Press Releases

05.31.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Legislation Addressing Maternal Mortality Crisis Among Black Women

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped reintroduce the Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies (Maternal CARE) Act, legislation led by Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) to address persistent biases and shortcomings in our nation's medical system that have contributed to the ongoing crisis in Black maternal mortality. The United States is one of only thirteen countries in the world where the rate of maternal mortality is now worse than it was 25 years ago. For Black women, the … Continue Reading


05.30.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Legislation to Improve the Safety of Drinking Water in Small and Disadvantaged Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and 12 other Senators, led by Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), reintroduced the Contaminant and Lead Electronic Accounting and Reporting Requirements (CLEARR) for Drinking Water Act to authorize more than $1 billion in federal funding to help small and disadvantaged communities replace contaminated water infrastructure to comply with Safe Drinking Water Act requirements. The CLEARR Drinking Water Act also directs the Environmental Protection Agency … Continue Reading


05.24.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Army Corps Approval of Plan Preventing Spread of Asian Carp

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved the Brandon Road Study to prevent the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes and protect the Great Lakes fishery, a $7 billion industry. "I've been sounding the alarm for years on the threat Asian carp pose to our Great Lakes, our quality of life in Wisconsin and our freshwater economy. I've continued to urge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move forward wit… Continue Reading


05.24.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Landmark Election Security Bill

The Election Security Act would improve election cybersecurity and combat foreign interference in our democracy Over three dozen senators have cosponsored the legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce major election security legislation with 37 Senate cosponsors to require backup paper ballots and provide election security grants to states for cyber improvements and audits. The Election Security Act, led by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), represents the election … Continue Reading


05.24.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Senate Colleagues in Calling for More Federal Funding to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, led her colleagues in calling for more federal funding to combat the opioid epidemic that is ravaging communities nationwide. "On average, more than 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose and in 2017, more than 47,000 people died from opioids, including heroin and fentanyl. This represents a 10 percent increase in overdose death rates. Furthermore, overdose death rates linked to syntheti… Continue Reading


05.24.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Legislation to Undo Tax Hike on Gold Star Families Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Doug Jones (D-AL) to praise Senate passage of bipartisan legislation providing tax relief for children receiving benefits who have lost a parent serving in the military. "Wisconsin's Gold Star families have sacrificed so much for this nation and the freedoms we all cherish," said Senator Baldwin. "This bipartisan legislation is a much-needed fix to the 2017 law that unfairly raised taxes o… Continue Reading


05.23.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Guarantee Equal Access to Abortion

Women's Health Protection Act would stop state anti-choice laws Legislation introduced with historic support in both chambers, with 42 co-sponsors in the Senate & 171 co-sponsors in the House Members joined leading health advocates at a press conference to announce bill introduction WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the recent passage of restrictive anti-choice state laws in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and U.S. Representati… Continue Reading


05.23.19

Senator Baldwin Demands Answers from Trump About $62 Million Going to Brazilian Crooks Instead of American Farmers

Wisconsin Has Lost 1,480 Dairy Farms Since Trump Took Office As American Farmers Pay the Price for Trade Wars, Trump Provides Taxpayer-Funded Aid to Brazilian Company WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today demanded answers from President Trump after media reports revealed that more than $62 million in U.S. taxpayer funded aid meant for American farmers was given to a meatpacking company owned by two Brazilian billionaires currently under investigation by the U.S. Department of … Continue Reading


05.22.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Senate Republicans’ Obstruction of Vote to Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today issued the following statement after Senate Republicans objected to her request for unanimous consent to pass her legislation to overturn the Trump administration's expansion of junk insurance plans that don't have to provide health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. "Last fall, we all heard my colleagues across the aisle say they support protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Today, I offered an opportunity f… Continue Reading


05.22.19

Senator Baldwin and Leading Health Care Organizations Call for Senate Passage of Legislation to Overturn Trump’s Expansion of Junk Health Insurance Plans

