Press Releases

09.11.18

Bipartisan Legislation Includes Senator Baldwin’s Work to Improve Care for Wisconsin Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Appropriations Committee has announced that a final conference agreement has been reached that includes a number of measures from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin that will improve care for Wisconsin veterans. "Our veterans and their families deserve solutions to problems at the VA and I am proud to have worked across party lines on bipartisan legislation that includes many reforms that I worked for to improve services and care for our veterans," said Senator Baldwin. "W… Continue Reading


09.07.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Speaker Ryan and the House to include Permanent Buy America Commitment in Final Water Infrastructure Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With the House working this weekend to finalize water infrastructure legislation, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today called on Speaker Paul Ryan and the House to keep a permanent Buy America standard in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The Senate version of the water infrastructure legislation includes Senator Baldwin's permanent Buy America requirement that passed the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on May 22, 2018. However, it is not included in the Ho… Continue Reading


09.07.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Halt Skyrocketing Drug Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, cosponsored legislation, led by Senator Tina Smith (D-MN), to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for high drug prices and bring down costs for both consumers and taxpayers. "I've heard from countless Wisconsinites who continue to see skyrocketing drug prices. They are struggling to afford their prescriptions that they have relied on for years and they need Washing… Continue Reading


09.06.18

Support Grows for Senator Baldwin’s Legislation to Overturn the Trump Administration’s Expansion of Junk Insurance Plans

With 30 Senators needed to force a Senate vote, 44 Senators now cosponsor resolution of disapproval Trump's junk insurance plans don't have to provide health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's new legislation to overturn the Trump administration's expansion of "junk insurance" plans needs the support of 30 Senators to force a vote. Today, she announced 44 Senators have cosponsored her resolution of disapproval of the Trump admi… Continue Reading


09.05.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Emergency Road Funding for Wisconsin Communities Impacted by Severe Flooding and Storms

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced $1.5 million in emergency relief transportation funding to help repair roads and communities damaged by storms and severe flooding. The U.S. Department of Transportation released the emergency funds to the State of Wisconsin for areas throughout the state. Damages to Wisconsin's highway system was caused by multiple and on-going rounds of thunderstorms, heavy rain, high winds, and hail. The storm events, affecting all areas of Wiscon… Continue Reading


09.05.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Over $4.7 Million for Broadband Development in Rural Wisconsin Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today announced $4,709,505 for rural broadband development in Wisconsin. This federal investment will allow four Wisconsin service providers to build-out broadband services over the course of 10 years at 7,789 locations throughout the state. "Reliable high-speed broadband is critical to strengthening small businesses and neighborhoods throughout Wisconsin's rural communities," said Senator Baldwin. "I am p… Continue Reading


08.30.18

With More Flooding and Significant Storm Damage in Wisconsin, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, and U.S. Representatives Kind and Grothman, Call on President Trump to Quickly Assist Wisconsin Communities Impacted By Severe Weather

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With ongoing severe weather leading to flooding and damage in several Wisconsin counties, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, and U.S. Representatives Ron Kind and Glenn Grothman, today called on President Donald Trump to put the full support of the federal government behind cleanup and recovery efforts in Wisconsin. "We are writing to request federal assistance for the Wisconsin communities impacted by recent storms and flooding, which particularly impacted the southwestern and nort… Continue Reading


08.29.18

Door County Angler Joins Senator Baldwin to Call for Action on Harmful Algae Blooms in Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers

Patrick Neu of Forestville went to Washington to advocate for action on the algae bloom crisis impacting anglers, boaters, communities across Wisconsin Patrick's testimony at the hearing is available here WASHINGTON, D.C. - Patrick Neu, an angler from Forestville, Wisconsin, joined U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, and her Senate colleagues at a hearing titled, "Harmful Algal Blooms: The Impact on… Continue Reading


08.29.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Representative Ron Kind Call on President Trump to Quickly Assist Wisconsin Communities Impacted by Severe Weather and Flooding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With ongoing severe weather leading to flooding and damage in La Crosse, Vernon, Monroe, Juneau and Adams Counties, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Representative Ron Kind called on President Donald Trump to put the full support of the federal government behind cleanup and recovery efforts in Wisconsin. "Damage caused by heavy rains and flooding has once again left many Wisconsin communities wondering how they are going to pay for the repairs," said Senator Baldwin. "This… Continue Reading


