Press Releases

02.24.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Fight Opioid Addiction from Prevention to Recovery

With Overdoses on the Rise, Baldwin Bill Would Implement Critical Prevention, Crisis, Treatment, and Recovery Efforts Opioids contributed to 45 percent of the 843 Wisconsin drug overdose deaths in 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. - With drug overdose deaths on the rise in Wisconsin, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has introduced new legislation that would address the opioid addiction crisis from prevention to recovery. Every day, 44 people in the U.S. die from overdose of prescription painkillers, and many m… Continue Reading


02.12.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Congratulates Milwaukee on Winning the White House Healthy Communities Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today congratulated the City of Milwaukee on winning the White House Healthy Communities Challenge. Milwaukee finished first in the contest among 20 communities across the country competing to enroll the most uninsured residents during the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) open enrollment period for health coverage in 2016. "I'm so proud that Milwaukee won the President's Healthy Communities Challenge. This award is an example of the strong dedication fro… Continue Reading


02.11.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures $3 Million in Railroad Safety Grants for Waukesha County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has been awarded $3,000,000 by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) to improve safety and security for Waukesha County communities along rail lines carrying crude oil. In October, Senator Baldwin wrote a letter to US DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx, in support of this critical investment. "I have been sounding the alarm for two years on the need to put in place str… Continue Reading


02.11.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act Conference Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement regarding the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act Conference Report: "I support final passage of this conference report, but I believe we should have done better. I voted for the conference report for this bipartisan trade enforcement legislation because it has a number of reforms that are priorities for me and important to our Made in Wisconsin manufacturing economy, including Buy American provisions … Continue Reading


02.11.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Republican Majority to Take Action on Emergency Funding to Tackle Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis

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 joined a growing chorus of Senate Democrats calling on the Republican Majority to back up their rhetoric and support passage of desperately-needed emergency funding and significant new funding for a national consumer education… Continue Reading


02.10.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Highlights Importance of Career and Technical Education Today During CTE Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, joined Wisconsin higher education and business leaders throughout the day today to highlight the importance of CTE. In multiple events, Senator Baldwin celebrated "CTE Month" and called for robust investments in CTE programs. "I'm proud to join Wisconsin leaders in higher education and manufacturing today. The only way we can meet workforce readiness challenges effectively, is if w… Continue Reading


02.10.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Department of Defense’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statement regarding the Department of Defense's Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget request, which proposes cuts to the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program and the Frigate (FF) program that will follow LCS. Congress will now consider the budget request. The budget request, which was submitted to Congress this week, proposes to reduce the planned purchase of three ships in FY2017… Continue Reading


02.09.16

Baldwin, Collins Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen America’s Commitment to the Next Generation of Researchers Clears Key Senate Hurdle

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The bipartisan Next Generation (NextGen) Researchers Act (S.2014), authored by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Susan Collins (R-ME), was unanimously approved by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee this morning. At a time when America's young researchers are facing a difficult funding environment, this bipartisan legislation builds opportunities for new researchers, helps address the debt burden that young researchers face today, and invests in the … Continue Reading


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

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