Press Releases

08.19.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Visits Marinette Marine

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today visited Marinette Marine to tour the shipyard and meet with Marinette Marine Corporation President and CEO, Jan Allman, and Lockheed Martin Vice President of Littoral Ship Systems, Joe North. Baldwin is a strong supporter of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program, which employs thousands of Wisconsinites and helps meet our national security needs. Jan Allman, President and CEO of Marinette Marine Corporation, said "Senator Baldwin has been a t… Continue Reading


08.15.14

Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Stop to Postal Service Cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and a bipartisan group of her colleagues called for a one-year moratorium on U.S. Postal Service plans to close mail processing plants and slow down first-class mail delivery. A letter signed by 51 senators said Congress should block a proposal by Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to close up to 82 mail processing plants, slow mail services and eliminate up to 15,000 jobs. The letter, drafted and circulated by Senator Baldwin along with Senators B… Continue Reading


08.01.14

U.S. Senator Baldwin Votes for Veterans Affairs Reform Legislation That Passes Senate with Strong Bipartisan Support

Washington D.C. - Last night, U.S Senator Tammy Baldwin voted for bipartisan reform legislation to bring accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs and to expand veterans' access to timely and quality health care. "Our brave men and women in uniform make great sacrifices on our behalf. I believe we have a shared responsibility to ensure that when they return home, they have access to the care they need and the benefits they've earned and deserve," said Senator Baldwin. "Today we took … Continue Reading


07.31.14

Baldwin, Franken, Portman Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Prevent Future Propane Shortages

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced bipartisan legislation to address the root causes of propane shortages like the one that hit families, farmers, and businesses across the Midwest and other parts of the country this past winter. The bipartisan group of Senators introduced the Propane Supply and Security Act, which will prevent shortages by improving propane supply and price information, coordinating response… Continue Reading


07.30.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes for Bring Jobs Home Act

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted today for the Bring Jobs Home Act, legislation she cosponsored that would close a corporate tax loophole and help bring American jobs back to Wisconsin. Senate Republicans voted to obstruct the legislation, supporting the corporate tax loophole that rewards outsourcing. "Our tax policy and economic development efforts should not provide tax breaks for shipping jobs overseas, they should support job creation in Wisconsin," Baldwin said. "Wisco… Continue Reading


07.30.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Announcement that Wisconsin Seniors have Saved Over $202 Million on Prescription Drugs Costs Under Affordable Care Act

Washington D.C. - On the 49th anniversary of the signing of Medicare and Medicaid into law, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded a new report from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that shows Medicare beneficiaries in Wisconsin have saved $202,883,257 on prescription drugs as a result of the Affordable Care Act. "The Affordable Care Act is working for Wisconsin and thanks to the reforms we put in place four years ago, we have made prescription drugs more affordable and lowered out o… Continue Reading


07.29.14

Baldwin’s Efforts to Address VA Medical Staff Shortage Included in Bipartisan Compromise to Reform the VA

Washington D.C. - A provision modeled after U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bill to help address the serious physician shortage within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been included in the bipartisan, comprehensive VA reform compromise to bring accountability to the VA and expand access to veterans' health care. "I offered legislation to strengthen our VA health care workforce by increasing residency positions. So I am pleased that a provision modeled after my legislation has been inclu… Continue Reading


07.24.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bill to Address VA Medical Staff Shortage

Washington D.C. -U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has introduced legislation to help address the serious physician shortage within the VA that keeps veterans waiting far too long for care. "We must address the underlying issue of the serious physician shortage at the VA in order to address the unacceptable wait times our veterans are experiencing," said Baldwin. "My bill helps ensure that the VA has the tools to create and sustain a robust health care workforce so that we can guarantee our veterans … Continue Reading


07.23.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Bring Jobs Home Act to Invest in American Economic Growth

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will vote today to support the Bring Jobs Home Act, legislation which closes a corporate tax loophole and helps bring American jobs back to the U.S. "I have long believed that we need to reward American hard work and invest in economic growth here at home. Our tax policy and economic development efforts should not provide tax breaks for shipping jobs overseas, they should support job creation in Wisconsin," said Baldwin. "Wisconsin's economy continu… Continue Reading


07.18.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Obama’s Executive Order on LGBT Workplace Discrimination

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin made the following statement regarding President Obama's Executive Order banning workplace discrimination against LGBT employees of federal contractors and the federal government. "President Obama is showing strong leadership taking this historic action to advance equality in our country. By signing this executive order banning workplace discrimination against employees of federal contractors and the federal government, we will ensure millions of Ame… Continue Reading


