Press Releases

12.11.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Nationwide Review of VA Providers in Light of USA Today Report

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators on Friday in calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct a nationwide review of its providers after a USA Today investigation found multiple providers hired by the Department had at least one state medical license revoked due to malpractice. In a letter to VA Secretary David Shulkin, the Senators presented a series of questions. "For years, states have experienced provider shortages across… Continue Reading


12.11.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Legislation to Increase Funding for Biomedical Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, announced her support as an original cosponsor of legislation that would increase funding for biomedical research. The National Biomedical Research Act, introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), would increase funding for targeted biomedical research initiatives through a new, reliable funding stream supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food a… Continue Reading


12.05.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s JUST Act Wins Foreign Relations Committee Approval

The bipartisan Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act will assist in the return of or restitution for assets stolen in the Holocaust. Jewish community leaders and organizations continue to offer strong support for the bill's commitment to justice. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Marco Rubio (R-FL) are praising the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for passing the Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act (S. 447). This bipartisan legislation will im… Continue Reading


12.05.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Strong Consumer Protection Advocate at CFPB

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with 43 of her colleagues, is urging President Donald Trump to swiftly nominate a strong consumer protection advocate to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) who will put working families ahead of Wall Street. In a letter, led by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), the Senators also expressed serious concerns with the White House decision to install Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick M… Continue Reading


12.04.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Highlights Efforts to Protect Biofuel Production and Rural Wisconsin Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is highlighting successful bipartisan efforts to restore biofuels targets for next year, following the recent decision from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that maintains Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) obligations in 2018. Maintaining these renewable fuel blending levels helps support the biofuel industry, Wisconsin farmers and the rural economy. Senator Baldwin's actions came at a time when the Trump administration and EPA considered major… Continue Reading


12.04.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges FCC Chairman Pai to Delay Vote Rolling Back Net Neutrality Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined 27 of her colleagues, led by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) in a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, expressing concern over reports that bots filed hundreds of thousands of comments to the FCC during the net neutrality policymaking process and calling on the Chairman to delay the planned December 14th vote to roll back net neutrality rules until an investigation of the state of the record is conducted. … Continue Reading


12.02.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Senate Republican Tax Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today issued the following statement after Senate Republicans passed partisan tax legislation: "I think we need to make our tax system simpler and fairer for hard working Wisconsin families, small businesses and manufacturers, but this partisan legislation fails to do that. This is largely a tax giveaway to the wealthiest few, big corporations and Wall Street while millions of middle class families will get a tax hike. We should do right by Wisconsi… Continue Reading


11.30.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Push to Hold Companies Accountable for Notifying Consumers of Data Breaches

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, joined Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to file legislation Thursday that would require companies to quickly notify consumers of data breaches and impose new criminal penalties for corporate personnel who deliberately conceal breaches. "The recent data breaches, from Uber to Equifax, will have profound, long-lasting impacts on the integrity of many Americans' identities and financ… Continue Reading


11.30.17

Senator Baldwin Supports Buffett Rule Amendment to Tax Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin cosponsored the amendment introduced by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to the Senate Republicans' tax proposal that would institute the Buffett Rule to prevent America's top earners from paying lower tax rates than middle-class families. The amendment, based on Whitehouse's Paying a Fair Share Act, would ensure that multi-million-dollar earners pay at least a 30 percent effective federal tax rate. "For far too long, our tax code has unfairly fa… Continue Reading


11.30.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Proposes Amendments to Republican Tax Bill

Close Carried Interest Tax Loophole for Wall Street Money Managers Provide Tax Relief for Working Families, Start-Ups, Small Businesses and Manufacturers WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced four separate amendments to the Republican tax bill in the Senate. "I think we need to make our tax system simpler and fairer for hardworking families, small businesses and manufacturers. That is what I have been working for," said Senator Baldwin. "But the Republican plan is a t… Continue Reading


11.29.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on HHS to Address Changes To Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, along with Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and 24 Senate Democrats today wrote to Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services Eric D. Hargan to demand a thorough explanation of concerning changes to the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP), which appear ideologically-driven and designed to undermine efforts to provide quality, evide… Continue Reading


