Press Releases

06.17.21

Senator Baldwin Urges House and Senate Leadership to Prioritize Maternal Health in Next Recovery Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is urging House and Senate Leadership to prioritize policies to address the U.S. maternal health crisis in the next coronavirus recovery package. In an effort led by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representatives Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Robin Kelly (IL-02), and Alma Adams (NC-12), Senate and House members are pushing for the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act and a permanent expansion of yearlong postpartum Medicaid coverage. Members emphasi… Continue Reading


06.17.21

Baldwin, Colleagues Question PhRMA's Lobbying Efforts to Block Policies That Would Lower Drug Costs for Millions of Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) sent a letter to Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Chief Executive Officer Stephen Ubl requesting information on PhRMA's lobbying efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent the implementation of key policies that would lower drug costs for millions of Americans - including the negotiation of prescription drug prices in Part D of the … Continue Reading


06.16.21

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Questions Los Angeles Private Equity Firm’s Plan to Shut Down Janesville Manufacturing Plant and Lay Off Wisconsin Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin questioned Los Angeles-based private equity firm, OpenGate Capital, about their reported plans to shut down a Janesville manufacturing plant and outsource the Wisconsin jobs to Mexico. In a letter to OpenGate Capital Founder and CEO Andrew Nikou, Baldwin writes, "I have met with Janesville workers who face pending layoffs and they shared stories with me about the pain the plant's closure will cause them, their families, and the community in … Continue Reading


06.15.21

Senator Baldwin Pushes SBA to Speed Up Relief to Struggling Live Event Venues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) signed on to a letter to Small Business Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman urging her to disburse Shuttered Venue Operator Grant funding to struggling live entertainment venues as soon as possible. The legislation that created this program, the Save Our Stages Act, was signed into law more than six months ago, and event venues are going out of business while waiting for these grants. In the bipartisan letter, led by Senators Amy Kl… Continue Reading


06.15.21

Senator Baldwin Calls to Fix DACA Program, Address Delays

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the 9th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program being announced by President Obama in 2012, Senator Baldwin joined her colleagues in calling on the Biden administration to address the extreme backlog for DACA applicants and reduce wait times for DACA renewals. Current delays are a result of the Trump administration's anti-immigrant policies and the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to negatively impact the immigrant community. "As you know, ac… Continue Reading


06.10.21

Senator Baldwin Meets With Janesville Workers Facing Layoffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin met with workers from Janesville's Hufcor manufacturing plant who face layoffs as a result of plans by a Los Angeles private equity firm, OpenGate Capital, to shut down the plant and outsource the Wisconsin jobs to Mexico. OpenGate Capital has a history of predatory practices. In 2013, they shut down the Golden Guernsey plant in Waukesha and did so in such an abrupt manner that they failed to properly notify workers about layoffs, locked them out o… Continue Reading


06.09.21

Senator Baldwin Introduces Women’s Health Protection Act to Protect Equal Access to Reproductive Rights Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) joined U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Veronica Escobar (D-TX) to introduce the Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA), bicameral federal legislation to guarantee equal access to abortion, everywhere across the country. The bill's introduction follows the Supreme Court's decision to hear arguments in a case that directly threatens fifty years of precedent protecting a… Continue Reading


05.26.21

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Establish Stewardship Fee to Support Substance Use Treatment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined her colleagues to reintroduce the bipartisan Life Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment (LifeBOAT) Act, legislation that would establish a stewardship fee for opioid manufacturers and expand access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. In 2020, over 90,000 Americans died from drug related overdoses - the highest year of overdose deaths ever recorded - with over half of those likely involving an opioid or synthetic opioid. And in… Continue Reading


05.25.21

Senator Baldwin Supports Introduction of Safe Gun Storage Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin cosponsored legislation that was introduced today that would direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to establish safety standards for firearm locks and firearm safes. "We should put in place federal safety standards for firearm locks and safes so that we can help keep guns out of the hands of children," said Senator Baldwin. "This legislation can help prevent deadly accidents from happening and save lives." An estimated 4.6 million Am… Continue Reading


05.21.21

Wisconsin Senators Recommend U.S. Attorney Candidates to the White House for Wisconsin’s Western District

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson announced today their agreement to recommend to the White House two Wisconsinites for consideration to be U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin. The candidates, Diane Schlipper and Sopen Shah, were recommended to the Senators by the bipartisan Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission that has been established to provide recommendations for nominations during the 117th Congress for United States Attorneys and federal jud… Continue Reading


