Press Releases

10.04.17

Following Senator Baldwin’s Push for Hearing, Senate Commerce Committee Calling Equifax to Testify on Data Breach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's push for a hearing on the Equifax data breach, the Senate Commerce Committee will call representatives of Equifax to testify on their actions. "Since I called for a hearing on the Equifax data breach last month, we have continued to see more and more troubling news about the actions of Equifax," said Senator Baldwin. "Our hearing will allow Americans to get the answers they deserve about the breach, the botched response of Equifax follow… Continue Reading


10.04.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Reauthorize Critical Funding for Community Health Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) as a cosponsor of the Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence (CHIME) Act, which would reauthorize the Community Health Center Fund (CHCF) and the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) for five years. In addition, the bipartisan bill provides four percent increases for the CHCF and NHSC every year beginning in FY2019. "Families across the state of Wisconsin rely on th… Continue Reading


09.28.17

Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan Effort to Save Perkins Loans College Affordability Program Obstructed in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today went on the Senate floor to save the Perkins Loan Program, but her request to pass bipartisan legislation was blocked. The authorization for this critical college affordability program will expire on Saturday, September 30th unless Washington stops obstructing Senator Baldwin efforts and acts on her bipartisan legislation. "The Perkins Loan Program expires in two days, yet our bipartisan legislation to extend this critical college affordabilit… Continue Reading


09.28.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Colleagues to President Trump: We Must Do More for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Bill Nelson (D-FL.), Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and 33 additional Senators in sending a letter to President Trump to express deep concern about the situation in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. "We write to express deep concern about the dire humanitarian situation in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria recently knocked out the entire island's electric grid leaving at lea… Continue Reading


09.27.17

U.S. Senator Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Letter to HELP Committee Calling for Immediate Action to Save Perkins Loan Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Rob Portman (R-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) today wrote to leaders of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee urging them to immediately act to save the Perkins Loan Program before it expires this Saturday, September 30th. In the letter to HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), the Perkins Loan Program Extension Act lead cosponsors urge for the committee to… Continue Reading


09.27.17

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Susan Collins’ RAISE Family Caregivers Act Unanimously Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) today applauded the unanimous passage of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage, or RAISE Family Caregivers Act in the U.S. Senate. The bipartisan legislation to establish a national strategy to support family caregivers now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives. The RAISE Family Caregivers Act would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop and sustain a national strategy to reco… Continue Reading


09.27.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $25,000 Grant to Help Rebuild Brokaw

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced a $25,000 grant for the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC) to develop the Brokaw Economic Recovery Plan. Senator Baldwin fought for the grant funding in a letter to Commerce Secretary Ross. "I am pleased to announce this investment that will help Brokaw continue to recover and rebuild," said Senator Baldwin. "The Brokaw Economic Recovery Plan will bring our communities together for a comprehensive effort to… Continue Reading


09.26.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Call to Extend DACA Renewal Deadline for Dreamers in Wake of Storms

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the wake of three massive storms that have disrupted the day-to-day lives of millions of people in America, U.S. Senator Baldwin and a group of 37 Senators called on the Trump Administration to extend the crucial October 5 deadline for Dreamers to renew their DACA status. "These major hurricanes significantly disrupted day to day living and operations in these states and territories," the lawmakers wrote to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke. "It would be ap… Continue Reading


09.26.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $300,000 Grant to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Kenosha

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced a $300,000 grant to combat the opioid epidemic in Kenosha County. The Department of Justice award to Kenosha County will help support a new approach in connecting overdose survivors with treatment services. "I'm pleased to announce this new investment to help combat the opioid epidemic in Kenosha County," said Senator Baldwin. "Together, we can take on this epidemic and increase access to prevention, treatment and recovery services."… Continue Reading


09.26.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Prevents Trump Administration’s Efforts to Eliminate LGBTI Rights as U.S. Foreign Policy Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin successfully fought to include an amendment to the FY 2018 State Department appropriations legislation to prevent the elimination of two critical offices for ensuring LGBTI rights are a U.S. foreign policy priority. "America must lead by example, and eliminating offices that help facilitate LGBTI human rights is not the right example to set," said Senator Baldwin. "I'm proud to have led the fight t… Continue Reading


