Press Releases

05.09.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Workers’ Rights

WASHNGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined her Congressional colleagues in introducing bicameral legislation to strengthen workers' rights when organizing to bargain for better wages, benefits and safer working conditions. The Workplace Democracy Act would help level the playing field for workers and reduce the barriers workers face when exercising their right to organize and join a union. "Wisconsin has a… Continue Reading


05.09.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Senate Effort to Force Vote on Net Neutrality

Discharge petition will require vote on resolution to overturn Federal Communications Commission's decision and restore Net Neutrality Rules Baldwin: "Net neutrality is a principle that is at the heart of an accessible and free internet, and I believe we need to protect innovators, entrepreneurs and consumers and keep the internet open for everyone." WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a Senate effort to file a discharge petition to force a vote under the Congressional… Continue Reading


05.09.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Questions Scott Pruitt and Carl Icahn on Renewable Fuel Standard Waiver for Icahn’s Refinery

Icahn's CVR Energy Claimed "Economic Hardship" - but Made a Profit of over $200 Million in 2017 DOJ Investigating Icahn for Potential Illegal Actions While Advising President Trump on RFS WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Tina Smith (D-MN), and sent letters to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt and Carl Ica… Continue Reading


05.03.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses President Trump to Rein in Offshoring and Bring Back American Call Center Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, joined her colleagues in pressing President Trump to sign an executive order protecting American call center jobs. "Shipping call center jobs overseas is not just an economic problem it is a threat to the security of consumers' personal data," the Senators wrote. "There have been numerous troubling reports of fraud and the theft of sensitive personal information at foreign call centers. The lack of adequat… Continue Reading


04.30.18

Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reforms Pass Senate Health Committee

Prevent the flow of illegal fentanyl and opioids from other countries More resources for growing meth problem in Wisconsin Support for local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, praised the unanimous passage of bipartisan opioid response legislation out of the Committee where it awaits action by the full Senate. The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 will improv… Continue Reading


04.26.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen CTE Teacher Training and Prepare Students for the Workforce

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, was joined by Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH), co-chairs of the Caucus, along with Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), to introduce the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act. This bipartisan legislation will create a teacher residency grant program to help address the CTE teacher shortage in schools. "I've heard firsthand from students, businesses and manufact… Continue Reading


04.25.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Tax Fairness for Workers Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Though the Republican tax bill was sold to the public as a "middle-class miracle," there are a number of provisions that undermine working families and make it harder for Wisconsinites to make ends meet. Among these provisions was the suspension of tax deductions for union dues and other common employee expenses. In response to the GOP tax scheme's deliberate attack on working Americans and union members, Senator Baldwin joined Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) in introducing The Tax F… Continue Reading


04.24.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senator Marco Rubio Applaud Congressional Passage of JUST Act

The bipartisan Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act will assist in the return of, or restitution for, assets stolen in the Holocaust Having passed both Houses of Congress, the bipartisan legislation now heads to the President's desk WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) are applauding congressional passage of the Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act (S.447). This bipartisan legislation will improve efforts assisting Holocau… Continue Reading


04.24.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Bill Cassidy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Halt the Flow of Illicit Fentanyl into the U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today introduced bipartisan legislation to stop the flow of illegal opioids, fentanyl, methamphetamine and other illicit drugs into the country through International Mail Facilities. The Restricting Entrance and Strengthening the Requirements on Import Controls for Trafficking (RESTRICT) Illicit Drugs Act would give the Food and Drug Administration (… Continue Reading


04.24.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Support American Manufacturers and Shipbuilders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin formally introduced legislation that supports Wisconsin's manufacturing and shipbuilding industries. The Made in America Shipbuilding Act (S. 2731) strengthens Buy American requirements for the federal government's purchase of ships by expanding current law to cover all federal agencies, all classes of ships and substantially more shipboard components, including items made in Wisconsin. Senator Baldwin unveiled the Made in America Shipbuildin… Continue Reading