11.27.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Great Lakes Task Force Letter Raising Alarm over Delay in Finalizing Critical Asian Carp Study

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH), co-Chairs of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, in sending a letter to the acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works raising alarm over the delay in finalizing the Brandon Road Study, a critical action-plan for keeping Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. "It is imperative that the USACE meet the original timeline for completing the Chief's Report by January 2019," wrot… Continue Reading


11.22.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Senators Cantwell, Murray and Democratic Women Senators in Letter to Leader McConnell: Pass the DREAM Act Before Senate Recesses in December

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) and Democratic women colleagues in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him to pass the Dream Act as soon as possible before the Senate recesses in December. In the letter, Senator Baldwin and 10 other female Democratic Senators emphasized the impact of President Trump's decision to rescind the DACA program on women DREAMers, and their families, and und… Continue Reading


11.21.17

American Manufacturers Applaud U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin for Getting the Job Done to Improve Buy American Standards in National Defense Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After the final fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed the Senate last week, leading voices in the American manufacturing community applauded U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin for her work to successfully include Buy American requirements in the final legislation. "Fairbanks Morse congratulates the NDAA conferees on an agreement that is not only beneficial for US manufacturers and US jobs, but helps to preserve US technologies for our defense industrial ba… Continue Reading


11.21.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on the FCC's plan to repeal Net Neutrality rules: "Rolling back net neutrality rules will allow internet service providers to create an uneven playing field in the online marketplace for services and ideas. We must work to ensure that the internet does not become a two-tiered system, with fast lanes for some and slow lanes for others. Net neutrality is a principle that is at the heart of an accessible and free … Continue Reading


11.21.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Seeks Answers from PNC Bank on Closing of Appleton Coated, Lost Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is asking questions and seeking answers from PNC bank about its role in the closing of Appleton Coated in Combined Locks. "Today, 500 workers are without jobs in Combined Locks. Another 120 don't know if their next paycheck will be their last. The closure of Appleton Coated has affected the Fox Valley deeply, pulling millions of dollars in economic output from a region that has lost 1,300 jobs since August," said Senator Baldwin. "While restoring jo… Continue Reading


11.20.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Funding for Wisconsin’s Great Lakes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Appropriations Committee today released the Fiscal Year 2018 Interior and Environment funding bill, which includes $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) that Senator Baldwin secured as a member of the committee. "The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is critical for the health of our region, our communities, and our clean water resources. It helps us clean up polluted sites, restore water quality and combat invasive species," said Senator … Continue Reading


11.20.17

As COP23 Closes, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Senate Colleagues to Reaffirm Support for Paris Climate Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the United Nations 23rd Conference of the Parties wraps up in Bonn, Germany, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a Senate Resolution, led by Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), expressing U.S. support for the Paris climate agreement. The resolution highlights that fact that, despite President Donald Trump's intention to withdraw from the historic climate accord, the United States has experienced emissions reductions during a pe… Continue Reading


11.16.17

Joined By Retired Teamsters, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Senate and House Colleagues to Unveil New Legislation to Ensure 25,000 Workers and Retirees in Wisconsin Keep Their Earned Pensions in Full

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senate and House Democrats today to unveil new legislation - the Butch Lewis Act - to ensure Teamsters and thousands of other American retirees can keep the retirement they have earned so their families and livelihoods are not put at risk. "I am proud to be signed on to the Butch Lewis Act with Senator Brown and my colleagues," said Senator Baldwin. "This important legislation keeps our promise to workers and retirees, and fixes failing pensi… Continue Reading


11.15.17

Senators Baldwin, Capito, Moran, Manchin, Blumenthal and Tester Introduce Bipartisan VA Reform to Strengthen Opioid Safety in the VA Choice Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced bipartisan VA reform legislation, the Andrew White Veterans Community Care Opioid Safety Act, to strengthen opioid therapy safety and pain care through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) community care programs, including through the VA Choice program. To improve opioid safety and care for our veterans, … Continue Reading

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