Press Releases

05.02.17

Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation Re-Introduced in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, 46 Senators, led by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), re-introduced historic, comprehensive federal legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT Americans. The legislation was filed simultaneously in the U.S. House of Representatives by 194 Representatives, led by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI). "Every American deserves the freedom and opportunity to dream the same dreams, chase the same ambitions, and have the sa… Continue Reading


05.02.17

Senator Baldwin and Representative Levin Reintroduce Tax Reform to Close Carried Interest Loophole, Urge President Trump to Keep His Promise

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) today reintroduced tax reform legislation to close the carried interest loophole. Last week, President Trump released a one-page tax reform outline full of tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans that did not include any reference to closing the carried interest loophole, and media reports have suggested that his plan may in fact lead to an even lower tax rate for fund managers. As a candidate, Trump sai… Continue Reading


04.28.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Help Halt Flow of Illicit Fentanyl into the United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin cosponsored bipartisan legislation to help halt the flow of illicit fentanyl from Mexico, China and other nations around the world into the United States. The INTERDICT Act, led by Senators Edward Markey (D-MA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), would provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) tools such as hi-tech chemical screening devices to help detect and interdict fentanyl and other illicit syntheti… Continue Reading


04.28.17

As LGBTQ Students, Schools Grapple with “Trump Effect,” Baldwin, Murray, Pocan Redouble Efforts to Pass Anti-Harassment Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA), along with Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI), reintroduced legislation aimed at reducing bullying and harassment that affects one in five students at colleges and universities across the country. The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2017 would require institutions of higher education to establish policies to prohibit harassment based on actual or perceived race, color, national origin, sex, disabilit… Continue Reading


04.27.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Dairy State Senators in Urging Agriculture Secretary Perdue to Take Immediate Action for Dairy Farms Harmed by Canadian Trade Barriers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today was joined by fellow dairy state Senators Al Franken (D-MN), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) in urging Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to take immediate action with USDA programs that can assist dairy farmers harmed by restrictive Canadian trade barriers The USDA has the authority to assist farmers now by helping them to market their milk, develop new markets and increase the uses of their milk.… Continue Reading


04.27.17

Senators to Newly Confirmed Deputy Attorney General: Appoint Special Prosecutor Immediately

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's confirmation, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and 12 other Senators in urging him to immediately appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions' has recused himself, Rosenstein is now responsible for leading the Department of Justice's investigation. "We write to request that you take immediate action … Continue Reading


04.26.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Introduction of “Buffett Rule” Tax Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the same day that President Donald Trump unveiled a tax overhaul proposal that would slash taxes for some of the wealthiest Americans and dramatically increase the national debt, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined the introduction of "Buffett Rule" legislation. The Paying a Fair Share Act would ensure that multi-million-dollar earners pay at least a 30 percent effective federal tax rate. The legislation would reduce the federal deficit by an estimated $38 billion over the ne… Continue Reading


04.26.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Coalition Urging Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan to Focus on Funding for Opioid Crisis and Medical Research in Government Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and a group of 17 other Senators in calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to include a substantial increase in funds for the fight against the nation's opioid epidemic and additional investments in the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as part of the Continuing Resolution currently being negotiated in Congress to avert a government shutdown. The letter was… Continue Reading


04.26.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Cosponsors in Pressing for Senate Action on Buy America Legislation After President Trump Announces Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin led cosponsors of the Made in America Water Infrastructure Act in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee Chairman John Barrasso calling on them act on the Buy America legislation. Last week, while visiting Wisconsin, President Trump was asked by local media if he supported Senator Baldwin's Buy America legislation. President Trump said "I do," and also said "I agree with her… Continue Reading


04.24.17

U.S. Senator Baldwin Announces Support for Agriculture Secretary Nominee Sonny Perdue, Pushes Trump Administration to Act on Restrictive Canadian Trade Barriers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced she will vote for Sonny Perdue for Secretary of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) today. Senator Baldwin also encouraged Perdue to visit Wisconsin and called for the Trump Administration to act on restrictive Canadian trade barriers that are hurting American dairy farmers and processors. "I'm pleased to vote for Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue today and I look forward to working together to strengthen Wisconsin's agricultural… Continue Reading


