Press Releases

12.15.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Governor Walker’s $1 Billion “Missed Opportunity”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after Wisconsin's nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) released updated projections outlining how the State of Wisconsin could have saved over $1 billion in taxpayer money over six years by accepting available federal dollars to expand Wisconsin's BadgerCare program through the Affordable Care Act. According to LFB's projections, about 83,000 additional Wisconsinites would gain coverage through full expansion o… Continue Reading


12.09.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Jason Simcakoski Memorial Act Moves Forward

Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Unanimously Advances Baldwin Reforms to Full Senate Legislation would improve pain care at VA, provide stronger oversight, and address the problem of overprescribing practices Chairman Isakson: Baldwin bill one of the "great accomplishments" of the committee WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs for passing an updated version of her Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act, a bill aimed a… Continue Reading


12.09.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Waterfront Revitalization Legislation Moves Forward

Supports local efforts to revive Wisconsin waterfronts and promote economic development Over 50 Wisconsin leaders, regional and national stakeholders endorse legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, applauded the passage of her Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act through committee today. The legislation is aimed at boosting efforts to revitalize waterfront communities, including Wisconsin towns and cities al… Continue Reading


12.09.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Education Reforms Clear Senate, Head to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the United States Senate voted 85-12 to approve a bipartisan, four-year education reform bill that includes several provisions championed by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, aimed at streamlining testing, improving technology in the classroom, and strengthening career and technical education, among others. The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), which is a bill to rewrite the broken No Chil… Continue Reading


12.08.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan RAISE Family Caregivers Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today applauded the passage of her bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage, or RAISE Family Caregivers Act, by the United States Senate. Introduced with U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), the legislation would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish and sustain a National Family Caregiving Strategy to support family caregivers. The legis… Continue Reading


12.04.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Strongly Supports Reauthorization of Export-Import Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has released a statement after the U.S. Senate voted to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank through 2019. Due to opposition and inaction by the Republican majority in Congress, the Export-Import Bank was allowed to expire on June 30, 2015. This year, Senator Baldwin toured the state of Wisconsin, calling for a long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, despite opposition from Wisconsin Republicans such as Speaker Paul Ryan and Governor Sc… Continue Reading


12.03.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Rail Safety Reforms Clear Senate, Head to President’s Desk

Baldwin thanks Wisconsin advocates, first responders, local officials, and concerned citizens for input and efforts on reforms Baldwin provisions improve safety, increase transparency, and require better communication between the railroads and local communities WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the United States Senate voted 83-16 to approve a bipartisan, five-year transportation funding bill that includes several provisions championed by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin aimed at increasing safety and trans… Continue Reading


12.03.15

Baldwin, Murphy Letter Prompts Army Investigation into Wrongful Discharge of Servicemembers with Mental Health Disorders

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today applauded the U.S. Army's announcement that they will conduct a thorough, multidisciplinary investigation into allegations that the Army has, since 2009, wrongfully dismissed more than 22,000 soldiers for misconduct after they returned from deployment and were diagnosed with mental health disorders. The Army's announcement comes less than one month after Senator Baldwin joined a… Continue Reading


12.03.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: Pay for Business Tax Cuts by Closing Loopholes that Benefit Hedge Funds and Corporate CEOs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, joined by U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Angus S. King, Jr. (I-ME), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Finance urging them to offset the cost of potential tax extenders legislation by closing tax loopholes that benefit hedge fund managers and corporate CEOs. "If we are going to extend expired tax cuts for businesses and corporations we should … Continue Reading


12.03.15

Baldwin, Casey Budget Amendment: Cut Taxes for Middle Class by Ending Corporate Inversion, Enacting Buffett Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that they have introduced a key middle class tax amendment to the House-passed Budget Reconciliation Act. The Amendment includes multiple tax provisions, specifically two major tax credits, including the Dual Earner Tax Credit, allowing up to a $700 tax credit on a second earner's income, and the Child Care Tax Credit, which would help families afford childcare. Further provisions in the amendment inclu… Continue Reading


