Press Releases

04.16.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Effort to Protect Almost 147,000 Wisconsin Seniors & Reduce Deficit by $141 Billion

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined 18 of her Senate colleagues to introduce legislation that reduces the deficit, better protects seniors' health care, and reduces Medicare Part D drug costs for taxpayers by making sure that prescription drug companies no longer get more in profits than they are due. The Medicare Drug Savings Act would save $141.2 billion, helping to responsibly reduce the deficit and avoid reckless proposals to cut Medicare benefits. "The Medicare Drug … Continue Reading


04.12.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Puts Focus on “Made in Wisconsin” Economy

Washington D.C. - In her first 100 days in office, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has put a strong focus on manufacturing and making sure workers have the tools and skills they need to succeed in an essential pillar of Wisconsin's economy. "In order to move the economy forward and create economic security for Wisconsin families, we need to invest workforce readiness and build a strong manufacturing economy," said Senator Baldwin. "Manufacturing plays a vital role as the engine of a dynamic economy … Continue Reading


04.11.13

Statement of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin on Today’s Anti-Gun Violence Vote

"The people of Wisconsin deserve to have the U.S. Senate vote on anti-gun violence legislation. I'm proud to be part of a bipartisan majority that voted to move forward on gun safety measures that can help build safer communities. "I believe there are common sense actions we can take to prevent gun violence and it is my hope that we can work across party lines to find common ground. "There is broad support in Wisconsin for expanding universal background checks to all gun sales and giving law … Continue Reading


04.10.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Praises Committee Passage of Bipartisan Mental Health Legislation

Washington D.C. - Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the committee. Baldwin praised her colleagues for their support of the Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2013 in today's HELP Committee executive session. Baldwin is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan bill with Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Lamar … Continue Reading


04.09.13

On Equal Pay Day U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Support of Paycheck Fairness Act

Washington D.C. - As we mark National Equal Pay Day on April 9, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin said that more work needs to be done to close the wage gap that still exists between men and women - including the enactment of the Paycheck Fairness Act. Senator Baldwin is a co-sponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act, S. 84,in the U.S. Senate. "With a record number of women in the workforce, closing the wage gap between women and men will help strengthen Wisconsin families," said Senator Baldwin. "Fairness… Continue Reading


03.26.13

Statement of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin on U.S. Supreme Court Marriage Equality Cases

"This is a historic week in the U.S. Supreme Court, where they will hear two important cases on marriage equality. Our country has made great progress since I first entered public service and was elected to political office in 1986. Over time, we have all seen with clarity that our nation is moving forward on issues of equal opportunity and fairness with a growing number of Americans supporting marriage equality. People's views are changing because they believe that gay family members, friends, … Continue Reading


03.25.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Co-Sponsors Legislation and Budget Amendment to Strengthen Medicare Reimbursements for Wisconsin

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has signed on as a co-sponsor of bi-partisan legislation, the Hospital Payment Fairness Act, which would directly benefit Wisconsin hospitals, businesses and families. The legislation, sponsored by Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO), fixes a Medicare reimbursement provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that has been a windfall to Massachusetts hospitals at the expense of hospitals in other states, including Wisconsin. The Hosp… Continue Reading


03.21.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senate Democrats Hold Press Conference to Announce Senate Vote on Ryan Budget

Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and her Senate Democratic colleagues U.S. Senators Richard Durbin (IL), Debbie Stabenow (MI), Chuck Schumer (NY), Barbara Boxer (CA), and Chris Coons (DE) held a press conference today on the Ryan Republican budget, an unbalanced approach that will stall the economic recovery. The House of Representatives passed the Ryan Republican budget this morning and the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the Ryan Republican budget before the end of the week. "… Continue Reading


03.20.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Hails Committee Passage of Bipartisan HOPE Act

Washington D.C. - Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the committee. Baldwin praised her colleagues for their support of the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE Act) in today's HELP Committee executive session. Baldwin is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan bill with Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Tom Coburn (R-OK), and Rand Paul (R-KY). "I am proud to have worked across party… Continue Reading


03.18.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Welcomes Pat Schramm to Capitol Hill for Dialogue on Workforce Development

Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin recently met with Pat Schramm, Executive Director/CEO of the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin. Their discussion, which included several representatives from the Wisconsin Workforce Development Association, centered on strengthening and reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act and investing in the skills of Wisconsin's workforce. "In order for our Wisconsin businesses to compete and grow we must invest in workforce readiness … Continue Reading


