Press Releases

07.13.16

Homeland Security Measures Supported by Senator Baldwin Pass Senate and Move to the President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Homeland security measures to enhance U.S. airport and mass transit security supported by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, passed the Senate today as a part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill. The legislation passed the House earlier this week and is now headed to the President's desk to be signed into law. "We need to adapt to the new security challenges and a threat that is chang… Continue Reading


07.12.16

Baldwin to FCC: Close the Rural Broadband Gap

Bipartisan Call to Expand Mobile Network in Rural America WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a bipartisan group of 26 senators in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update the Universal Service Fund's (USF) Mobility Fund, which is aimed at providing broadband service to rural and underserved areas. The bipartisan group, led by Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler calling for the agency to prioriti… Continue Reading


07.12.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Goes to Senate Floor to Call for Unanimous Consent on Schott Nomination to 7th Circuit Court

Today marks the 2,378th day of vacancy, the longest-standing federal circuit court vacancy in the country WASHINGTON, D.C. - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will go to the Senate floor and call for unanimous consent to proceed to a vote on Donald Schott's nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Wisconsin's seat on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is over six years old and is the longest-standing federal circuit court vacancy in the country. Today… Continue Reading


07.11.16

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Thom Tillis Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Job Creation for America’s Veterans

BRAVE Act creates incentives for businesses to employ our veterans WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced bipartisan legislation today that would support job creation for America's veterans. "America's veterans have bravely served our nation and we have a shared responsibility to make sure their service and sacrifice is honored," Senator Baldwin said. "The BRAVE Act is a bipartisan reform that can help reduce the unemployment rate for veteran… Continue Reading


07.11.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Champions Investments in Made in Wisconsin Agriculture Research, Rural Water Quality and Health

Baldwin also fights for new and beginning farmers and Wisconsin artisan cheese makers WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, as a member of the Senate Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee, championed investments and reforms for Wisconsin's rural and Ag communities in the FY 17 Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) funding legislation. The legislation includes investments to increase agriculture research at Wisconsin high education institutions, protect water quality, and… Continue Reading


07.11.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Higher Education Leaders to Implement Policies That Will Allow Students to Receive Their Financial Aid Packages Sooner

"Early FAFSA" will help millions of families make informed decisions about higher education and potentially increase college enrollment and completion. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today urged higher education leaders to implement policies that will allow students to receive their financial aid packages sooner. Beginning this fall, the Department of Education will allow students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using two previous years' tax da… Continue Reading


07.08.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan VA Reforms Pass the House of Representatives, Move to the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the House and Senate Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Conference Committee legislation, which included bipartisan VA reforms Senator Baldwin authored in the Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act (S.1641): "I'm proud to have worked with the Simcakoski family to introduce these bipartisan VA reforms, and I am pleased that the House passed them to… Continue Reading


07.07.16

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Marco Rubio and U.S. Representatives Joe Crowley and Chris Smith Introduce a Bill to Help Holocaust Survivors and the Families of Holocaust Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representatives Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Chris Smith (R-NJ) today introduced the Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act. This bipartisan and bicameral bill will improve efforts to assist Holocaust survivors and the families of Holocaust victims by requiring the State Department to report on the progress of certain European countries on the return of, or restitution for, wrongfully confiscated or tra… Continue Reading


07.06.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan VA Reforms Approved by House and Senate Conference Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the House and Senate Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Conference Committee approved bipartisan VA reforms she authored in the Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act (S.1641): "I'm proud to have worked with the Simcakoski family to introduce these bipartisan VA reforms, and I am pleased that the conference committee approved them today," said Senator Baldwin. "Today's conference advances critical pr… Continue Reading


07.06.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Effort to Attach Airport Security Measure to FAA Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is joining a group of senators, led by Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), in urging House and Senate members negotiating the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill to include a provision to enhance U.S. airport and mass transit security. The senators sent a letter to the leaders of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee who are c… Continue Reading


07.05.16

Baldwin Joins Senators in Urging Senate Leadership to Support Funding for Gun Violence Prevention Research, Remove Anti-Gun Safety Riders from Appropriations Legislation

