Press Releases

06.10.13

Senator Baldwin Supports “Grown in Wisconsin” Economy, Votes for Bipartisan Farm Bill

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today stood up for Wisconsin's rural communities and family farmers as the Senate voted to pass the 2013 Farm Bill. Baldwin joined Senators from both parties in supporting the bipartisan legislation. "Wisconsin's family farmers have been an engine for our state's economy for generations. The Farm Bill makes important investments in our rural communities and supports an industry critical to our state's economy," Baldwin said, "I was proud to work acro… Continue Reading


06.06.13

Senator Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Letter to FAA Administrator Requesting Air Traffic Services at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh

Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today sent a letter, signed by a bipartisan group of 27 of her colleagues, to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael P. Huerta requesting that the FAA provide essential air traffic services at the 2013 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. and other major aviation events around the country. Senator Baldwin and the bipartisan group of her colleagues expressed their concern about the FAA's decision to begin charging major aviation event… Continue Reading


06.06.13

U.S Senator Baldwin Co-Sponsors Media Shield Bill to Provide Legal Protections to Journalists

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced her support for a bipartisan media shield bill that offers legal protections to journalists engaged in newsgathering activities. Baldwin co-sponsored the same legislation when she served in the House of Representatives. The Free Flow of Information Act (S.987), also known as the media shield bill, is sponsored by U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) who recently announced he was re-introducing the measure with bipartisan support. The… Continue Reading


06.05.13

Senate to Vote Thursday on Legislation Co- Sponsored by Senator Baldwin to Keep Student Loan Interest Rates from Doubling by Closing Special Interest Tax Loopholes

Washington D.C. - On Thursday, the Senate is expected to vote on the Student Loan Affordability Act of 2013 (S. 953), legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to close wasteful special interest tax loopholes in order to prevent a hike in student loan interest rates for over 159,000 students in Wisconsin. With student loan interests rates set to double on July 1, Baldwin repeated her call today for Congress to act and pass the Student Loan Affordability Act. Without Congressional a… Continue Reading


06.04.13

At Budget Committee Hearing Senator Baldwin Focuses on Importance of Investing in Research, Science and Innovation to Strengthen Wisconsin’s Economy

Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, participated in today's Committee hearing on the effects of austerity on the economy, jobs, and long-term growth. The hearing focused on the need to strengthen our economic recovery and create jobs through targeted investments necessary to maintain America's competitiveness in a global economy while also putting the nation on a long-term sustainable fiscal path. Last week, Baldwin visited the Great Lakes Bioe… Continue Reading


06.03.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Congressional Action to Prevent Student Loan Interest Rate Hike

Washington D.C. - With student loan interests rates set to double on July 1, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin called on Congress to act and pass legislation she has co-sponsored to close wasteful special interest tax loopholes in order to prevent a hike in student loan interest rates for over 80,000 Wisconsin students. Without Congressional Action, need-based student loan interest rates will double on July 1st, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, meaning students will pay an additional $1000 for each loa… Continue Reading


05.29.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Northern Wisconsin Fire Recovery Effort with First Responders

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin toured the northern Wisconsin Germann Road Fire recovery effort with first responders and local officials on Sunday and today she announced her co-sponsorship of bipartisan legislation that would support volunteer fire fighter and EMT first responders. "I am so proud of the response by first responders and local officials to this devastating fire. Their commitment to public service and the idea of neighbor helping neighbor is inspiring," Baldwin said… Continue Reading


05.24.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Memorial Day

Washington-U.S. Senator Baldwin will be attending Memorial Day ceremonies in Spooner on Sunday and Eau Claire on Monday. She also released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day: "This Memorial Day, we join together as a community to pay tribute to the men and women who served and sacrificed to protect and defend the American freedoms that we all cherish." "We honor the memory of the Wisconsin sons and daughters who made the ultimate sacrifice and we hold their families in our hearts… Continue Reading


05.22.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Delivers First Senate Floor Speech

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today delivered her first speech on the floor of the United States Senate. Baldwin's speech highlighted Wisconsin stories from across the state and focused building a "Made in Wisconsin" economy and growing the middle class. "The truth is, while you hear a lot about the wide distance between Democrats and Republicans, the widest and most important distance in our political system is between the content of the debate here in Washington and the concern… Continue Reading


05.17.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Infrastructure Investments in Wisconsin Waterways and Ports

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted this week to strengthen America's waterways and ports, make critical investments in our nation's infrastructure and support our economic recovery. The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), authorizes funding to renew the nation's locks and dams, provides harbor and river maintenance, assists with flood protection, and restores key environmental areas. The legislation passed the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support. "In order for us to … Continue Reading


