Press Releases

11.15.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Gold Star Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted in support of the Gold Star Families Voices Act (H.R.4511). The legislation will allow the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project to collect video and audio recordings of biographical histories from the immediate family members of service men and women who became missing in action or who died as a result of their wartime service. Currently, only living veterans are able to contribute to the Veterans Oral History Project, which exc… Continue Reading


11.04.16

Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators to Urge the Surface Transportation Board to Take Action to Increase Competition and Ensure Fair Treatment for Shippers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of senators in urging the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to take action to increase competition and ensure fair treatment for shippers. Substantial consolidation in the railroad industry has put shippers at a disadvantage and led to a rapid increase in freight rail rates. In a letter to Chairman Elliott, led by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the senators called on the STB to reform outdated railroad rate procedures, allow… Continue Reading


11.03.16

Senator Baldwin Stands with American Steelworkers, Urges Rejection of Proposed Chinese Purchase of U.S. Aluminum Producer

WASHINGTON, D.C -U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined a bipartisan group of 12 senators, led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), in sending a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to urge the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to reject the proposed purchase of Aleris Co., by China-based Zhongwang International Group The senators wrote that the proposed purchase would undermine U.S. national security by risking the transfer of sensitive technologies. The senators also said it wou… Continue Reading


11.02.16

Senators Have New Questions for Mylan About EpiPen Price Hike, Pricing Strategy

WASHINGTON, D.C - In a 13-page letter sent to the CEO of pharmaceutical company Mylan, 17 senators requested additional information about the company's recent EpiPen Auto-Injector (EpiPen) price increases and how Mylan's pricing strategy affects consumers, taxpayers, and insurance premiums. The letter follows a previous request for information made in August about the EpiPen price hike. The letter was signed by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ba… Continue Reading


11.01.16

Senators Baldwin, Blumenthal, Murray, Durbin Announce Legislation to Strengthen Servicemember Employment and Reemployment Protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced legislation to better protect military personnel and veterans from potentially unfair employment disadvantages caused by any extended absence from work while on active duty. Passage of the USERRA Improvement Act, as well as the Justice for Servicemembers Act, are especially critical after a federal court ruled this month that a Navy reservist could not sue his f… Continue Reading


11.01.16

Senator Baldwin Joins Senate Colleagues in Query of DEA and Justice Department About Enforcement Efforts Against Wholesale Opioid Distributors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a group of senators led by Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Richard J. Durbin (D-IL) in sending a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) querying both agencies about enforcement efforts against wholesale opioid distributors that are violating DEA rules intended to prevent legal controlled substances from entering the illicit market. A recent story in the Washington Post ("The DEA slowed enforcemen… Continue Reading


10.28.16

Senator Baldwin, Members of Congress Applaud Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force's Steps to Help Further Parity Protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Al Franken (D-MN), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) along with Representative Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) applauded the President's Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force announcement yesterday of a series of steps to help ensure that patients receive the insurance coverage they are entitled to under the law. The task force released its final report with recommendations informing futu… Continue Reading


10.28.16

Bipartisan Coalition Presses DOJ About Government Hacking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan coalition of Senate and House lawmakers in urging Attorney General Loretta Lynch to provide Congress with more information about a proposed expansion of government hacking and surveillance powers. The bipartisan group of 23 lawmakers, led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), asked for more information about the proposal, formally known as amendments to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. Unless Congress acts, these new ame… Continue Reading


10.27.16

With Stumpf’s Resignation, Sens. Baldwin, Menendez, Franken and Colleagues Ask Feds to Strengthen Accountability Measures for Executive Pay

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Al Franken (D-MN) led a group of 16 Democratic senators calling on federal financial regulators to strengthen a proposed "clawback" rule pursuant to Dodd-Frank that aims to prohibit executive pay arrangements that promote excessive risk-taking or misconduct in the financial services industry. In light of the more than two million fraudulent deposit and credit card accounts opened to meet stringent sales quotas… Continue Reading


10.26.16

Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Reps. Gwen Moore, Ron Kind and Mark Pocan Urge U.S Department of Justice to Assist in Overseeing Wisconsin’s Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senator Tammy Baldwin along with Representatives Gwen Moore, Ron Kind and Mark Pocan, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice requesting assistance in overseeing Wisconsin's monitoring of the election, including providing poll-monitoring services in the state. The request was spurred by Wisconsin's contentious and discriminatory Voter ID Law and a political environment that has become increasingly intimidating for voters. "The state's 2011 voter identification … Continue Reading


