Press Releases

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


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

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