Press Releases

02.08.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Emergency Funding Bill to Combat Opioid and Heroin Abuse

Supplemental appropriations bill would provide $600 million for prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery Opioids contributed to 45 percent of the 843 Wisconsin drug overdose deaths in 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced her support for emergency funding legislation to address the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic that is devastating communities in Wisconsin and across the country. The Opioid and Heroin Epi… Continue Reading


02.02.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bill to Protect Interns against Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, today introduced the Federal Intern Protection Act to make it illegal to discriminate against or sexually harass unpaid interns in federal government agencies. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings introduced the companion bill in the House of Representatives, which passed the full House on January 11, 2016. "Unpaid interns… Continue Reading


02.02.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: “We must prepare for the unthinkable.”

Baldwin calls for federal government action to assist first responders in their tireless efforts to respond to emergency situations and keep Americans safe Baldwin highlights recent mass shooting attempt in Milwaukee and security concerns of hazardous materials being transported through Wisconsin Everest Metro PD Chief of Police testifies before Senate Homeland Security Committee WASHINGTON, D.C. - At the request of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, today the Senate Committee on Homeland Security a… Continue Reading


02.02.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses President Obama to Help Bring Down Soaring Cost of Prescription Drugs

Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, pressed for action from President Obama to help bring down the soaring cost of prescription drugs for people in Wisconsin and across the country. In a letter sent Tuesday morning, Senator Baldwin and a group of lawmakers called for more support in the President's 2017 budget proposal to help address prescription drug prices and cut health care costs. "Prescription drug prices are s… Continue Reading


02.02.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Congressman Reid Ribble's Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement regarding Wisconsin Congressman Reid Ribble's decision to not seek another term in office: "It has been a pleasure to work with Reid Ribble during his tenure in the Congress, first as a colleague in the House and then as a Wisconsin Senator. Although we represent different political parties, I have enjoyed a strong and productive working relationship with Reid on numerous issues of importance to Northeastern Wisconsi… Continue Reading


02.01.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Fairbanks Morse Engine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin traveled to Beloit, Wisconsin where she toured Fairbanks Morse Engine, meet with employees, and highlighted her work to boost Wisconsin's manufacturing economy. "For decades in Wisconsin, we've worked to make things: paper, engines, tools, and ships. These manufacturing jobs created shared prosperity for generations and strengthened the economic security of the middle class," said Senator Baldwin. "The hardworking men and women of Fairbanks M… Continue Reading


01.28.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Competitiveness Caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced today she has joined the newly formed, bipartisan, Senate Competitiveness Caucus, which will foster concerted bipartisan efforts to discuss, develop, and advance policy enhancing U.S economic competitiveness. The group is chaired by Sens. Chris Coons (D-Delaware) and Jerry Moran (R-Kansas), and also includes Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Cory Gardner (R-Colorado), Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana), Mark Kirk (R-Illinois), Richard Du… Continue Reading


01.21.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Launches New College Affordability Campaign

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senate Democrats today formally launched a new legislative package and campaign, dubbed #InTheRed, aimed at pushing Congress to address college affordability in 2016 and putting America on a path toward debt-free college. At a press conference in the U.S. Capitol building with Senate Democrats and dozens of students and advocates, introduced the new legislative package, the RED (Reducing Educational Debt) Act, , which includes a college affordabil… Continue Reading


01.21.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Funding of Gun Violence Research Agenda

Every year, more than 32,000 people in the United States die from gun violence Current policy prohibits CDC from researching ways to combat gun violence epidemic WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has joined a growing call to fund gun violence research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Senator Baldwin has cosponsored legislation led by Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) that would set aside $10 million in fun… Continue Reading


01.21.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Launches New College Affordability Campaign

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senate Democrats today formally launched a new legislative package and campaign, dubbed #InTheRed, aimed at pushing Congress to address college affordability in 2016 and putting America on a path toward debt-free college. At a press conference in the U.S. Capitol building with Senate Democrats and dozens of students and advocates, Senator Baldwin introduced the new legislative package, the RED (Reducing Educational Debt) Act, which includes a coll… Continue Reading


01.21.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Funding of Gun Violence Research Agenda

