Press Releases

04.02.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Supreme Court Decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. "This decision is extremely disappointing but not surprising coming from an activist court majority that has previously opened the floodgates of corporate special interest influence in our elections with the Citizens United decision. This is yet another step towards gutting campaign finance reforms and increasing the sway of the po… Continue Reading


04.02.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Praises Announcement that Over 7 Million Americans Have Enrolled in Private Health Insurance Because of the Affordable Care Act

Washington D.C. - The White House has announced that over seven million Americans have signed up for quality, affordable private health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. "The Affordable Care Act is working and thanks to the reforms we put in place four years ago, over seven million Americans have signed up for private health insurance coverage through the marketplace," Baldwin said, "Even Governor Walker, who supports repealing the Affordable Care Act, has praised the fact that over… Continue Reading


04.01.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Long-Term Solution on Medicare Payments for Doctors, Votes against “Patch”

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on her vote in the Senate against HR 4302. Baldwin joined bipartisan opposition to the legislation, which passed the Senate 64-35. The legislation was also opposed by the American Medical Association and the Wisconsin Medical Society. "I strongly support protecting seniors' retirement security by ensuring that doctors who serve Medicare patients receive fair payment for their work. However, this bill is a missed oppor… Continue Reading


03.27.14

Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes to Support Ukraine and Impose Sanctions on Russia

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted today to support the President's strong actions in mobilizing a global coalition to assist Ukraine through its difficult transition towards democracy and economic stability, as well as to confront Russia's dangerous and unwarranted invasion of Ukraine. The bipartisan bill passed the Senate by voice vote. "This bipartisan action shows we can come together in Congress to defend our national security interests and relationships, and to support the … Continue Reading


03.27.14

Baldwin, Murray Introduce Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) reintroduced legislation aimed at curbing harassment and bullying at colleges at universities across America. The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2014 requires colleges and universities to prohibit harassment and establishes within the Department of Education a grant program to support campus anti-harassment programs. The legislation was first introduced by the late Senator Frank Lautenber… Continue Reading


03.27.14

Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Action to Extend Emergency Unemployment Compensation

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling on the U.S. Senate to take action on bipartisan legislation she supports to extend Emergency Unemployment Compensation. "It's past time to come together on this issue and get something done for the hardworking American people who have lost their jobs and are trying so hard to find new ones," said Baldwin. "As of this week, nearly 45,000 Wisconsinites will have lost this critical lifeline since December. Wisconsin's economy continues to lag… Continue Reading


03.14.14

Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Effort to Protect Wisconsin Dairy Farmers and Producers

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has joined a bipartisan effort in the Senate to protect Wisconsin and American dairy farmers and producers from a European initiative that would change the common names for cheeses Americans enjoy every day. In a bipartisan letter signed by more than 50 of her Senate colleagues, Baldwin urged the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to fight European Union (EU) efforts to prohibit American d… Continue Reading


03.13.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Stands up for American Workers, Strengthening Opportunity for Economic Security

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Congressman George Miller (D-CA) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), have introduced legislation to give American workers the opportunity to succeed free of workplace harassment. Baldwin's Fair Employment Protection Act corrects the error of the U.S. Supreme Court's June 2013 decision in Vance v. Ball State University, which significantly weakened the ability of workplace harassment victims to seek legal recourse. B… Continue Reading


03.10.14

Senator Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Solutions to Address Military Sexual Assault

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today will vote to support a major bipartisan effort to address sexual assault in the military. The Victims Protection Act of 2014 reshapes how the military handles assaults in its ranks and provides important protections for victims and increasing prosecutions. "The men and women in our armed forces serve with courage in defense of our freedom every single day," Baldwin said, "I am proud to join bipartisan efforts in Congress to provide solutions to … Continue Reading


03.06.14

Klobuchar, Franken, Hoeven, Baldwin Introduce Senate Legislation to Make It Easier to Transport Propane to Communities Impacted by Ongoing Propane Shortage

Bipartisan bill would extend the hours-of-service exemption until May 31st, allowing truck drivers to work longer hours for the rest of the winter to help transport propane to regions impacted by the shortage; the bill is a companion to House legislation cosponsored by Minnesota Representatives John Kline, Erik Paulsen, Tim Walz, and Rick Nolan Legislation would deliver much-needed certainty to hundreds of thousands of households throughout the region that rely on propane as their main source of… Continue Reading


