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05.24.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Rural EMS Agencies

The SIREN Act would reauthorize $20 million annually Competitive first responder grants include funding for naloxone WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce bipartisan legislation to reauthorize a federal grant program that directly supports rural emergency medical services (EMS) agencies in training and recruiting staff and purchasing equipment, including naloxone, needed to reduce opioid overdose-related deaths. "Rural communities have been hit hard by the opioid epi… Continue Reading


05.23.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Veterans Health Care Reforms Pass the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan reforms passed the Senate as part of the VA MISSION Act of 2018 and will improve care for millions of veterans in Wisconsin and across the country. The bipartisan, bicameral VA MISSION Act is a major reform that establishes a new community health care program with a streamlined set of rules that places a veteran and their doctor at the center of health care decisions. It strengthens the VA by addressing workforce shortages that p… Continue Reading


05.23.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Fight Back Against Fraudulent Organic Imports, Ensure Fair Playing Field for American Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced legislation to combat imports of fraudulent organic products that undercut American farmers, in response to media reports and recommendations from the USDA Inspector General. Baldwin's legislation would protect U.S. consumers and farmers to ensure that all products marketed as organic uphold the strong standards necessary to bear that seal. "Wisconsin is home to the second-largest number of organic farms in the country, and they … Continue Reading


05.22.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Buy America Reform Included in Senate’s Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Legislation

A long-term commitment to use American made iron and steel in new water infrastructure projects President Trump endorsed Baldwin's Buy America Reform last year in Wisconsin WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) passed bipartisan water infrastructure legislation that includes U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's "Buy America" reform, supported by President Trump, which makes a long-term commitment to American workers by requiring that all iron and steel us… Continue Reading


05.22.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Call to Protect CFPB Public Consumer Complaint Database

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Senate colleagues, led by Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), in urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to preserve public access to the Bureau's Consumer Complaint Database. Last month, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney stated he wanted to shut down the important consumer protection tool that allows consumers to file public complaints, resolve issues and make… Continue Reading


05.18.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges FCC to Expand Rural Health Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin this week joined a bipartisan group of 30 U.S. Senators in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to increase the funding cap for a program aimed at improving the quality of health care available to patients in rural areas. In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, the Senators highlight the need to strengthen the Rural Health Care (RHC) Program to address the shortage of broadband connectivity for rural health care providers. The program ha… Continue Reading


05.17.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on the Nomination of Gina Haspel for CIA Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after meeting with Gina Haspel today on her nomination for CIA Director: "I have reviewed the record of Gina Haspel's time at the CIA and the classified materials made available to Senators. Today, I had an opportunity to meet with the nominee, and while I appreciate her commitment to public service, I have serious concerns about the role Ms. Haspel played in the CIA's rendition, detention and so-called enhanced inte… Continue Reading


05.16.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Trump Administration Officials Discuss Need for Baldwin’s Legislation to Stop the Flow of Illicit Fentanyl into America

Baldwin's bipartisan legislation would prevent illegal drugs from entering the country at International Mail Facilities Officials from Customs and Border Protection agreed that Baldwin's legislation could help make it easier to stop illicit drugs at the border WASHINGTON, D.C. - During today's Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin spoke with Trump administration officials on the steps needed to prevent illicit opioids, including methamphetamine, f… Continue Reading


05.15.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Labor Protections for Public Safety Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today introduced legislation that protects collective bargaining rights for police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. A bipartisan House version of this legislation was introduced earlier this year. "Our police officers, firefighters and EMS workers are on the front lines every day working to keep our residents safe, protect our neighborhoods and create safer comm… Continue Reading


05.15.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Call to Stand Up for American Cheese Producers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is continuing her efforts to protect Wisconsin and American dairy and cheese from European trade initiatives that would require producers to change the names of cheeses they have made for generations. As the U.S., Mexico and Canada finish re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Baldwin and Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) are leading a bipartisan group of Senators to urge U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to ensure Mexico … Continue Reading


