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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Public Option for Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Department of Justice refuses to defend the law that has extended quality health insurance coverage to over 20 million Americans, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, helped introduce the Consumer Health Options and Insurance Competition Enhancement (CHOICE) Act. This legislation would add a publicly operated health insurance option to the Affordable Care Act's individual marketplaces. "Wisconsinite… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan ACCESS BROADBAND Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce the bipartisan ACCESS BROADBAND Act, bicameral legislation led by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY) that fosters the development and growth of broadband resources for businesses as well as underserved urban and rural communities in Wisconsin, and throughout the country. "Reliable high-speed broadband is critical to strengthening small businesses and communities throughout rural Wisconsin," sa… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Representative Jim Sensenbrenner Introduce Bipartisan Scenic Trails Parity Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) reintroduced the bipartisan National Scenic Trails Parity Act to provide improved management and access to additional funding for Wisconsin's Ice Age and North Country National Scenic Trails. "The Ice Age and North Country Scenic trails are beloved by Wisconsinites, and provide opportunities for people across our state to enjoy the great outdoors. But these trails currently face unfair barriers when… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Cassidy, Schrier, Stivers Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Measure to Help Prevent Infant Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and U.S. Representatives Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-WA08) and Steve Stivers (R-OH15) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve early detection of infant abuse to protect children from further injury and prevent fatalities. The Early Detection to Stop Infant Abuse and Prevent Fatalities Act amends the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) to develop new and expanded trainings and best practices to… Continue Reading


U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Susan Collins Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support the Health and Wellbeing of Family Caregivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) today introduced the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation to support the health and wellbeing of family caregivers. This bipartisan bill would authorize $20 million for Fiscal Year 2020, with funding increasing by $10 million annually in order to reach $60 million for Fiscal Year 2024, for the Lifespan Respite Care program. This important program allows full-time caregivers to take… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and All Senate Democrats Introduce Resolution To Save Pre-Existing Condition Protections And Health Care For Millions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and all 47 Senate Democrats today introduced a Senate resolution- led by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)- that would reverse the Department of Justice's (DOJ) recent decision to side with U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor's ruling that deems health care protections enjoyed by hundreds of millions unconstitutional. This latest act of health care sabotage from the Trump administration could result in 133 million Americans losing protections for pr… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Trump Adminstration to Implement Farm Bill Dairy Improvements for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and a bipartisan group of dairy state Senators are pressing Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to prioritize the implementation of the dairy provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill. Since the beginning of 2017, Wisconsin has lost more than 1,300 dairy farms. As dairy farmers across the country continue to face severe challenges with low prices and market instability, the 2018 Farm Bill dramatically expands support for dairy producers, providing flexible, a… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging Trump Administration to Withdraw Proposed SNAP Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of 47 Senators raising concerns about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed rule to make harmful changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In a bipartisan letter led by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the Senators urged Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to withdraw the proposal. "The proposed changes would take food assistance away from Americans struggling to find … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan PFAS Detection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Mike Rounds (R-SD), and Gary Peters (D-MI) and Representatives Dan Kildee (MI-05) and Jack Bergman (MI-01) to introduce bipartisan legislation to address contamination from chemicals containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The PFAS Detection Act provides the U.S. Geological Survey with $45 million to develop new advanced technologies to detect PFAS and then to conduct nationwide sampling f… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, 46 Senate Democrats Introduce ‘For the People’ Act to Put Power Back in the Hands of the American People

Landmark bill would help repair our broken politics, restore the promise of American democracy, and make government work for the people Sweeping package of pro-democracy and anti-corruption reforms makes it easier - not harder - to vote, ends the dominance of big money in politics, and ensures public officials work for the public interest WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and every member of the Senate Democratic Caucu… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Work Recognized by National Organization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) was honored with a 2019 Legislative Action Award by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), a nationally-recognized think tank that actively works to find consensus and common ground to address key challenges facing the nation. The annual award recognizes Members of Congress committed to solving problems and developing sound policy for the American people. "Senator Baldwin exemplifies how lawmakers can be proud, productive and pragmatic partisans… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Will Serve on New Senate Democratic Special Committee On The Climate Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) established a new Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis. The committee-comprised of ten Democratic senators including U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin- will be tasked with investigating, holding hearings, and issuing findings on the economic and national security consequences of climate change and how acting on the climate crisis presents significant opportunities for jobs, public health, and the economy. "Let… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Federal Funding To Help Wisconsin Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Wisconsin receives $6,253,212 Senator Baldwin worked to secure federal funding that invests in prevention, treatment and recovery in local communities WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that an additional $6.25 million in federal grant funding was awarded to help Wisconsin combat the opioid epidemic. "I have worked in a bipartisan way to make sure local communities in Wisconsin have the federal resources they need to support local prevention, treatment and recovery… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Reintroduces Legislation to Rein in Stock Buybacks and Give Workers a Voice on Corporate Boards

Big corporations were given huge, permanent tax breaks and in 2018 they announced more than $1 trillion in stock buybacks, largely benefiting corporate executives and wealthy shareholders Reward Work Act would allow workers to directly elect one-third of their company's board WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin reintroduced legislation to rein in corporate stock buybacks and empower workers to have a say in how their company's profits are spent. The Reward Work Act would b… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Pressing for Answers on Reports of Efforts to Weaken Contamination Standards for PFAS

Letter Comes in Response to Media Reports that DOD is Pushing for Weaker Cleanup Guidelines for PFAS WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues in pressing Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, requesting the agencies to release communications they've had with the White House, and with each other, regarding the establishment of federal drinking water standards for per-and polyfluoroalkyl su… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Working to Combat the Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce legislation to fight the spread of the disease that is threatening Wisconsin's proud hunting tradition. The Chronic Wasting Disease Management Act, led by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), will provide immediate resources to wildlife management agencies to respond to outbreaks of the disease. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in wildlife has been detected in 24 states across the country, including in 56 counties throughout Wisconsin. "In Wisc… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Take on Student Debt Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped reintroduce the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act to allow undergraduate borrowers repaying public or private loans to refinance those loans to an interest rate of 3.76 percent. The bill, led by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT), would allow graduate and parent borrowers to refinance to competitive rates, which can reduce monthly payments and help borrowers repay loans sooner. This legislatio… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Gray Wolf Delisting Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Ron Johnson (R-WI), John Barrasso (R-WY) and Mike Enzi (R-WY) introduced bipartisan legislation that would delist the gray wolf in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and allow wolf management plans based on federal and state wildlife expertise to move forward without legal ambiguity. "I have supported a bipartisan effort to delist the gray wolf in Wisconsin since 2011 because of the scientif… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Federal Review of the Wisconsin National Guard’s Sexual Assault Protocols, Reporting Mechanisms, Investigations and Accountability Measures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to the National Guard Bureau's Office of Complex Investigations (OCI) and requested an independent and comprehensive assessment of the Wisconsin National Guard's sexual assault protocols, reporting mechanisms, investigations and accountability measures. In her letter to General Joseph L. Lengyel, National Guard Bureau Chief, Senator Baldwin wrote, "Several Wisconsin constituents and National Guard service members have come forwa… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Senate Vote to Terminate President Trump’s Declaration of a National Emergency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate voted on a disapproval resolution to terminate President Trump's declaration of a national emergency. Last month, the House of Representatives passed the resolution of disapproval with bipartisan support, 245 to 182. U.S. Representatives Jim Sensenbrenner, Ron Kind, Gwen Moore, Mark Pocan and Mike Gallagher all voted for the resolution. Senator Baldwin released the following statement about today's Senate vote which passed with bipartisan support, 59-41: "… Continue Reading

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