Press Releases

07.25.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Champions Efforts to Protect and Preserve Wisconsin’s National Parks

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today participated in a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on funding the National Parks system for the next century. A new member of the committee, Baldwin was appointed to the National Parks Subcommittee this week. "I believe that prudent investments in our National Parks and public lands are crucial for economic development in local communities, essential for outdoor recreation and education and in the spirit and intention of… Continue Reading


07.24.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Delivers Senate Floor Speech on Student Loans

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today delivered remarks the floor of the United States Senate regarding today's debate and votes on student loan legislation. Baldwin announced her support for the Reed-Warren Amendment, which would provide greater certainty and lower interest rates for students and middle-class families, "The Reed-Warren amendment, which I proudly co-sponsor, would propose a lower cap to protect student borrowers," Baldwin said. She also voiced her strong opposition… Continue Reading


07.18.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes to Confirm Tom Perez as Secretary of Labor

Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today made the following statement regarding the Senate confirmation of Thomas Perez as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. Mr. Perez was confirmed, 54-46. "Tom Perez is a dedicated public servant whose strong commitment to preserving the American dream and keeping it in reach for middle class families will make him a strong Secretary of Labor. His life experiences a… Continue Reading


07.17.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Majority Voting for Senate Confirmation of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan majority in the U.S. Senate to confirm Richard Cordray as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) by a vote of 66-34. "Richard Cordray's confirmation is long overdue and good news for Wisconsin families. I'm pleased to join a bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate that was able to work across the aisle and move this nomination forward," said Baldwin. "Director Cordray has earned a reputation as somebody who … Continue Reading


07.16.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Transportation Bill Supported by Wisconsin Business Community

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced legislation that has broad support from Wisconsin's business community to allow trucks currently operating on Highway 41 in Wisconsin to continue to use the highway once it has been converted to a federal Interstate. The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Senator Baldwin and Senator Ron Johnson, would grandfather in the current weight limits on Wisconsin's portion of U.S. Highway 41 before the highway becomes part of the federal Interstat… Continue Reading


07.11.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Small Business Innovation Act to Invest in Economic Growth

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced the Small Business Innovation Act of 2013 to help fuel small business job creation and economic growth that is so desperately needed in Wisconsin. The legislation, Baldwin's first bill in the U.S. Senate, will help provide startup businesses the capital they need to grow their companies and create jobs. "Our "Made in Wisconsin" work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit needs to be supported and strengthened. That is why I am introducing… Continue Reading


07.10.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Bipartisan Passage of Employment Non-Discrimination Act through Senate HELP Committee

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on her vote for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 (ENDA), S. 815, which passed out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee today with bipartisan support. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 would prohibit employers from firing, refusing to hire, or discriminating against those employed or seeking employment, on the basis of their perceived or actual sexual orientation … Continue Reading


07.09.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Congratulates Innovative Wisconsin Leader Dr. Jeff Thompson

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today congratulated Dr. Jeff Thompson, CEO of Gundersen Health System of La Crosse, Wis., for being selected by President Obama as one of 11 "Champions of Change" who are working to strengthen public health in a changing climate. Dr. Thompson is being recognized at the White House this morning for his visionary leadership in environmental stewardship for health care organizations. Under his leadership, Gundersen is poised to become energy independent … Continue Reading


06.27.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes for Bipartisan Immigration Reform

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on her vote for bipartisan immigration reform and U.S. Senate passage of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. "Our immigration system is broken and I believe we need to fix it for all Americans. My Senate colleagues and I have worked across party lines and come a long way to find common ground on a long-term solution that fixes our broken immigration system once and for … Continue Reading


06.27.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Democratic Effort to Get the Job Done and Prevent Student Loan Interest Rate Hike on July 1

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has joined a group of her Democratic Senate colleagues to put forward a commonsense bill that prevents student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1. "Wisconsin families and students cannot afford to have student loan interests rates double. This is a common sense solution that is built on fairness. By closing a special interest tax loophole we can ensure college affordability and strengthen the economic security of Wisconsin families and studen… Continue Reading


06.26.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's Statement in Response to Supreme Court Decisions on Marriage Equality Cases

