Press Releases

12.16.16

Investments in Safe Drinking Water, Waterway Infrastructure and our Great Lakes Championed by Senator Baldwin Signed into Law by President Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded the bipartisan water infrastructure legislation being signed into law by President Obama. The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act included investments and reforms championed by Senator Baldwin to accelerate the development of water technologies to solve pressing water challenges, expand lead water testing and pipe replacements efforts, improve ports and waterways in Wisconsin, and strengthen the Great Lakes Res… Continue Reading


12.16.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Encourages Governor’s Task Force on Opioid Abuse to Act on Newly Available Federal Funding to Address Opioid Epidemic

Major legislation signed into law last week includes $1 billion in funding championed by Senator Baldwin to address opioid epidemic Governor's Task Force on Opioid Abuse to meet in La Crosse today WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Governor's Task Force on Opioid Abuse is set to meet in La Crosse today, Senator Baldwin is encouraging them to act and apply for newly available federal funding to combat the opioid epidemic. Senator Baldwin led the effort to include $1 billion in investments to fight… Continue Reading


12.13.16

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Susan Collins Legislation Supporting Young Researchers Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today bipartisan legislation supporting young researchers authored by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) was signed into law by President Obama. At a time when America's young researchers are facing a difficult funding environment, Senators Baldwin and Collins introduced the Next Generation Researchers Act to build opportunities for new researchers, address the debt burden that young researchers face today, and invest in the future of research, science… Continue Reading


12.13.16

After Trump Delays Announcement on Business Plans, Baldwin & Senate Democrats Call on President-elect to Divest Holdings

In new letter, 23 senators urge President-elect Trump to follow advice of Office of Government Ethics and allow independent party to control assets Senators: "Whether the President of the United States makes decisions about potential trade agreements or sending troops into war, the American people need to know that the President is acting in their best interest." WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Tom Carper (D-DE) and 21 Democratic senators, in sending a letter… Continue Reading


12.11.16

Senator Baldwin Urges President-Elect Trump to Live Up to Campaign Promises and Clarify Whether He Opposes Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), along with 18 fellow senators, in sending a letter calling on President-Elect Donald Trump to remind him of his campaign promises to reject cuts to Medicare and Medicaid and to ask that he clarify whether he still intends to do so. The letter was signed by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse … Continue Reading


12.09.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Effort Urging the VA to Comply with Law that Protects Veterans from Exorbitant ER Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a bipartisan group of 22 senators, led by Senators Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), in writing to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald, urging him to comply with the Emergency Care Fairness Act (ECFA). The ECFA was enacted in 2010 and directs the VA to cover veterans non-VA emergency care bills when their private health insurance doesn't cover the full amount of care. Yet since 2010, the VA h… Continue Reading


12.09.16

Baldwin, Whitehouse, Warren Introduce Bill to Limit Tax Windfalls for Billionaires in the Trump Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced legislation today to prevent President-elect Donald Trump's enormously wealthy cabinet nominees - and possibly Trump himself - from ducking millions of dollars in taxes. A little-known provision of the tax code currently allows executive branch and judicial appointees to defer paying taxes on profits from assets they sell to comply with ethics rules. The No Windfalls for Government… Continue Reading


12.08.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds House Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral Veterans Reform Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded action by the U.S. House of Representatives to unanimously pass legislation that will improve veterans' access to health care, disability benefits, education and homelessness assistance, among other important benefits for our nation's veterans. "After two decade-long wars, our veterans and their families are facing many difficult challenges," said Senator Baldwin. "This comprehensive, bipartisan, bicameral veterans package contains over 70… Continue Reading


12.08.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on National Defense Authorization Act Senate Passage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Senate passed the compromise FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today by a vote of 92-7: "Today, I voted in favor of the defense authorization legislation, which, while an imperfect compromise, makes important investments to strengthen our national security, support our servicemembers and their families, and boost our Made in Wisconsin economy. "I'm proud to have championed and fought for many … Continue Reading


12.08.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on House Leadership to Delist Gray Wolf Before They Leave Town

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling on House Leadership to act on legislation to delist the gray wolf from the Endangered Species List before they adjourn the congressional session for the year. Currently, the House is on track to adjourn for the year this week without acting to delist the Western Great Lakes population of the gray wolf from the Endangered Species List. In a letter to Congressional Leadership, Baldwin urges them to finish this important work and schedule ti… Continue Reading


