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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Health Care Repeal Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after both Republicans and Democrats voted against health care repeal legislation: "The people of Wisconsin did not send me to Washington to take people's health care away and they have sent a clear message that they want us to work across party lines to make things better, not worse. As I have said throughout this debate, now is the time to work together to make things better by stabilizing the health insurance mark… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Releases Statement in Response to VA Office of Inspector General report on the Zablocki VA Medical Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement in response to the VA Office of Inspector General (VA OIG) report on the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program in Milwaukee. Senator Baldwin has raised concerns with the VA and VA OIG about the Zablocki VAMC Domiciliary on behalf of constituents and whistleblowers since the fall of 2014. The VA OIG investigation was initiated at Senator Baldwin's request foll… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Health Care Amendment to Protect Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today will introduce an amendment to the health care repeal bill to protect Americans with pre-existing conditions. The amendment, led by Senator Baldwin and Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), would direct Congress to eliminate all the provisions in the partisan repeal legislation that threaten to make health care unaffordable for those with pre-existing conditions. "People are speaking out in opposition to this repeal effort because health care is pe… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reverse Deep Budget Cuts to Rural Development

President Trump's proposed budget cuts would have hurt small towns and rural communities in Wisconsin USDA Rural Development invested over $556 million in rural Wisconsin in 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, worked to reverse deep cuts to rural development programs proposed by the Trump Administration. President Trump issued a budget proposal in May that called for drastic cuts to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Ru… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Cosponsors Revamped DISCLOSE Act to Address Threats to America’s Campaign Finance System

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 43 Senate colleagues led by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to unveil a new version of the DISCLOSE Act, legislation to increase transparency on spending in elections. In addition to requiring super PACs and other organizations to promptly disclose donors who have given $10,000 or more, this legislation will also crack down on foreign interference in our elections. Under current law, foreign nationals and foreign corporations are prohibite… Continue Reading


After White House’s Opioid Commission Misses Self-Imposed Deadline For Second Time, Baldwin and Senate Democrats Call On Trump Administration To Stop Stalling And Take Real, Immediate Action To Address Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 20 Senate Democrats today in sending a new letter to the acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, expressing concern that the White House's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis - chaired by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie - is wasting valuable time by delaying steps that could provide immediate relief to those suffering from the opioid crisis, in favor of conducting more hearings and literature … Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin and Representative Grijalva Lead Congress on LGBT Data Inclusion Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) led 96 Members of Congress in introducing bicameral legislation requiring federal surveys to include data collection on sexual orientation and gender identity. While some federal data on LGBT communities is currently collected, there is no centralized requirement prioritizing the collection of LGBT data in federal surveys which the LGBT Data Inclusion Act addresses. The reintroduction of this bill is t… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Push for Action on Buy America Legislation during “Made In America Week”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today sent a letter to President Trump calling on him to press for action on her Buy America legislation during the White House's "Made in America Week." "Given your support of my Made in America Water Infrastructure Act, I urge you to call on Senate Republican leaders to take up my Buy America legislation during 'Made in America' week," Senator Baldwin wrote to President Trump. "Together, we can support American manufacturing and ensure that critic… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Major Investments to Support Wisconsin’s Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, applauded the passage of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations legislation this week. The bipartisan legislation makes important investments in Wisconsin's veterans, including full funding for the Jason Simcakoski Memorial and Promise Act, which passed the Senate and was signed into law by President Obama one year ago this month. "One year ago, we successfully passed bipartis… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Wildlife Legislation to Promote Conservation and Wisconsin’s Hunting Heritage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) and a bipartisan group of 4 Senators to introduce The Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation (HELP) for Wildlife Act (S. 1514). The bipartisan legislation will reauthorize important conservation programs and help protect Wisconsin's outdoors traditions. "Wisconsin has long been a national leader for conservation and we have a proud tradition of hunting, fishing and enjoying the great outdoor… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges DEA to Lower Opioid Quotas to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a group of fifteen senators, led by Dick Durbin (D-IL), in sending a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), urging the agency to better prevent painkillers from flooding the market by setting lower opioid production quotas for 2018. Last year, the DEA heeded the call from senators to address America's opioid epidemic by reducing nearly all opioid quotas by 25 percent or more. This was the first reduction of its kind… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Stabilize Health Care Marketplace

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and 19 of their colleagues in introducing the Marketplace Certainty Act to help stabilize the health care marketplace by permanently appropriating the cost-sharing reductions included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and making cost-sharing reduction payments available to more Americans. The Trump Administration is causing chao… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues Demanding Presidential Advisory Commission Rescind Request for State Election Officials’ Voter Roll Data

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined 25 colleagues in demanding the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity rescind its request that state election officials provide sensitive voter roll data. The senators oppose the unprecedented request that threatens the privacy of millions of Americans and risks improper removal of eligible voters from voter registration lists in violation of the National Voter Registration Act. In a letter, the senators warn that voting… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Bipartisan Group of Senators Aim to Protect Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and a bipartisan group of Senators in sending a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Defense Secretary James Mattis regarding the Administration's investigation into trade practices involving aluminum. Baldwin and her colleagues requested the administration "exempt rolled can sheet, as well as the primary aluminum and ingot milled into rolled can sheet, food and beverage cans, bottles, lids, and closu… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Committee Passage of Measure to Modernize VA Appeals Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee passage of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017. Senator Baldwin cosponsored the bipartisan legislation, which seeks to overhaul the current process for veterans' appeals at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA's current appeals process is in desperate need of updating, and nearly half a million veterans are in limbo because of the VA's existing backlog. Betw… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Sponsors Senate’s First Ever Resolution Recognizing June as Pride Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and several of their colleagues in introducing the first-ever Senate Resolution recognizing June as "LGBTQ Pride Month". The resolution notes major milestones in the fight for equal treatment of LGBT Americans and resolves to continue efforts to achieve full equality for LGBT individuals. Today, June 28, marks the 48th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. "America is right to be proud of the progress we have made t… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on CBO Score of Senate Republican Health Care Repeal Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost and coverage estimate of the Senate Republican health care repeal legislation: "We should protect the care people have today and work to make it more affordable, but today's Congressional Budget Office score confirms the partisan Senate plan will make families pay more for less care and increase the number of people who are uninsured. For Wisconsin families struggling to… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene Resolution Marks ‘LGBT Equality Day’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) reintroduced their resolution to designate June 26, as "LGBT Equality Day," honoring the anniversary of three significant victories won at the U.S. Supreme Court for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. "America should celebrate the progress we have made to pass on to the next generation a country that is more equal, not less equal. But we cannot mistake our progress for victory," sai… Continue Reading


Asian Carp Discovered Near Lake Michigan Days After Senator Baldwin Introduces Legislation Demanding Trump Administration Take the Next Step to Stop the Spread of This Invasive Species

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, released a statement after a live eight-pound Asian carp was found only nine miles from Lake Michigan today. This discovery comes just days after Senator Baldwin introduced bipartisan legislation demanding immediate action from the Trump Administration to prevent Asian carp from getting closer to our Great Lakes. "I've been sounding the alarm on the threat Asian carp pose to our Great Lakes, our qualit… Continue Reading


President Trump Signs Baldwin-Backed Bipartisan VA Accountability Reform Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) applauded President Trump signing the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act into law today. Senator Baldwin had joined Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jon Tester (D-MT) and 35 other Senators as cosponsors of the legislation. The bipartisan legislation will reform the VA by better protecting whistleblowers and providing the VA Secretary with stronger measures to discipline and hold b… Continue Reading

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