Press Releases

08.18.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Coronavirus Language Access Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined her colleagues to introduce the Coronavirus Language Access Act, which expands access to coronavirus-related resources by increasing language access services and supporting culturally appropriate COVID-19 response programs to help older Americans, those who have limited English proficiency (LEP), and people with disabilities. "The coronavirus pandemic has exposed and exacerbated many obstacles and disparities in our health care system,… Continue Reading


08.17.20

Senator Baldwin Calls for Postmaster General to Provide Senate Testimony on Mail Service Delays

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined the entire Senate Democratic caucus, led by Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, to demand answers from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on significant operational changes he directed that have caused serious delays for postal customers in Wisconsin and across the country. In a letter, the Senators called on DeJoy to testify before Congress and provide clear, trans… Continue Reading


08.17.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Demand Postal Service Address Delivery Delays of Veterans’ Prescription Drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues, led by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT), Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, and Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, in demanding immediate action following reports of significant delays in veterans' prescription medications through the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). In a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and VA Secretary Robert Wilkie, the … Continue Reading


08.14.20

Senator Baldwin and Representatives Moore, Kind, and Pocan Call on President Trump to Extend Full Federal Funding for Wisconsin National Guard to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Florida, Texas, Arizona, Connecticut, and California are receiving full federal funding for their National Guard to help address the ongoing public health and economic crisis. Not Wisconsin. President Trump cut federal funding to support the Wisconsin National Guard's work against the COVID-19 pandemic. The reduction in federal support will cost the state $12.5 million that could be spent on other COVID-19 efforts that are essential to mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on Wis… Continue Reading


08.13.20

Baldwin, Murphy Call on Congressional Budget Office to Reexamine Junk Plans Offered by Private Insurers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), both members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), are calling on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) to reevaluate the baseline assumptions and projections it published regarding the use and purchase of short-term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI) plans. In 2018, the Trump administration expanded the use of STLDI plans, or "junk plans,"… Continue Reading


08.13.20

Baldwin Joins Senate Democratic Caucus in Urging USPS to Fix Delays and Avoid Cost Increases for Election Mail

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined the entire Democratic caucus in urging U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to provide answers regarding reports of recent changes to long-standing practices at USPS that would result in increased delivery times and costs for election mail, and urged him to not take any further action that makes it harder and more expensive for states and election jurisdictions to mail ballots. Despite numerous reports from across the country of slow … Continue Reading


08.12.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Questions Vice President Pence on Federal Diversions of Testing Supplies from Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is questioning Vice President Mike Pence, Chair of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, about reports of federal diversions of testing supplies from Wisconsin, which is leading to a reduction of COVID-19 testing and the suspension of pre-procedure testing for several surgical specialties, including orthopedics, gynecology, general surgery, urology, ophthalmology, gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, otolaryngology, interventional radiology, and… Continue Reading


08.11.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Call for Long-Term Relief for 43 Million Student Loan Borrowers Amid Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined her colleagues, led by Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA), in urging Senate leaders to include long-term relief for millions of Americans with student loans in the next coronavirus relief package as negotiations between Senate Republicans and Democrats continue. The letter comes after the President issued an executive order that only places a three-month forbearance for some student loan borrowers, leaving nearly eight million student… Continue Reading


08.10.20

Baldwin, Graham Lead Bipartisan Effort to Protect Seniors from Scams During COVID-19 Pandemic

Senators Pushing to Pass "Edith's Bill" to Ensure Seniors Who Get Scammed are Paid Back 44 State Attorneys General Call for Passage of Baldwin's Legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, are leading a group of senators to call on Senate leadership to include in the next relief package bipartisan legislation to protect seniors who have fallen victim to financial scams and ensure they can get paid ba… Continue Reading


08.10.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: Trump Needs to Start Working with Congress to Pass Bipartisan Legislation That Helps Wisconsin With Ongoing and Worsening Public Health and Economic Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today calling on President Trump to start working with Congress to pass bipartisan legislation that helps Wisconsin with the ongoing and worsening public health and economic crisis the state continues to face. "Three months ago, the House passed the HEROES Act, and for three months President Trump and Majority Leader McConnell have failed to take action on this bipartisan legislation. This failure of leadership has b… Continue Reading


