Press Releases

11.25.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Stands up for Military Families and Backs DOD Plan for Better Protection from Abusive Financial Practices

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined a group of 40 Senate colleagues in supporting the Department of Defense's (DOD) plan to update the Military Lending Act (MLA) and close existing loopholes in order to better protect soldiers and their families from abusive financial practices. The letter, sent to U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, expresses strong support for the proposed new rule to help prevent lenders from charging excessive fees and taking advantage of military f… Continue Reading


11.25.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on the Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today on Iran Nuclear Negotiations: "It is in America's national security interest to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons capabilities. I continue to believe the diplomatic path-backed by tough international sanctions and a robust compliance regime-is the best option available to achieve that outcome. The negotiations, which now have been extended, will continue to be governed by an agreement that secures fr… Continue Reading


11.24.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds USDA Action to Support Wisconsin Cranberry Growers

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a strong supporter of Wisconsin's agriculture economy and co-chair of the Congressional Cranberry Caucus, today applauded U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's announcement of a purchase of up to 68 million pounds, or 680,000 barrels, of cranberries. The announcement comes after Senator Baldwin led a bipartisan letter advocating for cranberry growers in Wisconsin and across the country. "Wisconsin produces more cranberries than any … Continue Reading


11.21.14

Senator Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Support for Wisconsin Cranberry Growers

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a strong supporter of Wisconsin's agriculture economy and co-chair of the Congressional Cranberry Caucus, this week led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, advocating for Wisconsin cranberry growers. "Wisconsin produces more cranberries than any other state. In a state that depends on agriculture to support hundreds of thousands of jobs and communities small and large, it's essential that we provid… Continue Reading


11.20.14

U.S. Senators Baldwin and Portman Introduce Bipartisan Critical Care Assessment and Improvement Act of 2014

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today introduced bipartisan legislation, the Critical Care Assessment and Improvement Act of 2014, which calls for a comprehensive evaluation of America's critical care system with the goal of driving policies that will maximize current federal resources to improve health outcomes for patients in our nation's intensive care units and to ensure we are prepared for future health emergencies. According to the Society of Cr… Continue Reading


11.20.14

Wisconsin Senators Applaud Confirmation of Judge Pam Pepper to the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin made the following statements on the U.S. Senate vote to confirm Pamela Pepper to the Eastern District of Wisconsin: Sen. Johnson said, "I appreciate all the hard work of those serving on our federal nominating commission, and I thank my colleague, Sen. Baldwin, for working with me on creating a successful bipartisan process that has now resulted in two new, well-qualified jurists in Wisconsin. Pamela Pepper's intellect… Continue Reading


11.20.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes to Move Bipartisan USA FREEDOM Act Forward

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin this week voted to move to debate on S. 2685, the USA FREEDOM Act, legislation that would place important limits on intelligence agencies and better protect Americans' privacy rights. On Tuesday, Republicans in the Senate voted to block the legislation from advancing, by a vote of 58-42. "The version of the USA FREEDOM Act before the Senate this week would have made important progress in reining in abuses by intelligence agencies and protecting … Continue Reading


11.18.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Support For Rural Hospitals

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today led a bipartisan group of 27 Senators, with Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), in support of rural hospitals and the value they provide to communities across the country. In a letter to President Obama, Senator Baldwin and 26 other Senators express their opposition to provisions that the President has included in previous budget requests that propose to cut Medicare reimbursement levels for and reduce access to rural hospitals. The letter urges … Continue Reading


11.18.14

Bipartisan Group of Women Senators Call on Federal Health Leaders to Prioritize Combating Women’s Heart Disease

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) today joined U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and a bipartisan group of Senate women including U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) in announcing that they have called on federal health leaders to prioritize combating heart d… Continue Reading


11.17.14

Baldwin Stands up for Working Families, Supports Child Care & Development Block Grant (CCBDG) Act that Benefits 34,000 Wisconsin Kids Every Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today voted to support reauthorization of the Child Care & Development Block Grant (CCBDG) Act, a federal grant program that provides child care subsidies for low-income and working families. This reauthorization was approved by the Senate HELP Committee, on which Baldwin sits, in September 2013. The bill passed the U.S. Senate today 88-1 and will now go to the President to be signed into law. "In America, we know that a quality education and a … Continue Reading


