Press Releases

06.13.18

With Wells Fargo Layoffs in Waukesha County, Senator Baldwin Questions CEO on Use of Corporate Tax Breaks for Stock Buybacks

Wells Fargo received $3.4 billion boost from corporate tax cut, announced spending $22 billion on stock buybacks that largely benefit wealthy corporate executives and shareholders Big bank has laid off over 700 workers since the tax bill became law, including 46 in Menomonee Falls WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to Timothy Sloan, Chief Executive Officer of Wells Fargo, urging the bank to reverse its decision to close a Menomonee Falls call center and lay off 46 work… Continue Reading


06.12.18

Baldwin Continues Demanding Action from Trump Administration to Hold Drug Companies Accountable for Massive Price Hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, once again pressed HHS Secretary Alex Azar to identify specific actions the Trump Administration is taking to bring down the prices of prescription drugs. In continuing to demand real action from the Trump Administration to hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable, Senator Baldwin asked Secretary Azar again to commit to transparency for prescription drug companies th… Continue Reading


06.12.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Investment for Small Shipyards in Wisconsin

Fiscal Year 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Funds Small Shipyard Grant Program Supports Program to Help Shipyard Economies Stay Afloat WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, worked to include $20 million for the Small Shipyard Grant Program in the Fiscal Year 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Senate Appropriations bill. Senator Baldwin has long supporte… Continue Reading


06.08.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Legislation that Halts Administration Policy of Separating Children from their Parents at the Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 31 of her Senate colleagues in introducing legislation to keep immigrant families together by preventing the Department of Homeland Security from taking children from their parents at the border. The Keep Families Together Act, led by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), was developed in consultation with child welfare experts to ensure the federal government is acting in the best interest of children. "Tearing families apart and traumatizing ch… Continue Reading


06.08.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Opposes Trump Administration Support for Wisconsin Lawsuit that Threatens Guaranteed Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration urging a federal court to throw out protections for people with pre-existing conditions, supporting a lawsuit filed by 20 states, including the State of Wisconsin. "I was branded as a child with the words, 'pre-existing condition,' so I have worked to make sure that no family should have to choose between helping their child get better or going bankrupt. Congressional Republica… Continue Reading


06.08.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Major Support for Wisconsin in 2018 Senate Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that the Senate's 2018 Farm Bill includes significant improvements to dairy risk management tools for Wisconsin dairy farmers as they face difficult market conditions. "Wisconsin's dairy farmers are a key driver of our state's economy but they are facing very challenging times. The Senate Farm Bill includes important reforms that will directly benefit Wisconsin dairy farmers and our rural communities," said Senator Baldwin, a member … Continue Reading


06.08.18

Baldwin’s Work to Improve Care for Wisconsin Veterans Passes Senate Appropriations Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, worked to include a number of measures in the bipartisan FY19 Military Construction-VA Appropriations Bill that passed out of the full Committee yesterday. "This bipartisan legislation 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 full funding for the opioid safety initiatives outlined in Jason's Law, a signif… Continue Reading


06.07.18

Senate Appropriations Committee Fully Funds Senator Baldwin’s “Jason’s Law”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, applauded the Committee for fully funding the Jason Simcakoski Memorial and Promise Act, or "Jason's Law." Baldwin worked to include $52 million for implementation of Jason's Law in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Military Construction-VA Appropriations Bill, which passed the Appropriations Committee today. Signed into law in 2016, Senator Baldwin's bipartisan legislation earned the support of the Simcakos… Continue Reading


06.07.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Accelerate Water Technology and Innovations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced legislation, the Water Technology Acceleration Act, which would incentivize the development and deployment of emerging water technologies to solve our most pressing water challenges, including lead safety, phosphorous reduction and treatment of bacteria and nitrates. "In Wisconsin, we are leading the development of new water solutions. Our water technology partners -from our research labs to the many water-focused companies in our state-a… Continue Reading


06.06.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation Requiring Trump Administration to Release Buy American Reports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today introduced the Keep Buying American Act of 2018 (S. 3006) requiring the federal agencies covered by President Trump's April 2017 Buy American executive order to publicly release reports required by the executive order. These reports should contain recommendations to strengthen compliance with Buy American laws to protect American workers and manufacturers. They are not currently available to the public or to Members of Congress. "Presi… Continue Reading


