Press Releases

06.29.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Ashland Flood Damage, Requests Federal Assistance for Wisconsin Communities Impacted

ASHLAND, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today met with local officials in Ashland and visited an area damaged by recent storms and severe flooding. On Thursday, Senator Baldwin wrote to the Federal Highway Administration, the Army Corps of Engineers and President Trump to request federal assistance to help repair roads, bridges and infrastructure in impacted counties. "Recent storms and flooding have severely damaged roads, bridges and infrastructure in northern Wisconsin, which threatens Wisc… Continue Reading


06.29.18

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Senate Resolution Recognizing June As Pride Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and 46 of their colleagues in introducing a Senate Resolution recognizing June as "LGBTQ Pride Month." The resolution notes major milestones in the fight for equal treatment of LGBTQ Americans and resolves to continue efforts to achieve full equality for LGBTQ individuals. This is the second year in a row Baldwin has helped introduce a Pride Month resolution in the Senate after President Trump broke with an eight-y… Continue Reading


06.29.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Colleagues to Call for Public Review of SEC’s Outdated Stock Buyback Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Amid concerns surrounding the accelerating pace of stock buybacks in U.S. capital markets, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are leading their colleagues to call on U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton to open a public comment period to review the SEC's current rules around stock buybacks, which haven't been updated in over a decade. In 1982, the SEC finalized rule 10b-18, which, … Continue Reading


06.28.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes to Pass Bipartisan 2018 Senate Farm Bill

Final bipartisan bill includes key reforms authored by Senator Baldwin to support Wisconsin farmers Legislation includes improved risk management tools for dairy farmers, grants for Dairy Business Innovation, mental health resources for farmers and provisions to combat fraudulent organic imports WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today voted to pass the bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill, which includes several key priorities authored by Baldwin to support Wisconsin farmers and help boost … Continue Reading


06.28.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Abandon Latest Effort to Threaten Health Care for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin led 47 Senators in calling on President Trump to abandon his Administration's latest effort to undo the Affordable Care Act and threaten health care for people with pre-existing conditions. The letter to President Trump addresses his Administration's decision to support a lawsuit from 20 states including Wisconsin, Texas v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), that would take away the guarantee of health coverage for more t… Continue Reading


06.27.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on the Retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement in response to the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy: "We saw just this week how the Supreme Court makes decisions that have a profound effect on the daily lives of Wisconsin families. It's important that Wisconsinites have an independent Justice who will bring people together, side with them over powerful special interests, and protect the constitutional rights and freedoms of all Americans. This… Continue Reading


06.27.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Praises Passage of Bipartisan Energy & Water Development Appropriations Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today applauded the inclusion of several of her key priorities in the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill, which passed the full Senate this week. The House and Senate will now reconcile their versions of this appropriations bill and send to the President for his signature. "I was proud to include several priorities in this legislation that work to strengthen … Continue Reading


06.26.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Moves Bipartisan Career and Technical Education Legislation Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee today in unanimously approving legislation to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. This measure includes a number of key priorities for Senator Baldwin, a co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, that will raise the quality of CTE programs at schools in Wisconsin and across the country. The Strengthenin… Continue Reading


06.25.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Work to Improve Care for Wisconsin Veterans Passes Full Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, worked to include a number of measures in the bipartisan FY19 Military Construction-VA Appropriations Bill, which was included in the FY19 funding package that passed the full Senate this evening. The House and Senate will now reconcile their versions of this appropriations bill and send to the President for his signature. "This bipartisan legislation that passed the full Senate includes many reforms… Continue Reading


06.25.18

Ahead of Open Enrollment, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses HHS on Navigator Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma calling for transparency and expediency regarding Navigator program funding. The Navigator program funds nonprofit entities and health care organizations to assist consumers in navigating, shopping and enrolling in health insurance coverage. In past years, the federal grant process f… Continue Reading


06.22.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Works to Protect VA Watchdog

