Press Releases

06.04.20

Baldwin, Blumenthal, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Limit Unchecked Presidential Authority Under the Insurrection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After President Trump threatened to deploy U.S. military troops to "dominate" demonstrators protesting police brutality, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped introduce legislation to restrict the President's authority under the Insurrection Act, and will work to include it in the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act to ensure that the military is not weaponized by the President to suppress Americans' free expression. The CIVIL Act, led by Senator Richard Blumenthal… Continue Reading


06.04.20

Senator Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce $50 Billion Bill to Address Child Care Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined her colleagues to introduce the Child Care is Essential Act to address the child care crisis exacerbated by coronavirus through creating a $50 billion Child Care Stabilization Fund. The legislation will provide grant funding to child care providers to stabilize the child care sector and support providers to safely reopen and operate. The legislation is led by Sena… Continue Reading


06.04.20

Senator Baldwin Questions FDA on Regulation and Oversight of Hydroxychloroquine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is raising questions with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about their regulation and oversight of hydroxychloroquine, including the FDA's Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) issued on March 28, 2020. Hydroxychloroquine is approved by the FDA for the prevention and treatment of malaria, as well as certain autoimmune conditions such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. It is not, however, approved for the treatment of COVID-19. While no FDA-approve… Continue Reading


06.03.20

Baldwin, Bennet, Blumenthal, Casey, and Brown Lead 16 Senators in Urging Defense Department to Refrain from Using U.S. Military to Suppress Nationwide Protests

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) with 16 of their colleagues sent a letter to U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley voicing grave concerns over President Donald Trump's recent threat to invoke the Insurrection Act in response to nationwide protests calling for justice for George Floyd a… Continue Reading


06.03.20

Baldwin, Kind, Moore, Pocan Call on Secretary Perdue to Provide Answers for Wisconsin’s Dairyland

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined U.S. Representatives Ron Kind (WI-03), Gwen Moore (WI-04) and Mark Pocan (WI-02) in sending a letter to Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue pressing for answers on how contracts are awarded through USDA's Farmers to Families Food Box Program. In May, USDA announced it was awarding $1.2 billion in contracts out of the $3 billion program, which is meant to support farmers struggling with food supply chain disruptions by purch… Continue Reading


06.02.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Senate Resolution Supporting Constitutional Right To Peacefully Protest & Condemning President Trump’s Order To Tear Gas Peaceful Protesters Outside The White House Last Night

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced her support for a new Senate resolution introduced by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). The Senate resolution affirms the constitutional rights of Americans to peaceably assemble, exercise freedom of speech, and petition the government for redress of grievances must be respected; that violence and looting are unlawful, unacceptable and contrary to the purpose of peaceful protests; and that Congress condemns the Presiden… Continue Reading


06.02.20

Baldwin & Pocan to FEMA: “We Need Better Emergency Management for Wisconsin Now.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) sent a letter to Peter Gaynor, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator, detailing continued problems with the amount and usability of medical and testing supplies FEMA has delivered to Wisconsin. FEMA's support is critical to Wisconsin's ability to respond to the coronavirus. But, without adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies from the federal government, Wisconsin will be left ev… Continue Reading


06.01.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: “With this veto, President Trump is siding with the predatory, for-profit colleges that seek to defraud our students and veterans.”

Trump vetoes bipartisan Congressional Resolution overturning DeVos Borrower Defense Rule DeVos' rule eliminates more than $11 billion in relief to defrauded borrowers and guts critical borrower protections WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today released the following statement after President Donald Trump vetoed a bipartisan Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval (H.J.Res. 76) to overturn the U.S. Department of Education's 2019 Borrower Defense rule that g… Continue Reading


05.29.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Call for Investigation into Racially Discriminatory and Violent Policing at Minneapolis Police Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN), along with 25 colleagues, in calling on the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to conduct an investigation into the patterns and practices of racially discriminatory and violent policing in the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD). Baldwin, Klobuchar and Smith were joined by Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Ed Markey (D-MA), Tom Ca… Continue Reading


05.28.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Call for Inspector General Audit of OSHA's Inadequate Enforcement Amid Growing Worker Illnesses and Deaths During COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite Heightened Risk for Workers, Agency Has Drastically Reduced Investigation and Enforcement Activities During Crisis WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) to write to the Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Inspector General requesting an audit of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) handling of inspections and citat… Continue Reading


