Press Releases

02.01.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces She Will Oppose the Confirmation of Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement announcing she will oppose Rex Tillerson's confirmation as Secretary of State: "Last Congress, I introduced legislation to slow the revolving door and ensure that our public servants are working for the public interest, not their former - or future - employers. I was inspired to introduce this legislation when I saw several Obama Administration appointees receive multimillion-dollar bonuses for leaving their jobs and… Continue Reading


02.01.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Opposition to Mnuchin Nomination for Treasury Secretary

"Wisconsin families struggling to get ahead do not want foxes guarding the hen house." Baldwin introduced legislation to end golden parachutes and slow revolving door between Wall Street and Washington WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced she will oppose President Trump's nomination of hedge fund manager and former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin for Secretary of the Treasury. "Wisconsin families struggling to get ahead do not want foxes guarding the hen… Continue Reading


01.31.17

U.S Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on President Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nomination: "President Trump took an oath eleven days ago to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, but since he was sworn into office he has pursued a go it alone approach of extremism. With this Supreme Court nomination, President Trump has made it clear he has no interest in being a President for all Americans and that he is intent on creating mo… Continue Reading


01.31.17

Senator Baldwin Cosponsors Legislation to Block and Rescind President Trump’s Discriminatory Executive Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has cosponsored legislation that would both block and rescind President Trump's discriminatory executive order. "The President's sloppy actions created chaos, disorder and confusion. There have been media reports that his own Cabinet secretaries, relevant agencies and congressional committee leaders were left in the dark and not consulted before President Trump signed this order. President Trump even went so far as to fire the acting Attorney Gener… Continue Reading


01.31.17

In Letter to President Trump, Senator Baldwin Continues Fight Against Unfair Practice Hurting Wisconsin Dairy Farmers

Senator Baldwin urges Trump to nominate FDA Commissioner to combat the mislabeling of non-dairy products The DAIRY PRIDE Act fights back against non-dairy products using dairy's good name WASHINGTON, D.C. - As support for Senator Baldwin's DAIRY PRIDE Act continues to gain strong support from farmers across Wisconsin and the country, Senator Baldwin wrote to President Trump urging action from the Food and Drug Administration to combat the mislabeling of imitation dairy products. "I write t… Continue Reading


01.31.17

Baldwin and Cummings Introduce Legislation to Slow Revolving Door between Wall Street and Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) today reintroduced the Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act to slow the revolving door between Wall Street and Washington, prohibit "golden parachute" bonus payouts, and combat conflicts of interest. "President Trump promised to 'drain the swamp,' but this revolving door keeps spinning," said Senator Baldwin. "When Wall Street insiders and corp… Continue Reading


01.30.17

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Al Franken (D-MN) sent a letter to President Trump calling on him to change course and avoid further harm to Americans who depend on the financial assistance provided under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by protecting the cost-sharing subsidies that help lower o… Continue Reading


01.27.17

Support for Senator Baldwin’s DAIRY PRIDE Act Continues to Grow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's DAIRY PRIDE Act continues to gain strong support from farmers across Wisconsin and the country. Today, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation and the American Farm Bureau Federation announced their support for DAIRY PRIDE Act, joining the dozens of dairy farmers and processors who have announced their strong support for the reform. "Wisconsin's dairy industry is the backbone of our state's agricultural economy. We receive world-wide recognition be… Continue Reading


01.26.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: Federal hiring freeze will delay veterans’ access to care and benefits, hurt veterans seeking federal jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Ranking Members of the Senate and House Veterans' Affairs Committees, Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Representative Tim Walz (D-MN), and a group of 52 members of Congress in demanding President Trump exempt the entire VA and all veterans seeking federal jobs from his executive order that freezes federal hiring. The members say Trump's hiring freeze will have devastating impacts on veterans and their families. "A hiring freeze at the VA wi… Continue Reading


01.26.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces She Will Oppose the Confirmation of Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement announcing she will oppose Scott Pruitt's confirmation as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator: "In Wisconsin, we have a long and proud tradition of being a national leader on issues of our environment and conservation. Throughout our history, Wisconsin has been home to environmental leaders who have worked to pass on a stronger environment to future generations - Aldo Leopold, John Muir and Sena… Continue Reading