04.23.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Milwaukee Educator as Guest for President of France Macron’s Address to Joint Meeting of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that Gina Bianchi, principal of The Milwaukee French Immersion School, will be her guest for French President Emmanuel Macron's address to a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday, April 25. "This is my small way of recognizing all the Wisconsin educators who work hard every day preparing our students for the future and helping to lift them up to their dreams. Through her work, Principal Bianchi has shown a strong commitment to makin… Continue Reading


04.23.18

Baldwin, Stabenow, McCaskill Lead 47 Senators in Calling on Trump Administration to Halt Expansion of Junk Health Insurance Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today led a letter signed by 47 Senators calling on the Trump Administration to halt a proposed regulation that would expand the use of short-term health care plans to create junk health insurance plans that would raise premiums for older Americans and harm millions of people living with pre-existing conditions. The Senators expressed their opposition to the proposed rule to expand junk plan… Continue Reading


04.20.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Major Investments for Rural Development in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, worked to secure major investments to rural development programs that the Trump Administration proposed eliminating in the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus spending legislation. "Rural communities across Wisconsin face challenges with infrastructure, broadband and creating economic opportunity. Too often, small towns get left behind as investors find it more attractive to go to the big cities. Th… Continue Reading


04.20.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation in Expanding Access to Medicare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined her colleagues in introducing the Choose Medicare Act to give every individual who is not already eligible for Medicaid or Medicare the opportunity to enroll in Medicare as an individual or every employer to purchase Medicare for their employees. "We need to work across party lines to make health care more affordable and to give Wisconsinites more choices to find … Continue Reading


04.20.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures $55 Million for Wisconsin Veterans Home at King

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In continuing to lead efforts that support Wisconsin veterans, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Subcommittee, announced that she secured $55 million in the Fiscal Year 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to address much-needed maintenance and construction backlogs at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King. Senator Baldwin successfully … Continue Reading


04.20.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Call on Administration to Take Immediate Action to Reduce Price of Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 15 of her colleagues to call on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take immediate action to reduce the price of naloxone, a life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug. The Senators' letter follows a recent national advisory issued by the United States Surgeon General urging more Americans to keep on hand and learn how to use naloxone delivery devices. "No police officer, no firefighter, no public health provider, and no perso… Continue Reading


04.19.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds More Than $7.5 Million Federal Investment for Wisconsin to Combat Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded more than $7.5 million in federal grant funding provided by the 21st Century Cures Act to help Wisconsin fight the opioid epidemic. This is the second year of funding provided to Wisconsin under this new law. Senator Baldwin led the effort to include major investments to fight the opioid epidemic in this bipartisan legislation when it passed in 2016. Once the funding became available for application, Senator Baldwin sent a letter to … Continue Reading


04.19.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Joni Ernst Introduce Legislation to Support Resources for Farmers in Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, and Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced bipartisan legislation to provide our nation's farmers with critical support and resources to respond to these difficult economic times. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found agricultural workers have a higher suicide rate than any other occupation. To assist farmers in crisis, the Facilitating Accessible R… Continue Reading


04.18.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Wisconsin Vietnam War Veterans Secure Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and Crewmember Monument in Arlington National Cemetery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauds the unveiling and dedication of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and Crewmember Monument in Arlington National Cemetery. Senator Baldwin has worked across party lines with Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and with members of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, led by Wisconsin-native Bob Hesselbein, to make this monument a reality. "The brave individuals who served as helicopter pilots and crewmembers during the Vietnam War and their fa… Continue Reading


04.18.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Blocking Cloture of Legislation that Harms the Great Lakes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Senate failed to pass cloture on the Coast Guard authorization legislation that includes a ballast water provision harmful to the Great Lakes: "The Coast Guard legislation on the floor today included a dangerous ballast water provision that would allow for the spread of invasive species in our Great Lakes, hurting local communities and our coastal economy. I cannot support legislation that harms our nation'… Continue Reading

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