Press Releases

06.14.16

U.S. Senator Baldwin, U.S. Representatives Quigley and Lee Statement on Blood Donor Ban in Light of Pulse Nightclub Mass Shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), along with U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05) and Barbara Lee (CA-13), released the following statement regarding the tragic mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) blood donation deferral policy for men who have sex with men (MSM): "The resiliency of the American people is always magnified after a tragedy, and we are witnessing that compassion as Floridians rally around the peop… Continue Reading


06.13.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Historic Tragedy in Orlando

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on her Facebook page in response to the historic tragedy in Orlando: "As a nation, we have all witnessed a historic tragedy in Orlando. As we offer our thoughts and prayers, we also must come to terms with the fact that they are not enough. This was not only a horrific attack on the LGBT community, it was an attack on the freedoms we all hold dear. The question now for America is are we going to come together and sta… Continue Reading


06.09.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Vote for Reed-Mikulski Amendment to Invest in a Safe and Strong America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after Senate Republicans voted to reject the Reed-Mikulski Amendment, which would have maintained parity between defense and non-defense spending by making strong investments to respond to the heroin and opioid crisis, the Zika virus, the lead contamination crisis in Flint, and more: "Today's vote was about fairness and priorities. I believe that if we are going to provide more funding for the Pentagon, we should als… Continue Reading


06.09.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senate Democrats Announce New Legislative Package and #WeThePeople Campaign to Reform Government and Ensure It Works for All Americans, Not Just Special Interests

#WeThePeople will hold the government more accountable, amend the Constitution to end unlimited campaign contributions and reform the lobbying laws to limit special interest influence New legislative package also includes Senator Baldwin's legislative reform to end golden parachutes for executives joining government service, stop revolving door between Wall Street and government WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senate Democrats today to announce a new legislative reform… Continue Reading


06.08.16

Baldwin and Democrats Urge Defense, State Departments to Protect Servicemembers, Civil Servants and their Families in Zika-Affected Areas

Newly-released Pentagon report found that 11 servicemembers, 4 dependents, and 2 retirees have been infected with the Zika virus since January Democrats call for increased collaboration to protect troops, foreign and civil service officers Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and 21 Senate Democrats sent a letter to the Department of State and Department of Defense encouraging the agencies to collaborate on policies that prioritize the health and welfare of servicemembers, civil ser… Continue Reading


06.07.16

Bipartisan Chemical Safety Reform Legislation Supported by Senator Baldwin Heads to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded the passage of bipartisan chemical safety reform legislation in the U.S. Senate today. The comprehensive legislation, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, to overhaul the nation's broken chemical safety law passed the House last month and now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. "Reform is long overdue, and I am proud to support this bipartisan bill," said Senator Baldwin. "It's important that … Continue Reading


06.07.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Provision to Prevent the Addition of Red Tape to Defense Medical Research

Provisions included in the National Defense Authorization Act would strangle the Department of Defense's Congressionally-Directed Medical Research Program with red tape that would slow or halt research aimed at combating diseases and conditions that affect service members and their families The Baldwin-supported amendment would nullify the red tape provision and allow the DOD's medical research program to continue conducting life-saving research WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin… Continue Reading


06.07.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Speaker Ryan’s Poverty Ideas

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today in response to Speaker Paul Ryan's announcement of House Republican ideas about poverty: "It's good news that Speaker Ryan and House Republicans are acknowledging the need for Washington to act on combating poverty, however Americans living in poverty deserve better than recommendations and a promise to wait for Donald Trump to solve this problem. "In the Senate, I will soon be introducing bold legislation to … Continue Reading


06.06.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Introduction of Student Tax Relief Act

Legislative reform would protect defrauded students from being taxed on their forgiven loans WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is supporting new legislation, the Student Tax Relief Act, that would protect defrauded student borrowers from being taxed on their forgiven loans. The legislation follows actions by the U.S. Department of Education to protect defrauded students at 100 Corinthian Colleges across the country, including Everest College in Milwaukee, and ensures that borrowe… Continue Reading


06.02.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez’s Announcement of Investment to Grow Apprenticeship Programs in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded the U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez's announcement of $200,000 in ApprenticeshipUSA State Accelerator Grant funding to expand and expedite apprenticeship programs in Wisconsin. The announcement was made during Senator Baldwin's and Secretary Perez's visit to Milwaukee Area Technical College today, where they highlighted the role that apprenticeships play in strengthening the workforce and economic development in the Milwaukee … Continue Reading