06.06.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Secure Federal Investment in Wisconsin Infrastructure

Baldwin worked across party lines for transportation funding that supports Wisconsin businesses and workers $160 Million Federal Grant for I-94 Construction WASHINGTON, D.C. - After advocating for federal investments to improve Wisconsin infrastructure, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded a $160 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant that will be awarded to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) to assist in funding construction of the I-94 North-South … Continue Reading


06.01.18

After Securing Federal Investments, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Over $2.4 Million Awarded to Wisconsin Communities to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After leading the effort to secure federal investments for local communities to address the opioid epidemic, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that $2.4 million in federal grant funding is being delivered to Wisconsin counties and tribes to support local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts. Senator Baldwin helped secure a two-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) totaling $15,273,876 for Wisconsin. This is the s… Continue Reading


06.01.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Bipartisan Colleagues to FCC: Wireless Coverage Map Falls Short

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, joined a bipartisan group of 30 senators in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to extend the challenge process for the map of eligible areas for Mobility Fund Phase II support. The FCC's presumptive eligibility map will help determine up to $4.53 billion in support for rural wireless broadband expansion over the next 10 years. "While you have noted that state… Continue Reading


05.31.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Deadline Extension for Farmers to Enroll in Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

Updated Dairy Margin Protection Program provides better resources for Wisconsin dairy farmers Farmers encouraged to contact local Farm Service Agency office for details WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senators urging Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to extend the June 1 deadline for re-enrollment in the Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP), which provides more cost-effective protections for Wisconsin dairy farmers. The USDA provided similar ext… Continue Reading


05.30.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Highlights Legislation to Boost Apprenticeships in Oak Creek

OAK CREEK, WI - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin hosted a roundtable discussion on apprenticeships with local businesses, workforce readiness leaders, labor and workers at PPG in Oak Creek to highlight her legislation that would invest in public-private partnerships, boost apprenticeship programs, and help close the skills gap. "In Wisconsin, I've seen how public-private partnerships can best address the workforce readiness challenges we face. Apprenticeships are a proven way to provide work… Continue Reading


05.29.18

In Sturgeon Bay and Kaukauna, Senator Baldwin Calls for Senate Vote on New Bipartisan Legislation to Fight the Opioid Crisis

STURGEON BAY AND KAUKAUNA, WI - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin met with local law enforcement, first responders and community leaders in Sturgeon Bay and Kaukauna to discuss ways Washington can do more to support local efforts to fight illicit opioids, fentanyl and methamphetamine. "Washington needs to step up and be a stronger partner to help local communities fight this crisis. Our Senate health committee just passed bipartisan legislation to give our communities more resources to save liv… Continue Reading


05.26.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Resolution Opposing Trump-Pence Administration’s Radical Restriction on Family Planning Funds

Senators Baldwin, Murray and Gillibrand introduced a resolution opposing new domestic gag rule to restrict Title X family planning funds New restriction on family planning funds would undermine health care access for millions of patients Gag rule would interfere with the ability of providers receiving Title X funding to discuss the full range of reproductive care with patients WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor… Continue Reading


05.25.18

In Superior, Senator Baldwin Calls for Senate Vote on New Bipartisan Legislation to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

SUPERIOR, WI - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin hosted a roundtable in Superior with law enforcement, first responders, health officials and community leaders and called for a Senate vote on new bipartisan legislation that she helped pass in the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. "Washington needs to step up and be a stronger partner to local communities fighting this epidemic," said Senator Baldwin. "No first responder should be unable to save a life because they don't… Continue Reading


05.24.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Support Agriculture Research and Innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, today introduced legislation to invest in public research to develop seed varieties that are tailored to regional growing conditions and consumer demand. The Seeds for the Future Act promotes the development of ready-to-use, regionally-adapted seed varieties and cultivars that meet the needs farmers face in their regions and unique growing conditions. This would give farmers more to… Continue Reading


05.24.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Improve Rural Water Infrastructure in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced legislation to fund critical water infrastructure projects in rural Wisconsin communities. The Rural Water Infrastructure Improvements Act would reauthorize and expand the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) grant and loan program that provides funding to states, local governments and tribes for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage and solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and business… Continue Reading

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