02.27.14

Senator Baldwin Supports Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin cosponsored bipartisan legislation to improve the lives of our nation's service members, veterans, and their survivors. The Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014 expands and improves the health care and job training available to our nation's veterans, bolsters benefits for surviving spouses and children and makes the Veterans' Administration more transparent and efficient. "Our brave men and wom… Continue Reading


02.26.14

Baldwin, Markey and Nadler Introduce Legislation to Level the Playing Field for American Visual Artists

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Ed Markey (D-MA) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) have introduced legislation to level the playing field for visual artists in the United States by establishing copyright protections for their intellectual property. "Artists and arts organizations make valuable contributions to our communities and strengthen our quality of life. Just as our copyright laws extend to musicians and authors to encourage their artistic creativity, they s… Continue Reading


02.25.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds White House Action to Invest in Public-Private Manufacturing Hub

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded President Obama's announcement to invest in a Midwest Digital Lab for Manufacturing (Digital Lab) to boost advanced manufacturing, strengthen our capabilities for defense, and attract the types of high-quality jobs required by a growing middle class. The investment will support a consortium of businesses and universities that includes the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rockwell Automation, and others. The consortium of 73 companies, … Continue Reading


02.24.14

Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Legislation Gains Broad National Support

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's Quality Foster Care Services Act, which she introduced with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) earlier this month, is gaining broad national support. On Friday, 265 national and state organizations sent a letter to Congressional leadership in support of the Quality Foster Care Services Act. "This bipartisan legislation improves health care and mental health services for some of the most vulnerable youths in our country and ensures that healthy, community-ba… Continue Reading


02.20.14

Senator Tammy Baldwin and Congressman Sean Duffy Introduce Legislation to Preserve History of Iconic Ashland Harbor

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI) have introduced legislation to preserve the history of the iconic Ashland harbor by transferring the Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light from the Coast Guard to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. "Maintaining our public lands, including our National Parks, is not only important to preserving our history, but is crucial for economic development, outdoor recreation and education in our communities," said Senator… Continue Reading


02.14.14

WISCONSIN SENATORS RECOMMEND JUDICIAL NOMINEES TO WHITE HOUSE FOR WISCONSIN’S EASTERN DISTRICT COURT

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin announced today their agreement to recommend to the White House three Wisconsinites for consideration to fill the open U.S. Federal District Judgeship for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The candidates, Beth J. Kushner, Pamela Pepper, and William S. Pocan, were among those recommended by a bipartisan Federal Nominating Commission that the Wisconsin Senators established in April 2013 to move federal nominations forward, including v… Continue Reading


02.10.14

Senator Tammy Baldwin Pushes to Prioritize Shipments of Propane to the Midwest, Asks Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to Extend Priority Treatment of Fuel

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to provide ongoing priority treatment for propane to help ensure Wisconsin has sufficient propane to make it through the winter. Baldwin also commended FERC for their action last Friday to invoke its emergency authority to prioritize shipments of propane to the Midwest for seven days. In the letter sent today, she writes, "In light of the severity of this situation and the reality that the pr… Continue Reading


02.06.14

U.S. Senators Baldwin and Portman Lead Effort to Improve Foster Care Services for America’s Most Vulnerable Youth

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) have introduced bipartisan legislation to improve foster care services for thousands of America's most vulnerable youth. The Quality Foster Care Services Act increases access to quality care by clarifying Medicaid policy that directly affects foster children with special behavioral health needs and/or medical disabilities. "The Quality Foster Care Serves Act improves health care and mental health services for some of th… Continue Reading


02.04.14

Senator Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Farm Bill

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today voted to reform agriculture programs, provide certainty for Wisconsin farmers and support a "Grown in Wisconsin" economy. The Agricultural Act of 2014, the bipartisan House-Senate Farm Bill Agreement, passed the Senate 68-32. The bill passed the House of Representatives January 29 with bipartisan support, 251-166. "Our strong agricultural tradition is a driver of economic growth and the Farm Bill is an opportunity to boost our agriculture econom… Continue Reading


02.04.14

Senator Tammy Baldwin Stands up for Wisconsin Ship Builders, Leads Bipartisan Letter to President Obama Asking for Support of Littoral Combat Ship Program in Wisconsin

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has led a bipartisan letter to President Obama requesting support of the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The letter asks the President to ensure all 52 planned Littoral Combat Ships remain in the Navy's budget. The bipartisan group of Senators writes, "LCS is a fast, versatile, fuel-efficient, highly capable, and relatively inexpensive ship. Moreover, it meets three critical warfighting needs the Navy has consistently deemed essential to its missio… Continue Reading

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