Press Releases

06.29.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces More Than $18.2 Million in AmeriCorps Funding for Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) CEO Wendy Spencer, announced more than $18.2 million in new grants for Wisconsin that will support AmeriCorps members serving the community with local organizations. "Wisconsinites are committed to serving their communities more than ever, and hundreds of thousands of men and women have answered the call to service. And those who serve not only have the opportunity to make … Continue Reading


06.28.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Legislation to Address Ongoing Problems with VA Choice Program

Reform would provide VA with the flexibility it needs to improve care by streamlining and consolidating community care programs, and eliminating many of the bureaucratic hurdles that prevent veterans from accessing care WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today cosponsored legislation that would address ongoing problems with the VA Choice Program. The Improving Veterans Access to Care in the Community Act (S.2633) would provide the VA with the flexibility it needs to improve care b… Continue Reading


06.28.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Reject Unconstitutional Wisconsin Law on Women’s Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States rejected an appeal from Wisconsin to revive a law restricting access to safe and legal reproductive health services signed by Governor Walker. In November 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit concluded that Wisconsin's law on admitting privileges was unconstitutional. On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a 5-3 ruling in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt… Continue Reading


06.28.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds U.S. Labor Secretary’s Announcement of Investments to Train and Develop Tech Talent in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded the U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez's announcement of $17 million in TechHire Partnership grants to Wisconsin. Four groups from Wisconsin were awarded grants: Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC), Employ Milwaukee, Inc., United Migrant Opportunity Services, Inc. in Milwaukee (UMOS), and the Waukesha Ozaukee Washington Workforce Development Board. With these funds, awardees will launch innovative training and placement models … Continue Reading


06.27.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Women’s Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States issued a 5-3 ruling in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt striking down a Texas law designed to restrict women's access to reproductive health care: "The landmark decision today by America's highest Court to strike down an unconstitutional law in Texas reaffirms that women in Wisconsin and across the country have a constitutional right to make their own health choices and… Continue Reading


06.24.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Workplace Protections

Vance v. Ball State University has made it more difficult for workers to receive justice when they are harassed by their supervisors at work Baldwin's legislation restores workplace protections to ensure that Americans harassed on the job by their supervisors are treated fairly and receive the justice they deserve WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced legislation that would strengthen workplace protections. The Fair Employment Protection Act restores workplace pr… Continue Reading


06.24.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene Resolution Makes June 26 ‘LGBT Equality Day’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) introduced a resolution to designate June 26, as "LGBT Equality Day," honoring the anniversary of three significant victories won at the U.S. Supreme Court for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. "America should celebrate the progress we have made to pass on to the next generation a country that is more equal, not less equal. But we cannot mistake our progress for victory," said Sena… Continue Reading


06.23.16

Baldwin-Backed Bipartisan Proposal to Keep Guns from Terrorists, Make America Safer Wins Majority Support in the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Baldwin released the following statement after the majority of the U.S. Senate (52-46) voted in support of a bipartisan proposal she has cosponsored to help keep guns from terrorists and make America safer: "If we work across party lines and find common ground, we can get something done to close the terror gap. The vote today on Senator Collins bipartisan 'No Fly, No Buy' legislation, which I have cosponsored, shows that we can advance a commonsense solution. Now… Continue Reading


06.23.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Hosts Press Conference with Representative Sander Levin, Patriotic Millionaires to Call for Action to Close Carried Interest Tax Loophole

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) were joined by the Patriotic Millionaires, a group of more than 200 wealthy Americans dedicated to addressing our nation's economic inequality, to call for action in Congress to close the carried interest tax loophole. Click here to watch the video of today's press conference. "Instead of simply rewarding the wealthy with tax preferences, Washington needs to do more to respect hard work, inv… Continue Reading


06.22.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Proposal to Increase Investment in Preventing and Prosecuting Hate Crimes Included in Amendment Package That Will Also Fully Fund the FBI and Help Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Terrorists

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In light of the tragic attack in Orlando, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is joining U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) in introducing a proposal to prevent and prosecute targeted attacks driven by hate, fully fund the FBI, and help law enforcement investigate and prosecute gun traffickers who transfer guns to terrorists and criminals. "It is my hope that the Senate will stand united in support of this amendment. We must do more to … Continue Reading


