Press Releases

04.05.21

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Visits University of Wisconsin Lab Working to Track Coronavirus Variants

American Rescue Plan Includes $1.75 Billion for CDC to Expand and Improve Genetic Sequencing for Coronavirus Variants B-Roll Footage of Visit Available for Download HERE MADISON, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today visited the University of Wisconsin-Madison to meet with university faculty and staff working to identify and track coronavirus variants. As part of the visit, Baldwin toured the AIDS Vaccine Research Laboratory and met with scientists who, in partnership with University of Wisc… Continue Reading


04.01.21

Baldwin, Shaheen Call on President Biden to Make Women’s Inclusion in Afghan Peace Negotiations a Foreign Policy Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today led a group of Senators in sending a letter to President Joe Biden, underscoring the critical importance of promoting women's rights and ensuring women's active participation in the ongoing Afghan peace negotiations. The Senators are urging the administration to defend and build on the progress made over the last two decades on women's rights and the role of women in Afghan society, and to make clear that the U… Continue Reading


03.30.21

Senator Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Reintroduce Impact Aid Bill to Fund School Infrastructure Projects

Bill provides $1 billion for Impact Aid Construction Grants, follows critical school investments made in the American Rescue Plan WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has joined her Senate colleagues to introduce the Impact Aid Infrastructure Act (IAIA), which would provide $1 billion in supplemental funding for school infrastructure construction grants in Fiscal Year 2022 through the Impact Aid program. Similar legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives. IAIA, led by… Continue Reading


03.26.21

Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Introduce Bill to Expand Emergency Broadband Benefit Access

New legislation builds on program that provides support to working families to access the internet; Aids workers and families that need broadband to find jobs and access health care, education and other services; Improves coordination and speeds up benefits WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today joined more than a dozen of her Senate Democratic colleagues, led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), to introduce new legislation building on the Emergency Broadband Connections Act to en… Continue Reading


03.26.21

American Rescue Plan Expands Access to Quality Health Care and Lowers Costs for Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is highlighting the significant provisions in the American Rescue Plan that will expand access to high quality, affordable health care for Wisconsinites. "People in Wisconsin must have quality, affordable health care coverage during and after this public health crisis. The American Rescue Plan Act expands access to affordable coverage, lowers health care costs, and offers Wisconsin a federal investment in our BadgerCare program so we can save taxpay… Continue Reading


03.25.21

Senator Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Introduce Senate Resolution Condemning Anti-Asian Hatred, Discrimination Related to COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has joined Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) in the introduction of a resolution to condemn all forms of anti-Asian sentiment, racism, and discrimination, and call on federal officials, in collaboration with state and local agencies and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community organizations to address the rise in COVID-19-related hate crimes. The Senate resolution was introduced in the wake of the Atlanta… Continue Reading


03.25.21

Baldwin, Stabenow, Casey Introduce Legislation to Overturn Trump-Era Expansion of Junk Insurance Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In recognition of the 11th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this week, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Bob Casey (D-PA) are today leading their colleagues to introduce the No Junk Plans Act, which would overturn the Trump-era rule expanding junk health insurance plans that don't have to provide health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. "It's time to turn the page after the Trump administration expansion of junk … Continue Reading


03.24.21

Senator Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen TRIO Programs That Assist First-Generation, Low-Income Students Seeking a College Education

The legislation would reauthorize programs that assist hundreds of thousands of students to achieve their dream of a college education WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to strengthen the federal TRIO Programs and improve their outreach to underserved youth, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced the bipartisan Educational Opportunity and Success Act. Nationwide, TRIO Programs help ensure that underserved students have equal access to a college education and the support they need to prepare for, … Continue Reading


03.23.21

Baldwin, Braun, Smith, Murkowski Introduce Bipartisan Legislation Requiring Transparency In Prescription Drug Price Increases

FAIR Drug Pricing Act takes the first step to address skyrocketing prescription drug costs Drug corporations' aggressive increases in prescription drug prices are making lifesaving treatments unaffordable for families, taxpayers and our health care system WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mike Braun (R-IN), Tina Smith (D-MN) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today reintroduced the FAIR Drug Pricing Act. The bipartisan legislation takes the first step in addressing skyrocketing pr… Continue Reading


03.22.21

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Successfully Secures Provisions in American Rescue Plan to Solve Pension Crisis for Wisconsin Workers and Retirees

The American Rescue Plan includes the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act that will save the retirement benefits of 22,500 pension plan participants in Wisconsin WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin worked to successfully secure provisions in the American Rescue Plan that will ensure workers and retirees - including 22,500 in Wisconsin - can keep the retirement they have earned so their families and livelihoods are not put at risk. Baldwin voted for the American Rescue Plan t… Continue Reading


