Press Releases

10.28.16

Senator Baldwin, Members of Congress Applaud Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force's Steps to Help Further Parity Protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Al Franken (D-MN), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) along with Representative Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) applauded the President's Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force announcement yesterday of a series of steps to help ensure that patients receive the insurance coverage they are entitled to under the law. The task force released its final report with recommendations informing futu… Continue Reading


10.28.16

Bipartisan Coalition Presses DOJ About Government Hacking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan coalition of Senate and House lawmakers in urging Attorney General Loretta Lynch to provide Congress with more information about a proposed expansion of government hacking and surveillance powers. The bipartisan group of 23 lawmakers, led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), asked for more information about the proposal, formally known as amendments to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. Unless Congress acts, these new ame… Continue Reading


10.27.16

With Stumpf’s Resignation, Sens. Baldwin, Menendez, Franken and Colleagues Ask Feds to Strengthen Accountability Measures for Executive Pay

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Al Franken (D-MN) led a group of 16 Democratic senators calling on federal financial regulators to strengthen a proposed "clawback" rule pursuant to Dodd-Frank that aims to prohibit executive pay arrangements that promote excessive risk-taking or misconduct in the financial services industry. In light of the more than two million fraudulent deposit and credit card accounts opened to meet stringent sales quotas… Continue Reading


10.26.16

Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Reps. Gwen Moore, Ron Kind and Mark Pocan Urge U.S Department of Justice to Assist in Overseeing Wisconsin’s Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senator Tammy Baldwin along with Representatives Gwen Moore, Ron Kind and Mark Pocan, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice requesting assistance in overseeing Wisconsin's monitoring of the election, including providing poll-monitoring services in the state. The request was spurred by Wisconsin's contentious and discriminatory Voter ID Law and a political environment that has become increasingly intimidating for voters. "The state's 2011 voter identification … Continue Reading


10.26.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Discusses Stronger Way Act at Heartland Alliance National Conference

CHICAGO, IL - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin discussed her new legislation to help fight poverty, The Stronger Way Act, at the Heartland Alliance National Conference. Heartland Alliance is home to the National Transitional Jobs Network, a coalition dedicated to solutions addressing chronic unemployment. "I was inspired to write the Stronger Way Act when I saw the incredible work being done by organizations like Heartland Alliance and groups even closer to home in Wisconsin. It is clear tha… Continue Reading


10.25.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $1.6 Million in Federal Funding to Repair Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in Western Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced $1.6 million in Emergency Relief funds from the Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to repair roads and bridges damaged by flooding in western Wisconsin. This announcement comes after Senator Baldwin sent a letter earlier this month to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx requesting that he make funding available to help repair roads and bridges damaged by recent storms in western Wisconsin. "Re… Continue Reading


10.25.16

At UMOS Faith-Based Luncheon, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Stronger Way Forward to Reduce Poverty

MILWAUKEE, WI - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin gave remarks at UMOS' Faith-Based Luncheon on her new legislation to help fight poverty, The Stronger Way Act. "I was inspired to write the Stronger Way Act when I saw the incredible work being done by organizations like UMOS in Milwaukee to fight poverty. I was honored they asked me to speak at their Faith-Based Luncheon on my bold legislation to put real solutions in place to create opportunity for all and reward hard work," said Senator Baldw… Continue Reading


10.24.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Receives Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Medal from Secretary Ray Mabus

Navy Distinguished Public Service Medal is the Department of the Navy's highest award for civilians (VIDEO) WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin received the Department of the Navy's highest award for civilians, the Navy Distinguished Public Service Medal. Senator Baldwin was presented the award by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus at Marinette Marine today. "I take great pride in representing Wisconsin's shipbuilding industry because our workers have helped sustain America's security… Continue Reading


10.24.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds $500,000 in Assistance for Families and Communities Affected by Northern Wisconsin Flooding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded an announcement from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago that $500,000 in financial assistance will be available through local financial institutions to individuals and business owners in northern Wisconsin communities impacted by the severe storms and subsequent flooding that occurred on July 11-12, 2016. The assistance is being provided by banks, savings institutions, credit unions, community development financial institutions and insu… Continue Reading


10.21.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $1.5 Million to Expand Apprenticeship Opportunities Across Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced $1.5 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development's Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards' (DWD/BAS) to expand apprenticeship opportunities across Wisconsin. This announcement comes after Senator Baldwin sent a letter of support for DWD/BAS' grant application. "Apprenticeship initiatives are one of the most effective vehicles for responding to the workforce readiness n… Continue Reading