12.07.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Air Force Announcement of the Wisconsin Air National Guard's Truax Field as a Finalist for Deployment of New Fighter Jets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today in response to an announcement from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) that the Wisconsin Air National Guard's Truax Field has been named a finalist for the deployment of new fighter jets: "We are proving ourselves to be a very strong competitor and I am going to continue my work being a leading advocate for the 115th Fighter Wing at Truax," said Senator Baldwin. "I have been proud to play a lead role with the Wisconsin… Continue Reading


12.07.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes for Major Bipartisan Health Care Innovation Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today voted for the 21st Century Cures Act. The bipartisan health care innovation legislation includes actions championed by Senator Baldwin, including $1 billion in funding to fight the opioid epidemic and stronger support for our next generation of researchers. Senator Baldwin released the following statement after the legislation passed the Senate by a vote of 94-5: "This bipartisan legislation includes many reforms I championed, including my eff… Continue Reading


12.06.16

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Sherrod Brown and Bob Casey Introducing ‘Buy America’ Amendment to Water Infrastructure Bill, Call on Republican Leaders to Take Action

Republican House leadership removed the Buy America reform, which previously passed the Senate by 95-3 Senators call on Republican leaders to reinsert provision or schedule immediate vote on amendment Baldwin: "Our American manufacturers and workers deserve a solid commitment from us and I'm not giving up this fight to build a made in America infrastructure." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Bob Casey (D-PA) today announced that they will int… Continue Reading


12.06.16

Baldwin and Senators: We Need Swift Action to Address Outsourcing of American Jobs, Announce Intent to Introduce Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and a group of Senators from manufacturing-heavy states to urge the leadership of the next Congress to quickly consider legislation to penalize companies outsourcing American jobs and encourage investments in the United States. Baldwin, Donnelly and Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Gary Peters (D-MI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Bob Casey (D-PA) announced they plan to introduce legislation during the next Congress, wh… Continue Reading


12.05.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Removal of ‘Buy America’ Reform in Water Infrastructure Bill

Baldwin's 'Buy America' reform removed by Republican House Leadership "By removing my Buy America standard, Speaker Ryan and House Republicans are embracing the status-quo in Washington." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on the removal of her 'Buy America' reform from the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by Republican House Leadership: "By removing my Buy America standard, Speaker Ryan and House Republicans are embracing the status-qu… Continue Reading


12.05.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President-elect Trump to Take a Stand for ‘Buy America’ Reform in Water Infrastructure Bill

Baldwin's 'Buy America' reform threatened by House Republicans "American workers should build our infrastructure with American products, and taxpayers' money should not be spent on Chinese iron and steel." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today called for President-elect Donald Trump to take a stand against an effort by Speaker Paul Ryan and Congressional Republicans to pull a 'Buy America' reform she included in a water infrastructure bill that passed the Senate in Septemb… Continue Reading


11.30.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Representative Gus Bilirakis Host Roundtable with Veterans Care Stakeholders and Simcakoski Family

In July, bipartisan VA reforms named after Wisconsin Marine veteran Jason Simcakoski were signed into law by President Obama "Realizing the Jason Simcakoski Memorial and Promise Act" roundtable addresses the opioid crisis and quality pain care for veterans VIDEO AVAILABLE WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) led a roundtable dialogue titled "Realizing the Jason Simcakoski Memorial and Promise Act" to address the opioid crisi… Continue Reading


11.30.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Releases Statement on Nomination of Wealthy Insider with Deep Roots on Wall Street for Treasury Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on President-elect Trump's nomination of hedge fund manager Steven Mnuchin for United States Secretary of the Treasury: "The Republican establishment now owns Washington and this is more proof that Wall Street, big banks, hedge funds and billionaires will be writing the rules to make a rigged system work for them. This is another broken promise from Donald Trump to 'drain the swamp' in Washington and not the change h… Continue Reading


11.29.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Digital Coast Act Unanimously Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan Digital Coast Act has unanimously passed the U.S. Senate. The legislation will help shoreline communities along the Great Lakes better prepare for storms, cope with varying water levels and strengthen economic development planning efforts continues to move forward and now heads to the House for consideration. The bipartisan Digital Coast Act was introduced by Senator Baldwin and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) last year. The Digital Coast… Continue Reading


11.29.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Resolution Urging Trump to Comply with Constitution by Truly Severing Relationship with Private Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joins Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) in introducing a resolution stating the sense of Congress that President-elect Trump should follow the precedent established by prior presidents and convert his assets to simple, conflict-free holdings, adopt blind trusts managed by an independent trustees, or take other equivalent measures in order to ensure compliance with the United States Constitution. The resolution notes that in the absence of such action… Continue Reading

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