Press Releases

07.14.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Major Investments to Support Wisconsin’s Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, applauded the passage of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations legislation this week. The bipartisan legislation makes important investments in Wisconsin's veterans, including full funding for the Jason Simcakoski Memorial and Promise Act, which passed the Senate and was signed into law by President Obama one year ago this month. "One year ago, we successfully passed bipartis… Continue Reading


07.12.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Wildlife Legislation to Promote Conservation and Wisconsin’s Hunting Heritage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) and a bipartisan group of 4 Senators to introduce The Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation (HELP) for Wildlife Act (S. 1514). The bipartisan legislation will reauthorize important conservation programs and help protect Wisconsin's outdoors traditions. "Wisconsin has long been a national leader for conservation and we have a proud tradition of hunting, fishing and enjoying the great outdoor… Continue Reading


07.11.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges DEA to Lower Opioid Quotas to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a group of fifteen senators, led by Dick Durbin (D-IL), in sending a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), urging the agency to better prevent painkillers from flooding the market by setting lower opioid production quotas for 2018. Last year, the DEA heeded the call from senators to address America's opioid epidemic by reducing nearly all opioid quotas by 25 percent or more. This was the first reduction of its kind… Continue Reading


07.07.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Stabilize Health Care Marketplace

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and 19 of their colleagues in introducing the Marketplace Certainty Act to help stabilize the health care marketplace by permanently appropriating the cost-sharing reductions included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and making cost-sharing reduction payments available to more Americans. The Trump Administration is causing chao… Continue Reading


07.06.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues Demanding Presidential Advisory Commission Rescind Request for State Election Officials’ Voter Roll Data

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined 25 colleagues in demanding the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity rescind its request that state election officials provide sensitive voter roll data. The senators oppose the unprecedented request that threatens the privacy of millions of Americans and risks improper removal of eligible voters from voter registration lists in violation of the National Voter Registration Act. In a letter, the senators warn that voting… Continue Reading


06.29.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Bipartisan Group of Senators Aim to Protect Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and a bipartisan group of Senators in sending a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Defense Secretary James Mattis regarding the Administration's investigation into trade practices involving aluminum. Baldwin and her colleagues requested the administration "exempt rolled can sheet, as well as the primary aluminum and ingot milled into rolled can sheet, food and beverage cans, bottles, lids, and closu… Continue Reading


06.29.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Committee Passage of Measure to Modernize VA Appeals Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee passage of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017. Senator Baldwin cosponsored the bipartisan legislation, which seeks to overhaul the current process for veterans' appeals at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA's current appeals process is in desperate need of updating, and nearly half a million veterans are in limbo because of the VA's existing backlog. Betw… Continue Reading


06.28.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Sponsors Senate’s First Ever Resolution Recognizing June as Pride Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and several of their colleagues in introducing the first-ever Senate Resolution recognizing June as "LGBTQ Pride Month". The resolution notes major milestones in the fight for equal treatment of LGBT Americans and resolves to continue efforts to achieve full equality for LGBT individuals. Today, June 28, marks the 48th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. "America is right to be proud of the progress we have made t… Continue Reading


06.26.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on CBO Score of Senate Republican Health Care Repeal Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost and coverage estimate of the Senate Republican health care repeal legislation: "We should protect the care people have today and work to make it more affordable, but today's Congressional Budget Office score confirms the partisan Senate plan will make families pay more for less care and increase the number of people who are uninsured. For Wisconsin families struggling to… Continue Reading


06.26.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene Resolution Marks ‘LGBT Equality Day’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) reintroduced their resolution to designate June 26, as "LGBT Equality Day," honoring the anniversary of three significant victories won at the U.S. Supreme Court for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. "America should celebrate the progress we have made to pass on to the next generation a country that is more equal, not less equal. But we cannot mistake our progress for victory," sai… Continue Reading


06.23.17

Asian Carp Discovered Near Lake Michigan Days After Senator Baldwin Introduces Legislation Demanding Trump Administration Take the Next Step to Stop the Spread of This Invasive Species