09.26.17

Senator Baldwin Calls for Immediate Action to Save the Perkins Loan Program Before Saturday Deadline

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today called for immediate action to save the Perkins Loan Program before it expires this Saturday, September 30th. Senator Baldwin has introduced bipartisan legislation that would extend this popular and effective campus-based financial aid program. "There are less than five days left until the Perkins Loan Program expires, leaving hundreds of thousands of students in the lurch across America. We have commonsense bipartisan legislation to extend th… Continue Reading


09.25.17

Senator Baldwin and Representatives Kind, Moore and Pocan Urge Trump Administration to Act and Move Forward Ho-Chunk Nation Casino in Beloit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI-04), Gwen Moore (D-WI-04) and Mark Pocan (D-WI-02), called on the Trump Administration to act on the Ho-Chunk Nation's application for a casino in Beloit. "We write today to urge full, fair and prompt consideration of the Ho-Chunk Nation's application to acquire land for gaming purposes in Beloit, Wisconsin. The Beloit community and the Ho-Chunk Nation have eagerly awaited progress for years at the federal l… Continue Reading


09.22.17

Senators: Administration Too Lax on Worker Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and six other senators in pressing Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on a series of actions that have led the Senators to question the Administration's attitude toward worker safety, including its failure to nominate a qualified Administrator to lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The Administration also recently removed data on deaths in the workplace from its website and implemented a n… Continue Reading


09.21.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Give Control of Credit Information Back to Consumers, Protect Personal Data Following Equifax Hack

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) in introducing the Freedom from Equifax Exploitation (FREE) Act to give control over credit and personal information back to consumers. The Equifax hack announced earlier this month, which compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans, highlighted just how little control consumers have over the collection, use, and sale of their own credit data. "Following the… Continue Reading


09.19.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Reform to Increase Access to Affordable, High-Quality Child Care and Preschool

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce legislation to expand access to affordable, high-quality child care and preschool for Wisconsin families. The Child Care for Working Families Act would create a federal-state partnership to help bring child care costs under control for low- and middle-income families. The bill also supports access to high-quality preschool and would improve our nation's child care workforce by significantly improving wages and training for teachers … Continue Reading


09.19.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Effort to Extend Critical Funding for Community Health Centers before End of Month Deadline

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of 70 Senators in calling for immediate action to extend critical funding for community health centers before funding runs out at the end of this month. In a letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Chairman and Ranking Member, the Senators expressed their strong support for community health centers, which provide access to cost-effective primary and preventive care for families across the cou… Continue Reading


09.18.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes for National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on her vote for the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "Today, I will vote in favor of this defense authorization legislation because it makes important investments to strengthen our national security and support the health and wellbeing of our servicemembers and their families. In particular, I am pleased the bill authorizes a pay raise for our troops, supports Made in Wisconsin programs like Oshkosh De… Continue Reading


09.15.17

Trump Administration Slashes Navigator Funding for Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration slashing funding to Wisconsin for outreach efforts to help people sign up for health care. Yesterday, Covering Wisconsin, the state's largest federally certified and state-licensed Navigator agency, received notice that its federal support for outreach and enrollment services is being reduced by over 42%. This amounts to a loss of $422,763, which would have been used for educati… Continue Reading


09.15.17

U.S. Senators Baldwin, Portman, Casey and Collins Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Save Perkins Loan Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Rob Portman (R-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) have introduced bipartisan legislation to extend the federal Perkins Loan Program for two years. This popular and effective campus-based financial aid program that benefits many low-income undergraduate students is set to expire on September 30. Unless Congress acts, approximately 1,500 colleges and universities across the country will not be able to make these low-interest loans… Continue Reading


09.14.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Continues to Press for Answers Following Equifax Data Breach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following calling the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the Equifax data breach, Senator Baldwin continued to press for answers this week on behalf of the millions of American consumers harmed by the Equifax breach. "Washington needs to step up right now on behalf of the 143 million Americans whose personal identifying information may have been compromised," said Senator Baldwin in an interview on MSNBC this week. In addition to calling for a hearing, Senator Ba… Continue Reading

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