12.01.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Rail Safety Reforms Included in Final Bipartisan Transportation Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has announced that House and Senate negotiators have included several rail safety reforms she has championed in a long-term, bipartisan federal transportation compromise unveiled today, ahead of Friday's deadline. "I have been sounding the alarm for two years on the need to put in place strong rail safety reforms," said Senator Baldwin. "This legislation includes reforms I have been fighting for to improve safety, transparency, and better communicat… Continue Reading


12.01.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Effort to Strengthen Security of Visa Waiver Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and a bipartisan group of senators to introduce legislation to strengthen the security of the Visa Waiver Program in order to help prevent terrorists from entering the United States. "In the aftermath of the Paris attacks we need to keep our eye on the enemy and prevent terrorists from entering the United States. It is imperative that Congress work across party lines… Continue Reading


12.01.15

U.S. Senators Baldwin, Coons, Markey fight discrimination against those with HIV/AIDS

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced legislation aimed at helping end stigma, discrimination, and stereotypes that negatively impact Americans living with HIV/AIDS. The Repeal Existing Policies that Encourage and Allow Legal ("REPEAL") HIV Discrimination Act would require an interagency review of federal and state laws that criminalize certain actions by people living with HIV. "Despite great advances in treatment, education… Continue Reading


11.25.15

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Lisa Murkowski Introduce Bipartisan Digital Coast Act to Aid Shoreline Communities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced 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 waters cle… Continue Reading


11.24.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Effort to Stop Terrorists from Buying Firearms, Explosives

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin cosponsored the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015 to give the Department of Justice authority to prevent a known or suspected terrorist from buying firearms or explosives. "We must address a serious national security and public safety weakness and close this loophole that allows a known or suspected terrorist to swiftly pass a firearms or explosives background check and obtain a dangerous weapon," said Senator Baldw… Continue Reading


11.24.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators in Introducing VA Patient Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon/VA), has joined a bipartisan group of Senators, led by U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), in introducing the VA Patient Protection Act to force the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to address reports of abuse of veteran patients and to punish VA managers who ignore, intimidate and retaliate against whistleblowers. "More must be done to change t… Continue Reading


11.24.15

Support Grows for Bipartisan Baldwin Effort to Save Perkins Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, is continuing her efforts to reauthorize the federal Perkins Loan Program as 53 organizations and 535 colleges and universities, led by the American Council on Education, call on congressional leaders to pass a one-year extension of the critical student loan program. Senator Baldwin is leading a bipartisan Senate coalition to reauthorize the program, which expired on Sep… Continue Reading


11.23.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Increased Flexibility for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers in Transportation Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Kelly Ayotte (D-N.H.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), and Angus King (I-Maine) in calling for flexibility for America's dairy farmers in the recently-passed Surface Transportation bill. The senators sent a letter to bipartisan leaders on the conference committee asking that the final bill allow bulk milk trucks to carry m… Continue Reading


11.23.15

24 Senators Urge White House to take Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence

Baldwin, Murphy, Blumenthal, 21 Senate Democrats call on White House to close loophole in face of Congressional inaction Urges President Obama to take "executive action that could save lives" WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), who led the group of 24 senators, in calling on President Barack Obama to investigate and pursue all possible options under his executive authority to reduce gun violence.… Continue Reading


11.18.15

Sen. Baldwin, Rep. Levin, Patriotic Millionaires Urge Congress to Close Carried Interest Loophole

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today joined Patriotic Millionaires - a group of more than 200 wealthy Americans dedicated to addressing our nation's economic inequality - in calling on Congress to close the carried interest loophole and strengthen the economy. WATCH a video of the event here. In June, Sen. Baldwin and Rep. Levin introduced the Carried Interest Fairness Act, legislation that would close the car… Continue Reading

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