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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Push to Hold Companies Accountable for Notifying Consumers of Data Breaches

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, joined Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to file legislation Thursday that would require companies to quickly notify consumers of data breaches and impose new criminal penalties for corporate personnel who deliberately conceal breaches. "The recent data breaches, from Uber to Equifax, will have profound, long-lasting impacts on the integrity of many Americans' identities and financ… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Supports Buffett Rule Amendment to Tax Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin cosponsored the amendment introduced by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to the Senate Republicans' tax proposal that would institute the Buffett Rule to prevent America's top earners from paying lower tax rates than middle-class families. The amendment, based on Whitehouse's Paying a Fair Share Act, would ensure that multi-million-dollar earners pay at least a 30 percent effective federal tax rate. "For far too long, our tax code has unfairly fa… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Proposes Amendments to Republican Tax Bill

Close Carried Interest Tax Loophole for Wall Street Money Managers Provide Tax Relief for Working Families, Start-Ups, Small Businesses and Manufacturers WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced four separate amendments to the Republican tax bill in the Senate. "I think we need to make our tax system simpler and fairer for hardworking families, small businesses and manufacturers. That is what I have been working for," said Senator Baldwin. "But the Republican plan is a t… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on HHS to Address Changes To Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, along with Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and 24 Senate Democrats today wrote to Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services Eric D. Hargan to demand a thorough explanation of concerning changes to the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP), which appear ideologically-driven and designed to undermine efforts to provide quality, evide… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Great Lakes Task Force Letter Raising Alarm over Delay in Finalizing Critical Asian Carp Study

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH), co-Chairs of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, in sending a letter to the acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works raising alarm over the delay in finalizing the Brandon Road Study, a critical action-plan for keeping Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. "It is imperative that the USACE meet the original timeline for completing the Chief's Report by January 2019," wrot… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Senators Cantwell, Murray and Democratic Women Senators in Letter to Leader McConnell: Pass the DREAM Act Before Senate Recesses in December

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) and Democratic women colleagues in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him to pass the Dream Act as soon as possible before the Senate recesses in December. In the letter, Senator Baldwin and 10 other female Democratic Senators emphasized the impact of President Trump's decision to rescind the DACA program on women DREAMers, and their families, and und… Continue Reading


American Manufacturers Applaud U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin for Getting the Job Done to Improve Buy American Standards in National Defense Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After the final fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed the Senate last week, leading voices in the American manufacturing community applauded U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin for her work to successfully include Buy American requirements in the final legislation. "Fairbanks Morse congratulates the NDAA conferees on an agreement that is not only beneficial for US manufacturers and US jobs, but helps to preserve US technologies for our defense industrial ba… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on the FCC's plan to repeal Net Neutrality rules: "Rolling back net neutrality rules will allow internet service providers to create an uneven playing field in the online marketplace for services and ideas. We must work to ensure that the internet does not become a two-tiered system, with fast lanes for some and slow lanes for others. Net neutrality is a principle that is at the heart of an accessible and free … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Seeks Answers from PNC Bank on Closing of Appleton Coated, Lost Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is asking questions and seeking answers from PNC bank about its role in the closing of Appleton Coated in Combined Locks. "Today, 500 workers are without jobs in Combined Locks. Another 120 don't know if their next paycheck will be their last. The closure of Appleton Coated has affected the Fox Valley deeply, pulling millions of dollars in economic output from a region that has lost 1,300 jobs since August," said Senator Baldwin. "While restoring jo… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Funding for Wisconsin’s Great Lakes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Appropriations Committee today released the Fiscal Year 2018 Interior and Environment funding bill, which includes $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) that Senator Baldwin secured as a member of the committee. "The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is critical for the health of our region, our communities, and our clean water resources. It helps us clean up polluted sites, restore water quality and combat invasive species," said Senator … Continue Reading


