Press Releases

04.23.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Stands Up for Wisconsin Businesses, Urges President Obama to Hold China Accountable for Currency Manipulation

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has sent a letter to President Obama urging the Administration to hold China accountable for currency manipulation, which gives Chinese businesses an unfair advantage over American businesses. The recent U.S. Department of Treasury report on International Economic and Exchange Rate Policies, which Congress uses to determine if trading partners are manipulating their currency in order to gain an unfair advantage in international trade with the U.S., fa… Continue Reading


04.09.14

Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Republican Obstruction of Paycheck Fairness Act

Washington D.C. - Following Republican obstruction of the Paycheck Fairness Act, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin made the following statement. Baldwin joined Democratic leadership and Democratic women senators to speak about the Paycheck Fairness Act during a press conference at the Capitol today. "It's time for my Republican colleagues to put politics aside and stop ignoring pay inequity. In America today, millions of women are working full-time, yet far too many are barely getting by, and far too m… Continue Reading


04.08.14

Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes to Extend Emergency Unemployment Compensation

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin last night voted in support of the bipartisan Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension bill. The bill passed the Senate 59-38 and now heads to the House of Representatives. "Since the end of December, over 46,000 Wisconsinites have lost this critical lifeline and over $75 million has been drained from Wisconsin's economy," said Baldwin. "It was long past time to extend this critical lifeline to help struggling Americans as they look for work. I'… Continue Reading


04.04.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Stands Up for Wisconsin Brats, Beer and Cheese

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has led a bipartisan effort in the Senate to protect Wisconsin and American dairy and cheese producers, meat manufacturers and brewers from a European trade initiative that would change the common names for meats, cheeses, and beers Wisconsinites enjoy every day. "Wisconsin has a long tradition and proud reputation in our cheese making, meat producing and beer brewing. These industries are vital to our state's economy and our heritage," said Senator … Continue Reading


04.03.14

WISCONSIN, KENTUCKY SENATORS OFFER FRIENDLY WAGER ON NCAA FINAL FOUR GAME

Washington, D.C. - Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin (WI) today announced a friendly wager with Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul of Kentucky on the outcome of Saturday's Wisconsin Badgers game in the NCAA basketball Final Four against the University of Kentucky Wildcats. The stakes are a selection of Wisconsin bratwurst and cheese against Kentucky Derby-Pie® from Kern's Kitchen in Louisville. Sen. Johnson said, "Senator Baldwin and I will enjoy eating some pie for dessert as we ce… Continue Reading


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

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