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American Rescue Plan Supports Wisconsin Small Businesses

Baldwin Votes for Federal Funding to Help Wisconsin Small Businesses Stay Open and Reopen WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives will vote on final passage of the American Rescue Plan and send it to President Biden to be signed into law. On Saturday, Senator Baldwin voted to pass the legislation in the Senate, with includes federal aid for Wisconsin small businesses, including restaurants. "The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for Wisconsin small businesses and the Americ… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes to Pass the American Rescue Plan and Support Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted to pass the American Rescue Plan in the Senate and released the following statement on her support for Wisconsin: "We have not beaten this pandemic and people are still struggling in Wisconsin. I have supported taking bold legislative action to provide help to Wisconsin families, schools, workers and small businesses and now we are providing that help. The American Rescue Plan is the support Wisconsin needs right now to help us get past this p… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Local Wisconsin Leaders to Call for Senate Passage of American Rescue Plan and Provide Emergency Funding for State and Local Governments to Provide Essential Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is supporting calls from state and local officials across Wisconsin to pass the American Rescue Plan in the Senate and provide federal funding for states, localities, and Tribal governments to continue providing essential services to people during the public health and economic crisis. State and local governments are facing unprecedented costs to address this immediate crisis, limit long-term harm caused by the pandemic, and address longstand… Continue Reading


Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Stability of the Crime Victims Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped lead the introduction of critical legislation to strengthen the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) by fixing how the Crime Victims Fund (CVF) is funded. The centerpiece of this legislation and most important change to VOCA is the "Deposits Fix" - first identified and introduced in legislation by Senator Baldwin in 2020. The "Deposits Fix" will redirect monetary penalties from federal deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements i… Continue Reading


Senate Passes Baldwin Resolution Recognizing February as Career and Technical Education Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) applauded the Senate for unanimously passing a resolution recognizing February 2021 as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. The resolution was sponsored by the co-chairs of the Senate CTE Caucus, Senators Baldwin, Todd Young (R-IN), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Rob Portman (D-OH). A broad, bipartisan group of 53 senators co-sponsored the resolution. "I'm proud to join this bipartisan effort to highlight the importance of career and tec… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Reintroduction of Bicameral Legislation to Require Federal Government to Collect and Report Coronavirus Demographic Data -- Including Race and Ethnicity

Bill Text | Bill One-Pager WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has joined a group of Democrats in the Senate and House to reintroduce the bicameral Equitable Data Collection and Disclosure on COVID-19 Act. The bill would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to collect and report racial and other demographic data on COVID-19 testing, treatment, vaccination, and fatality rates and use all available surveillance systems to post daily updates on the CDC website show… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Young, Peters Reintroduce Bipartisan Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Todd Young (R-IN) and Gary Peters (D-MI) are reintroducing the Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act, bipartisan legislation that will codify the U.S. Coast Guard's icebreaking mission on the Great Lakes and increase the icebreaking capacity of the Great Lakes fleet. Icebreaking is critical for commerce in the Great Lakes, and increasing icebreaking capacity will help the many businesses and workers that rely on the maritime industry to tra… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Senate Passage of American Rescue Plan to Vaccinate More Wisconsinites and Expand Access to Affordable Health Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

