Press Releases

05.05.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Continues to Highlight the Need for Washington to Act on Opioid Addiction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin hosted a roundtable this week in La Crosse at the Coulee Council on Addictions with local first responders, healthcare providers and community members to discuss Wisconsin's opioid and heroin epidemic. Senator Baldwin continued her call for Washington to act on legislation that provides emergency investments to address the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic that is devastating communities in Wisconsin and across the country. "Rhetoric is not enough to… Continue Reading


05.03.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Jason Simcakoski Memorial Act Continues to Move Forward

Baldwin reforms included as major piece of groundbreaking veterans legislative package to change culture at VA and enhance care and benefits Legislation would improve pain care at VA, provide stronger oversight, and address the problem of overprescribing practices WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded the announcement by the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), of … Continue Reading


05.02.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Representatives Ron Kind, Gwen Moore and Mark Pocan Call on Justice Department to Review Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI 3), Gwen Moore (D-WI 4) and Mark Pocan (D-WI 2) today called on the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a review of Wisconsin's voter identification requirements and consider bringing a legal challenge or join litigation in Wisconsin's Eastern and Western District Courts. "The barriers these requirements have set up and the harmful impact they have had for many Wisconsin voters demonstrate that now i… Continue Reading


05.02.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design to Highlight Importance of Apprenticeship Programs

MILWAUKEE, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today toured Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) to highlight the importance of apprenticeship programs and discuss MIAD's AIM High Wisconsin public-private partnership apprenticeship initiative. Prior to the tour of MIAD, Senator Baldwin led a roundtable discussion on apprenticeships with Milwaukee education, manufacturing and business leaders from MIAD, GE Healthcare, Colectivo Coffee, Cramer Krasselt and more. MIAD's AIM High Wisconsin i… Continue Reading


04.27.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Legislation to Invest in Fight Against Zika Virus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is supporting legislation that would provide the necessary investment to fight the spread of the Zika virus. More than 800 Americans have been infected with the Zika virus, including about 90 pregnant women, in 40 states, Washington, D.C., and 3 U.S. Territories. On April 13, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the Zika virus does, in fact, cause microcephaly and other birth defects. "I believe Congress has a respo… Continue Reading


04.27.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Digital Coast Act Passes Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan Digital Coast Act today passed through the Senate Commerce Committee. The bill to help coastal communities better prepare for storms, cope with varying water levels and strengthen coastal economic development planning efforts now heads to the full Senate for consideration. The Digital Coast Act was introduced by Senator Baldwin and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in November. The bill is also cosponsored by Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) an… Continue Reading


04.26.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Tax Reform for Family Caregivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is supporting bipartisan tax reform legislation as a cosponsor of the Credit for Caring Act. "In so many instances, family caregivers put their financial security at risk to tend to the needs of their loved ones, many of whom require full-time assistance and care," said Senator Baldwin. "This bipartisan reform will provide family caregivers some much need tax relief." The bipartisan legislation, introduced by Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Michael Ben… Continue Reading


04.22.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Meets with Students and Recent Graduates at UW-Green Bay to Discuss New College Affordability Reform Legislation

GREEN BAY, WI - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin met with students and recent graduates at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to discuss the student loan debt crisis and reform legislation she has introduced to make college more affordable. Last month, Senator Baldwin officially introduced the In The Red Act, a major reform to address college affordability and put America on a path toward debt-free college. "Higher education should be a path to prosperity, not a path into suffocating debt. But … Continue Reading


04.21.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Hosts Roundtable Discussion in Green Bay on the Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

GREEN BAY, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today hosted a roundtable in Green Bay to discuss the opioid and heroin epidemic. Senator Baldwin was joined by State Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette), as well as local leaders and community members. "Opioid and heroin abuse is an epidemic in Wisconsin that continues to grow at an alarming rate. I am proud to be working to advance legislation that provides a comprehensive approach to address the entire spectrum of addiction, from crisis to reco… Continue Reading


04.20.16

On the Heels of the Flint Water Crisis, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Introduction of “True LEADership Act” to Remove Lead from Pipes and Invest More in America’s Crumbling Water Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and several Senate Democrats in introducing the Testing, Removal and Updated Evaluations of Lead Everywhere in America for Dramatic Enhancements that Restore Safety to Homes, Infrastructure and Pipes Act of 2016, or True LEADership Act (S.2821), a comprehensive plan that recommits the federal government to a critical role in water infrastructure investment, lead remediation and the strong drinking water pro… Continue Reading


04.20.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Bipartisan Energy Reforms

