Press Releases

09.09.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Obama Administration Investment in Wisconsin’s Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded a federal investment from the Obama Administration in Wisconsin's prescription drug abuse and overdose prevention efforts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has officially launched the new Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention for States program (PDO PfS) and Wisconsin will receive federal funding of $939,768 per year to advance prevention on multiple fronts. "With this federal investment from the Obama Administr… Continue Reading


09.09.15

Baldwin and Collins Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen America’s Commitment to the Next Generation of Researchers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - At a time when America's young researchers are facing the worst funding in 50 years, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) today introduced legislation to invest in the future of research, science, and innovation. The bipartisan Next Generation (NextGen) Researchers Act would create the "Next Generation Researchers Initiative" within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director to coordinate all current and new NIH policies aimed at prom… Continue Reading


09.01.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Plans to Improve Fifth Ward Rail Bridge in Milwaukee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on Canadian Pacific's plans to make improvements on a rail bridge in Milwaukee's densely populated 5th Ward: "Last month, I heard concerns raised by Milwaukee citizens over a rail bridge that runs through downtown Milwaukee's 5th ward. I called on the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to take immediate action. Shortly thereafter, to its credit, the agency began auditing Canadian Pacific's bridge inspection report… Continue Reading


08.25.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Oshkosh Defense Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Pentagon today announced that Oshkosh Defense will build the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). Senator Baldwin has been a champion for Oshkosh Defense in the Senate, supporting legislation to fund and move the JLTV project forward. "Oshkosh Defense has long-provided our men and women in uniform with the safest and highest quality vehicles as they fight on an ever-evolving battlefield. I am proud of every… Continue Reading


08.21.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Harley-Davidson Factory in Menomonee Falls

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today toured the Harley-Davidson Powertrain Operations - Pilgrim Road facility in Menomonee Falls to highlight the importance of manufacturing in Wisconsin's economy. "For decades in Wisconsin, we've worked to make things: paper, engines, tools, ships, and the world's best motorcycles," said Senator Baldwin. "Manufacturers like Harley-Davidson, which employs over 900 Wisconsin workers in this factory, have long been the backbone of our Wisconsin … Continue Reading


08.18.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Celebration of Brule-St. Croix Forest Conservation Effort

BRULE-ST. CROIX FOREST, WI - Today U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined in a celebration of the completion of the largest recreational and timber land conservation project in Wisconsin history. Protected under a working forest conservation easement, the Brule-St. Croix Legacy Forest preserves important natural resources, globally significant pine barrens habitat and a variety recreational opportunities while maintaining sustainable timber operations that support local economies in Northwest Wisc… Continue Reading


08.14.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Northwest Regional Representative

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced that she has named Kelly Westlund as her new Northwest Regional Representative. Westlund, who lives in Ashland, brings public service experience to the position having served as City Councilwoman from 2011-2014. Prior to her time working for the City of Ashland, Westlund owned and operated a small business, and worked in the non-profit sector. "I share Senator Baldwin's strong commitment to public service and support for Wisconsin'… Continue Reading


08.07.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement in response to VA Inspector General Report on the Death of Marine Corps Veteran Jason Simcakoski at the Tomah VA Medical Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General Office released a healthcare inspections report regarding the death of Marine Corps veteran Jason Simcakoski at the Tomah VA Medical Center on August 30, 2014: "This report confirms that the Tomah VA physicians entrusted with Jason's care failed to keep their promise to a Wisconsin Marine and his family. I have all the evidence I need to conclude t… Continue Reading


08.07.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement in Support of Iran Nuclear Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement in support of the Iran nuclear agreement: "I'm proud that America led six countries toward an historic international agreement with Iran. I believe we are right to choose a path of international diplomacy to achieve our goal of verifiably preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. "I have carefully reviewed the Joint Comprehensive Pl… Continue Reading


08.06.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Signing of Good Neighbor Authority Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded the announcement from the U.S. Forest Service that a Good Neighbor Authority Agreement has been signed by the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Authorized in the 2014 Farm Bill, Good Neighbor Authority allows the Forest Service to enter into agreements or contracts with states to have them perform forest, rangeland and watershed restoration services on National Forest System lands.… Continue Reading


08.06.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Examines Challenges Facing Federal Prison System

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, attending a hearing this week titled, "Oversight of the Bureau of Prisons: First-Hand Accounts of Challenges Facing the Federal Prison System." The hearing examined a number of challenges currently facing the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) in light of the increase in prison population over the past 30 years. Some of these challenges include, overcrowding, safety and security and adequate… Continue Reading


08.04.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Effort to Reauthorize and Fund Secure Rural Schools, LWCF, and PILT Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 4, 2015) - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has joined Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and others in introducing a bill to reauthorize and fund the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program for six years, permanently reauthorize and fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), and permanently fund the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. The SRS program was created in 2000 to provide consistent and reliable funding for more than 775 rural counties and 4,400 schools located n… Continue Reading


08.04.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Major Legislation to Boost Wisconsin’s Waterfront Communities

Comprehensive effort would support local efforts to revive waterfronts along the Great Lakes, oceans, rivers and lakes to promote economic, ecosystem and community resiliency Over 30 Wisconsin leaders, regional and national stakeholders endorse legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, introduced major legislation aimed at boosting efforts to revitalize waterfront communities, including Wisconsin towns and cities along t… Continue Reading


08.04.15

Support Continues to Grow for Baldwin’s Bipartisan RAISE Family Caregivers Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that support continues to grow for the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage, or RAISE Family Caregivers Act. Introduced with U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), the legislation would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a National Family Caregiving Project to develop and sustain a national strategy to support family caregivers. "I'm proud of the widespread support, nationally and in Wisc… Continue Reading


08.03.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Introduction of Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing the Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act, a bill to continue and improve programs that help states and local communities in suicide prevention, helping children recover from traumatic events, mental health awareness for teachers and other individuals, and assessing barriers to integrating behavioral health and pr… Continue Reading


07.31.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Protect American Intellectual Property

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), along with Senate Judiciary Committee members Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Chris Coon (D-DE), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and House Members Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to help combat the loss of hundreds of billions of dollars each year in the United States to the theft of corporate trade secrets. The Defend Trade Secrets Act would empower companies to… Continue Reading


07.31.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Pentagon Actions to Increase Safety and Security at Military Facilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement in response to an announcement from Department of Defense Secretary Ash Carter regarding security enhancements for troops at military facilities here at home: "The tragic incident in Chattanooga that took the life of a Wisconsin Marine highlights the need for the Dep… Continue Reading


07.30.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Federal Highway Funding

"I am committed to ending this six year cycle of short-term measures." The U.S. DOT recently ranked Wisconsin roads third-worst in the nation WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Senate voted to pass a 3-month measure that would continue federal highway aid payments to states through the Highway Trust Fund by a vote of 91-4. The funding authority was set to expire at midnight on Friday. "Putting people to work rebuilding our roads, bridges … Continue Reading


07.28.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin cosponsored legislation that would promote continued job creation in breweries throughout Wisconsin and the country. The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, would cut taxes and modernize outdated regulations for craft brewers, cider makers, vintners and distillers. "Our breweries are vital to our state's Made In Wisconsin economy and our heritage," said Senator Baldwin. "Wisconsin beer makers not only brew famous lagers, they create job… Continue Reading


07.28.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Effort to Protect Wisconsin Dairy Farmers in Trade Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, has joined a bipartisan group of Senators led by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in sending a letter to United States Trade Representative Michael Froman, urging him to protect the nation's dairy industry as negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) continue. "We write to request your support for ensuring the domestic dairy industry gains significant market access benefits… Continue Reading

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