01.26.17

Baldwin and Cummings: President Trump’s Revolving Door Between Wall Street and Washington Keeps Spinning

Goldman Sach's Gary Cohn cashes in with golden parachute to join Trump Administration Payout would violate proposed Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statements today in response to reports that President Trump's choice for Director of the National Economic Council, Gary Cohn, will receive more than $100 million-inc… Continue Reading


01.24.17

Bipartisan Digital Coast Act Passes Commerce Committee

Legislation aids shoreline communities by delivering next generation coastal data Passed the Senate unanimously in the 114th Congress WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK), passed the Senate Commerce Committee. The Digital Coast Act will help shoreline communities along the Great Lakes and ocean coasts better prepare for storms, cope with varying water levels and st… Continue Reading


01.24.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to President Trump: Take Action to Level Playing Field for American Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to President Donald Trump today following his executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and announcement of his intentions to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). "You have made promises to change our economic and trade policies to help workers struggling to get ahead. I share this goal and I have worked throughout my career to stand up to powerful interests in Washington t… Continue Reading


01.24.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces She Will Not Support Congressman Tom Price’s Confirmation for Secretary of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today released the following statement announcing she will oppose Congressman Tom Price's confirmation as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): "President Trump's nominee, Congressman Tom Price, has a long record of spearheading legislation that would end Medicare as we know it and increase costs for seniors. This nominee has supported plans to … Continue Reading


01.23.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces She Will Not Support Mike Pompeo Confirmation for CIA Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement announcing she will oppose President Trump's nomination of Mike Pompeo for CIA Director: "I voted against the PATRIOT Act more than a decade ago because I believed it would open the door to government overreach. Since then, we have seen that secret, domestic surveillance programs have crossed the line and infringed on people's privacy. "President Trump's nomination of Congressman Mike Pompeo for CIA Director … Continue Reading


01.23.17

Following Additional Concerns on Congressman Price’s Financial Transactions, Baldwin and Senate Democrats Call For SEC Investigation Into Potential Violations of STOCK Act and Insider Trading Laws

Congressman Price, nominee for Secretary of HHS, raised further concerns about his financial transactions at last week's Senate HELP Committee hearing-LINK In new letter, Senator HELP Democrats call on SEC for formal investigation Today's letter follows several requests made by Democrats and government watchdog organizations for the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate potential violations-LINK Senate HELP Committee Dems: "The American people deserve a Secretary of Health and Human… Continue Reading


01.23.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: “Let's talk about numbers we can all agree on.”

20 percent of Wisconsin's public roads and 14 percent of bridges are in need of repair Bipartisan effort needed to rebuild Wisconsin's crumbling infrastructure WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the need for a bipartisan effort to rebuild Wisconsin's crumbling infrastructure: "Instead of debating about the number of people at the inauguration, let's talk about numbers we can all agree on: The number of roads and bridges that need to be fixe… Continue Reading


01.23.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order to Withdraw from TPP and Announcement of NAFTA Renegotiation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on President Trump's executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and announcement of his intentions to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): "TPP is an unfair trade deal that would further stack the deck against American workers. Instead of creating an even playing field, TPP accelerates the global race to the bottom in worker pay. By eroding Buy America… Continue Reading


01.23.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces She Will Not Support Betsy DeVos’ Confirmation for Secretary of Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement announcing she will oppose President Trump's nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education: "Wisconsin has a long and proud tradition of supporting quality public education for every student. In fact, from our beginning in 1848, the state constitution provided for a free education for all children in the state. This is a tradition I have a deep respect for and have worked to move forward. It is very impo… Continue Reading


01.20.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Her Support of General James Mattis’ Nomination to be Secretary of Defense and General John Kelly’s Nomination to be Secretary of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statements announcing her support for two national security confirmations that will be voted on in the U.S Senate today. Statement on General James Mattis' confirmation to be Secretary of Defense: "I have deep respect for General Mattis' impressive and dedicated military service to our country. As a leader of American military forces, I believe he knows firsthand the sacrifices our service members and their families are… Continue Reading

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