Press Releases

10.09.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces the USS Beloit, Newest Littoral Combat Ship Honors Made In Wisconsin Manufacturing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced that the newest Freedom variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) will be named the USS Beloit to honor the City of Beloit for its contributions to the U.S. Navy and America's national security. Senator Baldwin advocated for naming LCS 29 after the City of Beloit to recognize this community's longstanding commitment to Wisconsin's maritime economy and our nation's defense. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin has co… Continue Reading


10.09.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Files Discharge Petition to Force Senate Vote on Overturning Trump Administration’s Expansion of Junk Insurance Plans

Senate Will Vote this Week on Junk Plans that Can Deny Coverage for Pre-existing Conditions With 49 Senators supporting Baldwin's resolution, two Republican votes are needed to pass it in the Senate WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin filed a discharge petition that will force a Senate vote on her resolution to overturn the Trump Administration's expansion of junk insurance plans that can deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and don't have to provide essential … Continue Reading


10.06.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the final vote on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement: "The people of Wisconsin need a fair, non-partisan and independent Supreme Court Justice and based on everything we know, I do not have confidence that Judge Kavanaugh would be that justice. "The stakes are too high for the American people, who do not want the Supreme Court to advance a political… Continue Reading


10.04.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on FBI Background Investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After reviewing the FBI's supplemental background investigation of sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement: "It is clear to me that the White House and Senate Republicans stood in the way of a full investigation of the credible allegations against this Supreme Court nominee by not allowing the FBI to interview Dr. Blasey Ford, Judge Kavanaugh and a number of witnesses who came forward publicly. My c… Continue Reading


10.03.18

Senate Passes Bipartisan Opioid Crisis Response Legislation, President Trump Will Sign Senator Baldwin’s Reforms Into Law

Prevent the flow of illegal fentanyl, opioids, and meth from other countries Stronger support for local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts More resources for growing meth problem in Wisconsin WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate passed the final version of bipartisan opioid crisis response legislation (H.R.6) that includes a number of reforms championed by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 will: reduce use and supply; encourage recovery; support caregivers… Continue Reading


10.03.18

Senator Baldwin’s Reforms to Protect Rights of Disabled Airline Passengers Pass Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin worked to include a number of key measures from her Air Carrier Access Amendments Act in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 to protect the rights of disabled airplane passengers and close service gaps that passengers with disabilities frequently encounter in air travel. The reforms included in the legislation passed the House and the Senate and now head to the President for his signature. "In order to keep America's promise of full equality for all… Continue Reading


10.02.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Statement on Trade Deal Progress with Canada and Mexico

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement following the Trump Administration's announcement that the United States, Canada, and Mexico reached an agreement to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). "NAFTA-which I opposed-cost Wisconsin thousands of manufacturing jobs and needed to be fixed. In addition, Canada's unfair trade practices harm our agriculture economy-we lost over 600 dairy farms in the last year-and I have pressed the Trump Admi… Continue Reading


10.02.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Democratic Support for Her Resolution to Overturn the Trump Administration’s Expansion of Junk Insurance Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today is the first day that the Trump Administration's expansion of junk health insurance plans goes into effect and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced she has secured the support of every Senate Democrat on her legislation to overturn these plans that don't have to cover pre-existing conditions and essential services like prescription drugs, emergency room visits and maternity care. Senator Baldwin has introduced a Senate resolution to overturn the Trump Administration's e… Continue Reading


09.28.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Funding for Sherman Park Development in Milwaukee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin worked to successfully secure $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Community Services (OCS) for the Sherman Phoenix Project to spur economic activity and enhance opportunities for Milwaukee residents. Senator Baldwin advocated for this federal grant to help close the funding gap for this critical economic development project in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood. "I worked to support the Sherman Phoenix Proje… Continue Reading


09.28.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Successfully Secures Funding to Advance Medical Innovations in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After securing Senate passage of a bipartisan amendment to promote medical innovations in June, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's effort to secure $20 million to advance domestic production of a commonly-used medical isotope was signed into law by President Trump last week. The provision will help accelerate the development of a domestic source of medical isotopes used to conduct health procedures, including cancer and heart screenings. It was included in the bipartisan Fiscal Ye… Continue Reading