American Rescue Plan would boost vaccinations and testing, ensure access to health coverage, promote health equity, and invest in behavioral health WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today joined Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) to call for Senate passage of the American Rescue Plan to address the major public health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, the U.S. Senate is taking up a comprehensive package of legislation passed by the U.S. Hous… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports President Biden’s Action to Expand Navigator Funding to Help More Americans Find Quality, Affordable Health Insurance Coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today applauded President Joe Biden's announcement that he will provide funding for Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment navigators to help more Americans sign up for quality, affordable health insurance during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Navigators are trained to help individuals and families, especially in underserved communities, shop for and enroll in affordable health insurance plans that meet their needs. "More Americans are uninsure… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports New Legislation to Lower Health Care Costs & Expand Access to Insurance for 4 Million More Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to introduce new legislation to improve access to health care by lowering premiums and deductibles for low- and middle-income families. The Improving Health Insurance Affordability Act would expand coverage to more than four million Americans who are currently uninsured and reduce health care costs for millions of additional individuals who already have coverage - which is especially critical given t… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Reintroduces Legislation to Support Women in Trucking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Jon Tester (D-MT) - members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation - reintroduced the Promoting Women in Trucking Workforce Act, legislation to support women in the trucking industry and establish a Women in Trucking Advisory Board. Currently, women make up 47 percent of the United States' labor force, yet represent 24 percent of America's trucking workforce and only about s… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on House Passage of Equality Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Equality Act - historic, comprehensive federal legislation to ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans - with a bipartisan majority vote of 224-206. "It is just wrong that in a majority of states, LGBTQ Americans live without fully-inclusive non-discrimination laws and can still face discrimination simply because of who they are or who they love. It is time to en… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Help Struggling Restaurants in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is supporting the reintroduction of the bipartisan, bicameral RESTAURANTS Act of 2021. Supported by the Wisconsin Restaurant Association, the legislation is an updated proposal to establish a $120 billion revitalization fund to support independent restaurants and small franchisees as they deal with the long-term structural challenges facing the industry because of COVID-19. "For the last year, local restaurants and workers across Wisconsin have fo… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Blumenthal, Lynch & Green Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation To Cover K2 Veterans’ Toxic Exposure Care And Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) and Mark Green (R-TN) introduced the bicameral, bipartisan K2 Veterans Care Act. This legislation would establish a "presumption of service connection" for the veterans who served at Karshi-Khanabad Air Base (K2) in Uzbekistan and who have since been diagnosed with toxic exposure-related illnesses and diseases, requiring the U.S. Department of Veterans Affai… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Introduction of Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Award Fond du Lac Native World War II Veteran the Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to introduce legislation (S.367) to request President Biden award the Medal of Honor to Lt. Col. James "Maggie" Megellas, a Wisconsin native and World War II veteran, for acts of valor during the Battle of the Bulge. Megellas is originally from Fond du Lac (and most recently lived in Texas) and is one of our nation's most revered soldiers. He served with the Army's 82ndAirborne Division during World War… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Hoeven Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Alleviate Feed Shortages for Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John Hoeven (R-ND) have introduced the Feed Emergency Enhancement During Disasters with Cover Crops (FEEDD) Act, bipartisan legislation to provide farmers and ranchers with additional flexibility to alleviate feed shortages in years with widespread excessive moisture, flooding or drought. Specifically, the bill would: Create an emergency waiver authority for the Secretary of Agriculture to allow for haying, grazing or chopping of a co… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Historic Nomination of Xavier Becerra for U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

Baldwin Calls for Quick Senate Confirmation to Support President Biden's COVID-19 Response Efforts WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after today's Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on the nomination of California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS): "I support President Biden's historic choice for our next HHS Secretary, Xavier Becerra, and I urge the Senate to… Continue Reading


Senators Baldwin and Johnson Renew Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson announced today that they have renewed their agreement establishing their bipartisan Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission to provide recommendations for nominations during the 117th Congress for United States Attorneys and federal judicial positions. Currently, there are vacancies in the U.S. Attorney positions for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, as well as for a federal judgeship on the United States District… Continue Reading


Senators Baldwin, Stabenow, Braun, Peters, Portman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen American Manufacturing and Create Jobs Across the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Mike Braun (R-IN), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Robert Portman (R-OH) introduced their bipartisan bill to strengthen our Buy American laws. The Make It in America Act will make it harder for federal agencies to use waivers to get around Buy American requirements, requiring the federal government to give preference to American companies and spend taxpayer dollars on American-made products and American jobs. "I stron… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Introduction of Bicameral U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 to Reform American Immigration System

President Biden's bold plan restores fairness, humanity to system, strengthens families, boosts our economy, bolsters national security, opens pathway to citizenship for millions WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has cosponsored the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, President Biden's bold, inclusive, and humane framework for the future of the United States immigration system. "Our immigration system is broken and we need to work together in Congress to fix it. The U.S. Citizenship Ac… Continue Reading

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