Press Releases

08.29.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Grow Wisconsin’s Timber Economy

Applauds announcement from the United States Forest Service Baldwin toured Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest last week WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded an announcement from the United States Forest Service (USFS) that the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is expected to meet and exceed its 2016 timber sale goal of selling at least 100 million board feet (MMBF) of timber this fiscal year. The last time the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest sold more than 100 M… Continue Reading


08.25.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Celebrates National Park Service Centennial at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

PHOTOS: Senator Baldwin at National Park Service 100th anniversary celebration WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined the National Park Service Centennial Celebration at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Senator Baldwin, a member of the bipartisan and bicameral Congressional Friends of the National Park Service Centennial, delivered remarks at the event with local officials, tribal leaders and National Park Service officers. "As we come together to celebrate the 100th… Continue Reading


08.23.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Active Logging Site in Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest to Highlight Good Neighbor Authority

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today toured an active logging site to highlight the importance of Good Neighbor Authority for Wisconsin's timber economy. Senator Baldwin was joined by members of the forest products industry and officials from the U.S. Forest Service, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and County Forests at the active logging site on National Forest land that is operating under Good Neighbor Authority. "Today I saw firsthand ho… Continue Reading


08.18.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Legislation Calling on Presidential Nominees to Release Tax Returns

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced today that she has cosponsored legislation introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), directing presidential nominees to release recent tax returns in order to give the public honest insights into the candidate's actions and values. The Presidential Tax Transparency Act requires that, within 15 days of becoming the nominee at the party convention, the candidate must release their most recent 3 years of tax returns to the Federal Election Comm… Continue Reading


08.18.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Grant for University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Educational Opportunity Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded the Department of Education's announcement to award the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee $236,900 in TRIO grant funding. The funding will go towards the University's Educational Opportunity Center in order to assist the Center in sustained efforts to increase access to postsecondary education for adults from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds. This announcement comes after Baldwin wrote a letter of support for UWM's appl… Continue Reading


08.12.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Over $800,000 from the EPA for Great Lakes Restoration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded the Environmental Protection Agency's announcement to award Wisconsin $815,294 in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants. The five communities awarded grants were Algoma, Ashland, Manitowoc, Two Rivers and Wind Point. The funding will go towards projects to improve public health and water quality at municipal swimming beaches by preventing untreated storm water from getting into the Great Lakes. "I am proud to champion str… Continue Reading


08.08.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Call for Investments from Washington to Fight Wisconsin’s Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today as she renewed her call for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to schedule a vote on legislation to provide funding to address the opioid and heroin epidemic in the United States. "I've held roundtables across the state and heard from local law enforcement, citizens, elected officials on both sides of the aisle, and people working on the front lines to combat this crisis. I have also heard the stories from … Continue Reading


08.04.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on USDA Payment to Dairy Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $11.2 million in financial assistance to American dairy producers enrolled in the 2016 Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy). The Margin Protection Program is an insurance program that makes payments to dairy farmers when the margin between the price of milk and cost of feed falls below a certain level. Farmers pay for the insurance, and can cho… Continue Reading


08.04.16

Veterans’ Organizations Announce Support for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Legislation to Support Job Creation for Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today welcomed support from veterans' organizations in Wisconsin for her bipartisan legislation to support job creation for America's veterans. Senator Baldwin introduced the Boosting Rates of American Veterans Employment Act (BRAVE Act) with Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) last month. The legislation will reform the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) contracting process to give preference to businesses that actively employ veterans. "Wisconsin's veter… Continue Reading


08.03.16

Support Grows for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Stronger Way Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced growing support from local, state and national leaders for bold legislation she has introduced to fight poverty with real solutions. Senator Baldwin introduced the Stronger Way Act with Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) last month. "Senator Baldwin's Stronger Way Act creates a bold, work-based structure for dramatically reducing poverty in the United States and expanding the nation's economy. This legislation creates exactly the kind of na… Continue Reading


08.02.16

Baldwin, Senate Dems: More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education

