Press Releases

10.07.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Department of Justice Grant for Madison Police Department to Develop Community Partnerships

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded the U.S. Department of Justice's announcement of a $155,522 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation grant for the Madison Police Department (MPD). The funding will assist the MPD in efforts to create and maintain safer community environments in Southwest Madison neighborhoods by partnering with schools, local leaders and community organizations, including Common Wealth Development and Dane County Joining Forces for Families. Senator Baldwin… Continue Reading


10.07.15

Bipartisan Legislation Supported by Baldwin to Give Formerly Incarcerated a Fair Chance at Federal Employment Moves Forward

VIDEO: Senator Baldwin Speaks in Committee on Fair Chance Act to Ban the Box Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded the passage of the Fair Chance Act through the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC). The Fair Chance Act is bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would give formerly incarcerated people a fairer chance at securing employment by prohibiting federal contractors and federal agencies from asking about the criminal history of a j… Continue Reading


10.06.15

Bipartisan Chemical Safety Reform Legislation Supported by Senator Baldwin Moving Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded the fact that bipartisan chemical safety reform legislation is moving forward in the Senate this week. The comprehensive legislation, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, to overhaul the nation's broken chemical safety law is expected to be voted on Thursday in the U.S. Senate. "Reform is long overdue, and I am proud to support this bipartisan bill," Senator Baldwin said. "It's important that we advance p… Continue Reading


10.05.15

Local Officials, Stakeholders Praise Lake Michigan Marine Sanctuary Designation, Baldwin Efforts

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, after an announcement from the Obama Administration that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is moving forward to designate the first new National Marine Sanctuaries since 2000, including one in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan waters, local elected officials and stakeholders praised the news and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's efforts in supporting the nomination. "Senator Baldwin has been a staunch advocate of the proposed National Marine Sanctuary from th… Continue Reading


10.05.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Announcement of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin issued the following statement after an agreement was reached among the 12 nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): "This deal was hatched in secret behind closed doors so I look forward reviewing it and seeing if it's another unfair trade deal that stacks the deck against Wisconsin workers. The United States Trade Representative should immediately make the details of this deal available to the American people. "The people of Wiscon… Continue Reading


10.05.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Obama Administration Lake Michigan Marine Sanctuaries Designation

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, today applauded an announcement from the Obama Administration that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is moving forward to designate the first new National Marine Sanctuaries since 2000, including one in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan waters. The two proposed sanctuary sites will be open for public comment now through January 15, 2016. In October 2013, Senator Baldwin urged NOAA to re-… Continue Reading


10.02.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Obama’s Nomination of Michael Missal as Inspector General (IG) for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is a statement from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin on President Obama's Nomination of Michael Missal as Inspector General (IG) for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): "I have long called for the President to nominate a permanent Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In June I led a bipartisan group of Senators urging the President to take action so I am pleased that he has made a nomination because we need a permanent IG for the V… Continue Reading


10.02.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds $500,000 Grant for Madison Police Department’s CORE Team

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded the U.S. Department of Justice's announcement of a $500,000 COPS Hiring Program grant for the City of Madison Police Department to hire additional staff for the Madison Community Outreach & Resource Education (CORE) team. "I applaud the Department of Justice for awarding this substantial grant funding for the Madison Police Department," said Senator Baldwin. "This funding will help build the CORE team and establish relationships … Continue Reading


10.02.15

Statement from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin on the Passing of Marty Beil

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is a statement from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin on the passing of Wisconsin labor leader, Marty Beil: "This is the loss of a friend who I have stood in solidarity with for many years, fighting on behalf of Wisconsin's working families. Marty was never afraid to stand up for workers when the deck was stacked against them. His life's work was committed to building a stronger middle class in Wisconsin and his leadership as he fought for our progressive values will b… Continue Reading


10.02.15

Senators Baldwin, Coons Recognize National Manufacturing Day on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) yesterday spoke on the Senate floor to recognize National Manufacturing Day. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) also joined Senators Coons and Baldwin on the floor in support. National Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday of October every year and is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Today, Senator Baldwin is touring Waukesha Metal Products in Sussex, Wisconsin … Continue Reading


