Press Releases

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


01.19.17

Baldwin, Stabenow, Warren, Merkley and Markey Introduce Legislation to Withdraw from TPP

Senators hold President-elect Trump accountable to American workers Trump pledged to withdraw from TPP on first day of presidency, legislation would require U.S. withdrawal from TPP WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced legislation to require the President to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to withdraw from TPP… Continue Reading


01.17.17

Senators Baldwin, Franken, Warren: Delay Tom Price Hearing Until Ethics Concerns are Investigated & Resolved

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Al Franken (D-MN) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said allegations that Congressman Tom Price participated in questionable stock trading should be resolved before his nomination hearing to become Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) moves forward. At the moment, the hearing is scheduled to begin tomorrow morning in the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, of which all three Senators are members. In the past fe… Continue Reading


01.14.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Awarded Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service from Secretary Eric Fanning

Secretary of the Army awards decoration to those who provide distinguished service and make substantial contributions to the accomplishment of the Army's missions (VIDEO, PHOTOS) WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin was awarded the Department of the Army's Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service. Senator Baldwin was presented the award by Army Secretary Eric Fanning in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. "It is my privilege to represent the many dedicated Wisconsinites serving in Am… Continue Reading


01.13.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Young Wisconsinites to Discuss Republican Plan to Take Away Affordable Health Care for Young Students and Workers

GREEN BAY, WI - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined young Wisconsinites for a conversation at Kavarna Coffeehouse about the Republican plan to take affordable health care away from young students and workers. Senator Baldwin talked with young adults who are allowed to stay on their parents' insurance plans because of the Affordable Care Act. "I'm proud to champion a reform that allows young people to stay on their parents' insurance until age 26," said Senator Baldwin. "Young adults, like … Continue Reading


01.13.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces She Will Oppose Senator Jeff Sessions’ Nomination for U.S. Attorney General

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement announcing she will oppose President-elect Trump's nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for United States Attorney General: "America has made great progress over the last eight years with an Administration that has taken seriously a shared responsibility to pass on to the next generation a country that is more equal, not less equal. "Every American citizen deserves a government that is as good as they are a… Continue Reading


01.12.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Stands Up for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers

Senator Baldwin's DAIRY PRIDE Act fights back against non-dairy products that are mislabeled as milk, yogurt and cheese Dairy farmers and producers from across Wisconsin applaud the reform WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin stood up for Wisconsin dairy farmers and introduced legislation today to combat the unfair practice of mislabeling non-dairy products. The Defending Against Imitations and Replacements of Yogurt, milk, and cheese to Promote Regular Intake of Dairy Everyday… Continue Reading


01.11.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement After Commerce Committee Hearing on Nomination of Elaine Chao for Secretary of the Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation nomination hearing for Elaine Chao, President-elect Donald Trump's Secretary of the Department of Transportation designee: "Given Ms. Chao's previous opposition to 'Buy America' requirements, I have had serious concerns about her commitment to a top priority of mine. I have fought hard to advance 'Buy America' provisions because I strongly believe Am… Continue Reading


01.11.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Amendment to Oppose Legislation that Would Make Young Americans Sick Again

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced an amendment to protect the Affordable Care Act's benefits for young adults, including the reform that allows young people to stay on their parents' health plan until age 26. "As someone who didn't have access to quality health insurance until my twenties, I was proud to champion this reform that allows young people to stay on their parents' insurance until age 26 during my time in the House of Representatives," said Senator Baldwi… Continue Reading


01.11.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Disclosure of Trump Cabinet Nominees’ Golden Parachute Bonus Payouts

As President-elect Trump is set to hold press conference, Senators urge his cabinet nominees to disclose their potential conflicts of interest "The American people cannot afford to have industry insiders writing their own rules to make a rigged system worse." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin led a group of her colleagues in sending President-elect Trump a letter calling for his cabinet nominees to disclose any payments they may receive from former employers that is contingent upo… Continue Reading


