Press Releases

01.14.21

Baldwin’s Bipartisan Bill to Support the Health and Wellbeing of Family Caregivers Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following unanimous passage by the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act has been signed into law. Authored by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME), as well as by Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), this bipartisan legislation will support the health and wellbeing of family caregivers by authorizing $10 million annually for the Lifespan Respite Care program from… Continue Reading


01.12.21

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Asks President-Elect Biden to Take Bold Action to Support Farmers and Rural Communities, Restore RFS Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is today calling on the incoming Biden administration to take bold action immediately following the inauguration to support farmers and rural communities by restoring strong biofuels policy through the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In addition to Baldwin, the effort was led by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and also joined by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tina Smith (D-MN), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Richard J. Durbin (D-IL). In part, the Senator… Continue Reading


01.11.21

In New Letter, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Demand Trump Administration Immediately Address Significant COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Failures

Baldwin, Schumer, Murray and 42 Senate Democrats Write To HHS Secretary Alex Azar Detailing How Trump Administration Should Fix Vaccine Distribution Failures And Implement A Comprehensive National Vaccine Plan Senators Call on Trump Administration To Act Quickly To Address The Significant Failures Of The COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution And Work To Combat Health Inequities WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 42 Senate Democrats led by Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N… Continue Reading


01.07.21

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Vice President Pence to Invoke the 25th Amendment to Remove President Trump Immediately

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement announcing her support for Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to immediately remove President Trump from office: "President Trump incited a violent insurrection against Congress as we were working to faithfully carry out our constitutional duties to accept the vote of the American people. This attack on our democracy makes it clear he has broken his oath to support and defend the Constitution, and that… Continue Reading


12.29.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Investment for Small Shipyards in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, worked to include $20 million for the Small Shipyard Grant Program in the year-end bipartisan government funding legislation that was recently signed into law. Senator Baldwin has long supported this program that helps small shipyards, like Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay and Fraser Shipyards in Superior, repair and modernize equipment and train workers. Because shipyards can use the funding to purc… Continue Reading


12.29.20

Senator Baldwin Working to Help Wisconsin Craft Breweries Create Jobs and Grow Their Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin successfully secured permanent tax relief in the year-end bipartisan government funding legislation that was signed into law to help craft breweries and distilleries create jobs and grow our Made in Wisconsin economy. These provisions included in the final legislation are based off Senator Baldwin's bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act to permanently cut taxes and modernize outdated regulations for brewers, as well as cider make… Continue Reading


12.29.20

Senator Baldwin Secures Win for Wisconsin Manufacturers in Bipartisan Government Funding Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, successfully secured federal investments for medium and heavy wheeled vehicles produced by Oshkosh Defense in the year-end bipartisan government funding legislation that was recently signed into law. This will support hundreds of jobs in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, as well as hundreds more in small and medium sized businesses across the Midwest, and is crucial to our national and economic security. "Wisconsi… Continue Reading


12.29.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Works to Improve Care for Wisconsin Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, worked to include a number of measures in the bipartisan FY20 Military Construction-VA Appropriations Bill, which was signed into law as part of government funding legislation at the end of 2020. "This year-end, bipartisan government funding legislation that was signed into law includes many reforms that I worked for to improve services and care for our veterans. By working across party lines, I was … Continue Reading


12.29.20

Senator Baldwin Working to Improve Child Care Access in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, worked to secure new federal funding in the year-end bipartisan government funding legislation that was signed into law to address the national child care crisis that is impacting families in Wisconsin and across the country. The bipartisan government funding legislation includes an additional $10 billion for the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) that will provide child care assistance to fa… Continue Reading


12.29.20

Senator Baldwin Secures Federal Funding to Expand Flight-Training Programs for Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, successfully secured more federal funding to expand flight-training services for veterans to become commercial airline pilots. Specifically, Baldwin secured $5 million in the year-end bipartisan government legislation that was signed into law to expand opportunities for veterans seeking careers as airline pilots. "America's veterans have bravely served our nation and we have a shared responsibility t… Continue Reading