As COP23 Closes, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Senate Colleagues to Reaffirm Support for Paris Climate Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the United Nations 23rd Conference of the Parties wraps up in Bonn, Germany, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a Senate Resolution, led by Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), expressing U.S. support for the Paris climate agreement. The resolution highlights that fact that, despite President Donald Trump's intention to withdraw from the historic climate accord, the United States has experienced emissions reductions during a pe… Continue Reading


Joined By Retired Teamsters, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Senate and House Colleagues to Unveil New Legislation to Ensure 25,000 Workers and Retirees in Wisconsin Keep Their Earned Pensions in Full

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senate and House Democrats today to unveil new legislation - the Butch Lewis Act - to ensure Teamsters and thousands of other American retirees can keep the retirement they have earned so their families and livelihoods are not put at risk. "I am proud to be signed on to the Butch Lewis Act with Senator Brown and my colleagues," said Senator Baldwin. "This important legislation keeps our promise to workers and retirees, and fixes failing pensi… Continue Reading


Senators Baldwin, Capito, Moran, Manchin, Blumenthal and Tester Introduce Bipartisan VA Reform to Strengthen Opioid Safety in the VA Choice Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced bipartisan VA reform legislation, the Andrew White Veterans Community Care Opioid Safety Act, to strengthen opioid therapy safety and pain care through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) community care programs, including through the VA Choice program. To improve opioid safety and care for our veterans, … Continue Reading


As NAFTA Renegotiations Move Forward, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Letter to Trump Administration Calling for Strong Protections for Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As negotiations over a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) resume today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has led 17 of her Senate colleagues in a letter to United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer calling for the Trump Administration to reverse the race to the bottom that has led to job losses and wage stagnation in the United States. The Senators wrote, "In advance of the fifth round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations in Mexico Cit… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce The Consumer Privacy Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined with her Senate colleagues, led by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), to introduce comprehensive consumer privacy legislation to protect Americans' sensitive personal information against cyberattacks and to ensure timely notification and protection when data is breached. The Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2017 would require companies to take preventive steps to defend against cyberattacks and data breaches, and to quickly provide consumers wit… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Letter to FCC Chairman Raising Concerns Over Proposed Rule That Could Harm Rural Americans Who Depend on Landline Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of Senators led by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) in sending a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai raising concerns about a proposed rule that could harm rural consumers by undermining existing protections for landline service. The Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure and Investment Report and Order lessens notifications to consumers about changes to the… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls For Inspector General Investigation of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of six senators, led by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), in calling on the Inspector General (IG) of the Commerce Department to open an independent inquiry into Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' compliance with ethics requirements. Today's letter was also signed by U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). The Senators' letter details several areas of concern, including: … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Transportation Funding for Wisconsin Counties Affected by 2016 Floods

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced more than $1.3 million in emergency relief transportation funding to help repair roads and communities damaged by storms and severe flooding in July and August 2016. This announcement comes after Senator Baldwin sent two separate letters last year calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to make emergency relief funding available for the Wisconsin counties affected by significant flood damage. "Last year, we saw torrent… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan VA Reform to Ensure Veterans Receive Care from Trusted Doctors Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) bipartisan reform to ensure veterans receive care from trusted doctors in their communities passed in the Senate on Thursday by unanimous consent. The bipartisan Veterans Acquiring Community Care Expect Safe Services (ACCESS) Act will protect veterans seeking care through VA community care programs, like the Choice Program, from being treated by doctors who have been fired or who are suspended from the U.S. Department o… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to Equifax CEO: Provide Direct Notice to Each And Every American Consumer Impacted by Your Company’s Failures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter Thursday to Interim CEO of Equifax, Paulino do Rego Barros Jr., to express her dissatisfaction with Mr. Barros' answers at Wednesday's Commerce Committee hearing, which Senator Baldwin first called for in September. In the letter, Senator Baldwin wrote: "Once again, I urge you to ensure that every person whose data you believe was compromised is promptly and directly notified. This breach will have profound, long-lasting impacts on th… Continue Reading

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