Press Releases


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on U.S. Department of Transportation for Emergency Funding to Repair Roads and Bridges Damaged by Flooding in Western Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has called on U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to make federal Emergency Relief fund available to help repair roads and bridges damaged by recent severe storms and flooding in western Wisconsin. "Torrential rain and flooding has severely damaged many important roads and bridges in communities throughout western Wisconsin," said Senator Baldwin. "I'm calling on the Department of Transportation to continue our productive partnership and make… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Additional Cheese Surplus Purchase

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded today's announcement from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack of a new $20 million cheddar cheese purchase. "Keeping our Grown in Wisconsin economy strong means ensuring our rural communities and farms make it through this challenging time for the dairy industry. Today's announcement in Wisconsin is a positive step forward. I will continue to work with dairy farmers to update and improve the dairy safety net so that … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel to Get the Job Done on Wisconsin’s Longstanding Rape Kit Backlog

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel calling on him to act as swiftly as possible to address Wisconsin's sexual assault kit backlog. Recent press reports indicate that the Wisconsin Department of Justice has yet to test more than 6,000 sexual assault kits despite receiving more than $4 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice and the District Attorney of New York County last September to support sexual assault kit t… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Senate Democrats Call for Justice Department to Hold Wells Fargo Executives Accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and 12 other Senators in urging the Justice Department to investigate and, if appropriate, prosecute individual wrongdoing at Wells Fargo after revelations that the bank's employees had opened millions of accounts without customer approval. The Senators wrote: "A bank teller that takes a handful of bills from the cash drawer is likely to face charges for theft and prison time. She can't hide behind an army of l… Continue Reading


U.S. Senators Baldwin and Sullivan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Create Vietnam Helicopter Crew Memorial

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) have introduced the Senate companion legislation of H.R. 4298, the Vietnam Helicopter Crew Memorial Act, which would direct the Secretary of the Army to approve a memorial in Arlington National Cemetery honoring the nearly 5,000 helicopter pilots and crewmembers killed during the Vietnam War. The legislation was first introduced in the House by Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV). "Brave and courageous Vietnam war pilots made inc… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: Trans-Pacific Partnership is a Bad Deal for American Workers, Shouldn’t Be Considered Until Renegotiated

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) told the Obama Administration that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should not be considered by Congress until it is renegotiated. In a letter to the Administration today, a group of Senators led by Sherrod Brown (D-OH), outlined TPP's fundamental flaws and the need to fix them before Congress votes on the agreement, which is the biggest trade agreement ever negotiated. "This agreement is a bad deal for American workers. Instead of … Continue Reading


Senators Celebrate Planned Parenthood’s First 100 Years

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and 17 of her Senate colleagues in introducing legislation to recognize the importance of Planned Parenthood's work on women's health care and reproductive rights in America over the last 100 years. Planned Parenthood will celebrate 100 years of providing care and information to millions of women about their reproductive health on October 16. The organization today provides a wide array of reproductive health se… Continue Reading


National Urban League Supports Senator Baldwin’s Stronger Way Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced support from the National Urban League for her Stronger Way Act, bold legislation she has introduced with Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) to fight poverty with real solutions. "The National Urban League applauds the Stronger Way Act's focus on lifting families and individuals out of poverty through the transitional jobs program approach and by supporting work through expansions of the Earned Income and Child Tax Credits," said Marc H. Mor… Continue Reading


Support Grows for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Small Business Innovation Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced growing support for legislation that seeks to improve entrepreneurial and startup activity in Wisconsin. The Small Business Innovation Act was reintroduced by Senator Baldwin last week. The bill will provide Wisconsin small businesses increased access to the capital they need to grow their companies and create jobs. A study done by the Kauffman Foundation showed Wisconsin ranks last in startup activity for the second year in a row an… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Investigations into Madison and Milwaukee Social Security Offices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today in response to a letter from the Social Security Administration confirming ongoing investigations by the Office of Special Counsel and Office of the Inspector General into allegations of harassment, retaliation and management issues at Social Security's Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review in Madison and Milwaukee. "For the last year, I have worked on behalf of whistleblowers to shine a light on seriou… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Congressional Hearing with Mylan CEO on EpiPen Price Hike