Letter to McConnell and Reid comes in the wake of the historic filibuster held by Senate Democrats to demand votes on legislation to address gun violence crisis after Orlando mass shooting WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Senate considers Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations legislation, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joins Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and 21 Democratic Senators in urging Senate leadership to remove from appropriations legislation any anti-gun violence prevention research riders, including… Continue Reading


07.05.16

On Anniversary of Violence Against Women Act Reforms, Senators Call on Administration to Hold Colleges & Universities Accountable for Underreporting Sexual Violence on Campus

New campus safety data suggests substantial underreporting of sexual violence by schools: out of 11,600 measured in 2014, 91% reported having no incidents The Senators urged Departments of Education and Justice to ensure compliance with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reforms to the Clery Act, which require higher ed institutions to document and report gender-based violence WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, as a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions … Continue Reading


07.01.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces the Made in America Water Infrastructure Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced the Made in America Water Infrastructure Act, a "Buy American" reform that would help rebuild America's crumbling drinking water infrastructure with American made iron and steel. Senator Baldwin's Made in America Water Infrastructure Act requires that 100 percent American-made iron and steel is used in water infrastructure projects funded by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. This will help ensure that the water American families dr… Continue Reading


06.30.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Pentagon Allowing Transgender Americans to Serve Openly in U.S. Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement in response to Defense Secretary Ash Carter's announcement that transgender individuals will be allowed to serve openly in the United States military: "Today, our nation has taken another important step forward by ensuring that qualified, transgender Americans can openly serve the country they love. Breaking down this barrier is a historic action for transgender service members, who will no longer be forced to serve … Continue Reading


06.29.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces More Than $18.2 Million in AmeriCorps Funding for Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) CEO Wendy Spencer, announced more than $18.2 million in new grants for Wisconsin that will support AmeriCorps members serving the community with local organizations. "Wisconsinites are committed to serving their communities more than ever, and hundreds of thousands of men and women have answered the call to service. And those who serve not only have the opportunity to make … Continue Reading


06.28.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Legislation to Address Ongoing Problems with VA Choice Program

Reform would provide VA with the flexibility it needs to improve care by streamlining and consolidating community care programs, and eliminating many of the bureaucratic hurdles that prevent veterans from accessing care WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today cosponsored legislation that would address ongoing problems with the VA Choice Program. The Improving Veterans Access to Care in the Community Act (S.2633) would provide the VA with the flexibility it needs to improve care b… Continue Reading


06.28.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Reject Unconstitutional Wisconsin Law on Women’s Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States rejected an appeal from Wisconsin to revive a law restricting access to safe and legal reproductive health services signed by Governor Walker. In November 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit concluded that Wisconsin's law on admitting privileges was unconstitutional. On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a 5-3 ruling in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt… Continue Reading


06.28.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds U.S. Labor Secretary’s Announcement of Investments to Train and Develop Tech Talent in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded the U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez's announcement of $17 million in TechHire Partnership grants to Wisconsin. Four groups from Wisconsin were awarded grants: Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC), Employ Milwaukee, Inc., United Migrant Opportunity Services, Inc. in Milwaukee (UMOS), and the Waukesha Ozaukee Washington Workforce Development Board. With these funds, awardees will launch innovative training and placement models … Continue Reading


06.27.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Women’s Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States issued a 5-3 ruling in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt striking down a Texas law designed to restrict women's access to reproductive health care: "The landmark decision today by America's highest Court to strike down an unconstitutional law in Texas reaffirms that women in Wisconsin and across the country have a constitutional right to make their own health choices and… Continue Reading


06.24.16

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

Vance v. Ball State University has made it more difficult for workers to receive justice when they are harassed by their supervisors at work Baldwin's legislation restores workplace protections to ensure that Americans harassed on the job by their supervisors are treated fairly and receive the justice they deserve WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced legislation that would strengthen workplace protections. The Fair Employment Protection Act restores workplace pr… Continue Reading

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