10.20.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Federal Disaster Declaration for Flooding in Western Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) major disaster declaration by President Obama for ten western Wisconsin counties affected by the September flooding. This declaration will make federal funds available to repair damaged public infrastructure in Adams, Chippewa, Clark, Crawford, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland and Vernon counties. "Damage caused by heavy rains and flooding have left some communities wondering… Continue Reading


10.19.16

Baldwin Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Appeal To the OMB Urging Support For USDA’s Efforts To Ramp Up Help To Struggling Dairy Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and a bipartisan, bicameral coalition of 56 members of the House and Senate in urging Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shaun Donovan to free up safety net funds to help dairy farmers in Wisconsin and across the nation who are struggling with declining milk prices. In a letter sent last Thursday, Baldwin and the lawmakers request that Donovan do all he can to support Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack … Continue Reading


10.18.16

After New Social Security Cost-of-Living Announcement, Senator Baldwin Renews Call to Pass the SAVE Benefits Act to Provide Emergency Payments to Seniors, Veterans, and Other Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today in renewing their call for Congress to pass the Seniors and Veterans Emergency (SAVE) Benefits Act, which would boost Social Security and other critical benefits for seniors, veterans, and Americans with disabilities. This follows today's announcement by the Social Security Administration that the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be 0.3 percent for 2017, after… Continue Reading


10.13.16

#RejoiceThe19th: U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Seeks to Commemorate the Centennial of the Passage and Ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which Granted American Women the Right to Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced today that she has led a bipartisan group of women senators in introducing legislation to commemorate the centennial of the passage and ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote. The Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission Act creates a commission charged with planning and executing programs, projects and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of this critical step forward in our democra… Continue Reading


10.13.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on U.S. Department of Transportation for Emergency Funding to Repair Roads and Bridges Damaged by Flooding in Western Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has called on U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to make federal Emergency Relief fund available to help repair roads and bridges damaged by recent severe storms and flooding in western Wisconsin. "Torrential rain and flooding has severely damaged many important roads and bridges in communities throughout western Wisconsin," said Senator Baldwin. "I'm calling on the Department of Transportation to continue our productive partnership and make… Continue Reading


10.11.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Additional Cheese Surplus Purchase

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded today's announcement from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack of a new $20 million cheddar cheese purchase. "Keeping our Grown in Wisconsin economy strong means ensuring our rural communities and farms make it through this challenging time for the dairy industry. Today's announcement in Wisconsin is a positive step forward. I will continue to work with dairy farmers to update and improve the dairy safety net so that … Continue Reading


10.05.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel to Get the Job Done on Wisconsin’s Longstanding Rape Kit Backlog

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel calling on him to act as swiftly as possible to address Wisconsin's sexual assault kit backlog. Recent press reports indicate that the Wisconsin Department of Justice has yet to test more than 6,000 sexual assault kits despite receiving more than $4 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice and the District Attorney of New York County last September to support sexual assault kit t… Continue Reading


10.05.16

Baldwin, Senate Democrats Call for Justice Department to Hold Wells Fargo Executives Accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and 12 other Senators in urging the Justice Department to investigate and, if appropriate, prosecute individual wrongdoing at Wells Fargo after revelations that the bank's employees had opened millions of accounts without customer approval. The Senators wrote: "A bank teller that takes a handful of bills from the cash drawer is likely to face charges for theft and prison time. She can't hide behind an army of l… Continue Reading


09.30.16

U.S. Senators Baldwin and Sullivan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Create Vietnam Helicopter Crew Memorial

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) have introduced the Senate companion legislation of H.R. 4298, the Vietnam Helicopter Crew Memorial Act, which would direct the Secretary of the Army to approve a memorial in Arlington National Cemetery honoring the nearly 5,000 helicopter pilots and crewmembers killed during the Vietnam War. The legislation was first introduced in the House by Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV). "Brave and courageous Vietnam war pilots made inc… Continue Reading


09.29.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: Trans-Pacific Partnership is a Bad Deal for American Workers, Shouldn’t Be Considered Until Renegotiated

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) told the Obama Administration that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should not be considered by Congress until it is renegotiated. In a letter to the Administration today, a group of Senators led by Sherrod Brown (D-OH), outlined TPP's fundamental flaws and the need to fix them before Congress votes on the agreement, which is the biggest trade agreement ever negotiated. "This agreement is a bad deal for American workers. Instead of … Continue Reading

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