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, released a statement after a live eight-pound Asian carp was found only nine miles from Lake Michigan today. This discovery comes just days after Senator Baldwin introduced bipartisan legislation demanding immediate action from the Trump Administration to prevent Asian carp from getting closer to our Great Lakes. "I've been sounding the alarm on the threat Asian carp pose to our Great Lakes, our qualit… Continue Reading


06.23.17

President Trump Signs Baldwin-Backed Bipartisan VA Accountability Reform Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) applauded President Trump signing the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act into law today. Senator Baldwin had joined Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jon Tester (D-MT) and 35 other Senators as cosponsors of the legislation. The bipartisan legislation will reform the VA by better protecting whistleblowers and providing the VA Secretary with stronger measures to discipline and hold b… Continue Reading


06.23.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Protect Servicemembers and Families from Financial Shams

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to better protect members of the military and their families from abusive financial practices, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and several of their colleagues, in introducing the Military Consumer Enforcement Act. This legislation would empower the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to oversee and enforce compliance with certain existing provisions of the Servicemember Civil Relief Act (SCRA). Th… Continue Reading


06.22.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Address Former Sexual Orientation Discrimination by State Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today helped introduce legislation to correct the injustice perpetrated against approximately 1,000 people who were fired by the State Department in the 1950s and 60s because of their perceived sexual orientation. In what came to be known as the Lavender Scare, according to the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security, employees were forced out on the ostensible grounds that their real or perceived sexual orientation rendered them vulnerable… Continue Reading


06.22.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on the Senate Republican Health Care Repeal Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the Senate Republicans' health care repeal plan: "This issue is very personal to me because when I was young, I had a childhood illness and was branded as a child with a pre-existing condition. This is also very personal to the people of Wisconsin, and tonight families will lay awake wondering if the health care they have today will be there tomorrow. "For Wisconsin families struggling to get ahead, this repeal p… Continue Reading


06.16.17

Senators Call on President Trump to Keep His Buy American Pledge in NAFTA Renegotiation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) were joined by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Gary Peters (D-MI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today in calling on President Trump to keep his Buy American pledge by removing the government procurement chapter from NAFTA during renegotiation. "For years, we have supported strong Buy American policies because we believe that Amer… Continue Reading


06.15.17

Senator Baldwin to Health Secretary Price at Hearing: Why Do You Want to Take Away Coverage and Increase Costs for Wisconsinites Struggling with Opioid Addiction?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today questioned Health Secretary Tom Price at a hearing about partisan health care legislation that would end guaranteed health care protections, force families to pay more for less care, and make it harder to fight the opioid crisis Wisconsin. The opioid epidemic continues to grow at an alarming pace in Wisconsin. This weekend, during Vice President Pence's visit to promote health care repeal, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner announced they… Continue Reading


06.15.17

Senators Baldwin and Portman Lead Bipartisan Effort to Improve Family Care Services for America’s Most Vulnerable Youth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today, introduced bipartisan legislation to improve home-based health and mental health services for thousands of America's most vulnerable youth. The Family-Based Care Services Act increases access to quality care by clarifying Medicaid policy that directly affects children, including foster children, with special behavioral health needs and/or medical disabilities, as well as vulnerable children living with kinship an… Continue Reading


06.13.17

Senator Baldwin Continues Push for Bipartisan Reform to Address Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices at Hearing

Baldwin shared the stories of Wisconsinites struggling with prescription drug costs at Senate Health Committee hearing The Baldwin-McCain FAIR Drug Pricing Act would hold drug corporations accountable for drastic price hikes WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin highlighted her bipartisan reform to address skyrocketing prescription drug prices and shared the stories of Wisconsinites struggling with increasing prescription costs at a hearing today. Senator Baldwin discussed her FAIR Dr… Continue Reading


06.13.17

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Questions USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue at Agriculture Budget Hearing

Senator Baldwin asks Secretary Perdue about his plans to address restrictive Canadian dairy trade barriers and President Trump's USDA budget cuts that would hurt small towns and rural communities VIDEO: Watch Senator Baldwin questions Secretary Perdue WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today questioned Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue at a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing today on his plans to address restrictive Canadian dairy trade barriers, and President Trump's budg… Continue Reading

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