Press Releases


As Tax Day Approaches, Senator Baldwin to Introduce Reform to Simplify Tax Filing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with ten other senators, will reintroduce the Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2017 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 a… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Legislation to Fully Restore Broadband Privacy Protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, helped introduce legislation to restore broadband privacy rules. "We must expand consumer protection to include broadband privacy rules," said Senator Baldwin. "This reform well ensure that internet users are receiving the strong protections they deserve." The legislation reinstates the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules which would have required internet service providers… Continue Reading


Bipartisan Reform Supported by Senator Baldwin to Fix VA Choice Program Passes Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bipartisan legislation supported by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to fix the VA Choice Program for Wisconsin veterans passed Congress and is set to be signed into law. The bipartisan Veterans Choice Program Improvement Act is part of Senator Baldwin's 3-point plan to help veterans get the quality care they deserve in their own communities. The VA Choice Program was intended to help veterans receive timely and quality care in their own communities, outside of VA facilities. Howev… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Military Strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on last night's U.S. military strikes in Syria: "The Assad regime's latest use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people is reprehensible and violates international law. The United States has taken a measured response, but I am concerned by the lack of a clear and comprehensive strategy for Syria and the region. I believe that the Administration must work with Congress as an equal partner regarding any addi… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Over $12 Million to Repair Roads and Bridges Damaged in Summer Flooding in Northern and Western Wisconsin

Announcement comes after Senator Baldwin pushed for emergency relief following storms in July, August and September WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced $12,245,540 in Emergency Relief (ER) Funding and Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) Funding from the Department of Transportation to repair roads and bridges damaged by last summer's severe storms and flooding in northern and western Wisconsin. "I saw firsthand the damage to our roads and bridges and… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Fights for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Bipartisan Effort

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today worked across party to lines to fight for full and fair funding that would help ensure EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will continue for years to come. Senator Baldwin sent a letter urging the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation Chair and Ranking Member to direct the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide essential air traffic and safety support services at major aviation events, including airshows, around the country in the Fiscal … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch: "The people of Wisconsin want an impartial and independent Supreme Court justice who will make decisions that protect the constitutional rights and freedoms of all Americans - not stand for corporate special interests. I have deep concerns about Judge Gorsuch's troubling record of ruling against disabled students, including a ruling that was so far out of the mainstream the Sup… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Legislation to Strengthen Existing Buy America Standards and Create More Jobs at Home

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) continued her efforts to promote strong Buy America standards by cosponsoring the Make It In America Act. This legislation, authored by Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), closes loopholes in the current Buy American law so the federal government is spending American tax dollars to buy products made in America. This Act also holds federal agencies accountable for how they spend taxpayer dollars. The Buy American Act, which was passed in 1933, gi… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to “Ban the Box” for Federal Hiring

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Fair Chance Act with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Rob Portman (R-OH). The legislation would prohibit federal employers and contractors from asking a job applicant about his or her criminal history until the final stages of the interview process. The bipartisan bill is being introduced in the House of Representatives today by Reps. Elijah Cummin… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Trump to Hold China Accountable on Trade During Upcoming Summit

During Campaign, President Trump Promised to Get Tough on China "On Day One," Yet Has Taken No Meaningful Actions on China's Trade Cheating 12 Democratic Senators Press President Trump to Deliver for Workers With Deck Stacked Against Them WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Tammy Senator Baldwin today joined Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and 10 other Democratic Senators in sending a letter calling on President Trump to hold China accountable on trade during his upcoming summit with Chinese President Xi. Duri… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands Trump Administration Release Secret Plan to Undermine Health Care System Presented to House Freedom Caucus

According to reports, Administration presented House Freedom Caucus with detailed plan to throw health care system into chaos in order to win far right's support With President Trump and Speaker Ryan determined to push on with disastrous health care scheme, Senators call for release of planned Administrative steps WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today joined Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and a group of 19 Senators in sending a letter to Tom Price, Secretary of the Departmen… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senators Call on President Trump to Protect Americans from Higher Health Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), as members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today sent a letter to President Donald Trump, calling on him to halt efforts to undermine the benefits in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and help stabilize the insurance market by taking action to protect the cost-sharing subsidies that help lower out-of-pocket heal… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices with Seniors in Eau Claire

EAU CLAIRE, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today hosted a roundtable discussion on the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs with seniors and local health care advocates in Eau Claire at the Volume One Gallery. "Today I heard from Wisconsinites who are struggling to make ends meet as they face skyrocketing prices for the prescription drugs that they need," said Senator Baldwin. "We all know what the problem is, so let's work together on a solution. Washington needs to work across party line… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin and Representatives Schiff and Grijalva Denounce Exclusion of LGBT Data from Consideration for Census

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) led 86 Members of Congress in sending a bicameral letter to the U.S. Census Bureau Director John Thompson and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney, expressing strong disapproval of the Census Bureau's decision to remove data collection on LGBT individuals for consideration for the 2020 Census and the American Community Survey (ACS). The Census Dir… Continue Reading


U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Lisa Murkowski Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Maternal Care Access in Rural and Underserved Areas

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today introduced the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act to reduce maternity care shortages by identifying areas lacking maternal health professionals and help incentivize providers to practice in these underserved, often rural areas. Babies born to mothers who received no prenatal care are three times more likely to be low birth weight, and are five times more likely to die than babies whose mothers received care… Continue Reading


As Health Care Debate Shifts, Senator Baldwin and Senate Colleagues Lead Milestone Effort to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the wake of Congressional Republicans' failed attempt to rip health coverage away from millions of Americans, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and a key group of Senate Democrats launched a major push to improve the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by bringing down the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs, one of the main reasons why health care costs are rising. An overwhelming majority of Americans agree that prescription drug prices are too high and that we need action to lower … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Stands Up for Wisconsin Farmers, Calls on President Trump to Work With Agriculture Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin advocated on behalf of farmers and the agriculture industry in Wisconsin. As the Senator has traveled the state of Wisconsin, she has heard from many Wisconsin farmers that have expressed concerns about the impact that the Trump Administration's policies on trade and immigration will have on their workforce and their ability to sell dairy, grain, and other agricultural products to the Canadian and Mexican markets. In a letter to President Tru… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Cosponsors Legislation to Overhaul Broken VA Appeals Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Jon Tester (D-MT) in introducing legislation to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs' broken appeals process. The process has not been updated since 1933, and more than 450,000 appeals are currently pending. Because of redundancies and inefficiencies in the current process, most veterans wait years for a decision on their appeals. By replacing the current process, the Department of Veterans … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces “Buy America” Legislation

Wisconsin manufacturers and workers deserve a solid commitment from Washington on a strong Buy America standard that rewards their hard work Now is the time for President Trump to decide if he will keep his promises, or go along to get along with Congressional Republican obstruction WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin re-introduced "Buy America" legislation that would help rebuild America's crumbling drinking water infrastructure with American made iron and steel. She made… Continue Reading


TrumpCare Makes It Harder to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Trump, Ryan and House Republicans working to make a bad bill worse Many people in Wisconsin at risk of losing coverage for substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on a Congressional Republican proposal that would force millions of Americans to pay more for less care, and would put millions of people at risk of losing their health care coverage, including those struggling with an opioid add… Continue Reading

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