Every year, more than 32,000 people in the United States die from gun violence Current policy prohibits CDC from researching ways to combat gun violence epidemic WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has joined a growing call to fund gun violence research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Senator Baldwin has cosponsored legislation led by Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) that would set aside $10 million in fun… Continue Reading


01.20.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works passed the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2015 (S. 1024): "The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is a critical program for our region, the health of our communities, and the protection of our clean water resource. I am pleased to see that the Environment and Public Works Committee recognizes the importance of the GLRI to the Great Lakes, a… Continue Reading


01.20.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works passed the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2015 (S. 1024): "The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is a critical program for our region, the health of our communities, and the protection of our clean water resource. I am pleased to see that the Environment and Public Works Committee recognizes the importance of the GLRI to the Great Lakes, a… Continue Reading


01.15.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Travels to Middle East to Consult with Allies on Efforts to Combat Global Terrorism and Strengthen Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) recently traveled to the Middle East as part of an eight-member Congressional delegation focused on security, including oversight of the Iran nuclear agreement, the war in Syria, U.S. efforts to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and continued security cooperation with Israel. During the six-day trip, Baldwin met with leaders in Israel and Turkey, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkish President R… Continue Reading


01.14.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bill to Support Regenerative Medicine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has introduced legislation that would direct the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to facilitate the establishment of a public-private Standards Coordinating Body (SCB) in Regenerative Medicine. The Advancing Standards in Regenerative Medicine Act also directs FDA to participate in developing such standards and to issue guidance on how these standards could be used in FDA review of regenerative medicine products. "Regenerative medicine holds i… Continue Reading


01.13.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Governor Walker to Provide Update on Wisconsinites He Dropped from BadgerCare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter today to Governor Scott Walker requesting an update on the Walker Administration's efforts to transition the approximately 63,000 Wisconsinites that he removed from BadgerCare coverage to coverage in the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace. According to figures released by the Walker Administration in July 2014, almost 27,000 Wisconsinites that Governor Walker kicked off BadgerCare had not yet obtained health cover… Continue Reading


01.12.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Swift Senate Action on 7th Circuit Court Nomination of Don Schott

Longest-standing federal court vacancy in the country nearly six years old Nominee earned bipartisan support from Wisconsin Judicial Commission established by Senators Baldwin and Johnson WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced her support for the nomination of Don Schott to represent Wisconsin on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Baldwin also called for swift action by the Senate to confirm Schott and end the longest-standing federal court vaca… Continue Reading


01.08.16

Baldwin, Senate Democrats Call For Hearing On Funding Gun Violence Research At The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention To Help Identify Strategies To Prevent Senseless Gun Deaths In 2016 And Beyond

Currently, A Republican Appropriations Rider From 1996 Prohibits Federal Funds From Being Used To Conduct Research At The CDC On The Epidemic Of Gun Violence In America; Rider's Original Author, Former Congressman Jay Dickey, Now States That A Ban On Research Funding Was Not The Intention Of The Law In New Letter, Senate Democrats Call For A Senate Hearing To Be Held On Funding For Gun Violence Research At The CDC And Invite Congressman Dickey And Then-Director Of The National Center For Inj… Continue Reading


01.08.16

Baldwin, Senate Democrats Call For Hearing On Funding Gun Violence Research At The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention To Help Identify Strategies To Prevent Senseless Gun Deaths In 2016 And Beyond

Currently, A Republican Appropriations Rider From 1996 Prohibits Federal Funds From Being Used To Conduct Research At The CDC On The Epidemic Of Gun Violence In America; Rider's Original Author, Former Congressman Jay Dickey, Now States That A Ban On Research Funding Was Not The Intention Of The Law In New Letter, Senate Democrats Call For A Senate Hearing To Be Held On Funding For Gun Violence Research At The CDC And Invite Congressman Dickey And Then-Director Of The National Center For Inj… Continue Reading


01.07.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Submits International Trade Commission Testimony in Support of Wisconsin Paper Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has submitted testimony for a hearing of the International Trade Commission (ITC) on behalf of the Wisconsin paper industry and its 52,000 employees in the state. Domtar Corporation and United Steelworkers (USW) allege that China, Brazil, Australia, Indonesia, and Portugal have dumped paper into the U.S. market. In addition, China and Indonesia were found to be providing illegal state subsidies to their paper companies. Today's ITC hearing will dete… Continue Reading

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