decision to reconsider two federal safeguards that are vital to the protection of agricultural workers and children against dangerous pesticides, including children working on farms. In a letter, led by Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Adminis… Continue Reading


03.13.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Call for Stronger Investment in Rural Broadband

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, today renewed her call to expand access to high speed broadband in Wisconsin's rural communities. The federal infrastructure plan released by President Trump earlier this year failed to include critical rural development priorities to help support rural business development, create jobs and spur new economic growth. Senator Baldwin has long fought for Washington to step up and be… Continue Reading


03.13.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Holds Health Net Accountable For ‘Poor Performance’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senators to demand the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) take action to hold Health Net, the contractor that helps run the Choice Program, accountable for its "frustrating and completely avoidable" customer service problems and late payments to community providers. Following years of Health Net's poor performance and empty promises to improve its customer service, the Senators, led by Jon Tester (D-MT) and Mike Cr… Continue Reading


03.13.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Support for CREATES Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, announced her support for the CREATES Act, bipartisan legislation that deters pharmaceutical companies from blocking less expensive prescription drug alternatives from entering the marketplace, which would help families and patients afford critical medications. "Drug corporations are sticking it to Americans with skyrocketing prescription drug prices," said Senator Bald… Continue Reading


03.12.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Bipartisan Sponsors of RAISE Act Urge HHS to Implement the New Family Caregiver Law Swiftly

The letter led by the sponsors of the RAISE Act-Sens. Collins, Baldwin and Reps. Harper, Castor-calls on Secretary Azar to begin seeking nominations for new advisory council In 2013, more than 40 million family caregivers provided an estimated $470 billion in uncompensated long-term care WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and Representatives Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) wrote to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services… Continue Reading


03.09.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Senators to Introduce Continued Support for the Iranian People Act of 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senators led by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to introduce a bill calling for the United States and its allies to continue their support for the Iranian protesters who have been fighting for freedom and prosperity in their home country. This proposal seeks to hold the Iranian government accountable for the nearly 20 individuals who have been killed and 4,500 individuals who have been incarcerated since the protests began, 49… Continue Reading


03.08.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Cory Booker and Bill Nelson Lead Call for Stronger Investment in Student Health and Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the face of the opioid epidemic that is ravaging communities and gun violence that is endangering the health and wellbeing of America's youth, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) wrote a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee leadership calling for stronger federal investments that enhances student health and safety. The letter requests the highest possible funding allocation for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant under … Continue Reading


03.08.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Honored with Senator Thad Cochran Leadership Award from American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association

WASHINGTON, D.C. - For her efforts to support and maintain a robust shipbuilding supplier industrial base, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin was recognized by the American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association (ASSA) as the 2018 recipient of the Honorable Thad Cochran Leadership Award. "I take great pride in representing Wisconsin's shipbuilding industry because our workers have helped sustain America's security for generations, boasting a successful history of building ships for our nation's defense," s… Continue Reading


03.08.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Improve Health Coverage Affordability for Young Adults

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced legislation that provides a better deal for young Americans by improving health coverage affordability while maintaining protections and access to essential services. With the Advancing Youth Enrollment Act, more than 4 million uninsured young adults could be eligible to receive additional financial support to help reduce their monthly premiums. Making health care more affordable for younger adults can help ensure that they sign up f… Continue Reading


03.07.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures $5 Million Grant for Eau Claire Public Transportation Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today congratulated the City of Eau Claire for being awarded $5 million in TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Last July, Senator Baldwin worked to restore funding in the FY2018 Transportation Appropriations Bill for the TIGER grant program as it was slated for elimination under the President's proposed budget. "Wisconsin's transportation system is in critical n… Continue Reading


03.07.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Introduce Amendment to Rein in Corporate Stock Buybacks in Banking Deregulation Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Seizing on the surge in corporate stock buybacks, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer are introducing an amendment today to the banking deregulation bill that would stop the growing trend of corporate tax breaks going towards stock buybacks. Since the Republican tax bill passed, corporations have announced more than $200 billion in stock buybacks, overwhelmingly benefiting corporate executives and wealthy shareholders, and leaving the middle … Continue Reading


03.06.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Critical School Safety Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin cosponsored bipartisan legislation that funds school security improvements and invests in early intervention and prevention programs to stop school violence before it happens. "Now is the time for Congress to work together to advance commonsense solutions that will make our schools and communities safer," said Senator Baldwin. "I'm urging my Congressional colleagues to support this bipartisan investment in early intervention and prevention, and to w… Continue Reading


03.05.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and David Perdue to Honor 25th Anniversary of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and David Perdue (R-GA) introduced a bipartisan resolution (S.Res.424) honoring the 25th anniversary of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program (NGYCP). NGYCP is celebrating 25 years of providing successful, free and 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 in helping create th… Continue Reading


03.05.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Aims to Block President Trump’s Plan to Allow Insurers to Sell Junk Plans with Legislation to Guarantee Protections for Pre-existing Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the Trump Administration's recent proposed rule allowing insurance companies to once again sell 'junk' health care plans, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced new legislation to block the rule and guarantee protections for people with pre-existing conditions. "As someone who was branded as a child with the words, 'pre-existing condition,' I want to make sure that no parent, foster parent or grandparent has to choose between helping their child get better or go… Continue Reading


03.05.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to Health Insurers: Step Up Response to Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senate colleagues in sending a letter, led by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Ed Markey (D-MA), asking the nation's top health insurers to do their part to combat the opioid epidemic. In an effort to hold the insurance industry accountable, the Senators asked the companies to both review their existing policies in light of the epidemic and to take additional steps to make sure they are doing their part to help curb addiction. "Unfortunat… Continue Reading


03.01.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Make Community and Technical School More Affordable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today formally reintroduced the America's College Promise Act. This legislation would create a new federal-state partnership to provide two years of tuition-free access to community or technical college programs that lead to a degree or industry-recognized credential. "Higher education should be a path to shared prosperity, not a path into suffocating debt. But unfortun… Continue Reading


02.27.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Honored by Disabled American Veterans Organization with Senate Legislator of the Year Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In recognizing her efforts to combat the opioid epidemic among veterans and service members, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin was honored with the "Outstanding Senate Legislator of the Year" award by Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Senator Baldwin was selected by DAV for her strong leadership and bipartisan efforts in fighting the opioid epidemic while ensuring that ill and injured veterans have personalized care and safe alternatives for pain management. In addition, DAV recogniz… Continue Reading

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