Press Releases

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


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

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