Press Releases

04.16.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Susan Collins Applaud NAS Report Calling for Reforms to Support Young Biomedical and Behavioral Scientists

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Susan Collins (R-ME) welcomed a new report conducted by the National Academies of Science (NAS) as a result of bipartisan legislation that they authored, the Next Generation Researchers Act. The report calls for a series of substantial reforms to strengthen the U.S. biomedical research system for the next generation of scientists. "This report makes clear that we must protect and strengthen our investments in young scientists and the next gene… Continue Reading


04.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on military operations in Syria. "I support this targeted response to Assad's horrific use of chemical weapons against his own people, and we are right to act with our allies Great Britain and France against this violation of international law. However, I remain concerned that the Trump administration, like the Obama administration before it, has not developed a comprehensive strategy, with benchmarks of success and … Continue Reading


04.13.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Allow Safe Disposal of Unwanted Drugs in Hospice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce the Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act of 2018 to respond to one aspect of the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic that is harming communities and families across the country. This bipartisan legislation would address the problem of unused prescription drugs when a patient is receiving hospice care at home. "Fighting this nationwide epidemic is a shared responsibility and so we must do everything we can… Continue Reading


04.12.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to President Trump: Stop Censoring Critical LGBT Health Information and Resources on Federal Websites

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), today led 17 senators in sending a letter to President Trump expressing concerns about the removal of critical LGBT health and scientific information from the HHS Office of Women's Health (OWH) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) websites. According to recent reports, resources and information aimed at improving health for… Continue Reading


04.12.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $17 Million to Repair Wisconsin Roads after Severe Flooding and Storms

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that she secured more than $17 million in additional emergency transportation funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for Wisconsin communities affected by severe floods and storms in 2016 and 2017. This announcement comes after Senator Baldwin wrote to FHWA in February requesting this emergency transportation funding to help repair roads and bridges damaged by floods a… Continue Reading


04.11.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses Trump Administration on its Plan to Protect Wisconsin Farmers From Chinese Tariff Retaliation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, today pressed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on how the Trump Administration plans to protect Wisconsin farmers from China's retaliation after President Trump announced tariffs on Chinese imports, and what concrete steps it is taking to better support Wisconsin's agriculture economy. "Wisconsin's farmers are facing a very challenging year and … Continue Reading


04.11.18

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on Speaker Ryan's decision not to seek re-election: "Before I was elected to the Senate I served with Paul Ryan in the House and have spent many years working with him on behalf of the people of Wisconsin. We know each other well and while we have different views on policy, I consider him a friend and have a lot of respect for him as a person and a public servant. This was a difficult decision to make, and I wi… Continue Reading


04.10.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Questions Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Failure to Protect Americans’ Personal Information

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on how the company allowed Cambridge Analytica to harvest the private data of more than 87 million Facebook users and is urging Commerce Committee leadership to immediately call Cambridge Analytica to testify before Congress. Last month, Senator Baldwin called for this hearing after media reports revealed that Cambridge Analytica obtained the private data of tens of m… Continue Reading


04.05.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Major Victories for Wisconsin’s Timber Economy in Bipartisan Spending Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced major victories for Wisconsin's forest and timber economy in the bipartisan spending agreement that passed Congress and was signed into law last month. Senator Baldwin fought for funding to boost Wisconsin's timber economy, help improve forest management and to help rural counties pay for schools, roads and emergency response services. "Our forests and the timber industry in northern and ce… Continue Reading


04.05.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Open Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

Bipartisan Budget Act makes substantial Dairy Margin Protection Program changes Farmers encouraged to contact local Farm Service Agency office for details WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced today that enrollment will open next week for the improved Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP), which will provide more cost-effective protections for Wisconsin dairy farmers. With changes secured by Senator Baldwin and authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the U.S. De… Continue Reading


04.04.18

Bipartisan Omnibus Supports Wisconsin Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced major victories for Wisconsin's veterans in the bipartisan spending legislation that President Trump signed into law. "This bipartisan legislation signed by the President includes many reforms that I worked for to improve services and care for our veterans. By working across party lines I was able to secure a significant increase in opioid treatment and prevention funding to support service members at the VA. This will provide full funding… Continue Reading