05.27.20

Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Group of Senators Calling on HUD Secretary Carson to Take Action on CDBG Funding and Guidance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) led a bipartisan group of Senators calling on U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson to take action and work quickly to allocate all remaining Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding from the CARES Act and publish comprehensive guidance for use of those funds, including for previously announced funding. In a letter to Secretary Carson, Baldwin and Senators Shell… Continue Reading


05.22.20

Baldwin, Murray, HELP Democrats Push Trump Administration to Address Mental Health Needs Amid COVID-19 Crisis

New polling shows nearly half of American adults report the coronavirus crisis has negatively impacted their mental health Baldwin, Murray, HELP Democrats: "While the nation already faced a mental health and suicide crisis before the pandemic, your Administration must not, through inaction or delay, allow these challenges to spiral further out of control as a result of COVID-19." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labo… Continue Reading


05.21.20

Senator Baldwin and Representatives Kind, Moore and Pocan Call on President Trump to Extend Federal Funding for Wisconsin National Guard in Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Representatives Ron Kind, Gwen Moore, and Mark Pocan wrote to President Trump and requested an extension of funding for the Wisconsin National Guard in support of the fight against COVID-19 through at least July 31, 2020, with the possibility of an extension through the end of the year. In the letter, Baldwin, Kind, Moore and Pocan write to President Trump, "An extension of this funding is critical to ensuring the safety and health of our… Continue Reading


05.21.20

Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Ensure National Guard Troops Activated In Response to COVID-19 Receive Full Benefits During the Public Health Emergency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped introduce the National Guard COVID-19 Response Stability Act to ensure federal funding is in place for the National Guard to continue to assist with the response to COVID-19 and National Guard troops activated continue to receive full federal benefits. The legislation, led by Combat Veteran and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, would extend Title 32 authority for all troops activated in res… Continue Reading


05.20.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Congressional Leaders to Support Vulnerable Students Amid Coronavirus Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of 40 senators led by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in pressing congressional leadership to include in the upcoming coronavirus relief package significant funding for the Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO), which are integral to supporting vulnerable students and their families that have been impacted by the virus. The senators' letter comes as the economic fallout… Continue Reading


05.20.20

Baldwin Helps Introduce Bill to Expand SNAP Delivery During COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Tina Smith (D-MN) to introduce the Increasing Access to SNAP Delivery During COVID-19 Act, which would ensure SNAP participants, especially seniors and immunocompromised individuals, have access to home food delivery and curbside pickup during the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Representatives Jahana Hayes (D-CT-5), Marcia Fudge (D-OH-11) and Joe Neguse (D-CO-2) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representa… Continue Reading


05.20.20

Senators Baldwin, Collins, King Introduce Bipartisan Farming Support to States Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation, the Farming Support to States Act, to provide states access to immediate, flexible funding to aid in responding to urgent and emerging issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in America's agriculture economy and food supply chain. Representatives Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) introduced bipartisan companion legislation in the… Continue Reading


05.19.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $1.5 Million for Wisconsin Manufacturers to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Bipartisan CARES Act Includes $50 Million to Support Manufacturing During the Pandemic WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity will receive $1.5 million for manufacturers to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID 19 pandemic. This funding comes as part of the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act that passed Congress in March and was signed into law by President Tru… Continue Reading


05.19.20

Baldwin Leads Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis Outreach to Rural and Agriculture Stakeholders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) led the Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis in outreach to rural and agriculture stakeholders about the threats from climate change and extreme weather that they are facing today. In a letter to rural leaders and agriculture stakeholders, Baldwin and the Special Committee wrote: "As members of the Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis and senators representing states across the country that wi… Continue Reading


05.19.20

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Jeanne Shaheen Lead Colleagues in Calling for Increased Opioid Funding in Coronavirus Relief Package

As COVID-19 Increases Isolation and Stress, Senators Ask for $2 Billion to Combat Opioid and Substance Use Crisis WASHINGTON, D.C. - As reports suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the opioid crisis, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today led 17 of their Senate colleagues in urging House and Senate leadership to increase the federal investment for state, local and tribal governments and treatment providers who are leading our nation's response to the on… Continue Reading

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