Press Releases

09.21.16

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


09.20.16

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


09.17.16

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


09.16.16

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


09.15.16

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


09.15.16

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


09.08.16

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


09.07.16

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


09.07.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Takes to Senate Floor to Call for Unanimous Consent on Schott Nomination to 7th Circuit Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will go to the Senate floor and call for unanimous consent to proceed to a vote on Donald Schott's nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Wisconsin's seat on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is over six years old and is the longest-standing federal circuit court vacancy in the country. Today marks the 2,435th day of this vacancy. "The American people deserve full and functioning courts, from the Su… Continue Reading


09.02.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Federal Investigation into Restrictive Canadian Trade Barriers Threatening Wisconsin Dairy Farmers and Processors

Harmful new regulations in Canada have already cost Wisconsin dairy industry tens of millions of dollars Senator Baldwin urging investigation into whether Wisconsin milk exports are being unfairly blocked and if trade agreements are being upheld WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin called on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman to investigate new Canadian dairy pricing policies that could hurt dairy farmers an… Continue Reading


08.31.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Investments in Wisconsin to Address the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) announcement awarding $2,576,107 for Wisconsin to help address the opioid and heroin epidemic. Senator Baldwin announced the funding at a community roundtable on the opioid and heroin epidemic that she hosted in Superior today. "I've held roundtables across the state and heard from local law enforcement, health providers, families, elected officials on both sides of the aisle, and peo… Continue Reading


08.30.16

Senators Raise Concerns About Mylan's EpiPen Price Hike and Expanded Patient Assistance Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a letter sent today to the CEO of pharmaceutical company Mylan, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with 19 other senators, expressed serious concerns about the company's recent significant price hikes for the life-saving EpiPen Auto-Injector. The senators raised questions about Mylan's decision to expand its patient assistance program, which allows the company to sharply increase prices while passing the cost of these increases onto insurance companies and ultimately to cons… Continue Reading


08.29.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Grow Wisconsin’s Timber Economy

Applauds announcement from the United States Forest Service Baldwin toured Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest last week WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded an announcement from the United States Forest Service (USFS) that the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is expected to meet and exceed its 2016 timber sale goal of selling at least 100 million board feet (MMBF) of timber this fiscal year. The last time the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest sold more than 100 M… Continue Reading


08.25.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Celebrates National Park Service Centennial at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

PHOTOS: Senator Baldwin at National Park Service 100th anniversary celebration WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined the National Park Service Centennial Celebration at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Senator Baldwin, a member of the bipartisan and bicameral Congressional Friends of the National Park Service Centennial, delivered remarks at the event with local officials, tribal leaders and National Park Service officers. "As we come together to celebrate the 100th… Continue Reading


08.23.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Active Logging Site in Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest to Highlight Good Neighbor Authority

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today toured an active logging site to highlight the importance of Good Neighbor Authority for Wisconsin's timber economy. Senator Baldwin was joined by members of the forest products industry and officials from the U.S. Forest Service, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and County Forests at the active logging site on National Forest land that is operating under Good Neighbor Authority. "Today I saw firsthand ho… Continue Reading


08.18.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Legislation Calling on Presidential Nominees to Release Tax Returns

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced today that she has cosponsored legislation introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), directing presidential nominees to release recent tax returns in order to give the public honest insights into the candidate's actions and values. The Presidential Tax Transparency Act requires that, within 15 days of becoming the nominee at the party convention, the candidate must release their most recent 3 years of tax returns to the Federal Election Comm… Continue Reading


08.18.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Grant for University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Educational Opportunity Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded the Department of Education's announcement to award the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee $236,900 in TRIO grant funding. The funding will go towards the University's Educational Opportunity Center in order to assist the Center in sustained efforts to increase access to postsecondary education for adults from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds. This announcement comes after Baldwin wrote a letter of support for UWM's appl… Continue Reading


08.12.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Over $800,000 from the EPA for Great Lakes Restoration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded the Environmental Protection Agency's announcement to award Wisconsin $815,294 in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants. The five communities awarded grants were Algoma, Ashland, Manitowoc, Two Rivers and Wind Point. The funding will go towards projects to improve public health and water quality at municipal swimming beaches by preventing untreated storm water from getting into the Great Lakes. "I am proud to champion str… Continue Reading


08.08.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Call for Investments from Washington to Fight Wisconsin’s Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today as she renewed her call for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to schedule a vote on legislation to provide funding to address the opioid and heroin epidemic in the United States. "I've held roundtables across the state and heard from local law enforcement, citizens, elected officials on both sides of the aisle, and people working on the front lines to combat this crisis. I have also heard the stories from … Continue Reading


08.04.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on USDA Payment to Dairy Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $11.2 million in financial assistance to American dairy producers enrolled in the 2016 Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy). The Margin Protection Program is an insurance program that makes payments to dairy farmers when the margin between the price of milk and cost of feed falls below a certain level. Farmers pay for the insurance, and can cho… Continue Reading

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