08.29.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces New Legislation to Overturn the Expansion of Junk Insurance Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced new legislation to overturn the Trump administration's final "junk insurance" plan rule. Senator Baldwin's new resolution of disapproval is cosponsored by 30 Senators and would rescind the Trump administration's rule expanding "junk insurance" plans that don't have to provide health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. "The Trump Administration is rewriting the rules on guaranteed health care protections that mill… Continue Reading


08.28.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Security Investments for Wisconsin Faith-Based Nonprofits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that four of Wisconsin's Jewish nonprofits were awarded $358,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to invest in security enhancements. As part of the Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations Bill, Senator Baldwin created the new FEMA program-called the Nonprofit Security Grant Program - State (NSGP-S)-that provided this funding. Prior to Senator Baldwin's efforts, nonprofits in Wisc… Continue Reading


08.27.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Back Up Words with Action on Buy America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With the House and Senate now working to reconcile two versions of water infrastructure legislation, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today sent a letter to President Trump calling on him to back up his words with action on a permanent Buy America commitment in final legislation that goes to his desk. "I strongly believe American workers should build our infrastructure with American products, and taxpayers' money should not be spent to support foreign workers. Our American manufact… Continue Reading


08.24.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Representative Ron Kind Announce Over $1.2 Million for Low-Emission Buses in La Crosse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Representative Ron Kind announced that the City of La Crosse was awarded $1.25 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for fuel-efficient public transportation investments that will help reduce emissions. "Public transportation is one of the most vital components of a 21st century infrastructure network to ensure people can travel safely to their jobs, schools and throughout the community. Investing in innovative trans… Continue Reading


08.23.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $10.4 Million for Appleton International Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced that Appleton International Airport was awarded $10.4 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish a Regional Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Training Center. The Airport will partner with Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC). Senator Baldwin helped secure this federal funding to expand access to airport fire and rescue training services throughout the Great Lakes Region. "Appleton International Airport is ma… Continue Reading


08.23.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Shelley Moore Capito Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Trade Cheating

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced the bipartisan Play by the Rules Act to crack down on unfair trade cheating from nonmarket economies like China. "China has refused to play by the international trade rules they agreed to and they should be held accountable," said Senator Baldwin. "This bipartisan legislation will give the Commerce Department the flexibility it needs to take stronger actions that protect American workers and b… Continue Reading


08.23.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Joni Ernst Introduce Bipartisan Reform to Ensure Coverage for Children Born with Congenital Anomalies or Birth Defects

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure health insurance coverage for needed treatment and procedures for individuals both with congenital anomalies or birth defects. The Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act would close a coverage gap to ensure that health plans cover medically necessary services related to a patient's anomaly or birth defect, including any serious dental and oral-related procedures that are necessary t… Continue Reading


08.21.18

Senator Baldwin and Representative Pocan Request Trump Administration Provide Federal Assistance and Support Dane County Flood Recovery Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI02) called on President Donald Trump to provide federal assistance for flood recovery efforts in Dane County. This request comes as recent storms and flooding in southcentral Wisconsin resulted in severe damage to the impacted areas, including impassable roads and bridges and private property damage. "It is our understanding that the State of Wisconsin and Dane County are currently assessing the damage,… Continue Reading


08.21.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Legislation Honoring the Military Service of “Hello Girls”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today cosponsored bipartisan legislation honoring the groundbreaking service of the women who connected American and French forces on the front lines during World War I. The Hello Girls Congressional Gold Medal Act will award the women of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, dubbed the 'Hello Girls,' with the Congressional Gold Medal for their service and subsequent 60 year fight to be recognized as veterans. "The 223 women who served in the U.S. Army Signal… Continue Reading


08.20.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Amendment to Bring Home and Identify the Remains of U.S. Service Members Killed in Korean War Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today secured $10 million of increased funding for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to support Korean War recovery and identification efforts, and to ensure that remains of U.S. service members in Korea can be safely returned home. The Fischer-Baldwin amendment passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in the Senate as part of the FY2019 Defense Appropriations legislation. "Brave heroes fought for this country d… Continue Reading


08.20.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Demand Trump Administration Protect Troops from Financial Fraud

Reports indicating the Trump Admin is planning to undermine key aspects of the Military Lending Act, make it easier for lenders to target U.S. troops & rip-off military families 49 Senators are urging Trump Admin to protect the finances of our troops and their families WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to protect soldiers and their families from abusive financial practices, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Senate colleagues in urging the Trump Administration not to abandon its duty to … Continue Reading

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