05.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Health Care for “Atomic Veterans”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, helped introduce a bipartisan measure to support health care benefits for "Atomic Veterans" who were exposed to harmful radiation when they cleaned up nuclear testing sites during the late 1970s. "Our veterans have served and sacrificed for our nation and the freedoms we all cherish. We all have a shared responsibility to do our part to do right by them," said Senator… Continue Reading


05.10.18

Ahead of Trump’s Prescription Drug Pricing Speech, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses Trump Administration on Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Accountable for Price Hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the eve of the President's speech to roll out his plan to address skyrocketing prescription drug prices, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies, today pressed HHS Secretary Alex Azar to identify specific actions the Trump Administration is taking to bring down the cost of prescription drugs. Senator Baldwin asked Secretary Azar to commit to transparency for prescription drug companies th… Continue Reading


05.10.18

Senators Baldwin, Blumenthal, and Klobuchar Call on NextSource to Lower the Skyrocketing Price of Life-Saving Cancer Drug

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) wrote today to the CEO of NextSource Pharmaceuticals demanding the company take immediate steps to lower the price of a life-saving cancer drug that has skyrocketed by 1,400 percent since the company acquired it in 2013. Lomustine, which is used to treat brain tumors and Hodgkin lymphoma, cost just $50 per capsule when NextSource acquired the drug. By January of this year, each capsule cost $922, p… Continue Reading


05.09.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Workers’ Rights

WASHNGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined her Congressional colleagues in introducing bicameral legislation to strengthen workers' rights when organizing to bargain for better wages, benefits and safer working conditions. The Workplace Democracy Act would help level the playing field for workers and reduce the barriers workers face when exercising their right to organize and join a union. "Wisconsin has a… Continue Reading


05.09.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Senate Effort to Force Vote on Net Neutrality

Discharge petition will require vote on resolution to overturn Federal Communications Commission's decision and restore Net Neutrality Rules Baldwin: "Net neutrality is a principle that is at the heart of an accessible and free internet, and I believe we need to protect innovators, entrepreneurs and consumers and keep the internet open for everyone." WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a Senate effort to file a discharge petition to force a vote under the Congressional… Continue Reading


05.09.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Questions Scott Pruitt and Carl Icahn on Renewable Fuel Standard Waiver for Icahn’s Refinery

Icahn's CVR Energy Claimed "Economic Hardship" - but Made a Profit of over $200 Million in 2017 DOJ Investigating Icahn for Potential Illegal Actions While Advising President Trump on RFS WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Tina Smith (D-MN), and sent letters to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt and Carl Ica… Continue Reading


05.03.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses President Trump to Rein in Offshoring and Bring Back American Call Center Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, joined her colleagues in pressing President Trump to sign an executive order protecting American call center jobs. "Shipping call center jobs overseas is not just an economic problem it is a threat to the security of consumers' personal data," the Senators wrote. "There have been numerous troubling reports of fraud and the theft of sensitive personal information at foreign call centers. The lack of adequat… Continue Reading


04.30.18

Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reforms Pass Senate Health Committee

Prevent the flow of illegal fentanyl and opioids from other countries More resources for growing meth problem in Wisconsin Support for local prevention, treatment and recovery efforts WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, praised the unanimous passage of bipartisan opioid response legislation out of the Committee where it awaits action by the full Senate. The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 will improv… Continue Reading


04.26.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen CTE Teacher Training and Prepare Students for the Workforce

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, was joined by Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH), co-chairs of the Caucus, along with Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), to introduce the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act. This bipartisan legislation will create a teacher residency grant program to help address the CTE teacher shortage in schools. "I've heard firsthand from students, businesses and manufact… Continue Reading


04.25.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Tax Fairness for Workers Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Though the Republican tax bill was sold to the public as a "middle-class miracle," there are a number of provisions that undermine working families and make it harder for Wisconsinites to make ends meet. Among these provisions was the suspension of tax deductions for union dues and other common employee expenses. In response to the GOP tax scheme's deliberate attack on working Americans and union members, Senator Baldwin joined Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) in introducing The Tax F… Continue Reading

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