Press Releases

07.20.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Hosts Roundtable Discussion in Wausau on the Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

WAUSAU, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today hosted a roundtable in Wausau to discuss the opioid and heroin epidemic. Senator Baldwin was joined by local first responders, healthcare providers and community members at North Central Health Care. "Opioid and heroin abuse is an epidemic in Wisconsin that continues to grow at an alarming rate. I am proud to be working to advance legislation that provides a comprehensive approach to address the entire spectrum of addiction, from crisis to recovery,… Continue Reading


07.20.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Riverfront in Wisconsin Rapids

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Wisconsin Rapids today to tour the Wisconsin River waterfront and the Tribune Community Accelerator Project site with local leaders, including Wisconsin Rapids Mayor Zach Vruwink, and to discuss Senator Baldwin's legislation to boost waterfront revitalization efforts. Senator Baldwin's Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act passed the Senate last week. The bill supports community efforts to make the most of water resource… Continue Reading


07.20.16

After Request from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $2.75 Million for Emergency Repairs to Roads in Northern Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx's announcement of $2.75 million in quick release Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help repair roads damaged by heavy rains and subsequent flooding in northern Wisconsin. "I saw firsthand the damage done to highways and roads in northern Wisconsin by the torrential rain and flooding these communities experienced," said Senator Baldwin. "I applaud the Dep… Continue Reading


07.15.16

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Cory Booker Introduce Bold Legislation to Fight Poverty with Real Solutions

The Stronger Way Act creates opportunity for all and rewards work A national partnership to support transitional jobs programs, tax reforms that make work pay WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced bold legislation to fight poverty in America with real solutions. The Stronger Way Act will help meet the challenge of lifting people up and out of poverty, moving our unemployed into the workforce and advancing tax reforms that make work pay. "We nee… Continue Reading


07.14.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Waterfront Revitalization Legislation Passes Senate

Supports local efforts to revive Wisconsin waterfronts and promote economic development Over 50 Wisconsin leaders, regional and national stakeholders endorse legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, applauded the passage of her Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act through the Senate today. The legislation is aimed at boosting efforts to revitalize waterfront communities, including Wisconsin towns and cities… Continue Reading


07.13.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan VA Reforms Pass the Senate, Move to President Obama to be Signed into Law

Baldwin's bipartisan VA reforms named for Wisconsin Marine will strengthen opioid prescribing guidelines, put in place stronger oversight and accountability, and provide safer and more effective pain management services for our nation's veterans (AUDIO, VIDEO) WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today after the U.S. Senate voted to pass the House and Senate Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Conference Committee legislation, which include… Continue Reading


07.13.16

Homeland Security Measures Supported by Senator Baldwin Pass Senate and Move to the President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Homeland security measures to enhance U.S. airport and mass transit security supported by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, passed the Senate today as a part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill. The legislation passed the House earlier this week and is now headed to the President's desk to be signed into law. "We need to adapt to the new security challenges and a threat that is chang… Continue Reading


07.12.16

Baldwin to FCC: Close the Rural Broadband Gap

Bipartisan Call to Expand Mobile Network in Rural America WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a bipartisan group of 26 senators in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update the Universal Service Fund's (USF) Mobility Fund, which is aimed at providing broadband service to rural and underserved areas. The bipartisan group, led by Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler calling for the agency to prioriti… Continue Reading


07.12.16

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

Today marks the 2,378th day of vacancy, the longest-standing federal circuit court vacancy in the country 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… Continue Reading


07.11.16

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Thom Tillis Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Job Creation for America’s Veterans

BRAVE Act creates incentives for businesses to employ our veterans WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced bipartisan legislation today that would support job creation for America's veterans. "America's veterans have bravely served our nation and we have a shared responsibility to make sure their service and sacrifice is honored," Senator Baldwin said. "The BRAVE Act is a bipartisan reform that can help reduce the unemployment rate for veteran… Continue Reading


07.11.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Champions Investments in Made in Wisconsin Agriculture Research, Rural Water Quality and Health

