Press Releases

02.15.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Questions Federal Trade Commission Nominees on TripAdvisor Business Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin yesterday questioned Federal Trade Commission (FTC) nominees on the business practices of TripAdvisor, an issue she previously brought to the Commission's attention after it was discovered the travel-rating website was censoring reviews useful for citizens' safety when abroad. In light of continued, troubling reports of U.S. citizens falling victim to unethical and criminal activity while traveling in Mexico, including the tragic, alcohol-related de… Continue Reading


02.15.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Fights for Great Lakes Funding in Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As a member of the bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is expressing concern in regard to President Donald Trump's proposed 90 percent cut to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), gutting the program's funding from $300 million to $30 million in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget request. Last October, Senator Baldwin wrote to the Trump Administration calling for full funding of $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to be i… Continue Reading


02.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calling on State Department to Increase Protections for Citizens Abroad

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin wrote to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging the State Department to take a more proactive approach in protecting and assisting distressed citizens when abroad. At Senator Baldwin's request, the State Department created a process to collect and analyze the stories of approximately 140 U.S. citizens involved in illicit alcohol-related incidents in Mexico. Senator Baldwin is urging the Department to use the information contained in these stories t… Continue Reading


02.14.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce SAFE Lending Act to Protect Consumers from Predatory Practices in Payday Lending

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Congressional colleagues to introduce the Stopping Abuse and Fraud in Electronic (SAFE) Lending Act. The SAFE Lending Act, led by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), and Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), would crack down on some of the worst abuses of the payday lending industry, particularly in online payday lending, and protect consumers from deceptive and predatory practices that strip wealth from workin… Continue Reading


02.12.18

U.S. Senators Baldwin, Tester, Rounds, Tillis Urge VA to Honor Veterans’ Emergency Care Claims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jon Tester (D-MT), Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) today called on the VA to ensure that it is reimbursing veterans who were billed for emergency treatment at private hospitals. In January, the VA announced that it would not retroactively reimburse veterans for their emergency treatment despite a court decision that ruled the VA is responsible for emergency medical costs at private, non-VA hospitals. In response, the bipartisan g… Continue Reading


02.12.18

U.S. Senators Baldwin and McCain to President Trump: Hold the Pharmaceutical Industry Accountable for Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John McCain (R-AZ) today sent a letter to President Trump urging him to hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable and make good on his promise to lower the skyrocketing prescription drug costs that American families are struggling to afford. "We write to urge you to make good on your promise and make fixing the problem of high drug prices a top priority for you and your Administration. Prescription drugs represent the highest out-of-p… Continue Reading


02.08.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Effort to Warn VA Against Limiting Caregiver Support Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin urged the VA not to limit veterans' eligibility for the VA's Caregiver Program in comments led by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Patty Murray (D-WA). The Senators weighed in as a part of the VA's public comment period that solicited veterans and caregivers' feedback on how to strengthen and improve caregiver support services for those who care for wounded and disabled veterans. "We are concerned that this solicitation's focus on eligibility, combin… Continue Reading


02.08.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Demanding Answers on Reports of CFPB's Stalled Investigation into Equifax Breach

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of 31 senators, led by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), in demanding answers on reports that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has halted its investigation into how credit reporting agency Equifax failed to protect the personal data of over 145 million Americans. "We are deeply troubled by recent news reports that, under Director Mulvaney's leadership, the CFPB has stopped its investigation into the Equifax breach," the Senators w… Continue Reading


02.08.18

With Over 600 Wisconsin Workers Facing Lay-Offs in Fox Valley, Senator Tammy Baldwin Questions the Use of Corporate Tax Cuts for Stock Buybacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has sent a letter to the Board of Directors of Kimberly-Clark questioning the company's recent announcement to use corporate tax cuts for its plan to close facilities in Neenah and Fox Crossing, lay off over 600 workers, and spend up to $900 million on stock buybacks for executives and shareholders this year. In 2017, Wisconsin workers helped create $3.3 billion in operating profit at Kimberly-Clark, which was founded in Wisconsin in 1872. Last year… Continue Reading


02.08.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Major Investment for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers in Bipartisan Senate Budget Agreement