10.01.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on MilCon/VA Appropriations Act of 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Senate failed to advance H.R.2029, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016: "As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I fought to include provisions in this legislation that would improve transparency of VA Office of Inspector General reports, strengthen protections for whistleblowers, and provide stronger oversight of the VA's prescribing practices. Th… Continue Reading


10.01.15

On Senate Floor, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to Deliver Call to Action for Wisconsin Manufacturing

"When Congress fails to do its job, hard-working people can lose their job as a result." House Inaction on Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Costing Wisconsin Jobs WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the Senate floor this afternoon, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will use the kick-off of National Manufacturing Day and Wisconsin Manufacturing Month to deliver a call to action for our manufacturing economy. Senator Baldwin's call for action comes as GE Power & Water announced it plans to stop manufacturing … Continue Reading


09.30.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Legislation to Protect Wisconsin Women’s Retirement Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), to introduce new legislation to address the challenges women face in accessing retirement security to ensure women can better prepare for retirement. The Women's Pension Protection Act of 2015 would strengthen consumer protections to safeguard retirement savings, improve access to retirement savings plans for long-term, p… Continue Reading


09.30.15

Baldwin Moves to Extend Student Loan Program, One Senator Obstructs Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today went to the Senate floor to save the critical Federal Perkins Loan Program, which is set to expire at midnight tonight. Senator Baldwin took action with a "unanimous consent request" to fund the student loan program before today's deadline, but one Senator obstructed action, all but guaranteeing the program will lapse. Over the past few days, Senate Democrats and a… Continue Reading


09.29.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bill to Enhance Access to Life-Saving HIV/AIDS Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today introduced legislation aimed at strengthening our federal response to HIV/AIDS. Senator Baldwin's HIV Clinical Services Improvement Act would improve health care access by strengthening Ryan White Part C clinics to ensure these community providers have the capacity and support to deliver high-quality care to those living with HIV/AIDS. In 2009, then-Representative … Continue Reading


09.28.15

Support Grows for Baldwin-Levin Tax Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today announced growing support for tax reform legislation they have introduced to end the carried interest loophole that has allowed wealthy investors to pay lower interest than average Americans. In June, Senator Baldwin and Ranking Member Levin introduced the Carried Interest Fairness Act of 2015. The legislation would end the carried interest loophole and ensure that inco… Continue Reading


09.28.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: House Inaction on Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Costing Wisconsin Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today renewed her call for the Republican majority in the House of Representatives to stop stalling reauthorization of U.S Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. Senator Baldwin's call for action comes as GE Power & Water announced it plans to stop manufacturing gas engines in Wisconsin and blamed the Waukesha closure on the House of Representatives not reauthorizing the Ex-Im Bank. At the end of July, the U.S. Senate passed reauthorization of the Ex-Im… Continue Reading


09.24.15

Baldwin, Portman, Casey, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Resolution in Support of Federal Perkins Loan Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Rob Portman (R-OH), Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) today introduced a Senate resolution expressing support for the continuation of the Federal Perkins Loan program, which is set to expire on September 30, 2015, the end of the fiscal year. The Federal Perkins Loan is a low-interest loan which helps undergraduate and graduate students with demonstrated financial need meet the costs of higher education. Senators Baldwin, C… Continue Reading


09.23.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: “More must be done to change the status quo.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, attending a hearing this week titled, "Improving VA Accountability: Examining First-Hand Accounts of Department of Veterans Affairs Whistleblowers." The hearing examined whistleblower claims involving the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the process by which the VA Inspector General's Office (VA IG) and Office of Special Counsel (OSC) review such claims. "As I have seen in… Continue Reading


09.22.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Stands Up for Wisconsin Students, Leads Efforts to Address Access to Affordable Higher Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced two bills to address student debt and college affordability in America. Senator Baldwin led efforts in the Senate to support students who work their way through school and students enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. "I have heard firsthand from students and graduates struggling with the cost of higher education in America. Student loan debt is holding back an entire generation and creating a drag on economic … Continue Reading

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