Press Releases

10.06.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Supreme Court Action on Marriage Equality in Wisconsin

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin made the below statement following the U.S. Supreme Court's action regarding marriage equality in Wisconsin. "Today's action by the U.S. Supreme Court is a huge victory for freedom and equality both in Wisconsin and in states across America. And now we can proudly say that marriage equality is the law of the land in Wisconsin. "Love is love, family is family, and discriminating against anyone's love, against anyone's family, is not only wrong, it's … Continue Reading


09.24.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls On Governor Walker to Notify the Nearly 27,000 Wisconsinites He Dropped from BadgerCare of Special Enrollment Period for Health Care Coverage

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today called on Governor Walker to notify the almost 27,000 Wisconsinites who he terminated from Badgercare coverage and who now face a coverage gap that they are eligible to enroll in the federal Marketplace during a special enrollment period. The Walker Administration is the only entity in the state with the full list of eligible individuals and the information to directly reach the nearly 27,000 Wisconsinites. At this time, the Walker Administratio… Continue Reading


09.18.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Senate Vote to Authorize an Expansion of American Military Efforts in Syria

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on her vote against H.J.Res.124, a Continuing Resolution which included authorization for an expansion of U.S. military efforts in Syria. "The Continuing Resolution has many provisions which I strongly support, including reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, providing funding to address the Ebola crisis, and preventing another government shutdown by funding our government. I would have voted in favor of the Continuing… Continue Reading


09.18.14

Senators Baldwin, Kaine, Portman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Train High-Quality CTE Teachers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Rob Portman (R-OH), Co-Chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, introduced the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act that would create a CTE teacher-training grant partnership to recruit and train high-quality CTE teachers. The Creating Quality Technical Educators Act grant would foster partnerships between high-needs secondary schools and post-secondary institutions to create one-year… Continue Reading


09.18.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Digital Coast Act to Aid Great Lakes Communities in Water Management, Disaster Response, Long-Term Planning and Restoration

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced legislation to help Wisconsin communities along the Great Lakes better prepare for storms, cope with varying lake levels, and strengthen economic development planning efforts along the shore. "Our Great Lakes are a great asset for our quality of life but also for our long-term economic security. Wisconsin's Great Lakes communities face a variety of challenges to keep their harbors open, their waters clean and their beaches ready for … Continue Reading


09.16.14

Baldwin Leads Career and Technical Education Briefing on Skills Training and the Needs of the 21st Century Workforce

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, as co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, joined her fellow co-chairs U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to kick off a public briefing and panel discussion on the current opportunities and challenges in aligning skills training with the needs of the 21st century workforce. Baldwin recently introduced the CTE Opportunity Act to extend eligibility for federal student loans to short-term career and techni… Continue Reading


09.15.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Republican Obstruction of Paycheck Fairness Act

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today voted to support the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that addresses the issue of gender-based pay discrimination. More than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act, working women still take home 77 cents for every dollar their male colleagues earn for doing exactly the same work. Today, Republicans in the U.S. Senate voted for the second time this year to block the legislation from moving forward. "I'm disappointed that my Republican… Continue Reading


09.12.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Stands up for Wisconsin Students, Introduces New Legislation to Address Access to Affordable Higher Education

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has introduced two bills to address the larger issue of student debt and college affordability. The legislation targets students who work their way through school and students enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Baldwin recently traveled across Wisconsin, meeting with students and recent graduates who are struggling with the cost of a higher education. "Student loan debt is holding back an entire generation and creating a drag … Continue Reading


09.10.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Obama's Address to the Nation on the Administration's Strategy to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin made the below statement following President Obama's address to the nation on the Administration's strategy to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). "It was important for the President to lay out clearly the nature of the threat to American interests and how we are going to work with a broad coalition of international partners, including Arab partners in the immediate region, and the Iraqi government to deal with this threat before… Continue Reading


09.09.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $300,000 in TIGER Grant Funding for Madison Transportation Project

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced that the City of Madison has been awarded $300,000 in TIGER grant funds for the UrbanFootprint Transit-Oriented Development Station Area Planning Initiative. "In order for us to grow the economy and create good paying jobs here at home, we must invest in 21st century Wisconsin infrastructure," said Baldwin. "The UrbanFootprint Initiative will set the stage for the expansion of the Bus Rapid Transit system in Madison, remove transportation … Continue Reading


09.08.14

Legislators Urge Secretary Burwell to Reevaluate Discriminatory, Inconsistent Blood, Organ and Tissue Donation Policies

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL) led a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell expressing continued concern regarding current policies governing blood, organ, and tissue donation by men who have sex with men (MSM) and requesting an update on the Department's progress in reassessing the policies. Legislators wrote to Secretary Sebelius… Continue Reading


09.04.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on 7th Circuit Court Ruling for Marriage Equality in Wisconsin

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today on the unanimous decision by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a previous Federal Court ruling for marriage equality in Wisconsin. "Today's decision is yet another affirmation that discrimination doesn't just violate our Wisconsin values - it violates our Constitution and marriage equality will be the law of the land in our state. It is simply wrong for Governor Walker and Attorney General Van Hollen to… Continue Reading


09.04.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Obama Administration Action on Special Enrollment Period for 38,000 Wisconsinites Dropped from BadgerCare under Governor Walker’s Plan

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded an announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to grant Wisconsin a special enrollment period in the federal Marketplace for the 38,000 low income, working Wisconsinites whose BadgerCare coverage was terminated by Governor Walker. Last week, Baldwin sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and asked Administrator Marilyn Tavenner to immediately grant a special enrollment period in… Continue Reading


09.04.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Senate Action on Student Loan Debt Crisis and Announces New Legislation to Address Higher Education Affordability

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is traveling the state Thursday and Friday to meet with students to discuss the student loan debt crisis and college affordability. Baldwin is calling for the U.S. Senate to take up the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, legislation she has cosponsored, when they return to session next week. "Student loan debt is holding back an entire generation and creating a drag on economic growth for our country," said Baldwin. "I'm calling on my … Continue Reading


09.02.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Special Enrollment Period for 38,000 Wisconsinites Dropped from BadgerCare Under Governor Walker’s Plan

Washington D.C. - On Friday, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin asked the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner to immediately grant a special enrollment period in the federal Marketplace for the 38,000 Wisconsinites who lost their BadgerCare coverage under Governor Walker's plan to reject a federal investment in Wisconsin's BadgerCare program through the Affordable Care Act. On July 16th, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services released a report showing th… Continue Reading


08.20.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Visits Sturgeon Bay, Tours Local Businesses Creating Jobs with Support from Export-Import Bank Investments

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today visited two Sturgeon Bay businesses that have been helped by Export-Import Bank investments. Both Marine Travelift and Dan's Fish, Inc. have created local jobs and economic growth for the community with support from the Bank. Baldwin supports reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, which the Senate is expected to consider when they return this fall. Unless Congress takes action, the Export-Import Bank is set to expire September 30, which wi… Continue Reading


08.20.14

U.S Senator Tammy Baldwin: Walker Plan Is Not Working for Wisconsin

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today called on Governor Walker to account for the 38,000 Wisconsinites who he terminated from BadgerCare coverage and who now face a coverage gap. On July 16th, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services released a report that revealed Walker's plan to terminate BadgerCare coverage for approximately 63,000 Wisconsinites has resulted in a gap in coverage. Health care policy experts project that many of these Wisconsinites formerly served under Badg… Continue Reading


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

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