Press Releases

03.26.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Marco Rubio Lead 59 Senators in Calling on Polish Government to Pass Fair Property Restitution Law and Ensure Justice for Poland’s Holocaust Victims and their Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today led a group of 59 bipartisan Senators in calling on Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki of Poland to support legislation that allows Holocaust victims and their families to secure compensation for, or the return of, property that was wrongfully seized by the Nazis and subsequently nationalized by the Communists. More than half of the Senate joined the letter to encourage the Polish government to pass fair and just n… Continue Reading


03.23.18

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Todd Young and Edward Markey Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Opioid-Related Infectious Diseases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Todd Young (R-IN) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) introduced the Eliminating Opioid-Related Infectious Diseases Act of 2018, S.2579, to address increased rates of infectious diseases caused by substance use disorders. This bipartisan legislation would authorize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expand the scope of an existing CDC initiative to focus on eliminating infectious diseases caused by injection drug use… Continue Reading


03.23.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Worker Protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced legislation targeting unsafe working conditions to enhance workplace protections for employees. The Protecting America's Workers Act increases penalties for high gravity violations in the workplace and provides rights for workers and their family members. "We need to provide greater protections for workers and their families so no one gets hurt. Everyone should be able to go to work knowing they will come home at the end of the day in the… Continue Reading


03.23.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Full Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force, helped to secure full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget bill. In spite of President Trump's 2018 budget request that zeroed out funding for the Great Lakes, this year's budget bill provides $300 million in federal funds for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. "Investments in the Great Lakes ar… Continue Reading


03.22.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Funding for Wisconsin to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the bipartisan spending package includes a $3 billion increase in federal funding to help fight the opioid epidemic, including more funding for states and tribal communities. The government funding agreement contains key provisions led by Senator Baldwin, including an additional $1 billion investment for the State Targeted Opioid Response (STR) Grant at the Substance Abuse and Me… Continue Reading


03.22.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins 32 Colleagues to Introduce Legislation that takes on Student Debt Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Congressional colleagues in introducing the Debt-Free College Act to reverse the growing student debt crisis in the United States. The legislation restores a path to affordable college by providing states incentives through matching grants to increase investments in public higher education and provide students with debt-free college. "College costs and stu… Continue Reading


03.22.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Rein In Stock Buybacks and Give Workers a Seat at the Table

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced legislation to rein in corporate America's addiction to stock buybacks by giving workers a say in how their company's profits are spent. The Reward Work Act improves disclosure of repurchases and requires public companies to give workers the right to directly elect one-third of their company's board of directors. Since the Republican tax bill passed, corporations have announced more than $225 billion in stock buybacks, overwhelming… Continue Reading


03.21.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Commerce Committee Hearing on Russian Twitter Troll Interference and Cambridge Analytica’s Unauthorized Use of Millions of Facebook Users’ Personal Information

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, wrote to committee leadership calling for a hearing about extremely concerning news reports of Russian actors exploiting Twitter to spread political and social unrest in Wisconsin and other states during the 2016 election, as well as media reports regarding Cambridge Analytica's unauthorized use of millions of Facebook users' personal information. Senator Baldwin wrote, "I am troubled by these companies' f… Continue Reading


03.21.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Student Non-Discrimination Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA), which would help protect public school students from bullying, harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The Student Non-Discrimination Act is more necessary than ever, as the Departments of Education and Justice - under the guidance of President Trump, his Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and his Attorney General Jeff Sessions - rescinded Obama Admini… Continue Reading


03.20.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Anti-Bullying Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to combat bullying in schools, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin cosponsored the Safe Schools Improvement Act, legislation that works to ensure no child is afraid to go to school for fear of unchecked bullying and harassment. A Department of Education study found that one in five children between the ages of 12 and 18 will be impacted by bullying. The Safe Schools Improvement Act requires schools and districts receiving federal funding to specifically prohibit bullying … Continue Reading


03.16.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Combat Unfair Trade with a Targeted Approach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following President Donald J. Trump's imposition last week of blanket tariffs on steel and aluminum, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced legislation with a smarter path forward on trade. The Level the Playing Field in Global Trade Act of 2018 takes a targeted approach to crack down specifically on countries that are unfairly subsidizing their products through rock-bottom wages and substandard environmental practices. "Bad actors like China are not p… Continue Reading


03.15.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Sponsored School Safety Legislation Passes House, Earns Support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the bipartisan STOP School Violence Act. Senator Baldwin helped introduce the bipartisan school safety legislation in the Senate last week that funds school security improvements and invests in early intervention and prevention programs to stop school violence before it happens. The bipartisan Senate legislation earned the support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this week. "We mus… Continue Reading


03.15.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Opposes Senate Bill to Roll Back the Rules for Big Banks on Wall Street

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on her vote against a Senate banking bill that rolls back the rules for big banks on Wall Street: "Shortly after I was first elected to Congress in 1998, I voted no on repealing the Glass-Steagall Act which de-regulated the financial industry and let Wall Street and the big banks write their own rules. As a result, in 2008 the reckless actions of Wall Street ran our economy into the deepest recession since the … Continue Reading


03.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses Trump’s Cabinet on Buy American At Commerce Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, today pressed five members of President Trump's cabinet on why the administration's infrastructure plan fails to include a strong commitment to "Buy American, Hire American" standards. Senator Baldwin directly asked Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Transportation Secretary Ela… Continue Reading


03.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to EPA: Don’t Weaken Rules Protecting Workers & Children from Toxic Pesticides

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Senate colleagues in expressing alarm at Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt's decision to reconsider two federal safeguards that are vital to the protection of agricultural workers and children against dangerous pesticides, including children working on farms. In a letter, led by Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Adminis… Continue Reading


03.13.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Call for Stronger Investment in Rural Broadband

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, today renewed her call to expand access to high speed broadband in Wisconsin's rural communities. The federal infrastructure plan released by President Trump earlier this year failed to include critical rural development priorities to help support rural business development, create jobs and spur new economic growth. Senator Baldwin has long fought for Washington to step up and be… Continue Reading


03.13.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Holds Health Net Accountable For ‘Poor Performance’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senators to demand the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) take action to hold Health Net, the contractor that helps run the Choice Program, accountable for its "frustrating and completely avoidable" customer service problems and late payments to community providers. Following years of Health Net's poor performance and empty promises to improve its customer service, the Senators, led by Jon Tester (D-MT) and Mike Cr… Continue Reading


03.13.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Support for CREATES Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, announced her support for the CREATES Act, bipartisan legislation that deters pharmaceutical companies from blocking less expensive prescription drug alternatives from entering the marketplace, which would help families and patients afford critical medications. "Drug corporations are sticking it to Americans with skyrocketing prescription drug prices," said Senator Bald… Continue Reading


03.12.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Bipartisan Sponsors of RAISE Act Urge HHS to Implement the New Family Caregiver Law Swiftly

The letter led by the sponsors of the RAISE Act-Sens. Collins, Baldwin and Reps. Harper, Castor-calls on Secretary Azar to begin seeking nominations for new advisory council In 2013, more than 40 million family caregivers provided an estimated $470 billion in uncompensated long-term care WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and Representatives Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) wrote to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services… Continue Reading


03.09.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Senators to Introduce Continued Support for the Iranian People Act of 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senators led by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to introduce a bill calling for the United States and its allies to continue their support for the Iranian protesters who have been fighting for freedom and prosperity in their home country. This proposal seeks to hold the Iranian government accountable for the nearly 20 individuals who have been killed and 4,500 individuals who have been incarcerated since the protests began, 49… Continue Reading

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