Reform includes legislation authored by Senator Baldwin Wisconsin energy leaders praise Baldwin's bipartisan provisions included in bill WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016, which cleared the Senate today by a vote of 85-12. The comprehensive legislation addresses issues of energy efficiency, infrastructure, supply, accountability, and land conservation. The reform package includes multiple pro… Continue Reading


04.18.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Encourages States to Expand Medicaid with New Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined several of her colleagues in introducing a new reform to ensure that states that choose to expand eligibility for Medicaid after 2014 may access the same level of federal matching funds as states that expanded earlier under the terms of the Affordable Care Act. The States Achieve Medicaid Expansion (SAME) Act of 2016 was introduced by Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Jon Tester (D-MT), Tammy Bald… Continue Reading


04.18.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Stands Up for Workers and Retirees, Demands Treasury Department Reject Deep Pension Cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has called on the U.S. Treasury Department to reject the proposed cuts to the Central States Pension Fund. If the Treasury Department approves the Central States application to reduce benefits, 25,000 Wisconsinites will face deep cuts in the pensions they have earned over a lifetime of work. "I believe that hardworking people who build their future should never have to doubt their retirement security," said Senator Baldwin. "I have heard the stories… Continue Reading


04.15.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Opening Statement at Senate Field Hearing in Pewaukee on Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

PEWAUKEE, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's opening remarks as prepared for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Field Hearing in Pewaukee, Wisconsin on the heroin and opioid epidemic are below: Thank you, Chairman Johnson, and thank you to all of the witnesses for being here today. Each of you are on the front lines of Wisconsin's heroin and opioid abuse crisis. For many, this issue has directly touched your family - so I look forward to hearing from you on how we ca… Continue Reading


04.13.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports IRS Reform Legislation to Simplify Filing for Taxpayers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senator Tammy Baldwin has cosponsored legislation introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to simplify and decrease the costs of the tax filing process for millions of American taxpayers. This year, taxpayers will spend an average of 13 hours preparing and filing their returns, and will pay $200 for tax preparation services - a cost equal to almost 10 percent of the average federal tax refund. "American taxpayers are forced to spend too much time and mon… Continue Reading


04.12.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Judiciary Committee Action on Nation’s Longest Standing Federal Court Vacancy

Calls on Chairman Grassley to advance nomination of Donald Schott to 7th Circuit Court at next Judiciary Committee hearing Nominee earned bipartisan, majority support from Wisconsin Judicial Commission and support from both Wisconsin Senators WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Charmain Charles Grassley (R-IA) requesting that he advance Donald Schott's nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at the Ju… Continue Reading


04.12.16

Advocates from Across Wisconsin Join Senator Baldwin in Calling on Governor Walker to Immediately Restore Food Assistance to Thousands of Wisconsinites

Recent reports show poverty in Wisconsin has reached alarming levels More than 25 groups in Wisconsin call for action WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, a broad coalition of advocates, hunger relief providers, and religious and fraternal organizations sent a letter to Governor Scott Walker calling for him immediately restore food assistance to thousands of Wisconsinites. Last month, Senator Baldwin and U.S. Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI 3), Gwen Moore (D-WI 4) and Mark Pocan (D-WI 2) sent a letter to… Continue Reading


04.11.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Make Naloxone Rescue Kits More Affordable and Accessible for Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced bipartisan legislation today to make naloxone rescue kits more affordable and accessible to our nation's veterans. As a PBS Frontline report recently highlighted, America's veterans face greater risk amid the nation's opioid crisis. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) system, veterans are more likely to die from accidental opioid overdoses than non-veterans. And, in 2014, more than 55,0… Continue Reading


04.08.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Meets with Students and Recent Graduates at UW-Eau Claire to Discuss New College Affordability Reform Legislation

EAU CLAIRE, WI - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin met with students and recent graduates at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire to discuss the student loan debt crisis and reform legislation she has introduced to make college more affordable. Last month, Senator Baldwin officially introduced the In The Red Act, a major reform to address college affordability and put America on a path toward debt-free college. "Higher education should be a path to prosperity, not a path into suffocating debt. Bu… Continue Reading


04.07.16

Following Push from Senator Baldwin and Senate Democrats, Full Senate Passes Vital Amendment to FAA Reauthorization Bill to Strengthen Security at U.S. Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senate Democrats secured an amendment to the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) Reauthorization bill to strengthen U.S. airport security, especially in non-secure "soft" target areas at airports like check-in and baggage claim areas. The amendment pushed and supported by Senator Baldwin, a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, was endorsed by the Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. It comes after the recent wave of terror attacks in … Continue Reading

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