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin worked to protect the mission of the VA Inspector General (IG), the independent watchdog tasked with investigating misconduct and waste of taxpayer dollars at the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA). Senator Baldwin cosponsored a bipartisan amendment, led by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), that was included in the 2019 VA funding bill to ensure that the IG can investigate, audit and conduct oversight of the nation's largest health care system wit… Continue Reading


06.21.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces New Legislation to Spur Innovation, Support Wisconsin Cheesemakers and Dairy Businesses

Legislation would promote dairy product innovation, provide technical assistance and grants to dairy businesses Baldwin effort would support increased dairy processing capacity, responding to oversupply of milk that is threatening livelihoods of Wisconsin farmers WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced legislation to support dairy product innovation and provide resources to help cheesemakers and other dairy businesses get their start, develop new products and expand ma… Continue Reading


06.20.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Federal Funding Available to Help Wisconsin Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Wisconsin is eligible to receive $11,805,710 when the state applies for the funding Senator Baldwin worked to secure federal funding for local communities that invests in prevention, treatment and recovery WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that an additional $11.8 million in federal grant funding is available to help Wisconsin combat the opioid epidemic. Senator Baldwin led the effort to include an additional $1 billion for this program to fight the opioid epidemic… Continue Reading


06.19.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Amendment to Support Medical Innovations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is leading a bipartisan amendment for inclusion in the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy & Water Development Appropriations Bill that would devote $20 million to continue establishing domestic production of a commonly-used medical isotope needed to conduct health procedures, including cancer and heart screenings. The amendment, introduced with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), would support Wisconsin companies like SHINE Medical Technologies in Janesville and N… Continue Reading


06.19.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes For National Defense Authorization Act, Funds Troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on her vote Monday evening for the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "I voted in favor of this defense authorization legislation because it makes important investments to strengthen our national security and support the health and well-being of our service members and their families. In particular, I am pleased the bill includes a pay raise for our troops and authorizes funding for a number of projects … Continue Reading


06.15.18

Senators Tammy Baldwin and Tina Smith Lead Colleagues to Call for Hearing on Trump Administration Nominee to Lead the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Trump administration nominee lacks pensions-related experience PBGC protects retirement benefits for more than 40 million people nationwide WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Tina Smith (D-MN) led their colleagues in a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee calling for a hearing on the nomination of Gordon Hartogensis to be the Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). Hartogensis has li… Continue Reading


06.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Letter To Trump Administration On ‘Junk’ Health Insurance Plans

Proposal can harm people with pre-existing conditions, raise costs on older Americans More than 98% of the health care groups that commented on the proposal expressed criticism, in many cases warning that the rule could gravely hurt sick patients WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) to lead a letter signed by 44 other Senators urging the Trump administration to halt the implementation of a health care proposal that could … Continue Reading


06.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Boost Apprenticeships

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today introduced legislation to invest in public-private partnerships, boost apprenticeship programs and help close the skills gap. "In Wisconsin, I've seen how public-private partnerships can best address the workforce readiness challenges we face," said Senator Baldwin. "This legislation will scale up our apprenticeship programs and provide more people with the skills… Continue Reading


06.13.18

With Wells Fargo Layoffs in Waukesha County, Senator Baldwin Questions CEO on Use of Corporate Tax Breaks for Stock Buybacks

Wells Fargo received $3.4 billion boost from corporate tax cut, announced spending $22 billion on stock buybacks that largely benefit wealthy corporate executives and shareholders Big bank has laid off over 700 workers since the tax bill became law, including 46 in Menomonee Falls WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to Timothy Sloan, Chief Executive Officer of Wells Fargo, urging the bank to reverse its decision to close a Menomonee Falls call center and lay off 46 work… Continue Reading


06.12.18

Baldwin Continues Demanding Action from Trump Administration to Hold Drug Companies Accountable for Massive Price Hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, once again pressed HHS Secretary Alex Azar to identify specific actions the Trump Administration is taking to bring down the prices of prescription drugs. In continuing to demand real action from the Trump Administration to hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable, Senator Baldwin asked Secretary Azar again to commit to transparency for prescription drug companies th… Continue Reading

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