12.28.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Win for Fisheries, Great Lakes in Coronavirus Relief Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Ranking Member of the Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries and Weather, successfully secured $300 million in Fisheries Disaster Assistance to fishermen affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis, including $15 million that will go directly to Great Lakes fisheries. The funding was included in the government funding legislation that passed Congress and was signed into law by the president. In March 2020, the CARES Act provi… Continue Reading


12.28.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Secures Wins for Farmers, Rural Economy in Bipartisan Government Funding Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, successfully secured federal investments to support farmers, the rural economy, and improve food supply chain resiliency in the bipartisan government funding legislation that passed Congress and was signed into law. America's food supply chain and agricultural economy has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis. "Our farmers and food workers are serving our country… Continue Reading


12.28.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Gets the Job Done Providing Support for Wisconsin’s Independent Live Music Venues Hit by Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bipartisan legislation supported by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to provide $15 billion in relief for independent venues -including live music stages, movie theaters, and museums shuttered by the pandemic - is included in the coronavirus relief package that has now been signed into law. The Save Our Stages Act provides the Small Business Administration (SBA) with grants for independent live music venue operators affected by COVID-19. These grants will provide six months of fina… Continue Reading


12.23.20

Baldwin’s Bipartisan Bill to Stop Student Debt Relief Scams Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) issued the following statement after her bipartisan legislation with U.S. Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Deb Fischer (R-RE) was signed into law. The Stop Student Debt Relief Scams Act will expand and enhance efforts to identify and shut down student debt relief scams. "Far too many students are already struggling with student loan debt, and they deserve to be protected from scammers and bad actors who are preying on th… Continue Reading


12.22.20

Senate Passes Baldwin’s Bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Senate has passed Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Act, which reauthorizes and expands funding for the Great Lakes. The legislation passed the House earlier this year and now heads to the President's desk. The bipartisan bill will reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which is set to expire at the end of Fiscal Year 2021, for another five years. The bill increases the current authorization level from … Continue Reading


12.22.20

Senator Baldwin Working to Make College More Affordable and Accessible for Wisconsin Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), successfully secured provisions from her Working Students Act in the year-end, bipartisan government funding legislation to support students who are working their way through school. This year-end, bipartisan government funding legislation, which Baldwin voted for, passed the full Congress on Monday night and now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. "I… Continue Reading


12.21.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Bipartisan COVID-19 Relief Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is voting for the bipartisan COVID-19 relief legislation that is set to pass both chambers of Congress today, before heading to the President's desk to be signed into law. In a statement, Senator Baldwin said: "I am voting for the bipartisan COVID-19 relief legislation because Wisconsin needs help and it's essential that Congress provide some now before the end of the year. But our job is not done responding to this public health and economic cris… Continue Reading


12.21.20

Baldwin Announces Support for Economic Justice Act, Historic $435 Billion Proposal to Address Systemic Racism and Historic Underinvestment in Communities of Color

Senator Baldwin, Leader Schumer And Senate Democrats Today Announced the New and Improved Economic Justice Act, A Major Proposal That Would Provide More Than $435 Billion In Immediate and Long-Term Investments in Communities of Color Senate Democrats' Proposal Invests $135 Billion In Child Care, Mental Health and Primary Care, Minority-Owned Businesses and Jobs And $300 Billion For Infrastructure, A Homeowner Down Payment Tax Credit, Medicaid Expansion, And More Senate Democrats: For Too Lo… Continue Reading


12.21.20

Baldwin’s Bipartisan Bill to Support the Health and Wellbeing of Family Caregivers to be Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following unanimous passage by the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. Authored by Senators Baldwin and Susan Collins (R-ME), as well as by Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), this bipartisan legislation will support the health and wellbeing of family caregivers by authorizing $10 million annually fo… Continue Reading


12.20.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on the Passing of Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released a statement on the passing of former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson. "Shirley Abrahamson broke barriers and for her serving on the Supreme Court meant serving the people of Wisconsin as an independent, fair and impartial justice because after all, the court and our court system belongs to the people, not powerful special interests. That is why she spent a lot of her time traveling the state, meeting with peo… Continue Reading

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