05.24.16

Baldwin, Manchin, Klobuchar, Shaheen, King, Heitkamp Introduce Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act

The LifeBOAT Act would establish reliable funding to expand access to substance abuse treatment WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Angus King (I-ME), and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) today introduced the Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act (LifeBOAT), which would establish a permanent funding stream to provide and expand access to substance abuse treatment. "Fighting this nationwide epidemic is a shared resp… Continue Reading


05.23.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Increased TSA Funding to Help Address Long Wait Times, Ensure Security

TSA funding down nearly $250 million since 2011 even though TSA screened 40.7 million more passengers over past year WASHINGTON, DC -U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has called for increased TSA funding to help address long wait times and better ensure passenger safety. In a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee last week, Senator Baldwin and 22 of her Senate colleagues, called for additional funding to help ensure adequate staffing levels, reinforce screening efforts, and help expand securi… Continue Reading


05.20.16

Bipartisan VA Reform Passes Senate, Prevents Doctors Once Fired or Suspended by VA from Treating Veterans

Bipartisan amendment authored by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Jerry Moran and Thom Tillis closes loophole WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bipartisan VA reform to ensure veterans receive care from trusted doctors in their communities passed the U.S. Senate today. U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the amendment to protect veterans seeking care though VA community care programs, like the Choice Program, from being treated by doctors who have been fired… Continue Reading


05.19.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes for Bipartisan Emergency Funding to Combat Zika Virus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today voted for emergency funding to combat the Zika virus. The U.S. Senate approved the bipartisan funding measure, which would authorize $1.1 billion to fight the spread of the Zika virus, as well as raise awareness, expand access to family planning services, and accelerate development of a vaccine. "The Zika virus has been linked to many health problems, but most notably a terrible birth defect," said Senator Baldwin. "Congress has a responsibili… Continue Reading


05.19.16

Baldwin, Wyden, Paul and Bipartisan Senators Call on Congress to Stop Massive Expansion of Government Surveillance and Hacking Power

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rand Paul (R-KY), Steve Daines (R-MT) and Jon Tester (D-MT) today in introducing the Stopping Mass Hacking (SMH) Act to protect millions of law-abiding Americans from government hacking. The Stopping Mass Hacking (SMH) Act prevents recently approved changes to Rule 41 from going into effect. The changes would allow the government to get a single warrant to hack an unlimited number of Americans' computers … Continue Reading


05.19.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Reforms and Investments to Improve Veterans’ Care Move Forward in the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced that reforms and investments that she has fought for to improve veterans' care, have passed the United States Senate as a part of the FY2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs funding bill. "One profound thing that I have learned about problems at the VA is that veterans, their families, and whistleblowers all want the same thing: accountability and solutions," said Senator Baldwin. "As Congress continues to work together to move t… Continue Reading


05.17.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Bipartisan Vote to Advance Emergency Funding to Combat Zika Virus

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the Senate vote to advance funding to combat the Zika virus. The bipartisan measure that advanced in the Senate today, supported by Senator Baldwin, would authorize $1.1 billion to fight the spread of the Zika virus, as well as raise awareness, expand access to family planning services, and accelerate development of a vaccine. More than 1,200 Americans have been infected with the Zika virus, including over … Continue Reading


05.16.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Call for Action on Export-Import Bank Vacancy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) President and CEO Kurt Bauer are calling for the advancement of Mark McWatters' nomination to the Export-Import Bank's Board of Directors. In a letter to Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL), Senator Baldwin requested that he advance the nomination of McWatters, a Republican, to allow the Export-Import Bank to conduct its business of supporting American businesses and manufacturers. … Continue Reading


05.13.16

Bipartisan ‘Manufacturing Universities’ legislation passes Senate Committee

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee passed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which included important bipartisan legislation that will help U.S. universities strengthen their engineering programs to meet the demands of the modern manufacturing industry. Manufacturing Universities authorizes the Defense Department to support industry-relevant, manufacturing-focused, engineering training at U.S. universities. Institutions would be selected through a competi… Continue Reading


05.12.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Champions Investments in Water Infrastructure and Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Investments and reforms to improve our water infrastructure for our shipping economy on the Great Lakes and Mississippi, protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp and develop innovative clean energy championed by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, have been included in the FY17 Energy and Water Development funding legislation passed by the U.S. Senate today. "I am proud to fight for smart investments to build a strong Made in Wisconsin … Continue Reading

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