"The debate over marriage equality is about fairness - about whether gay and lesbian Americans deserve to be treated just like their family members, their friends, and their neighbors. It's about opportunity - about whether every American gets to dream the same dreams, chase the same ambitions, and have the same shot at success. And it's about freedom -the freedom to love, the freedom to commit, the freedom to build a family. Most of all, it's about whether the progress our country has made will… Continue Reading


06.25.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Supreme Court's Decision on Voting Rights Act

Washington, D.C.-US Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision on the 1965 Voting Rights Act: "For nearly 50 years, the Voting Rights Act has helped secure the right to vote for millions of citizens. I am deeply troubled by today's Supreme Court decision to gut a fundamental provision of the law that protects Americans against voting discrimination and helps ensure a fair and equal voting process. This decision turns back the clock on the most funda… Continue Reading


06.21.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Appointed to Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has been appointed to serve on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The Committee oversees energy production, innovation and technology issues through the U.S. Departments of Energy and Interior, while also holding responsibility for stewardship of public lands and forests managed by Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service. "This opportunity will allow me to support Wisconsin's leadership in the areas of bioenergy, ener… Continue Reading


06.21.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Marks 50th Anniversary of Small Business Week by Honoring Wisconsin Small Business Award Winners

Washington D.C. -U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, who was recognized this week as a "Hero of Main Street" by the National Retail Federation, marked National Small Business Week by applauding the work of Wisconsin entrepreneurs and small business owners, and recognizing U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) award winners from the Badger State. "Wisconsin's small businesses are the engines of our local economies," said Senator Baldwin. "It's critical that we provide them the support and tools they … Continue Reading


06.19.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Focuses on Sequester Impact on Wisconsin Senior Programs

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today highlighted the impact of sequestration on Wisconsin seniors at the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee's Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging hearing on the Older Americans Act. For FY 2013, sequestration would reduce funding for Wisconsin's Meals on Wheels program by five percent. "The Older Americans Act has been a nearly 50-year-old promise-enacted in the same year as the creation of Medicare-that seniors in o… Continue Reading


06.19.13

Senator Baldwin Announces Wisconsin AmeriCorps Grant Recipients

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced the new AmeriCorps funding for Wisconsin. Wisconsin grantees have received over $9.2 million this year. Since 1994, more than 800,000 Americans have provided more than 1 billion hours of service to their communities and country through AmeriCorps. Among other accomplishments, AmeriCorps members last year mobilized 3.4 million community volunteers, and tutored, mentored or served more than 3.5 million disadvantaged youth. They also ex… Continue Reading


06.18.13

Senator Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Solutions to Address Military Sexual Assault

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has co-sponsored three bipartisan bills to address sexual assault in the military. Taken together, the legislation would work to prevent sexual assault in the military; provide strengthened health services for victims of sexual assault; and reform the military justice system so that military prosecutors - instead of commanders - would have the independent authority to decide whether or not felony cases go to trial. "The men and women in our armed for… Continue Reading


06.13.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Amendments to Improve Strengthening America’s Schools Act Pass with Bipartisan Support

Washington D.C. -Two amendments offered by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to improve the Strengthening America's Schools Act passed the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee with bipartisan support. Baldwin sponsored an amendment that would further strengthen career and technical education by more seamlessly aligning reporting on career and technical education and postsecondary preparation programs. She also offered an amendment that includes agricultural education programs in a gr… Continue Reading


06.12.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Works to Strengthen Education Bill with Support for Amendments on Career and Technical Education, Agriculture Education and Rural Schools

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, supported three amendments during the markup of the Strengthening America's Schools Act of 2013, a bill she has co-sponsored to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and reform No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The committee has been considering the bill this week. Baldwin sponsored an amendment that would further strengthen career and technical education … Continue Reading


06.11.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Bill to Provide Wisconsin Students with the Skills They Need to Prepare for College and Careers

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined 10 of her colleagues in sponsoring the Strengthening America's Schools Act of 2013, a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and reform No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the HELP Committee, introduced the legislation and the HELP Committee will begin marking up the bill today. "In Wisconsin we know that the sur… Continue Reading

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