05.16.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Welcomes Jeff Hamilton of Sprecher Brewing Company to Capitol Hill for Dialogue on Small Breweries and Job Creation

Washington D.C. - Today, during American Craft Beer Week, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin welcomed Wisconsin Brewers' Guild President Jeff Hamilton of Sprecher Brewing Company of Milwaukee to Capitol Hill. Baldwin and Hamilton attended the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting which focused on the unique challenges facing small and craft brewers, as well as the role of small breweries in creating jobs. "In order to create jobs and get Wisconsin growing again, we must support our… Continue Reading


05.15.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Stands up for Wisconsin Students

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has sponsored a bill that closes wasteful special interest tax loopholes in order to prevent a hike in student loan interest rates, which are set to double on July 1st. Without Congressional Action, need-based student loan interest rates will double on July 1st, meaning students will pay an additional $1000 for each loan. The Student Loan Affordability Act of 2013 (S. 953) will prevent this and protect students by freezing need-based student loan int… Continue Reading


05.09.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Meets with Wisconsin Troops and Foreign Leaders in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey

Washington D.C. -U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a Congressional Delegation to meet with U.S. military, diplomatic personnel, and government leaders in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Turkey last week. Baldwin also had the opportunity to meet with Wisconsin troops overseas. The Congressional Delegation included Senators Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Chris Murphy of Connecticut, as well as Representative Peter Welch of Vermont. In Afghanistan, Senator Baldwin visited … Continue Reading


05.08.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces National Endowment for the Arts Partnership Grant for Wisconsin Arts Board

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, who has been appointed to the National Council on the Arts, today announced that the Wisconsin Arts Board has received a 2013 partnership grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Wisconsin Arts Board will receive $768,600 to be used over a three year period. The support will allow the board to fund the areas of partnership, arts in education and arts in underserved communities. The NEA funding is fundamental to the ability of the Wisconsi… Continue Reading


05.07.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Levels the Playing Field for Wisconsin Small Businesses

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today voted in favor of the Marketplace Fairness Act, S. 743, which passed the Senate with bipartisan support, 69-27. "Today, I joined a bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate in support of the Marketplace Fairness Act. This pro-growth measure will level the playing field for Wisconsin small businesses and allow local brick-and-mortar retailers to compete more effectively against out-of-state Internet sellers," Baldwin said. The Marketplace Fairness… Continue Reading


04.25.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Champions Efforts to Protect and Preserve Wisconsin’s Natural Resources

Washington D.C. - In honor of National Park Week, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today highlighted efforts to preserve Wisconsin's strong tradition of environmental protection and conservation. "Wisconsin's own Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day, was committed to making environmental protection and conservation a top priority for our country. His leadership showed us the power of grassroots citizenship to bring about change," said Senator Baldwin. "And it is that commitment we carry on today as w… Continue Reading


04.25.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Champions Efforts to Protect and Preserve Wisconsin’s Natural Resources

Washington D.C. - In honor of National Park Week, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today highlighted efforts to preserve Wisconsin's strong tradition of environmental protection and conservation. "Wisconsin's own Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day, was committed to making environmental protection and conservation a top priority for our country. His leadership showed us the power of grassroots citizenship to bring about change," said Senator Baldwin. "And it is that commitment we carry on today as we… Continue Reading


04.22.13

Statement of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin on Earth Day

"Today we celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day and its founder, Gaylord Nelson, a leader who exemplified the best of Wisconsin's proud, progressive tradition. Gaylord was committed to making environmental protection and conservation a top priority for our country. His leadership showed the power of citizens to organize for change at the grassroots level. "Today, Wisconsin shares this commitment as we face many challenges. Climate change is real. Its impact can be seen on agriculture, bi… Continue Reading


04.18.13

Baldwin Sponsored Mental Health Legislation Passes Senate

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today voted to support the Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act, an amendment offered as part of the larger gun safety package. The amendment passed the Senate 95-2. Baldwin is an original co-sponsor of the bipartisan bill, which passed out of the HELP Committee earlier this month. "To protect our children, we need to take a comprehensive approach to reducing gun violence… Continue Reading


04.17.13

Wisconsin Senators Announce Agreement on Wisconsin Judicial Commission to move Federal Nominations Forward

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin announced their agreement to establish a Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission to move federal nominations forward, including vacant federal judgeships in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission will advise the Senators on the nomination of individuals to fill the following vacancies: •The United States District Court for the Eastern District and the Western District of Wisconsin, or such other districts as ma… Continue Reading

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