Baldwin also fights for new and beginning farmers and Wisconsin artisan cheese makers WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, as a member of the Senate Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee, championed investments and reforms for Wisconsin's rural and Ag communities in the FY 17 Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) funding legislation. The legislation includes investments to increase agriculture research at Wisconsin high education institutions, protect water quality, and… Continue Reading


07.11.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Higher Education Leaders to Implement Policies That Will Allow Students to Receive Their Financial Aid Packages Sooner

"Early FAFSA" will help millions of families make informed decisions about higher education and potentially increase college enrollment and completion. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today urged higher education leaders to implement policies that will allow students to receive their financial aid packages sooner. Beginning this fall, the Department of Education will allow students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using two previous years' tax da… Continue Reading


07.08.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan VA Reforms Pass the House of Representatives, Move to the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the House and Senate Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Conference Committee legislation, which included bipartisan VA reforms Senator Baldwin authored in the Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act (S.1641): "I'm proud to have worked with the Simcakoski family to introduce these bipartisan VA reforms, and I am pleased that the House passed them to… Continue Reading


07.07.16

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Marco Rubio and U.S. Representatives Joe Crowley and Chris Smith Introduce a Bill to Help Holocaust Survivors and the Families of Holocaust Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representatives Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Chris Smith (R-NJ) today introduced the Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act. This bipartisan and bicameral bill will improve efforts to assist Holocaust survivors and the families of Holocaust victims by requiring the State Department to report on the progress of certain European countries on the return of, or restitution for, wrongfully confiscated or tra… Continue Reading


07.06.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan VA Reforms Approved by House and Senate Conference Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the House and Senate Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Conference Committee approved bipartisan VA reforms she authored in the Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act (S.1641): "I'm proud to have worked with the Simcakoski family to introduce these bipartisan VA reforms, and I am pleased that the conference committee approved them today," said Senator Baldwin. "Today's conference advances critical pr… Continue Reading


07.06.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Effort to Attach Airport Security Measure to FAA Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is joining a group of senators, led by Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), in urging House and Senate members negotiating the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill to include a provision to enhance U.S. airport and mass transit security. The senators sent a letter to the leaders of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee who are c… Continue Reading


07.05.16

Baldwin Joins Senators in Urging Senate Leadership to Support Funding for Gun Violence Prevention Research, Remove Anti-Gun Safety Riders from Appropriations Legislation

Letter to McConnell and Reid comes in the wake of the historic filibuster held by Senate Democrats to demand votes on legislation to address gun violence crisis after Orlando mass shooting WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Senate considers Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations legislation, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joins Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and 21 Democratic Senators in urging Senate leadership to remove from appropriations legislation any anti-gun violence prevention research riders, including… Continue Reading


07.05.16

On Anniversary of Violence Against Women Act Reforms, Senators Call on Administration to Hold Colleges & Universities Accountable for Underreporting Sexual Violence on Campus

New campus safety data suggests substantial underreporting of sexual violence by schools: out of 11,600 measured in 2014, 91% reported having no incidents The Senators urged Departments of Education and Justice to ensure compliance with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reforms to the Clery Act, which require higher ed institutions to document and report gender-based violence WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, as a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions … Continue Reading


07.01.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces the Made in America Water Infrastructure Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced the Made in America Water Infrastructure Act, a "Buy American" reform that would help rebuild America's crumbling drinking water infrastructure with American made iron and steel. Senator Baldwin's Made in America Water Infrastructure Act requires that 100 percent American-made iron and steel is used in water infrastructure projects funded by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. This will help ensure that the water American families dr… Continue Reading


06.30.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Pentagon Allowing Transgender Americans to Serve Openly in U.S. Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement in response to Defense Secretary Ash Carter's announcement that transgender individuals will be allowed to serve openly in the United States military: "Today, our nation has taken another important step forward by ensuring that qualified, transgender Americans can openly serve the country they love. Breaking down this barrier is a historic action for transgender service members, who will no longer be forced to serve … Continue Reading

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