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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes for Bipartisan Reform to Increase Access to High Quality Health Care in Rural Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today voted for the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act, which passed the Senate with a vote of 97-0. The bipartisan legislation will support rural Wisconsin communities by promoting innovative continuing education for health providers to improve quality care. "Many Wisconsinites in rural communities face challenges in accessing the high-quality health care they need," said Senator Baldwin. "I voted for this bipartisan reform to prom… Continue Reading


U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Jeanne Shaheen, Ed Markey, and Joe Donnelly Call for Investments to Fight Opioid Epidemic in 21st Century Cures Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) are calling for investments to fight the opioid epidemic to be included in the 21st Century Cures Act, which is under consideration for passage during the Lame Duck session. "This epidemic knows no political party. Substance use, misuse, and use disorders are national problems that continue to cripple our communities. Our law enforcement, health care system, families, and state… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Advanced Wisconsin Battery Manufacturer Silatronix

MADISON, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today toured Silatronix headquarters to highlight our advanced Made in Wisconsin economy and congratulate the manufacturer on their recently awarded $3.7M Office of Naval Research (ONR) contract. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin has championed the ONR program that is supporting Silatronix's pioneering work. "Here at Silatronix, I'm seeing firsthand how we can work together to build a next-generation, advanced manufac… Continue Reading


U.S. Senators Baldwin and Capito Recognize American Education Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced a bipartisan resolution honoring the goals and ideas of American Education Week. The resolution urges the people of the United States to observe American Education Week by reflecting on the positive impact of all those who work together to educate children. "American Education Week is an opportunity for us to reflect on and celebrate our public education system and those who do the hard work of educ… Continue Reading


AARP Presents U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin with ‘Champion for the 50+’ Legislative Leadership Award

MADISON, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today was presented with the AARP's 'Champion for the 50+' Legislative Leadership Award by AARP Wisconsin staff and volunteers to recognize her commitment to supporting and improving the lives of family caregivers with the bipartisan RAISE Family Caregivers Act (S.1719). "I am honored to receive this award from AARP and their members across the country and throughout Wisconsin. This effort is especially personal to me, as I was raised by my maternal g… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Financial Assistance for Families and Communities in Central Wisconsin Affected by Flooding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded an announcement from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBC) that it will expand the counties it is currently assisting with its $500,000 Community First® Disaster Relief Program to include central Wisconsin communities impacted by the severe storms, flash flooding, and mudslides that occurred on September 21-22, 2016. Grants of $5,000 are available to eligible households and small businesses located in the central Wisconsin areas… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Mayor Tom Barrett Announces $6 Million for Workforce Development to Employ Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett today announced a $6 million America's Promise Job-Driven grant from the Department of Labor has been awarded to Employ Milwaukee and Midwest Urban Strategies, an alliance of 11 urban Midwest workforce boards, to grow their workforce development programs. "As the demand for a highly skilled workforce continues to grow, we need to ensure that our workforce is getting the education and skills they need to fill those jobs, … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President-Elect Trump to Keep His Promise to Make Washington Work for Wisconsin, Not Wall Street

Close the revolving door between Wall Street and Washington "Don't appoint foxes to guard the hen house." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today sent a letter to President-Elect Trump, calling on him to keep his promise to make Washington work for Wisconsin by closing the revolving door between Wall Street and Washington and not appointing "foxes to guard the hen house." "You have made a promise to 'drain the swamp' in Washington by reducing the influence of special interests… Continue Reading


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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