04.02.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Hosts Roundtable with Green Bay Officials on Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

GREEN BAY, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today hosted a roundtable with Green Bay first responders, health and human services officials and community leaders to get an update on Brown County's efforts to address drug abuse in the community and ensure that Green Bay officials have the tools they need to combat the opioid epidemic and save lives. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Baldwin helped secure a $3 billion increase in federal funding to fight the opioid epidemic in the… Continue Reading


04.02.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Warns CFPB Against Repeal of Rule Cracking Down on Predatory Payday Lending Schemes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 42 of her Senate colleagues and sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Acting Director Leandra English and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney urging them to end any efforts to undermine and repeal the CFPB's payday lending rule, which represents an important step in reining in predatory business practices by payday lenders nationwide that are designed to exploit the financial hardships facing mil… Continue Reading


04.02.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Full Funding for Jason Simcakoski Memorial and Promise Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that she secured a significant increase in opioid treatment and prevention funding to support service members at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities as part of the Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus spending bill. Senator Baldwin was able to include an additional $12 million for opioid treatment and prevention compared to last year, for a total of $385 million in FY18. That tota… Continue Reading


03.30.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins HELP Committee Democrats to Request Committee Hearing On Causes & Remedies Of School Shootings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined her fellow democrats on the committee led by Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), to call on Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) to hold a HELP hearing as soon as possible on the causes and remedies of school and other mass shootings. The senators argued that it is Congress' responsibility … Continue Reading


03.29.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Highlights Efforts to Boost Wisconsin’s Maritime Industry in Green Bay and Marinette

GREEN BAY AND MARINETTE, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited ACE Marine in Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College's North Coast Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Marinette to highlight bipartisan legislation she authored with Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) that helps address the critical need for trained workers in Wisconsin's maritime industry. Senator Baldwin toured ACE Marine and the North Coast Marine Manufacturing Training Center to discuss her Domestic Mari… Continue Reading


03.28.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Employee-Owned Business and Meets with Workers in Stevens Point

STEVENS POINT, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Worzalla Publishing in Stevens Point today to meet with employees and company leadership, tour the facility and highlight her efforts to boost employee ownership and give workers a seat at the table of Wisconsin's businesses. As a 100 percent employee-owned company, Worzalla Publishing demonstrates the positive impacts of empowering workers, building wealth and fostering community relations. At the company headquarters, Senator Baldwin wa… Continue Reading


03.28.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes for Election Security Grant Funding, Announces Over $6.9 Million for Wisconsin

MADISON, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced that Wisconsin will receive nearly $7 million in federal funding to help ensure those on the front lines of combatting election interference - state and local election officials - have the resources to upgrade election technology, improve cybersecurity training and help prevent future cyberattacks. Last week, Senator Baldwin voted for the FY18 omnibus, which includes $380 million dollars in funding for election security grants to help states pr… Continue Reading


03.27.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Highlights Efforts to Boost Wisconsin Start-Ups in Altoona

ALTOONA, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Altoona today to highlight her efforts to support small business, start-up growth in Wisconsin. At the Altoona Fire Station, Senator Baldwin met with Fire Captain Jeff Dykes, founder and owner of small business, start-up Northern Star Fire. To enhance firefighter safety, Northern Star Fire developed equipment to help firefighters navigate through burning buildings when protecting properties and saving lives. Altoona Fire Chief Mark Renderman and … Continue Reading


03.26.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Hosts Roundtable with La Crosse County Officials on Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

LA CROSSE, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today hosted a roundtable with La Crosse County law enforcement and health officials to get an update on the county's efforts to address drug abuse in the community and ensure that La Crosse County officials have the tools they need to combat the opioid epidemic and save lives. Senator Baldwin has been pushing for expanded resources to help fight the opioid epidemic that is devastating communities and families across Wisconsin. As a member of the Senate… Continue Reading

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