Press Releases

05.02.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Buy America Standards for Small Shipyards in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced the bipartisan Strengthening Buy America for Small Shipyard Grants Act to strengthen Buy America requirements for federal Small Shipyard Grant funding to support American businesses, manufacturers and workers. The bill is cosponsored by Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA). While Buy American requirements already apply to the Small Shipyard Grant Program, there is a loophole in the Maritime Administration's rules for commercially available, … Continue Reading


05.02.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: Wisconsin State Legislature Republicans Should Stop Obstructing a Federal Investment in Our BadgerCare Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today responded to reports that Wisconsin State Legislature Republicans are planning to vote next week to obstruct Governor Tony Evers' plan to accept a federal investment in the state's BadgerCare program. "For years, former Governor Walker and Wisconsin Republicans put politics ahead of progress and refused to accept a federal investment in our BadgerCare program. We should no longer make Wisconsin taxpayers foot the bill for other states to exp… Continue Reading


05.01.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation Expanding Access to Medicare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) at a press conference to introduce the Choose Medicare Act. The legislation would provide every individual who is not already eligible for Medicaid or Medicare the opportunity to enroll in Medicare as an individual. In addition, it would provide every employer the choice to purchase Medicare for their employees. "President Trump has spent the last two years sabotaging our health care … Continue Reading


05.01.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $3 Million Federal Grant for Alzheimer’s Disease Research in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced $3 million in federal grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (WADRC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin helped secure federal investments in ongoing research to prevent and treat Alzheimer's in Wisconsin and around the nation. "Alzheimer's continues to put enormous demands on our health c… Continue Reading


04.25.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Raise Concerns about Potential Patent Infringement by Pharmaceutical Company Gilead Sciences and High Price of its HIV-Prevention Drug, Truvada

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Senate colleagues to raise concerns about reports that pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences is profiting from an HIV-prevention drug that infringes upon patents owned by the United States Government and selling it at a price that makes the drug unaffordable for many Americans. The Senators, led by Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), asked the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to detail what steps have been taken to make sure t… Continue Reading


04.24.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Governor Tony Evers Announce Comprehensive Review of Wisconsin National Guard’s Processes on Sexual Assault and Harassment

MADISON, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Governor Tony Evers announced today that the National Guard Bureau's Office of Complex Investigations (OCI) will be conducting a thorough, independent assessment of the Wisconsin National Guard's handling of sexual assault and harassment. The assessment comes after Senator Baldwin and Governor Evers called for the assessment last month. "I look forward to the National Guard Bureau conducting this comprehensive review and producing a public report on … Continue Reading


04.17.19

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson Introduce Legislation to Rename Sun Prairie Post Office for Fire Captain Cory Barr

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson introduced bipartisan legislation in the Senate to designate the post office at 1715 Linnerud Drive in Sun Prairie as the "Fire Captain Cory Barr Post Office Building." The legislation honors Fire Captain Cory James Barr, a first responder who was killed by an explosion while responding to the July 2018 natural gas leak in Sun Prairie. The entire Wisconsin Congressional Delegation, led by U.S. Representative Mark Pocan, introduced co… Continue Reading


04.17.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $1.5 Million in New Funding for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced $1.5 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant funding for the Dairy Business Innovation (DBI) Initiatives to support Wisconsin dairy farmers and cheesemakers working to grow their business and reach new product markets. "Wisconsin's dairy businesses are a key driver of our state's economy, but recently our dairy farmers have faced very challenging times with an oversupply of milk and low milk prices. It's critical that … Continue Reading


04.16.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces More Than $21 Million In AmeriCorps Funding For Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), announced $21,199,755 in new grants for Wisconsin that will support AmeriCorps members serving the community with local organizations. "Wisconsinites are committed to serving their communities more than ever, and hundreds of thousands of men and women have answered the call to service. And those who serve not only have the opportunity to make a difference, they develop val… Continue Reading


04.12.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Legislation to Simplify and Decrease the Costs of Tax Preparation and Filing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped reintroduce the Tax Filing Simplification Act, led by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), to ease the tax filing process for millions of American taxpayers and reduce their costs. Last tax season, American taxpayers spent an average of 11 hours and around $200 preparing their tax returns - a cost equal to almost 10 percent of the average federal tax refund. "American taxpayers are spending too much time and money filing taxes when it doesn't hav… Continue Reading