09.26.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Public Forum on Husky Superior Refinery Incident

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, ranking member of the Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, joined her Congressional colleagues in requesting a public meeting for communities affected by the Husky Superior Refinery explosions earlier this year. The letter was also signed by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN), Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN), and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN). On April 26, 2018, the Husky Superior Refinery was severely damaged in a catastro… Continue Reading


09.26.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bill To Enhance Maternal Health Coverage Under Medicaid, Improve Health Outcomes for New Moms

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) in introducing new legislation to reduce the United States' rising maternal mortality rates, improve maternal and infant health outcomes, and close the disparities that continue to put mothers and children of color at risk. The bill, the Maximizing Outcomes for Moms through Medicaid Improvement and Enhancement of… Continue Reading


09.25.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Improve Transportation Access for Workers and Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ed Markey, (D-MA) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve transportation access and help break down barriers for workers and families getting to jobs, local businesses and health care services. The Connecting Opportunities through Mobility Metrics and Unlocking Transportation Efficiencies (COMMUTE) Act provides data to states and local governments to measure accessibility to local business… Continue Reading


09.25.18

Senator Baldwin’s Work to Finalize Critical Asian Carp Study Included in Final Bipartisan Legislation

President Trump signed the FY19 Energy and Water Development funding legislation Bill will finalize strategy to block Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured language in the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill directing the Army Corps of Engineers to finalize the Brandon Road Study, a critical action-plan for blocking Asian carp from reaching the G… Continue Reading


09.21.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces More Than $20 Million Awarded to Wisconsin Communities to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After leading the effort to secure federal investments for local communities to address the opioid epidemic, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that Wisconsin will receive $20,322,072 million in federal grant funding for FY2018 to support local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin led the effort to include an additional $1 billion to help states and tribal communities fight the opioid epidemic i… Continue Reading


09.21.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Works to Fund Opioid Abuse Treatment and Prevention, Increase NIH funding and Support Family Caregivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, the Senate passed a bipartisan Fiscal Year 2019 funding package that includes a number of priorities from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to provide additional funding for states to combat the opioid epidemic, to increase health and research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and to support family caregivers. "With this bipartisan legislation we are providing an increase in funding for opioid abuse treatment and prevention that can help make sure Wiscon… Continue Reading


09.20.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Delivers on Education Investments

Baldwin Works to Make College More Affordable, Invest in Career and Technical Education, Support School Safety Bipartisan funding legislation passes the Senate WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week the Senate passed a bipartisan Fiscal Year 2019 funding package that includes a number of priorities of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin that invest in Wisconsin's students, strengthen career and technical education, improve technology in the classroom and help more students afford higher education. "I've heard … Continue Reading


09.18.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson Introduce Legislation to Designate the Vel R. Phillips Post Office Building in Milwaukee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson today introduced legislation to designate the facility of the U.S. Post Office located at 2650 North Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Drive in Milwaukee as the "Vel R. Phillips Post Office Building" in honor of Milwaukee's pioneering civil rights activist who passed away earlier this year. A companion bill, led by Congresswoman Gwen Moore, passed in the House of Representatives last week. "Vel contributed so much at every level and pav… Continue Reading


09.18.18

Senator Baldwin’s Reforms Pass Senate with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support

Opioid crisis response legislation includes support for local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts; Prevents the flow of illegal fentanyl and opioids from other countries; Provides more resources for growing meth problem in Wisconsin WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Monday night, the Senate passed bipartisan opioid crisis response legislation, which includes a number of reforms by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, by a vote of 99-1. The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 will: reduce use and supply; encou… Continue Reading


09.17.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Gets the Job Done for Wisconsin Shipbuilding in Bipartisan Defense Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, successfully secured funding for three Littoral Combat Ships in the bipartisan FY2019 defense spending bill that was released Friday by the House-Senate conference committee. Wisconsin is home to Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard, which builds the Freedom-variant of LCS. "I take great pride in representing Wisconsin's shipbuilding industry because our workers have helped sustain America's securit… Continue Reading

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