Press Releases

10.26.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $14.2 Million in Federal Funding for Milwaukee Streetcar Lakefront Line

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced that the City of Milwaukee has been awarded $14.2 million in TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) for the Milwaukee Streetcar Lakefront Line. In May, Senator Baldwin sent a letter to U.S. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx in support of the City of Milwaukee's TIGER grant application for construction of the Milwaukee Streetcar Lakefront Line. "This is a … Continue Reading


10.26.15

236,000 Wisconsinites to Face Massive Medicare Premium Hike Unless Congress Acts

Baldwin bill would prevent premium hike and keep financial burden off states State of Wisconsin will be forced to cover $29.3 million of the increase WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released detailed information regarding the direct impact that would be felt by Wisconsin residents if Congress does not prevent the looming massive Medicare Part B premium hike. Last week, Senator Baldwin joined Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden and Senate Democrats in introduci… Continue Reading


10.22.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senate Democrats Call on McConnell, Reid to Close Carried Interest Loophole

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin led a group of Senate Democrats in sending a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Harry Reid, urging both leaders to include a provision to close the carried interest loophole as part of a bipartisan budget agreement. Senator Baldwin was joined in sending the letter by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Al Franken (D-MN), Bernard Sanders (I-VT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Sheldon W… Continue Reading


10.21.15

Bipartisan Baldwin Effort to Save Perkins Loans Obstructed Once Again in Senate

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today went to the Senate floor for a second time to save the critical Federal Perkins Loan Program, which expired on September 30, 2015. Senator Baldwin took action with a "unanimous consent request" to fund the student loan program for one year, but Senator John McCain (R-AZ) objected on behalf of Senate Republican leadership. On September 30, Senator Baldwin led a bipartisan… Continue Reading


10.19.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Effort to Prevent Spike in Medicare Premiums

Medicare Part B Premiums and Deductibles Set for Dramatic Rise Next Year without Congressional Action Bill Would Keep Premiums and Deductibles Affordable for Millions of Seniors WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has joined Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden and Senate Democrats in introducing legislation that would protect Medicare beneficiaries and states from a sharp rise in Part B premiums and deductibles in 2016. The Protecting Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2015 ensure… Continue Reading


10.16.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Representative Mark Pocan Host Roundtable with Next Generation Researchers at UW-Madison

Baldwin and Pocan Highlight Bipartisan Next Generation Researchers Act PHOTOS: Baldwin and Pocan Joined by UW-Madison Researchers MADISON, WI - Today U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Representative Mark Pocan joined University of Wisconsin-Madison in hosting a roundtable with young and early-stage researchers at the Waisman Center. Senator Baldwin and Representative Pocan heard directly from early-career researchers, who are facing the worst funding for research in 50 years. Senator Baldwi… Continue Reading


10.09.15

Senators Baldwin, Kaine, Portman, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Create CTE Teacher Residency Programs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH), Co-Chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, along with U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), introduced the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act to expand the Higher Education Act's teacher residency grant program to help schools recruit and train high-quality CTE teachers. The Creating Quality Technical Educators Act would foster partnerships between high-needs second… Continue Reading


10.07.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Senate passed the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 70-27: "There are measures in this bill that I have worked to include and support, like provisions from my Military Facilities Force Protection Act and investments in military vehicles manufactured in Oshkosh, but Senate Republicans have pursued the wrong path of funding gimmicks that shortchange our military and their families. "This… Continue Reading


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

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