03.18.21

Baldwin, Wyden, Van Hollen, Bennet, Booker Introduce Legislation to Jumpstart Economic Recovery, Fund Six Months of Wages

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation to jumpstart the economic recovery by immediately financing six months of wages and supportive services for eligible jobless workers. The Jobs for Economic Recovery Act would provide immediate funding for states, tribes and local governments to create or expand employment programs through a new Social Security Act jobs progra… Continue Reading


03.18.21

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Immediately Scaling Up CDC’s Efforts to Track Coronavirus Variants

American Rescue Plan Includes $1.75 Billion for CDC to Expand and Improve Genetic Sequencing for Coronavirus Variants WASHINGTON, D.C. - During today's Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Hearing, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin spoke to Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about the public health threat posed by new coronavirus variants and the CDC's efforts to identify and track these variants. The American Rescue Plan … Continue Reading


03.17.21

Wisconsin Health Care Leaders Praise Senator Baldwin’s Support for Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Certainty for Hospitals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senators to reintroduce legislation that would provide certainty to Wisconsin hospitals participating in the 340B drug discount program during the COVID-19 public health emergency. "Our hospitals, health care workers, and the patients they serve need certainty during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and we must work together to limit disruptions to our health care system," said Senator Baldwin. "The 340B program has served… Continue Reading


03.16.21

With Nearly 30 Million Americans Diagnosed with COVID-19, Senator Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Undo Trump-Era Rule that Dismantled Health Care Coverage for Americans with Preexisting Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and 26 of their colleagues to introduce the Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2021 in an effort to undo Trump-era rulemaking and guidance that, if fully enacted, would destabilize the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance market, weaken protections for Americans with preexisting conditions, and increase costs for millions of individuals … Continue Reading


03.16.21

Senator Baldwin Pushes for Domestic Production of PPE

Baldwin's legislation to provide $10 billion to secure critical materials and supplies to combat the pandemic was included in the American Rescue Plan Senator calls for adequate funding to secure domestic sources for the raw material used for mask production WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is urging President Joe Biden to target funding from the American Rescue Plan to increase domestic production of personal protective equipment (PPE). Baldwin's legislation to provide … Continue Reading


03.16.21

Baldwin, Ernst, Eshoo, Ferguson Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Reform to Ensure Coverage for Children Born with Congenital Anomalies or Birth Defects

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Joni Ernst (R-IA), and U.S. Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Drew Ferguson (R-GA) today reintroduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to ensure health insurance coverage for needed treatment and procedures for individuals born with congenital anomalies or birth defects. The Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act would close a coverage gap to ensure that health plans cover medically necessary services related to a patient's anomaly or birth def… Continue Reading


03.15.21

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Sherrod Brown Call on President Biden to Prioritize American Companies for Projects Funded by the American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today led their colleagues to call on President Joe Biden to temporarily suspend trade waivers that could allow foreign companies that do not have American workers or pay American taxes, to bid on projects funded by the American Rescue Plan. "This $1.9 trillion investment will address the twin public health and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to ensure that this spending provides the relie… Continue Reading


03.11.21

Baldwin, Casey, Brown Introduce Bill That Would Build on American Rescue Plan and Help Reduce Child Poverty

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following Congressional passage of the American Rescue Plan, which includes policies to cut child poverty, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced the Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2021, which would establish a national goal of reducing child poverty by half in 10 years and require the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Census Bureau to annually track the progress toward that goal. In 2018, 11.9 mil… Continue Reading


03.09.21

Baldwin Supports “No Check, No Sale” Bill to Close the Charleston Loophole

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped introduce legislation in the Senate to close a current loophole that allows gun sales to proceed if a background check is not completed after 72 hours, even if the gun buyer is not legally allowed to purchase a gun. The gap in existing law has allowed thousands of gun sales to prohibited buyers, including the sale of the firearm used by the shooter in the deadly attack at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church. Companion legislation is expecte… Continue Reading


03.09.21

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Representative Jim Langevin Introduce Legislation to Protect Rights of Airplane Passengers with Disabilities

Air Carrier Access Amendments Act would improve air travel safety and close service gaps that passengers with disabilities face in air travel WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representative Jim Langevin (D-RI) today reintroduced the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act to protect the rights of airplane passengers with disabilities, improve air travel safety and close service gaps that passengers with disabilities frequently encounter in air travel. "We need to break down t… Continue Reading

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