The proposed "borrower defense" rule would create strong protections for student borrowers following cases of institutions, like Corinthian Colleges, who engaged in unlawful and abusive practices Nearing a final rule, 20 Senators push Education Dept. to "close unintended loopholes, increase accountability to students, and reduce the complexity of the regulation" WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joine… Continue Reading


07.28.16

Senator Baldwin Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Congressional Coalition Sending Letter to USDA Urging Market Balancing Help for Struggling Milk Producers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT), Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), joined by a bipartisan coalition of 57 other members of the House and Senate, sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack asking for assistance for dairy producers struggling with declining milk prices. Specifically, the members are asking for the USDA to use its authority under the Commodity Credit Corporat… Continue Reading


07.26.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on FDA Comment Period on Improving Blood Donation Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will be requesting comments, supported by scientific evidence, to help develop options to move from time-based blood donation deferrals to blood donation guidelines based on individual risk: "I have long fought to end discriminatory blood donation policies and improve them, including for healthy gay and bisexual men. It is encouraging that the… Continue Reading


07.22.16

President Obama Signs Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan VA Reforms into Law

VA reforms from Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act become law Baldwin's bipartisan VA reforms named for Wisconsin Marine will strengthen opioid prescribing guidelines, put in place stronger oversight and accountability, and provide safer and more effective pain management services for our nation's veterans WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today after President Obama signed into law bipartisan VA reforms that Senator Baldwin authore… Continue Reading


07.22.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours UW Oshkosh Living Healthy Community Clinic

OSHKOSH, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin toured UW Oshkosh College of Nursing's Living Healthy Community Clinic. Senator Baldwin was joined by clinic staff and partners from nearby hospitals to discuss how the clinic helps improve the health security of low-income Wisconsinites through key Oshkosh community partnerships with hospitals, nonprofit organizations and local government. "There is great work being done here in Oshkosh to help low-income Wisconsinites find quality care," said Senator B… Continue Reading


07.21.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Kretz Lumber in Antigo to Highlight Wisconsin’s Timber Economy

ANTIGO, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today toured Kretz Lumber in Antigo to highlight Wisconsin's timber economy. Senator Baldwin was joined by Kretz Lumber leadership and members of the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association for the tour. "Our timber economy in northern and central Wisconsin is facing a number of challenges that need to be addressed," said Senator Baldwin. "Today's tour shows the importance of building on the progress we've made by continuing to work with industry sta… Continue Reading


07.20.16

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

WAUSAU, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today hosted a roundtable in Wausau to discuss the opioid and heroin epidemic. Senator Baldwin was joined by local first responders, healthcare providers and community members at North Central Health Care. "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 recovery,… Continue Reading


07.20.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Riverfront in Wisconsin Rapids

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Wisconsin Rapids today to tour the Wisconsin River waterfront and the Tribune Community Accelerator Project site with local leaders, including Wisconsin Rapids Mayor Zach Vruwink, and to discuss Senator Baldwin's legislation to boost waterfront revitalization efforts. Senator Baldwin's Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act passed the Senate last week. The bill supports community efforts to make the most of water resource… Continue Reading


07.20.16

After Request from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $2.75 Million for Emergency Repairs to Roads in Northern Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx's announcement of $2.75 million in quick release Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help repair roads damaged by heavy rains and subsequent flooding in northern Wisconsin. "I saw firsthand the damage done to highways and roads in northern Wisconsin by the torrential rain and flooding these communities experienced," said Senator Baldwin. "I applaud the Dep… Continue Reading


07.15.16

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Cory Booker Introduce Bold Legislation to Fight Poverty with Real Solutions

The Stronger Way Act creates opportunity for all and rewards work A national partnership to support transitional jobs programs, tax reforms that make work pay WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced bold legislation to fight poverty in America with real solutions. The Stronger Way Act will help meet the challenge of lifting people up and out of poverty, moving our unemployed into the workforce and advancing tax reforms that make work pay. "We nee… Continue Reading

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