"We are doing right by them and Wisconsin's rural economy." Bipartisan budget agreements includes more than $1 billion for the Dairy Margin Protection Program WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced that the bipartisan Senate budget agreement will include major investments to support the dairy industry, including more than $1 billion for the Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP). The final legislation includes significant improvements to dairy programs that will give Wisconsin … Continue Reading


02.07.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Solutions on Children’s Health Care, Community Health Centers, Fighting Opioid Epidemic, Improving Veterans Health Care and Investments in Rebuilding Infrastructure, including Expanding Rural Broadband

Bipartisan Senate agreement provides significant funding increase for domestic priorities over the next two years. Senator Baldwin: "It's time to deliver results for the American people." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today issued the following statement on the Senate budget agreement, which includes funding for key priorities Senator Baldwin pushed for including community health centers, veterans' health care, rural broadband and to help local communities combat the opioid epi… Continue Reading


02.07.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Push to Establish an Investigation into the U.S Olympic Committee & USA Gymnastics Over Decades of Sexual Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues in supporting a resolution, led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Joni Ernst (R-IA), to establish a special Senate committee to investigate the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and USA Gymnastics regarding how team doctor Larry Nassar was allowed to sexually abuse female gymnasts over decades. "Our bipartisan push to open this investigation will provide needed oversight and accountability," said Senato… Continue Reading


02.06.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Push for Community Health Centers Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined a bipartisan group of Senators, led by Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), in calling on Senate leadership to immediately reauthorize funding for community health centers. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), the Senators expressed their strong support for community health center… Continue Reading


02.06.18

After Reports that Trump Administration has Pulled Back Equifax Probe, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Inspector General Investigation of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has asked Inspector General Mark Bialek to investigate whether the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has put on ice a probe into the Equifax data breach that threatened the sensitive, private information of more than 145 million Americans. On Monday, Reuters reported that "Mick Mulvaney, head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has pulled back from a full-scale probe of how Equifax Inc. failed to protect the personal data of milli… Continue Reading


02.05.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Improve Rail Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has cosponsored the Safe Freight Act, introduced by Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), to require freight trains carrying cargo, including crude oil, to operate with at least two crewmembers on board. Having two crewmembers on board trains at all times allows for quicker action in preventing accidents from occurring and improves emergency responses. This is Senator Baldwin's latest effort to improve safety for Wisconsin communities near rail lanes. "The… Continue Reading


01.31.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Government Accountability Office Review of Trump Administration's Failure to Meaningfully Address Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined a letter, led by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a review of the actions taken by President Trump's Administration to address the opioid epidemic since it was declared a public health emergency. On October 26, 2017, when President Trump directed the Department of Health and Human Services… Continue Reading


01.29.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Letter to President Trump: Any Infrastructure Plan Must Include Strong Buy American, Hire American Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin led nine of her colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump urging him to put his words into action on rebuilding America's infrastructure with a plan that has strong buy American, hire American standards. "As you draft your infrastructure proposal, we encourage you to not only protect existing 'Buy America' laws, but to work with Congress to expand these protections and address coverage gaps," wrote the Senators in the letter. "In addition, n… Continue Reading


01.27.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Guest for State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced that Avery Smith, a heavy equipment operator from Little Suamico, Wisconsin, will join her for President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday. Mr. Smith, who has worked on infrastructure projects in Wisconsin for nearly two decades, will go to Washington and join Senator Baldwin's push for President Trump to put his words into action on rebuilding America's infrastructure with a plan that has strong buy American, hire American s… Continue Reading


01.24.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Opposes Nomination of Alex Azar to be Health and Human Services Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, will vote against the nomination of Alex Azar to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and today released the following statement: "In Wisconsin and across the country, health care premiums are going up because of the uncertainty and chaos created by the Trump Administration's repeated sabotage of our health care system over the last year. We need a… Continue Reading


01.24.18

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Meets with Trump Administration on Boosting Rural Development in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin met with Anne Hazlett, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to share Wisconsin's priorities for rural development and urge the Trump administration to invest in our rural communities and include critical rural development priorities in the President's infrastructure plan. "I met with Anne Hazlett from the U.S. Department of Agriculture today to let her know how Washington can step up a… Continue Reading

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