06.22.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Support for Bipartisan Proposal to Keep Guns from Terrorists, Make America Safer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced her support for bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) to prevent people who are on No Fly List or the Selectee List from purchasing firearms. "If all Washington does is agree to disagree, then we have failed to provide the leadership people are demanding to save lives from gun violence. I am proud to support this bipartisan legislation to help close the terror gap, because doing nothing is not an opti… Continue Reading


06.20.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Majority Leader McConnell to Schedule Floor Vote on Longest Standing Federal Circuit Court Vacancy

Don Schott's nomination to 7th Circuit Court was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee with strong bipartisan vote, now awaits a floor vote WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) requesting that he schedule a floor vote on Donald Schott's nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Last week, Schott's nomination was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee with a strong bipartisan … Continue Reading


06.20.16

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Elizabeth Warren Lead Bipartisan Call on FDA to End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today led a bipartisan group of 24 Senators in calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to swiftly move to end the discriminatory blood donation deferral policy for men who have sex with men (MSM). The bipartisan letter was sent in light of the recent mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and requests an update on FDA's efforts to implement the updated one year deferral policy and to comple… Continue Reading


06.17.16

Bipartisan ‘Manufacturing Universities’ legislation passes Senate

Provision would strengthen U.S. engineering programs to meet 21st century manufacturing demands WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced the Senate passage of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which included Baldwin's bipartisan legislation to help U.S. universities strengthen their engineering programs to meet the demands of the modern manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Universities legislation, led by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) Chris Coons (D-DE.… Continue Reading


06.16.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Reform to Protect Veterans from Identity Theft

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today introduced a bipartisan reform to protect veterans from potential identity theft. The Veterans' Identity Theft Protection Act, cosponsored by U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to stop using Social Security account numbers to identify individuals in all information systems used by the VA. A news investigation in Wisconsin revealed that the Social Security numbers of hundreds of Wi… Continue Reading


06.16.16

In Response to Attacks in Orlando, Senate Democrats Unveil New Proposal to Fully Fund Dept. of Justice Programs that Protect All Americans from Discrimination, Strengthen Enforcement of Civil Rights and Hate Crime Laws and Prevent Targeted Attacks Driven by Hate

New Baldwin-Mikulski-Hirono Amendment Would Boost Funding For Department Of Justice Civil Rights Division And Community Relations Service And Expand Programs Aimed At Preventing, Investigating, and Prosecuting Hate Crimes And Enforcing Federal Civil Rights Laws Just Yesterday, Senate Democrats Announced A Proposal To Fully Fund The FBI & Boost Grants That Give Local Law Enforcement Around The Country Resources To Train Against Active Shooters Senate Democrats: We Must Do All We Can to Keep… Continue Reading


06.15.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Renewed Congressional Effort to Close “Terror Gap”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today called for a renewed effort to close the "terror gap." Last November, Senator Baldwin cosponsored the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015 to give the Department of Justice authority to prevent a known or suspected terrorist from buying firearms or explosives, which would close this gap. The legislation was introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Representative Peter King (R-NY). "We must address a seri… Continue Reading


06.14.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Named to Senate- House Conference Committee on Zika Virus Response and MilCon-VA Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has been named to the Senate and House Conference Committee to move several appropriations bills forward in Congress. Senator Baldwin will be one of 19 senators who will work with the House on a number of pressing issues, including funding to combat the Zika Virus threat. Senator Baldwin will also have an opportunity to advance a number of VA reforms she fought to include in the Senate's FY2017 Milita… Continue Reading


06.14.16

In Wake of Orlando Shooting, Baldwin Cosponsors Legislation Banning Those Convicted of Hate Crimes From Owning Guns

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced she has joined Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) as a cosponsor of legislation that would keep guns out of the hands of those who commit criminal acts based on hate. The Hate Crimes Prevention Act would prohibit the purchase, possession or shipment of a firearm by anyone convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime or who received a hate crime sentence enhancement, and prohibit the sale of firearms to anyone reasonably suspected to be guilty of a misdemean… Continue Reading


06.14.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Senate passed the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today by a vote of 85-13: "Today, I voted in favor of the FY17 NDAA, which, while imperfect, makes investments in a strong military to protect and defend our national security, supports our servicemembers and their families, and boosts our Made in Wisconsin economy. "There are measures in this bill that I have worked to include and support, s… Continue Reading

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