Press Releases

07.24.19

Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Broadband Access Passes Senate Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act, led by Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Roger Wicker (R-MS), passed the Senate Commerce Committee. The bipartisan legislation, which now awaits a Senate floor vote, would improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) broadband availability maps by improving the process by which broadband data is collected and ensure that federal programs support… Continue Reading


07.24.19

Senator Baldwin and Representative Levin Lead Effort to Create New Partnership with States to Provide Students at Community Colleges and Technical Schools More Affordability

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Representative Andy Levin, Vice Chair of the House Committee on Education and Labor, today reintroduced the America's College Promise Act. This legislation would create a new federal-state partnership to provide two years of tuition-free access to community or technical college programs that lead to a degree or industry-recognized credential. "Higher education should… Continue Reading


07.23.19

Senator Baldwin Votes to Permanently Reauthorize September 11th Victim Compensation Fund For 9/11 First Responders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted for the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, bipartisan legislation she cosponsored to make the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund permanent. "It is disgraceful that Congress made 9/11 first responders work so hard to get Washington to simply do the right thing. Many 9/11 first responders have died waiting for action from Co… Continue Reading


07.22.19

Bipartisan Support Grows for Baldwin’s Reform Inspired by Wisconsin Teenager

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced growing support for her bipartisan reform to ensure health insurance coverage for needed treatment and procedures for individuals born with congenital anomalies or birth defects. After introducing the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (ELSA) with Joni Ernst (R-IA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Baldwin's bipartisan legislation has gained 18 cosponsors. Senator Baldwin worked on this legislation after hearing the story of … Continue Reading


07.19.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin To President Trump: You Must Use Emergency Border Funds Only For Humanitarian Purposes, Not To Further Dangerous Immigration Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump, outlining key implementation expectations for H.R. 3401, the Emergency Supplemental for Humanitarian Assistance at the Southern Border Act, which was signed into law earlier this month, and contains critical, targeted assistance to help alleviate and improve the inhumane conditions faced by children and families seeking refuge at the Southern border, and demanding a briefing no later than … Continue Reading


07.19.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Invest in Dairy Innovation with Trade Aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As Wisconsin farmers continue to face enormous challenges from retaliatory tariffs caused by the trade wars, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is urging the Trump administration to prioritize investments in dairy innovation and market development so farmers and dairy businesses can build brighter futures. In a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, Senator Baldwin asks the administration to direct at least $60 million in trade aid to USDA's Dairy Bus… Continue Reading


07.18.19

Baldwin, Warren, Brown, Pocan, Jayapal, Colleagues Unveil Bold Legislation to Fundamentally Reform the Private Equity Industry

Comprehensive Bill Would Ensure Private Investment Funds Have Skin in the Game Reforms Would Empower Workers, Safeguard the Financial System, and Protect Investors WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), along with Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), today unveiled the Stop Wall Street Looting Act, a comprehensive bill to fundamentally reform the private equity industry and level the playing field by f… Continue Reading


07.16.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Reform to Rebuild Stronger Roads and Bridges Following Severe Weather Events

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mike Braun (R-IN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) today introduced legislation to help states rebuild stronger roads, highways and bridges as they recover from natural disasters, such as a severe storm, flood or hurricane. The Federal Highway Administration's Emergency Relief Program provides federal funding to states to rebuild roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other disasters. Incorporating resiliency improvements into emergency relie… Continue Reading


07.12.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Introduction of Legislation to Stop the Cruel and Neglectful Treatment of Children at Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped introduce the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act to put an end to the Trump administration's cruel and neglectful treatment of children at the U.S.-Mexico border and reform how children fleeing persecution are treated between the moment at which they arrive at our borders to claim asylum and the ultimate resolution of their asylum case. "The inhumane treatment of migrant children by the Trump administration is a disgrace," said S… Continue Reading


07.12.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Stop Making False Claims About Agriculture Purchases from Mexico and China, and Start Telling Wisconsin Farmers the Truth

Wisconsin farmers have been hit hard by Trump trade wars with China, Mexico, Canada and the European Union More than 1,600 dairy farms in Wisconsin have gone out of business since Trump took office MILWAUKEE, WI - As President Trump stops in Milwaukee Friday his ongoing trade wars continue to hurt Wisconsin's agriculture economy. Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin called on the President to stop making false claims about agriculture purchases from Mexico and China, and start telling Wiscons… Continue Reading


