Press Releases

07.24.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds USDA Funding for Rural Broadband in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded a U.S. Department of Agriculture investment in strengthening access to high speed broadband in rural Wisconsin. The broadband investment in LaValle Telephone Cooperative will serve citizens in Sauk, Richland and Juneau counties. This new funding was also the featured in the Washington Post on Tuesday in an article titled, "Why the Agriculture Department is giving out tens of millions of dollars for Internet access." "The internet … Continue Reading


07.23.15

Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation Introduced in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, 40 Senators, led by Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), introduced historic, comprehensive federal legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT Americans. The legislation was filed simultaneously in the U.S. House of Representatives by 158 Representatives, led by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI). "The time has come for us as a nation to be bolder and better in ensuring full rights for the LGBT community," sa… Continue Reading


07.22.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bill to Increase Safety and Security at Military Facilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced the Military Facilities Force Protection Act to better protect our men and women in uniform from the types of attacks that occurred at a military recruiting office and a Navy Operational Support Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee last week. "Recruiting centers and reserve facilities do not have the types of force protection measures-like armed military police and secure locations-that major military bases do. This is unacceptable and… Continue Reading


07.21.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Meets with First-Ever State Department Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin met with Randy W. Berry, United States Department of State's first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons for a debrief after his extensive travel around the world, visiting 15 countries in 6 weeks. On July 9, Senator Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, successfully included language in the committee report accompanying the FY16 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations bill that aff… Continue Reading


07.20.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Provisions to Boost Wisconsin Agriculture and Rural Communities Moves Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations and Budget Committees, today applauded the inclusion of several of her provisions in the bipartisan FY16 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies bill. Senator Baldwin sits on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, which is responsible for deciding how the federal government spends money on strengthening American farming, spurring rural development, maintaining … Continue Reading


07.17.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Tragedy in Chattanooga, Tennessee

"My heart goes out to the victims of the senseless act of violence in Chattanooga and their loved ones. I would especially like to extend my sympathies to the family and friends of Wisconsin native Marine Sergeant Carson Holmquist. His bravery and service to our nation will never be forgotten."… Continue Reading


07.16.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Bipartisan Legislation to Fix “No Child Left Behind”

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement after the United States Senate passed the bipartisan Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 (ECAA), which is a bill to rewrite the broken No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law. The bill, which includes several Baldwin-authored provisions, must now be reconciled with the partisan measure passed the House of Representatives 218-213 earlier this month. … Continue Reading


07.15.15

Baldwin and Cummings Introduce Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act

VIDEO: #RevolvingDoor press conference WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the 5th anniversary of the U.S. Senate passing Dodd-Frank, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Elijah Cummings introduced the Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act, which will enhance the integrity of our financial regulatory system by mitigating the effects of the revolving door between industry and government. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Brian Schatz (D-HI… Continue Reading


07.14.15

Baldwin, Warren, Quigley, Lee Push FDA To Adopt Fully Risk, Science-Based Blood Donation Policy

Washington D.C. - Today, United States Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and TRepresentatives Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Barbara Lee (D-CA), and 79 of their congressional colleagues sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to the agency's draft guidance document, which, if finalized, would change the blood donation policy for men who have sex with men (MSM) from a lifetime ban to a one-year deferral from the donor's last sexual contact with anoth… Continue Reading


07.14.15

Senate Passes Baldwin, Kaine, Portman Career Readiness Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate has unanimously passed an amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 introduced by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Rob Portman (R-OH) to help ensure students are ready for postsecondary education and the workforce. The amendment encourages states to create work-based learning opportunities through partnerships with businesses that allow students to earn industry-recognized credentials and credit for postsecondary education. By incorp… Continue Reading


07.14.15

Baldwin, Bennet Introduce Bill to Expand Services for LGBT Seniors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today introduced the LGBT Elder Americans Act to improve services available for older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults. Specifically, the bill would build upon the Older Americans Act to include LGBT seniors as a vulnerable population and permanently establish the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) is also an original cosponsor. "I have long supported efforts to … Continue Reading


07.14.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Provision on Holocaust Restitution Clears Senate Hurdle

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has successfully included an amendment in the FY16 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations bill that would boost U.S. efforts to assist Holocaust victims, their families, and heirs in achieving property restitution, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe. The spending bill passed through the committee by a vote of 27-3 and now heads to the full Senate for consideration. "It … Continue Reading


07.14.15

Baldwin, Warren, Quigley, Lee Push FDA to Adopt Fully Risk, Science-Based Blood Donation Policy

United States Senators Tammy Baldwin and Elizabeth Warren, Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Barbara Lee (D-CA), and 79 of their congressional colleagues have sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to the agency's draft guidance document, which, if finalized, would change the blood donation policy for men who have sex with men (MSM) from a lifetime ban to a one-year deferral from the donor's last sexual contact with another man. The bicameral letter requests t… Continue Reading


07.14.15

Baldwin Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran's nuclear program: "I'm proud that America led six countries toward an historic international agreement with Iran. I will now take the time to carefully review this diplomatic agreement and make a judgement on it based on whether it is built on verification, achieves the goal of preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, a… Continue Reading


07.08.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Department of Commerce Announcement in Support of Madison Regional Economic Partnership (MadREP)

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded an announcement today by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker that the Madison Regional Economic Partnership (MadREP) received a designation under the Obama Administration's Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative. The U.S. Commerce Department-led program, is designed to accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing in communities nationwide by supporting the development of long-term economic development stra… Continue Reading


07.08.15

Senators Baldwin and Collins Introduce RAISE Family Caregivers Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage, or RAISE, Family Caregivers Act this afternoon. This legislation, endorsed by the AARP, would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a National Family Caregiving Project to develop and sustain a national strategy to support family caregivers. At present, there are 43 million family caregivers in the United States, who, in… Continue Reading


07.08.15

Sens. Baldwin, Booker and Rep. Scott Introduce America’s College Promise Act to Make Higher Education More Accessible and Affordable

AUDIO: Education Secretary Arne Duncan joins Baldwin and Scott for media conference call in support of legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA), the House Education and Workforce Committee Ranking Member, and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan held a press conference call to unveil the America's College Promise Act of 2015. U.S. Senator Cory Booker … Continue Reading


07.01.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Senate and House Coalition to Restore and Advance the Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two years since the Supreme Court gutted core protections in the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder, states and localities throughout the country have passed sweeping laws that disproportionately suppress the voting rights of minorities. These laws have left voters without the protections they need to exercise their constitutional right to vote. To restore and advance the voting protections for all Americans, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has joined a group of Senate an… Continue Reading


06.30.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Fristam Pumps USA in Middleton

Middleton manufacturer grows and creates jobs with Export-Import Bank investments On day of reauthorization deadline, Baldwin brings attention to the importance of Export-Import Bank for Wisconsin manufacturing economy WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Fristam Pumps USA in Middleton, the day the Export-Import Bank is set to expire due to inaction by the Republican Majority in the Senate. The innovative Wisconsin manufacturer has created jobs and economic growth w… Continue Reading


06.30.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Obama’s Action to Reward Hard Work and Restore Overtime Pay

Approximately 80,000 Wisconsin workers to benefit from Administration's action In January, Baldwin sent a letter to Obama bringing attention to the need to extend overtime pay WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded the announcement from President Obama that the Department of Labor will propose extending overtime pay that will support Wisconsin's middle class and boost incomes of working families. The proposal would guarantee overtime pay to most salaried workers earning… Continue Reading

Showing page   of 82