03.15.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Budget Amendment To Strengthen Manufacturing Economy Passes Committee

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, yesterday offered an amendment to the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2014 at the Senate Budget Committee mark-up. Baldwin's amendment proposes a deficit neutral reserve fund to create regional manufacturing hubs that develop and deploy new manufacturing technologies, strengthening the manufacturing industry and creating good-paying American jobs. The Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for… Continue Reading


03.13.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Stands behind Balanced, Pro-Growth Budget Plan that Moves America Forward

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, participated in today's Committee hearing which included the release of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2014. Both parties need to work together to tackle the dual challenges our country faces today - stabilizing our debt and deficit without shortchanging our future, and continuing to move our economic recovery forward. In the past two years, we've made strong progress with a balanced … Continue Reading


03.13.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement at Senate Budget Committee Hearing on Balanced and Responsible Budget Plan

Washington D.C. - The Senate Budget Committee held a hearing today to release, mark up, and vote on the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2014. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's statement as prepared for delivery appears below. Statement of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin I want to thank Chairman Murray for continuing the process of tackling the dual challenges our country faces today - stabilizing our debt and deficit without shortchanging our future, and continuing to move our econo… Continue Reading


03.07.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Praises Renewal of Violence Against Women Act

Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today praised President Obama's signing of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). "Today is an historic day for women and families in Wisconsin and across our country," said Senator Baldwin. "Victims of violence and abuse deserve action from Washington and today they got it. I was proud to vote for the Violence Against Women Act in the U.S. Senate because it will help reduce domestic violence and provide vital services to Wisconsin women and familie… Continue Reading


03.05.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Focuses on Fair and Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction at Senate Budget Committee Hearing

Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today participated in a Senate Budget Committee hearing focused on reducing the deficit by eliminating wasteful spending in the tax code. At the hearing, the committee heard from a panel of policy experts on finding cost savings to bring down our debt and deficits while supporting the middle class and maintaining programs critical to growing our economy. "We have two crises facing our country, the need to get our economic engine back on track, job g… Continue Reading


02.27.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Reaffirms Her Commitment to Strengthening Medicare

Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin attended her first hearing as a member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging today. At the hearing, which focused on strengthening Medicare, the committee heard from a panel of health-care delivery experts on a number of ideas aimed at keeping Medicare costs under control by improving care. Among other things, they include paying providers for quality of care instead of quantity of care. Senator Baldwin praised Senator Herb Kohl's previous lead… Continue Reading


02.25.13

Baldwin addresses grassroots lobbying delegation

Superior Telegram--U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin addressed the Superior Days delegation last week and recognize the 28 years citizens have making the trek to Madison to address the needs of the north with state legislators. "Never has visiting Superior been so easy," the senator, who hails from Madison, said. "If only it could be just a couple blocks from my home." And she recognized Lew Martin, who traveled to Madison most of those years. At 96, Martin was among the 208 delegates, whic… Continue Reading


02.14.13

U.S. Senator Baldwin’s Buffett Rule Included in Senate Democrats’ Sequester- Replacement Plan

Washington, DC- Today, Senate Democratic Leaders announced a proposal to replace the first year of sequestration with the American Family Economic Protection Act, a balanced approach that works for middle class families and the economy. The proposal includes the Buffett Rule, which reduces the deficit by $54 billion by making sure that taxpayers with a gross adjusted income above $1 million cannot pay tax at a lower effective tax rate than middle class families. In 2012, U.S. Senator Tammy Bal… Continue Reading


02.13.13

STATEMENT OF U.S. SENATOR TAMMY BALDWIN ON THE NOMINATION OF CHUCK HAGEL TO BE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

"Protecting our national security with a strong defense is a responsibility I have always taken seriously. We face big challenges here at home and abroad, including our fight against terrorism, dealing with instability in the Middle East and North Africa, confronting nuclear weapons proliferation, addressing the growing threat of cyber-attacks, and bringing our troops home from Afghanistan to their families in a safe and responsible manner. As we work to meet these challenges, America must main… Continue Reading


02.12.13

STATEMENT OF U.S. SENATOR TAMMY BALDWIN ON PRESIDENT OBAMA'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

"Tonight President Obama spoke directly to the American people about the need to put progress ahead of partisan politics. I was pleased to hear the President make a strong case for growing the economy, strengthening our middle class, and moving our country forward. President Obama made clear the path we must take to build broad based economic growth and reduce our deficit without shortchanging our future. I applaud President Obama for renewing our commitment to creating a "Made in America" econ… Continue Reading

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