04.20.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Over $7.5 Million Federal Investment for Wisconsin to Address Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded $7,636,938 in federal grant funding provided by the 21st Century Cures Act to help Wisconsin combat the opioid epidemic. Senator Baldwin led the effort to include major investments to fight the opioid epidemic in this bipartisan legislation. Once the funding became available for application, Senator Baldwin sent a letter to Governor Scott Walker encouraging him to apply for the federal funding and to put these investments to work. "… Continue Reading


04.18.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Trump’s Visit to Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on President Trump's visit to Wisconsin today: "I welcome President Trump's visit to Wisconsin today to highlight a top priority of mine. I've long called for President Trump to make good on his Buy America pledge and support my legislation to rebuild our infrastructure with American iron and steel. While today's Executive Order is a step forward, Wisconsin workers can't wait for studies and reports - we need real a… Continue Reading


04.17.17

Senator Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group Urging Continued Broadband Deployment in Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the bipartisan Senate Broadband Caucus, joined a group of 56 Senators in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to continue advancing broadband deployment in rural communities. In a letter to Chairman Pai, Commissioner O'Rielly and Commissioner Clyburn, the Senators expressed concerns about the high cost of these critical services in many rural communities and stressed that more Americans should have the opportunity to purcha… Continue Reading


04.14.17

Senator Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Release Army Corps Brandon Road Study to Stop Spread of Asian Carp

Budget proposal to eliminate all funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and delaying actions to address Asian carp only raises further questions about the Administration's commitment to protecting our Great Lakes The letter was signed by Senate Great Lakes Task Force Members WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has joined 11 other Great Lakes Senators in calling on the Trump Administration to release a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study that recommends specific measure… Continue Reading


04.12.17

Senators Baldwin, Schumer and Gillibrand Call on Trump Administration to Act on Restrictive Canadian Trade Barriers Threatening American Dairy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) have called on the Trump Administration to act on restrictive Canadian trade barriers that are hurting American dairy farmers and processors. The Senators sent a letter to Acting U.S. Trade Representative Stephen Vaughn, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Acting Secretary of Agriculture Michael Young, detailing the negative impact these unfair trade practices are having on America's dai… Continue Reading


04.11.17

As Tax Day Approaches, Senator Baldwin to Introduce Reform to Simplify Tax Filing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with ten other senators, will reintroduce the Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2017 to simplify and decrease the costs of the tax filing process for millions of American taxpayers. This year, taxpayers will spend an average of 13 hours preparing and filing their returns, and will pay $200 for tax preparation services - a cost equal to almost 10 percent of the average federal tax refund. "American taxpayers are forced to spend too much time a… Continue Reading


04.07.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Legislation to Fully Restore Broadband Privacy Protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, helped introduce legislation to restore broadband privacy rules. "We must expand consumer protection to include broadband privacy rules," said Senator Baldwin. "This reform well ensure that internet users are receiving the strong protections they deserve." The legislation reinstates the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules which would have required internet service providers… Continue Reading


04.07.17

Bipartisan Reform Supported by Senator Baldwin to Fix VA Choice Program Passes Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bipartisan legislation supported by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to fix the VA Choice Program for Wisconsin veterans passed Congress and is set to be signed into law. The bipartisan Veterans Choice Program Improvement Act is part of Senator Baldwin's 3-point plan to help veterans get the quality care they deserve in their own communities. The VA Choice Program was intended to help veterans receive timely and quality care in their own communities, outside of VA facilities. Howev… Continue Reading


04.07.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Military Strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on last night's U.S. military strikes in Syria: "The Assad regime's latest use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people is reprehensible and violates international law. The United States has taken a measured response, but I am concerned by the lack of a clear and comprehensive strategy for Syria and the region. I believe that the Administration must work with Congress as an equal partner regarding any addi… Continue Reading


04.06.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Over $12 Million to Repair Roads and Bridges Damaged in Summer Flooding in Northern and Western Wisconsin

Announcement comes after Senator Baldwin pushed for emergency relief following storms in July, August and September WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced $12,245,540 in Emergency Relief (ER) Funding and Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) Funding from the Department of Transportation to repair roads and bridges damaged by last summer's severe storms and flooding in northern and western Wisconsin. "I saw firsthand the damage to our roads and bridges and… Continue Reading

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