01.10.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Amendment to Prohibit ACA Repeal from Increasing the Deficit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has offered an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 budget being considered in the Senate that would prohibit the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act from increasing the deficit. "This budget process was created for deficit reduction-which the Republican majority claims to care so much about," Senator Baldwin said. "Rather than reduce our debt, Republicans are choosing to fast track tax breaks to those at the top, take people's health car… Continue Reading


01.09.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Amendment to Protect Medicare and Medicaid

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, today, joined Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN.), and 16 Senate Democrats in introducing an amendment to protect Medicare and Medicaid from the budget reconciliation process. "Medicare and Medicaid are essential pillars of our health care system that have served Wisconsin families well for decades. The people of Wisconsin did not send me to Washington to take their health care away, so I will continue to fight efforts to p… Continue Reading


01.09.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Democrats Introduce Bill to Require President and Vice President to Fully Divest Personal Financial Conflicts of Interest

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Democratic members of Congress in introducing the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017 in the United States Senate and House that would require the President and Vice President to disclose and divest any potential financial conflicts of interest. It also would require presidential appointees to recuse themselves from any specific matters involving the President's financial conflicts of inter… Continue Reading


01.05.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senators Introduce Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Prices for Seniors

Lawmakers have introduced legislation that would allow for Medicare to negotiate best possible price of prescription drugs; Current law only allows for bargaining by pharmaceutical companies and bans Medicare from doing so Legislation would help cut costs for nearly 41 million seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D and boost Medicare savings WASHINGTON, D.C. - At the start of the new Congress, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Jeanne Shahee… Continue Reading


01.04.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Legislation Calling on President-Elect Trump, Future Presidential Nominees to Release Tax Returns

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today cosponsored legislation introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) requiring President-elect Trump to release his recent tax returns in order to give the public honest insight into the President-elect's actions, values and foreign business dealings. "President-elect Trump's refusal to release his tax returns makes it clear he has something to hide from the American people, " said Senator Baldwin. "The public deserves to know if their President has… Continue Reading


01.04.17

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Elizabeth Warren Issue Statement on Exxon-Mobil Payout Deal for Trump’s Secretary of State Nominee Rex Tillerson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today spoke out after Exxon-Mobil announced that President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will receive a $180 million payout deal before entering public service. This payment scheme would be illegal under Senator Baldwin's reform to slow the revolving door and stop "golden parachute" payouts and bonuses. "Too many Americans feel that Washington is broken and it isn't working for… Continue Reading


01.04.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Congressional Republicans’ Plan to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on the Congressional Republicans' plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act: "The Republican establishment in Washington is using their power to put politics ahead of progress for American families. "For the last seven years, Congressional Republicans have tried to take away people's health care and promised a replacement plan that they have never been able to deliver. And now, all they are offering is chaos. "… Continue Reading


01.04.17

Baldwin, Whitehouse, Warren, and Feinstein Introduce Bill to Limit Tax Windfalls for Billionaires in the Trump Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) reintroduced legislation today to prevent President-elect Donald Trump's enormously wealthy cabinet nominees - and possibly Trump himself - from ducking millions of dollars in taxes. A little-known provision of the tax code currently allows executive branch and judicial appointees to defer paying taxes on profits from assets they sell to comply with ethics rules. Th… Continue Reading


01.03.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Call for Bipartisan Senate Select Committee Investigation of Russian Interference in 2016 Election, Supports Obama Administration Sanctions Against Russia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced her support for a new Senate Select Committee on Cyber to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and develop a comprehensive legislative package to address gaps in current cyber laws to better deter and defend against further cyberattacks. "Congress has a responsibility to get to the bottom of this. That is why I support a new, bipartisan Senate Select Committee on Cyber to investigate how the Russian government interf… Continue Reading


12.20.16

In Letter to Governor Scott Walker, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Encourages Action on Newly Available Federal Funding to Address Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a letter to Governor Scott Walker today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin encouraged the Governor to act and apply for newly available federal funding to help Wisconsin combat the opioid epidemic. Senator Baldwin led the effort to include $1 billion in investments to fight the opioid epidemic in bipartisan legislation that was signed into law this month. "This epidemic is not a partisan issue, and a strong partnership between the federal government and our state will be essentia… Continue Reading

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