07.11.19

Baldwin, Cornyn Legislation to Support Veterans Experiencing Bankruptcy Passes House Judiciary Committee

Bill would amend current bankruptcy law to protect veterans experiencing financial hardship WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statements after their Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act passed the House Judiciary Committee: "Forcing our veterans and their families to dip into their disability-related benefits to pay off bankruptcy creditors dishonors their service and sacrifice. I'm glad to see this important… Continue Reading


07.10.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Congratulating U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team on Historic Victory, Urges Equal Pay

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the United States Women's National Soccer Team (USWNT) was being cheered by thousands of fans at the ticker tape parade in New York City today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Senate colleagues, led by Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in introducing a bipartisan Senate resolution congratulating the team for winning the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. The resolution also highlights the Senate's solidarity with the team as they fight fo… Continue Reading


07.10.19

Baldwin, Capito Champion Bipartisan Reform to Improve Palliative and Hospice Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) reintroduced the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), a bipartisan reform to grow, improve and sustain the palliative care and hospice workforce to keep pace with patient need and to help improve the well-being of Americans with life-threatening illnesses and their families. "I was raised by my maternal grandparents and later served as my grandmother's primary caregiver as sh… Continue Reading


07.01.19

BALDWIN: CENSUS SHOULD STAY ON SCHEDULE, OMIT CITIZENSHIP QUESTION

Senators Urge Secretary Ross To Print Census Materials Without Citizenship Question, Avoid Delays WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined 29 colleagues, led by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), to call on Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to meet the administration's previously set deadline of July 1 to begin printing materials for the 2020 Census and move forward without adding a politically motivated question about citizenship. The call comes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled … Continue Reading


06.28.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes For Bipartisan Amendment To Prevent President Trump From Starting An Unauthorized War With Iran

Today, the Senate votes on a bipartisan amendment that would prohibit funds from being used for military action against Iran without explicit authorization from Congress WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Senate is voting on a bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prevent President Trump from starting an unauthorized war with Iran. The bipartisan amendment, cosponsored by Senator Baldwin, would prohibit funds from being used for military action against Iran wi… Continue Reading


06.27.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Gets Results for Wisconsin in National Defense Authorization Act

Baldwin's legislation to strengthen Buy America requirements, protect veterans' economic security included in NDAA Fight continues for Wisconsin priorities during the appropriations process WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted for the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act that passed the full Senate today and includes a number of measures that deliver results for Wisconsin. The House and Senate will now reconcile their versions of this defense funding bill and send to … Continue Reading


06.27.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Representative Raul Grijalva Lead 100 Colleagues in Reintroducing the LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) reintroduced the LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act. The bill would require federal surveys to include data collection on sexual orientation and gender identity on a voluntary basis, which would ensure lawmakers and agencies have robust information to adequately address LGBTQ issues. "Despite the growing number of Americans who recognize that their LGBTQ family members, friends and neighbors deserve to … Continue Reading


06.26.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Colleagues to Introduce First Ever Bipartisan Senate Resolution to Honor the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the first ever bipartisan U.S. Senate resolution to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. Stonewall is an important moment in American history that sparked the modern day LGBTQ movement for equal rights in communities across the country. On June 28, 1969, the New York Police Department raided the Stonewall Inn, a bar in New Y… Continue Reading


06.26.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reform To Help Lower Prescription Drug Costs Passes Senate Health Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan FAIR Drug Pricing Act passed the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. This bipartisan reform takes the first step in addressing skyrocketing prescription drug prices by requiring transparency for pharmaceutical corporations that plan to increase drug prices. Senator Baldwin successfully included her legislation as an amendment to the Lower Health Care Costs Act, led by Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and… Continue Reading


06.25.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Health Committee Hearing on Negative Consequences of Family Separation on Children

Baldwin Underscores Urgent Need to Examine Negative Health Effects of Family Separation Policy Senate Must Hold Trump Administration Accountable for Disgraceful Treatment of Children WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is calling on leaders of the Senate Health Committee-on which she serves-to hold a hearing in order to hold the Trump administration accountable for its disastrous family separation policy and the disgraceful and inhumane conditions for children. "We write … Continue Reading

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