08.10.20

Senator Baldwin Cosponsors Bill Ensuring Accurate Census Count

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) cosponsored the Fair and Accurate Census Act, legislation that would extend statutory deadlines for delivering census data and implement important transparency and accountability requirements to help ensure a complete count in the 2020 Census. "The 2020 Census results will shape the future of our communities by determining how federal funds are distributed. A Census that accurately reflects our population and needs is fundamental to our democ… Continue Reading


08.07.20

Senator Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Celebrating the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her colleagues introduced a Senate Resolution to recognize, commemorate, and celebrate the 55th anniversary of the enactment of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965. President Lyndon Johnson proposed the legislation just days after the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, during which the late Representative John Lewis was savagely beaten by law enforcement officers while crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge on what … Continue Reading


08.07.20

Senator Baldwin Calls of Trump Administration to Address Reports of Retaliation Against Workers of Color Who Report COVID-19 Workplace Concerns

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a group of 20 Senate colleagues in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding reports that workers of color face disproportionate acts of retaliation when reporting workplace concerns related to COVID-19. A recent report by the National Employment Law Project (NELP) found one in eight workers has perceived retaliatory actions from employers for raising s… Continue Reading


08.07.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Criticize Trump Administration’s Maneuvers to Manipulate Census & Hamper an Accurate Count

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With the U.S. Census Bureau already struggling to administer the 2020 Census amid the pandemic, the Trump administration this week announced that it will cut Census data collection operations short by one month. U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her colleagues, led by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), say cutting the count short by a month will be devastating to the accuracy of the 2020 Census and disproportionately impact hard-to-count communities. The Senators penned a letter t… Continue Reading


08.07.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Continue Push for Expanded Work Share Provisions in Next Relief Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) sent a letter to Senate leadership urging the inclusion of ideas from their legislation, the Rebuilding Main Street Act, within the next relief package. The Rebuilding Main Street Act would incentivize and expand the use of the Work Share program, which allows businesses and nonprofits to bring employees back at reduced hours, while employees continue to receive unemployme… Continue Reading


08.06.20

Senator Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Effort to Protect Made in Wisconsin Food Products from Unfair Trade Tactics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), John Thune (R-SD) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), along with 58 of their Senate colleagues, called on U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to protect American food producers from unfair trade initiatives that would require them to change the names of meat, cheese and wine they have made for decades. The recent United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA) included important safegu… Continue Reading


08.06.20

Baldwin Joins Effort to Prevent Pharmaceutical Companies from Price Gouging COVID-19 Vaccines, Treatments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), helped introduce legislation to ensure that any taxpayer-funded vaccine or treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19) proven to be safe and effective will be accessible, affordable, and available to all individuals. The Make Medications Affordable by Preventing Pandemic Price-gouging (MMAPPP) Act, led by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Tina Smith (D-MN), would prevent pric… Continue Reading


08.06.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Wants Answers from Trump’s New Postmaster General About Delayed Mail Delivery in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is calling for answers from Louis DeJoy, the new Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service, about recent operational changes and directives from him that have resulted in mail being left behind at distribution centers in Wisconsin, and mail delivery being delayed to Wisconsinites. In her letter to the Postmaster General, Senator Baldwin writes, "My office has received the attached photos of mail being … Continue Reading


08.05.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Local Wisconsin Leaders in Calling For More Federal Emergency Funding For State and Local Governments to Provide Essential Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is supporting calls from state and local officials in Wisconsin for the next COVID-19 relief legislation to include additional federal funding for states and localities to respond to COVID-19 and cover budgetary shortfalls that have resulted from the public health emergency and economic crisis. In May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act, which includes federal support for state and local COVID-19 response and recovery eff… Continue Reading


08.05.20

Baldwin and Blumenthal Push for VA to Cover K2 Veterans’ Toxic Exposure Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced legislation mandating the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provide health care and benefits to all veterans who served at Karshi-Khanabad Air Base (K2) in Uzbekistan and have illnesses associated with the toxic substances found at the site. "The Pentagon has known for years that our U.S. troops were exposed to cancer causing toxins while serving in Uzbekistan and it's simply wrong for the VA… Continue Reading

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