07.17.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Level Playing Field for Wisconsin Businesses, Reauthorization of Export-Import Bank

Washington D.C. - As the Export-Import Bank nears expiration, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has voiced her support for reauthorization. Unless Congress takes action, the Export-Import Bank is set to expire September 30, which will stop its assistance to the thousands of U.S. exporters that benefit from this federal agency. "If American businesses have a level playing field, they can compete against anyone. The Export-Import Bank is an important tool that helps us create that level playing field, b… Continue Reading


07.16.14

New Report from Walker Administration Reveals that Governor’s Plan Results in a Gap in Coverage and People Becoming Uninsured

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today after the Walker Administration made public a report that showed that Governor Walker's plan to remove almost 63,000 Wisconsinites from BadgerCare coverage and transition them to plans in the Affordable Care Act's Marketplace has resulted in a gap in coverage and people becoming uninsured. The numbers released by the Walker Administration today, as reported by the Associated Press, indicate that of the nearly 6… Continue Reading


07.16.14

Senators Baldwin, Merkley to GAO: Do Trade Agreements Undermine “Buy American” Manufacturing Policy?

WASHINGTON - In a letter sent to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) this week, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) called for the investigative agency to open an inquiry into the impact of trade agreements on the U.S. federal government's domestic procurement preferences, known as "Buy American," and specifically the impact on U.S. manufacturing. The Senators urged the agency to update previous findings that trade agreements had not delivered sufficient commercial… Continue Reading


07.15.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Funding Three Littoral Combat Ships

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today made the following statement regarding the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee funding three Littoral Combat Ships plus including $80 million in advanced procurement for a fourth ship for FY15. The full Senate Appropriations Committee will markup the FY15 Department of Defense Appropriations bill Thursday morning. "Wisconsin is home to one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the nation, including a strong shipbuilding industry with a… Continue Reading


07.10.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act to Boost Wisconsin’s Thriving Outdoor Recreation Industry, Expand Access and Opportunities for Hunters and Anglers

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has cosponsored the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014. A comprehensive package of legislation put together by Senators Kay Hagen (D-NC) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the bill includes policies to enhance opportunities for hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation; reauthorizes key conservation programs; and helps boost Wisconsin's outdoor recreation economy. The bill has over 45 cosponsors in the Senate. "Wisconsin has a strong tradition of hunting, fi… Continue Reading


06.30.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Supreme Court Decision against Women’s Health Care

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow some employers to withhold contraceptive services from their employees' health coverage. "I don't believe that bosses should dictate the personal health decisions of women. Women are more than capable of making their own decisions without consulting politicians or their employer. Today's ruling puts some bosses between women and basic health care benefits. It is now… Continue Reading


06.26.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Call for Action to Stop Price Spikes Caused by Wall Street Oil Speculators

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has joined her colleagues in support of legislation that gives federal regulators emergency power to stop Wall Street speculators from taking advantage of turmoil in Iraq to drive up oil prices and make hard-working Americans pay more for gasoline. The legislation, introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), would force the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the federal agency that regulates oil markets, to use all of its authority, including it… Continue Reading


06.26.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Marriage Equality and the Progress Across America Over the Last Year

Washington D.C. - On the one year anniversary of two landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions on marriage equality, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the historic progress across America over the last year. "One year ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued decisions in two historic cases that overturned discrimination against gay and lesbian American citizens simply because of who they love. Wisconsin is now one of fourteen states that have had a marriage ban struck d… Continue Reading


06.26.14

Baldwin, Durbin, Brown, Reed, Warren, Sanders: Tax Credits Should Go To Companies That Invest In American Workers, Not Ship Jobs Overseas

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Jack Reed (D-RI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Bernie Sanders (D-VT) introduced the Patriot Employer Tax Credit Act, a bill that would provide a tax credit to companies that provide fair wages and good benefits to workers while closing a tax loophole that incentivizes corporations to send jobs overseas. The loophole costs the U.S. Treasury approximately $50 billion each year at a time when outso… Continue Reading


06.25.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes for Bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined her colleagues in support of the bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which passed the U.S. Senate by a strong majority, 95-3. Baldwin pressed to include in the bill provisions to address long-term unemployment and the gender pay gap. Originally passed in the late 1990's as the Workforce Investment Act, this important reauthorization has been overdue since 2003. "This bill is an important investment in Wisconsin's … Continue Reading

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