04.12.19

Baldwin, Blackburn Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Internet Access in Rural America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced the bipartisan Internet Exchange (IX) Act (S. 1166) to help improve internet access for consumers, especially those in rural areas. "We need to strengthen our internet infrastructure to better serve Middle America and rural communities, and improve the online experience for people in all parts of our country," said Senator Baldwin. "This bipartisan measure will help expand broadband access across our co… Continue Reading


04.11.19

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Marco Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Boko Haram

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced a bipartisan resolution condemning Boko Haram and calling on the governments of the United States and Nigeria to swiftly implement measures to defeat the terrorist organization. April 14, 2019, marks the fifth anniversary of when more than 200 young women were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Nigeria. Many are still missing or being held captive. Today, Boko Haram remains a threat to innocent civilians… Continue Reading


04.11.19

Baldwin, Cassidy Reintroduce Legislation Targeting Foreign Mail Containing Illicit Opioids

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) are reintroducing the Search Now, Inspect for Fentanyl (SNIFF) Act to allow specially trained U.S. postal workers at U.S. International Service Centers to search mail from foreign countries destined for the U.S. when there is probable cause to believe they contain illicit opioids such as fentanyl or other illegal drugs. "Right now, illicit drugs, like fentanyl, meth and illegal opioids, are being mailed into Ame… Continue Reading


04.11.19

Baldwin, Braun, Shaheen, Fischer Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Student Debt Relief Scams

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As everyday Americans are struggling with student loan debt, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mike Braun (R-IN), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) today introduced the bipartisan Stop Student Debt Relief Scams Act, legislation that would enhance efforts to identify and shut down student debt relief scams. "Far too many students are already struggling with student loan debt, and they deserve to be protected from scammers and bad actors who are preying on their fi… Continue Reading


04.09.19

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Lisa Murkowski Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Aid Shoreline Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation, the Digital Coast Act, to help coastal communities better prepare for storms, cope with varying water levels, and strengthen coastal economic development planning efforts. "Wisconsin's Great Lakes are a great asset for our quality of life and also for our long-term economic security. Our shoreline communities face a variety of challenges to keep their harbors open, their wa… Continue Reading


04.08.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Public Option for Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Department of Justice refuses to defend the law that has extended quality health insurance coverage to over 20 million Americans, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, helped introduce the Consumer Health Options and Insurance Competition Enhancement (CHOICE) Act. This legislation would add a publicly operated health insurance option to the Affordable Care Act's individual marketplaces. "Wisconsinite… Continue Reading


04.04.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan ACCESS BROADBAND Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce the bipartisan ACCESS BROADBAND Act, bicameral legislation led by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY) that fosters the development and growth of broadband resources for businesses as well as underserved urban and rural communities in Wisconsin, and throughout the country. "Reliable high-speed broadband is critical to strengthening small businesses and communities throughout rural Wisconsin," sa… Continue Reading


04.04.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Representative Jim Sensenbrenner Introduce Bipartisan Scenic Trails Parity Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) reintroduced the bipartisan National Scenic Trails Parity Act to provide improved management and access to additional funding for Wisconsin's Ice Age and North Country National Scenic Trails. "The Ice Age and North Country Scenic trails are beloved by Wisconsinites, and provide opportunities for people across our state to enjoy the great outdoors. But these trails currently face unfair barriers when… Continue Reading


04.03.19

Baldwin, Cassidy, Schrier, Stivers Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Measure to Help Prevent Infant Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and U.S. Representatives Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-WA08) and Steve Stivers (R-OH15) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve early detection of infant abuse to protect children from further injury and prevent fatalities. The Early Detection to Stop Infant Abuse and Prevent Fatalities Act amends the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) to develop new and expanded trainings and best practices to… Continue Reading


04.02.19

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Susan Collins Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support the Health and Wellbeing of Family Caregivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) today introduced the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation to support the health and wellbeing of family caregivers. This bipartisan bill would authorize $20 million for Fiscal Year 2020, with funding increasing by $10 million annually in order to reach $60 million for Fiscal Year 2024, for the Lifespan Respite Care program. This important program allows full-time caregivers to take… Continue Reading

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