Press Releases

08.04.16

Veterans’ Organizations Announce Support for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Legislation to Support Job Creation for Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today welcomed support from veterans' organizations in Wisconsin for her bipartisan legislation to support job creation for America's veterans. Senator Baldwin introduced the Boosting Rates of American Veterans Employment Act (BRAVE Act) with Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) last month. The legislation will reform the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) contracting process to give preference to businesses that actively employ veterans. "Wisconsin's veter… Continue Reading


08.03.16

Support Grows for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Stronger Way Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced growing support from local, state and national leaders for bold legislation she has introduced to fight poverty with real solutions. Senator Baldwin introduced the Stronger Way Act with Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) last month. "Senator Baldwin's Stronger Way Act creates a bold, work-based structure for dramatically reducing poverty in the United States and expanding the nation's economy. This legislation creates exactly the kind of na… Continue Reading


08.02.16

Baldwin, Senate Dems: More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education

The proposed "borrower defense" rule would create strong protections for student borrowers following cases of institutions, like Corinthian Colleges, who engaged in unlawful and abusive practices Nearing a final rule, 20 Senators push Education Dept. to "close unintended loopholes, increase accountability to students, and reduce the complexity of the regulation" WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joine… Continue Reading


07.28.16

Senator Baldwin Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Congressional Coalition Sending Letter to USDA Urging Market Balancing Help for Struggling Milk Producers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT), Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), joined by a bipartisan coalition of 57 other members of the House and Senate, sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack asking for assistance for dairy producers struggling with declining milk prices. Specifically, the members are asking for the USDA to use its authority under the Commodity Credit Corporat… Continue Reading


07.26.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on FDA Comment Period on Improving Blood Donation Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will be requesting comments, supported by scientific evidence, to help develop options to move from time-based blood donation deferrals to blood donation guidelines based on individual risk: "I have long fought to end discriminatory blood donation policies and improve them, including for healthy gay and bisexual men. It is encouraging that the… Continue Reading


07.22.16

President Obama Signs Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan VA Reforms into Law

VA reforms from Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act become 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 WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today after President Obama signed into law bipartisan VA reforms that Senator Baldwin authore… Continue Reading


07.22.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours UW Oshkosh Living Healthy Community Clinic

OSHKOSH, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin toured UW Oshkosh College of Nursing's Living Healthy Community Clinic. Senator Baldwin was joined by clinic staff and partners from nearby hospitals to discuss how the clinic helps improve the health security of low-income Wisconsinites through key Oshkosh community partnerships with hospitals, nonprofit organizations and local government. "There is great work being done here in Oshkosh to help low-income Wisconsinites find quality care," said Senator B… Continue Reading


07.21.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Kretz Lumber in Antigo to Highlight Wisconsin’s Timber Economy

ANTIGO, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today toured Kretz Lumber in Antigo to highlight Wisconsin's timber economy. Senator Baldwin was joined by Kretz Lumber leadership and members of the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association for the tour. "Our timber economy in northern and central Wisconsin is facing a number of challenges that need to be addressed," said Senator Baldwin. "Today's tour shows the importance of building on the progress we've made by continuing to work with industry sta… Continue Reading


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

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