Press Releases

12.22.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Trump Administration to Rescind Rule Denying Women Access to Birth Control Coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues in sending a letter to Acting Health and Human Services Secretary Eric Hargan, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin highlighting the hundreds of thousands of comments in opposition to the Trump administration's interim final rule (IFR) significantly weakening the contraceptive requirements in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The letter, led by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Patty Murray (D-… Continue Reading


12.21.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Continuing Resolution Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the continuing resolution vote in the Senate tonight. "This week, Congressional Republicans delivered a huge gift to the wealthiest few, big corporations and Wall Street. Those who have too much power and influence in Washington won again, and the people of Wisconsin are fed up with it and so am I. That is why I am voting against this kick-the-can-down-the-road legislation. Congress should not be leaving town with… Continue Reading


12.21.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Congratulates Dedicated Men and Women of the 115th Fighter Wing on U.S. Air Force Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin congratulated the dedicated men and women of the 115th Fighter Wing after the U.S. Air Force announced that Wisconsin Air National Guard's Truax Field has been selected as a preferred location for an Air National Guard F-35 squadron. "I congratulate the dedicated men and women of the 115th Fighter Wing. I have been proud to play a lead role within the Wisconsin Congressional delegation advocating for the 115th, and I am pleased that the Air Force ha… Continue Reading


12.21.17

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Todd Young Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Equip Students with High-Demand International Skills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize Title VI of the Higher Education Act. The Advancing International and Foreign Language Education Act will ensure that American students have access to quality international and foreign language education programs that meet the needs of our nation. "Wisconsin is home to world class universities and our international education system lives up to our state motto, 'Forward.' That is… Continue Reading


12.20.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and HELP Committee Democrats Pressure Health Secretary Nominee Azar to Put Science over Ideology Following Reports Health Officials Are Prohibiting Words

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined her colleagues in sending a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary nominee Alex Azar on the troubling reports that the Trump Administration is once again putting ideology before science by restricting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other agencies within HHS from using certain words or phrases in preparing docume… Continue Reading


12.20.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Bipartisan Colleagues Press Strongbridge Biopharma for Answers on Dramatic Price Increase for Drug Treating Glaucoma, Rare Genetic Diseases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Susan Collins (R-ME) in pressing Strongbridge Biopharma for answers on dramatic price increases for Keveyis, formerly known as Daranide. Keveyis is a drug that treats glaucoma and a type of rare genetic disease known as periodic paralysis, which causes attacks of muscle weakness or loss of muscle movement. After a series of compan… Continue Reading


12.20.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Republican Tax Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today issued the following statement after House and Senate Republicans passed partisan tax legislation: "This is largely a tax giveaway to the wealthiest few, big corporations and Wall Street while millions of middle class families will face tax hikes. Powerful corporations get permanent tax breaks, the top 1% will see 83% of the benefits, and Republicans have put people's health care on the chopping block to pay for it. That's just not right and i… Continue Reading


12.19.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Legislation to Support Family Caregivers Passes the House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Susan Collins (R-ME) today applauded House passage of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act. This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Senators Baldwin and Collins in May 2017, would establish a coordinated strategy to support family caregivers. The RAISE Family Caregivers Act would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop and sustain a strategy to recognize and support the more t… Continue Reading


12.15.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging Congressional Leadership to Commit Resources to Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Nation's opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities across the country, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan coalition in calling on Senate leadership to provide states with the resources they need to tackle this ongoing public health emergency. In their letter, the bipartisan group urge Leaders Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to include additional funding dedicated to addressing the crisis in the upcoming supplemental and omnibus appropr… Continue Reading


12.15.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Call on EEOC to Address Rampant Sexual Harassment of Tipped Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined 18 of her colleagues in sending a letter to Acting Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Victoria Lipnic requesting information on the commission's efforts to address sexual harassment in the food and hospitality industries, which have high numbers of tipped workers. The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal workplace anti-discrimination laws and investigating discrimination charges that employees file with… Continue Reading


12.14.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today helped introduce new, bipartisan legislation that would overhaul the current process that victims of harassment and discrimination in Congress must go through when reporting a claim. The bipartisan Congressional Harassment Reform Act, led by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), would bring transparency and accountability to the current process by extending protections to interns and fellows, eliminating forced mediation, ending the current requi… Continue Reading


12.14.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Fight to Restore FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, and 15 other Senators today announced their plan to introduce a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would undo today's action by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and restore the 2015 net neutrality rules. Today, the FCC approved an item that removes the 2015 Open Internet Order, which the D.C. Circuit Court upheld in 2016. The Open Internet Order prohibited inte… Continue Reading


12.14.17

Senators Baldwin, Johnson and Klobuchar Propose Bipartisan Reform to Enhance American Timber Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is continuing her advocacy for the forest products industry by introducing the bipartisan Good Neighbor Authority Improvement Act that would amend the 2014 Farm Bill to allow the Forest Service's Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) to cover forest management efforts that require road repair, improve forest access and complete stalled Forest Service projects. The bipartisan legislation is cosponsored by Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Amy Klobuchar (… Continue Reading


12.13.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Legislation Supporting Maritime Industry Becomes Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence Act was signed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. This bipartisan legislation helps address the critical need for trained workers in the maritime industry. "It is an honor to represent a state with a long and proud maritime manufacturing tradition," said Senator Baldwin. "I am proud to see this bipartisan legislation signed into law, in order to help ensure the f… Continue Reading


12.13.17

Citing Unknown and Potentially Damaging Impacts on Students and Schools, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Demand Delay of Net Neutrality Decision

Schools in low-income and rural areas relying on high-speed internet to help kids learn could be hit especially hard by FCC decision Senators: "From early childhood education through higher education and workforce training, students need access to high-speed internet in order to learn and make the most of their educational experience" WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined 21 of her Senate colleagues… Continue Reading


12.12.17

President Trump Signed a Buy American Executive Order in April, but Administration Report Remains Incomplete

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has sent a letter to President Trump calling for the Trump Administration to complete and make public a Buy American report that the President called for eight months ago. On April 18, 2017, President Trump visited Kenosha, Wisconsin and signed an Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American. As part of the President's order he tasked his own Administration to complete a report on Buy American laws and submit it to him within 220 days of the or… Continue Reading


12.11.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Nationwide Review of VA Providers in Light of USA Today Report

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators on Friday in calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct a nationwide review of its providers after a USA Today investigation found multiple providers hired by the Department had at least one state medical license revoked due to malpractice. In a letter to VA Secretary David Shulkin, the Senators presented a series of questions. "For years, states have experienced provider shortages across… Continue Reading


12.11.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Legislation to Increase Funding for Biomedical Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, announced her support as an original cosponsor of legislation that would increase funding for biomedical research. The National Biomedical Research Act, introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), would increase funding for targeted biomedical research initiatives through a new, reliable funding stream supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food a… Continue Reading


12.05.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s JUST Act Wins Foreign Relations Committee Approval

The bipartisan Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act will assist in the return of or restitution for assets stolen in the Holocaust. Jewish community leaders and organizations continue to offer strong support for the bill's commitment to justice. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Marco Rubio (R-FL) are praising the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for passing the Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act (S. 447). This bipartisan legislation will im… Continue Reading


12.05.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Strong Consumer Protection Advocate at CFPB

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with 43 of her colleagues, is urging President Donald Trump to swiftly nominate a strong consumer protection advocate to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) who will put working families ahead of Wall Street. In a letter, led by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), the Senators also expressed serious concerns with the White House decision to install Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick M… Continue Reading

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