11.13.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Effort to Help with Development of Ebola Treatments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee has joined several of her HELP Committee colleagues in introducing legislation to incentivize the development of treatments and vaccines for Ebola by adding the disease to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) priority review voucher program, an initiative designed to help speed the development of new drugs for neglected tropical diseases. Currently Ebola is not listed a… Continue Reading


11.11.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Veterans Day

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today on Veterans Day: "This Veterans Day, let us join together as a community to pay tribute to all those who have served and sacrificed to protect and defend the American freedoms that we all cherish. Our Veterans across our state and country have lived the values we pay tribute to on Veterans Day - duty, honor, and service. It is that sense of service - both as soldiers and as members of our community - that inspir… Continue Reading


11.10.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Net Neutrality

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today on President Obama's announcement regarding net neutrality. "Net neutrality is a principle that is at the heart of an open, accessible and free Internet. We cannot allow Internet service providers to create an uneven playing field in the online marketplace for services and ideas. We also must ensure that the Internet does not become a two-tiered system, with fast lanes for some and slow lanes for others. That is… Continue Reading


11.06.14

Baldwin, Franken Urge Administration to Implement Response Plan to Mitigate Future Propane Supply Shortages

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) have sent a letter to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Earnest Moniz urging the Administration to do more to prevent another propane crisis this year. The Administration has taken some steps recommended by Baldwin and Franken to avoid a repeat of last year's propane crisis, including the collection of more data to better determine supply levels, but more can be done to implement a new emergency response system f… Continue Reading


10.30.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Testifies Before International Trade Commission on Behalf of Wisconsin Manufacturer

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin delivered testimony this morning at a hearing of the International Trade Commission (ITC) on behalf of a Wisconsin paper company, Appvion of Appleton. The purpose of Baldwin's attendance at the hearing was to highlight the importance of the paper industry in Wisconsin and to address an important trade matter that impacts Appvion, a pulp and paper mill that manufactures and sells coated paper products world-wide and employs 1,644 employees in Wisconsin… Continue Reading


10.17.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Holds Roundtable with U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and Northeast Wisconsin Forestry Stakeholders

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin brought U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell to Wisconsin this week for a discussion with local stakeholders in Rhinelander regarding the challenges facing Wisconsin's timber economy and how to improve management of Wisconsin's forests. Following the roundtable discussion, Senator Baldwin and Chief Tidwell toured public and private forest lands in Forest County. "Our forests and the timber industry in central and northern Wisconsin are facing a numb… Continue Reading


10.17.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Response to Ebola

"The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa demands a global response and while America is providing strong leadership abroad the international community needs to do more to fight this health crisis. "I support continuing strong and enhanced screening at our US International airports to prevent the virus from being carried into the country. "The confirmed cases in the United States have created a great deal of public anxiety which is why we need a more robust and coordinated response to effectively … Continue Reading


10.15.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Nearly $93 Million in Winter Heat Aid to Wisconsin

Washington, D.C - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that Wisconsin has received $92.9 million in heating and home energy assistance funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help those who struggle to heat their homes during the winter months. In 2013, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds were provided to 214,531 Wisconsin households. "As winter approaches in Wisconsin, it's more important than ever that we do everything we can to keep those in… Continue Reading


10.09.14

Baldwin, Franken and Vitter Call for Surface Transportation Board to Increase Freight Rail Competitiveness and Improve Service

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), together with her colleagues Al Franken (D-MN) and David Vitter (R-LA) have sent a bipartisan letter to Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman, Daniel Elliott III, calling for reforms that would increase competition and responsiveness from the railroad industry. The bipartisan group of Senators gave voice to the concern and frustration of a broad coalition of freight rail shippers in their states that are facing serious service problem… Continue Reading


10.08.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Encourages Governor Walker to Apply for Federal Investments in Wisconsin Early Childhood Education

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Tammy Baldwin today sent a letter Governor Scott Walker encouraging him to apply for federal, early childhood education investments in Wisconsin schools. Wisconsin is one of 36 states that has been invited by the Obama Administration to apply for a share of $250 million in Preschool Development Expansion Grants directed to help states develop and expand high-quality preschool programs for low- and moderate-income children. The Badger State is eligible for up to $15 milli… Continue Reading

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