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today regarding the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing with the CEO of Mylan on the dramatic price increase for EpiPens: "It's great that Congress has been asking questions and seeking answers about this outrageous price hike. Regarding Mylan, it's clear that this is just one example of what has become an all too common industry practice of systematically increasing prescription drug prices. "Th… Continue Reading


In Response to Flooding in Northern Wisconsin, Baldwin Urges USDA to Make Disaster Assistance Available to Wisconsin Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make disaster assistance available to Wisconsin farmers impacted by the severe storms and subsequent flooding this summer. In a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Baldwin urged the USDA to issue a Secretarial Disaster Declaration for Ashland, Bayfield and Iron Counties in Wisconsin so farmers in northern Wisconsin can receive disaster assistance. "Many fields in Ashland, Bayfie… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Pushes for Economic Growth in Wisconsin with Small Business Innovation Act

Senator Baldwin renews commitment to boosting Wisconsin startups and entrepreneurs National reform will support Wisconsin, which ranks last nationally in startup activity and entrepreneurship growth WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today renewed her commitment to fueling startups, entrepreneurs and economic growth in Wisconsin by reintroducing the Small Business Innovation Act. The legislation will help Wisconsin overcome its nation-low startup activity and entrepreneurship g… Continue Reading


Baldwin & Reed Seek to Strengthen U.S. Workforce Through Enhanced Adult Education Offerings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Senate works toward passage of bipartisan legislation to reauthorize a career and technical education program for students nationwide, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jack Reed (D-RI) are working to include a key measure that would help working-age adults build their skills and strengthen states' abilities to offer more career-technical or skills-based classes. The Career and Technical Education for Adult Learners Act (S. 3349, also known as the "CTE for ALL Act… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Senators: We Must Do More to Provide Debt Relief & Support to Students, Veterans Suffering from Wide-Ranging Impacts of ITT Tech Closure

In a new letter to Education Dept., 23 Senators say ITT Tech's "deceptive practices" and "dubious educational quality" rightly required action to halt new enrollment and continued use of taxpayer dollars Senators now call on ED to "use its existing legal authority" to increase total debt relief and support available to former ITT Tech students Senators: "These students will never get back the time and energy they have devoted to a college that left them locked outside the door, and deserve … Continue Reading


In Response to Letter from Baldwin and others, U.S. Army Updates Regulations Covering Soldiers Discharged for Misconduct While Suffering from PTSD & TBI

WASHINGTON. D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded the U.S. Army for committing to reforming its policies, regulations and documentation practices in the wake of its multidisciplinary review of misconduct separations of soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). In a written response to Baldwin, the Secretary of the Army Eric K. Fanning conceded the Army did not have proper documentation for 73 discharged soldiers who were recently diagnosed with PT… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Champions Water Infrastructure and Safe Drinking Water Investments Passed by U.S. Senate Today

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded the passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) in the U.S. Senate. WRDA includes many reforms authored by Senator Baldwin and investments she has championed in the Senate. "Communities in Wisconsin and across the United States are committed to providing safe drinking water for families and their children, but we need to invest in rebuilding our water infrastructure," said Senator Baldwin. "I've heard from Wisconsin… Continue Reading


Baldwin, McCain, Schakowsky Introduce Reform Requiring Transparency in Prescription Drug Price Increases

The bipartisan and bicameral FAIR Drug Pricing Act takes the first step to address skyrocketing prescription drug costs Drug corporations' aggressive increases in prescription drug prices are making lifesaving treatments unaffordable for families, taxpayers and the healthcare system WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John McCain (R-AZ) and U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) today introduced the FAIR Drug Pricing Act. The bipartisan and bicameral Fair Accountabilit… Continue Reading


Baldwin and Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Secretary Carter to Update Discharge Policy Across All Military Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), joined a bipartisan group of eight Senate colleagues today in sending a letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter urging the Department of Defense (DOD) to issue a consistent policy across all military services regarding the consideration of diagnosed mental health conditions when administratively separating servicemembers. The policy would allow mental health conditions brought on by trauma incurred during service to take precedence over… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Drinking Water Supply Program for Kewaunee County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded today's announcement that clean drinking water will be provided to residents of Kewaunee County with contaminated wells. Last month, Senator Baldwin convened a roundtable with federal officials, local leaders and concerned citizens to discuss actions to improve water quality in Kewaunee County. "I've heard directly from Wisconsinites in Kewaunee County who are living without clean drinking water and I've been working to make sure their voi… Continue Reading

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