10.26.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Discusses Stronger Way Act at Heartland Alliance National Conference

CHICAGO, IL - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin discussed her new legislation to help fight poverty, The Stronger Way Act, at the Heartland Alliance National Conference. Heartland Alliance is home to the National Transitional Jobs Network, a coalition dedicated to solutions addressing chronic unemployment. "I was inspired to write the Stronger Way Act when I saw the incredible work being done by organizations like Heartland Alliance and groups even closer to home in Wisconsin. It is clear tha… Continue Reading


10.25.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $1.6 Million in Federal Funding to Repair Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in Western Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced $1.6 million in Emergency Relief funds from the Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to repair roads and bridges damaged by flooding in western Wisconsin. This announcement comes after Senator Baldwin sent a letter earlier this month to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx requesting that he make funding available to help repair roads and bridges damaged by recent storms in western Wisconsin. "Re… Continue Reading


10.25.16

At UMOS Faith-Based Luncheon, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Stronger Way Forward to Reduce Poverty

MILWAUKEE, WI - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin gave remarks at UMOS' Faith-Based Luncheon on her new legislation to help fight poverty, The Stronger Way Act. "I was inspired to write the Stronger Way Act when I saw the incredible work being done by organizations like UMOS in Milwaukee to fight poverty. I was honored they asked me to speak at their Faith-Based Luncheon on my bold legislation to put real solutions in place to create opportunity for all and reward hard work," said Senator Baldw… Continue Reading


10.24.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Receives Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Medal from Secretary Ray Mabus

Navy Distinguished Public Service Medal is the Department of the Navy's highest award for civilians (VIDEO) WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin received the Department of the Navy's highest award for civilians, the Navy Distinguished Public Service Medal. Senator Baldwin was presented the award by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus at Marinette Marine today. "I take great pride in representing Wisconsin's shipbuilding industry because our workers have helped sustain America's security… Continue Reading


10.24.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds $500,000 in Assistance for Families and Communities Affected by Northern Wisconsin Flooding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded an announcement from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago that $500,000 in financial assistance will be available through local financial institutions to individuals and business owners in northern Wisconsin communities impacted by the severe storms and subsequent flooding that occurred on July 11-12, 2016. The assistance is being provided by banks, savings institutions, credit unions, community development financial institutions and insu… Continue Reading


10.21.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $1.5 Million to Expand Apprenticeship Opportunities Across Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced $1.5 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development's Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards' (DWD/BAS) to expand apprenticeship opportunities across Wisconsin. This announcement comes after Senator Baldwin sent a letter of support for DWD/BAS' grant application. "Apprenticeship initiatives are one of the most effective vehicles for responding to the workforce readiness n… Continue Reading


10.20.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Federal Disaster Declaration for Flooding in Western Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) major disaster declaration by President Obama for ten western Wisconsin counties affected by the September flooding. This declaration will make federal funds available to repair damaged public infrastructure in Adams, Chippewa, Clark, Crawford, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland and Vernon counties. "Damage caused by heavy rains and flooding have left some communities wondering… Continue Reading


10.19.16

Baldwin Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Appeal To the OMB Urging Support For USDA’s Efforts To Ramp Up Help To Struggling Dairy Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and a bipartisan, bicameral coalition of 56 members of the House and Senate in urging Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shaun Donovan to free up safety net funds to help dairy farmers in Wisconsin and across the nation who are struggling with declining milk prices. In a letter sent last Thursday, Baldwin and the lawmakers request that Donovan do all he can to support Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack … Continue Reading


10.18.16

After New Social Security Cost-of-Living Announcement, Senator Baldwin Renews Call to Pass the SAVE Benefits Act to Provide Emergency Payments to Seniors, Veterans, and Other Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today in renewing their call for Congress to pass the Seniors and Veterans Emergency (SAVE) Benefits Act, which would boost Social Security and other critical benefits for seniors, veterans, and Americans with disabilities. This follows today's announcement by the Social Security Administration that the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be 0.3 percent for 2017, after… Continue Reading


10.13.16

#RejoiceThe19th: U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Seeks to Commemorate the Centennial of the Passage and Ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which Granted American Women the Right to Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced today that she has led a bipartisan group of women senators in introducing legislation to commemorate the centennial of the passage and ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote. The Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission Act creates a commission charged with planning and executing programs, projects and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of this critical step forward in our democra… Continue Reading

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