05.20.21

Senator Baldwin Rejoins Effort to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes

MOMMIES Act would expand coverage for pregnant women covered by Medicaid Black women are more than three times as likely to die from childbirth complications as white women; U.S. has highest rate of pregnancy-related deaths among peer countries WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) in reintroducing a comprehensive bill to improve maternal health outcomes, reverse the trend of rising maternal mortalit… Continue Reading


05.19.21

BALDWIN, BLUMENTHAL, CHU, FRANKEL, PRESSLEY, AND ESCOBAR ANNOUNCE PLANS TO REINTRODUCE THE WOMEN’S HEALTH PROTECTION ACT

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After the Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in a case that directly threatens fifty years of precedent protecting access to abortion, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Veronica Escobar (D-TX) announced that they would be reintroducing the Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA), bicameral federal legislation to guarantee equal access to abortion, everywhe… Continue Reading


05.18.21

Senator Baldwin, Congresswoman Jayapal Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Reverse Trump Administration Move to Silence Workers in Corporate America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-07) today introduced bicameral legislation that would reverse a final rule from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to limit retirement plans from voting on corporate proxies and undermine workers' voices in the public companies where they invest. Baldwin first announced this bill last Congress following the Trump Labor Department finalizing a rule to discourage ERISA plans from voting their proxies. It … Continue Reading


05.17.21

On Tax Day, Baldwin Introduces ‘Buffett Rule’ Bill to Ensure the Wealthiest Americans Pay a Fair Share in Taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has said he pays a lower percentage of his income in taxes than his secretary. As millions of Americans file their taxes today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Chair of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, to introduce legislation to fix this problem. The Paying a Fair Share Act would ensure multi-millionaire and billionaire taxpayers like Warren Buffett pay at least a 30 … Continue Reading


05.17.21

Senator Baldwin Joins 28 Senators Urging Immediate Ceasefire in Middle East

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a group of 28 Senators in calling for an immediate ceasefire agreement in Israel and the Palestinian territories to prevent further loss of life and further escalation of violence. "To prevent any further loss of civilian life and to prevent further escalation of conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories, we urge an immediate ceasefire," the 28 Senators said in a joint statement. The group of Senators includes Baldwin, Jon Os… Continue Reading


05.14.21

Senator Baldwin Applauds Committee Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen American Manufacturing and Create Jobs Across the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded Senate Committee passage of bipartisan legislation she backs to strengthen our Buy American laws. The Make It in America Act will make it harder for federal agencies to use waivers to get around Buy American requirements, requiring the federal government to give preference to American companies and spend taxpayer dollars on American-made products and American jobs. The legislation passed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Senators Baldwin and Ernst Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Transportation Access for Workers and Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve transportation access and help break down barriers for workers and families getting to jobs, local businesses and health care services. The Connecting Opportunities through Mobility Metrics and Unlocking Transportation Efficiencies (COMMUTE) Act provides data to states and local governments to measure accessibility to local businesses and important destinations, and info… Continue Reading


05.12.21

Senators Baldwin, Manchin, Brown Introduce Tax Reform Legislation to Close Carried Interest Tax Loophole

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today introduced tax reform legislation to close the carried interest tax loophole that benefits wealthy money managers on Wall Street. Currently, the carried interest loophole allows investment managers to pay the lower 20 percent long-term capital gains tax rate on income received as compensation, rather than the ordinary income tax rates of up to 37 percent that they would pay for the same amo… Continue Reading


05.11.21

Wisconsin Senators Recommend U.S. Attorney Candidates to the White House for Wisconsin’s Eastern District

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson announced on Tuesday their agreement to recommend to the White House five Wisconsinites for consideration to be U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The candidates, Richard Frohling, Gregory Haanstad, Susan Karaskiewicz, Kent Lovern, and Benjamin Taibleson, were recommended to the Senators by the bipartisan Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission that has been established to provide recommendations for nominations du… Continue Reading


05.07.21

New Water Infrastructure Legislation Passed by the Senate Includes Baldwin’s “Buy America” Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin worked to include several provisions that will benefit Wisconsin communities, manufacturers, businesses and workers in the bipartisan Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021 (DWWIA) that passed the Senate 89-2 and now heads to the House for further consideration. "Too often, small and underserved communities lack the resources they need to solve our most pressing water challenges, including lead and other contaminants. This biparti… Continue Reading

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