Baldwin to Call For a Vote on the Senate Floor on No Junk Plans Act The Entire Democratic Caucus Supports the Legislation to Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions WASHINGTON, D.C. - TODAY at 4:00 PM E.T., U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will go to the Senate floor and ask for unanimous consent to pass her No Junk Plans Act. Baldwin's legislation, introduced with Senator Doug Jones (D-AL), would overturn the Trump administration's expansion of junk insurance plans that don't have to provide… Continue Reading


05.21.19

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Doug Jones Introduce Legislation to Overturn President Trump’s Expansion of Junk Insurance Plans

The entire Democratic caucus supports the No Junk Plans Act Baldwin: "Anyone who says they support health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions should support this legislation." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Doug Jones (D-AL) today introduced legislation to overturn the Trump administration's expansion of junk health insurance plans that don't have to provide health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. The House companion legislatio… Continue Reading


05.21.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Female Senators to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined all of her female Senate colleagues to introduce a resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote. The resolution, introduced by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), seeks to honor, reaffirm and preserve the historic precedent set by the ratification of the 19th Amendment in further promoting the core values of our democracy as promised by the U.S. Co… Continue Reading


05.17.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Bipartisan Legislation to Support Job Creation for America’s Veterans

BRAVE Act creates incentives for businesses to hire veterans Baldwin announced her reform at a local small business that employs veterans and would benefit from the legislation BUTLER, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today visited Green Up Solutions in Butler to tour their business, meet with workers and announce her bipartisan Boosting Rates of American Veterans Employment (BRAVE) Act to support job creation for America's veterans that she is reintroducing with U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)… Continue Reading


05.17.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on House Passage of Equality Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Equality Act - historic, comprehensive federal legislation to ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans. "It is just wrong that in a majority of states, LGBTQ Americans live without fully-inclusive non-discrimination laws and are not fully protected from being fired, evicted from their home, or denied services simply because of who they are or who they love. It is… Continue Reading


05.15.19

Baldwin, Murray, Pocan Introduce Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act to Reduce Bullying and Harassment at Colleges and Universities Across the Country

One in five college students are victims of cyberbullying, and LGBTQ students are nearly twice as likely to be harassed than their peers Legislation would require colleges and universities to establish policies to prohibit harassment based on race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), disability, or religion Bill is named after Tyler Clementi, a freshman college student who died by suicide after experiencing harassment and cyberbullying WASHING… Continue Reading


05.15.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Effort Requiring States to Secure Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined her Senate colleagues, led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), to introduce legislation that would protect American elections from foreign interference by mandating hand-marked paper ballots and setting new cybersecurity standards for all federal elections. The bill provides the strongest protection for American elections of any proposal currently before Congress. "American intelligence officials have made it clear that we face an ongoing thre… Continue Reading


05.15.19

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Joni Ernst Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect and Expand Rural Broadband

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to encourage investment in high-speed internet and protect and expand access to broadband in our rural communities. The legislation is also cosponsored by Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND). The Access to Capital Creates Economic Strength and Supports (ACCESS) Rural America Act would provide regulatory relief to rural telecommunications service providers by allowin… Continue Reading


05.14.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Assist Family Caregivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today helped reintroduce bipartisan legislation, led by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), that supports family caregivers in Wisconsin and across the country. "In so many instances, family caregivers put their financial security at risk to tend to the needs of their loved ones, many of whom require full-time assistance and care," said Senator Baldwin. "This bipartisan reform will provide family caregivers some much-needed tax relief." "Iowa is home to ove… Continue Reading


05.14.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Reintroduces Legislation to Strengthen Labor Protections for Public Safety Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, reintroduced legislation that protects collective bargaining rights for police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. "Our police officers, firefighters and EMS workers are on the frontlines every day working to keep our residents safe, protect our neighborhoods and create safer communities for all. They deserve the same essential labor protections that so many other … Continue Reading


05.10.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Opposes Defense Department Transfer of $1.5 Billion To Pay For President Trump’s Wall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and every Democratic member of the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies today slammed the Department of Defense for its transfer of another $1.5 billion to be used to build part of President Donald Trump's wall on the southwest border. In a letter to Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, the Senators expressed concern that this repr… Continue Reading

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