Press Releases

01.20.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works passed the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2015 (S. 1024): "The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is a critical program for our region, the health of our communities, and the protection of our clean water resource. I am pleased to see that the Environment and Public Works Committee recognizes the importance of the GLRI to the Great Lakes, a… Continue Reading


01.15.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Travels to Middle East to Consult with Allies on Efforts to Combat Global Terrorism and Strengthen Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) recently traveled to the Middle East as part of an eight-member Congressional delegation focused on security, including oversight of the Iran nuclear agreement, the war in Syria, U.S. efforts to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and continued security cooperation with Israel. During the six-day trip, Baldwin met with leaders in Israel and Turkey, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkish President R… Continue Reading


01.14.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bill to Support Regenerative Medicine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has introduced legislation that would direct the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to facilitate the establishment of a public-private Standards Coordinating Body (SCB) in Regenerative Medicine. The Advancing Standards in Regenerative Medicine Act also directs FDA to participate in developing such standards and to issue guidance on how these standards could be used in FDA review of regenerative medicine products. "Regenerative medicine holds i… Continue Reading


01.13.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Governor Walker to Provide Update on Wisconsinites He Dropped from BadgerCare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter today to Governor Scott Walker requesting an update on the Walker Administration's efforts to transition the approximately 63,000 Wisconsinites that he removed from BadgerCare coverage to coverage in the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace. According to figures released by the Walker Administration in July 2014, almost 27,000 Wisconsinites that Governor Walker kicked off BadgerCare had not yet obtained health cover… Continue Reading


01.12.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Swift Senate Action on 7th Circuit Court Nomination of Don Schott

Longest-standing federal court vacancy in the country nearly six years old Nominee earned bipartisan support from Wisconsin Judicial Commission established by Senators Baldwin and Johnson WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced her support for the nomination of Don Schott to represent Wisconsin on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Baldwin also called for swift action by the Senate to confirm Schott and end the longest-standing federal court vaca… Continue Reading


01.08.16

Baldwin, Senate Democrats Call For Hearing On Funding Gun Violence Research At The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention To Help Identify Strategies To Prevent Senseless Gun Deaths In 2016 And Beyond

Currently, A Republican Appropriations Rider From 1996 Prohibits Federal Funds From Being Used To Conduct Research At The CDC On The Epidemic Of Gun Violence In America; Rider's Original Author, Former Congressman Jay Dickey, Now States That A Ban On Research Funding Was Not The Intention Of The Law In New Letter, Senate Democrats Call For A Senate Hearing To Be Held On Funding For Gun Violence Research At The CDC And Invite Congressman Dickey And Then-Director Of The National Center For Inj… Continue Reading


01.08.16

Baldwin, Senate Democrats Call For Hearing On Funding Gun Violence Research At The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention To Help Identify Strategies To Prevent Senseless Gun Deaths In 2016 And Beyond

Currently, A Republican Appropriations Rider From 1996 Prohibits Federal Funds From Being Used To Conduct Research At The CDC On The Epidemic Of Gun Violence In America; Rider's Original Author, Former Congressman Jay Dickey, Now States That A Ban On Research Funding Was Not The Intention Of The Law In New Letter, Senate Democrats Call For A Senate Hearing To Be Held On Funding For Gun Violence Research At The CDC And Invite Congressman Dickey And Then-Director Of The National Center For Inj… Continue Reading


01.07.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Submits International Trade Commission Testimony in Support of Wisconsin Paper Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has submitted testimony for a hearing of the International Trade Commission (ITC) on behalf of the Wisconsin paper industry and its 52,000 employees in the state. Domtar Corporation and United Steelworkers (USW) allege that China, Brazil, Australia, Indonesia, and Portugal have dumped paper into the U.S. market. In addition, China and Indonesia were found to be providing illegal state subsidies to their paper companies. Today's ITC hearing will dete… Continue Reading


12.22.15

Bipartisan Omnibus Big Win for Wisconsin Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after President Obama signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, which included several provisions Senator Baldwin championed on behalf of Wisconsin veterans and their families: "I was proud to usher in this legislation which rolls back devastating budget cuts to veterans and includes many reforms that I have fought for and support. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I fought to inc… Continue Reading


12.21.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on FDA Recommendations on Gay Men Blood Donation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final guidance that lifts the lifetime ban on blood donation for men who have sex with men (MSM) and implements a new policy requiring a year of abstinence prior to donating blood: "I am encouraged that the FDA swiftly finalized this guidance to move forward and revise the discriminatory lifetime ban on blood donations. However, this is just the first s… Continue Reading


12.18.15

Bipartisan Chemical Safety Reform Legislation Supported by Senator Baldwin Moving Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded the fact that bipartisan chemical safety reform legislation is moving forward. The comprehensive legislation, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, to overhaul the nation's broken chemical safety law cleared the Senate late Thursday and now heads back to the House for approval. "Reform is long overdue, and I am proud to support this bipartisan bill," Senator Baldwin said. "It's important that we advance pr… Continue Reading


12.18.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Champions “Made in America” Policy for Wisconsin Shipbuilding Suppliers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the United States Senate passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, which included a provision championed by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, requiring the domestic manufacture of certain shipboard components, such as diesel engines, for the U.S. Navy's new oiler ship, one of which will be purchased in FY16 for $674 million. This provision will help ensure a level playing field for Beloit, Wisconsin-based Fairbanks M… Continue Reading


12.18.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Bipartisan Omnibus Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the Senate passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, which now heads to the President's desk to become law: "As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I was proud to help usher in this bipartisan compromise which not only rolls back the harmful, arbitrary cuts we've seen due to the sequester, but does so in a fair, responsible, and balanced w… Continue Reading


12.18.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Bill to Make Permanent Critical Tax Breaks for Wisconsin Families and Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, a tax extenders package which makes permanent critical provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC). These provisions, which were set to expire in December 2017, provide critical relief for Wisconsin's families and college students. In Wisconsin, more than 301,000 children in 158,000 … Continue Reading


12.17.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on President Obama to Reject Harmful Plan to Reduce LCS Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statements after media reports indicated that U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, as part of the Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2017 budget request, is proposing cuts to the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program and the Frigate (FF) program that will follow LCS. The President will ultimately decide what is included in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget request, which will be r… Continue Reading


12.17.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on 2-Year, Bipartisan Perkins Extension Heading to the President’s Desk to Become Law

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Led Bipartisan Coalition to Save Program after September 30 Expiration Baldwin: "A bipartisan solution that breaks the gridlock" WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives cleared a bipartisan compromise to extend the federal Perkins Loan Program. Senator Baldwin has led a bipartisan Senate coalition to reauthoriz… Continue Reading


12.16.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Purple Heart Award for Wisconsin Native Sergeant Carson Holmquist

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the U.S. Navy today announced that the Purple Heart will be awarded to the family of Marine Sergeant Carson Holmquist, a Wisconsin native who was tragically killed in the July 16th terrorist attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee. "The bravery and service of Wisconsin native Marine Sergeant Carson Holmquist will never be forgotten. The Purple Heart recognizes that Sergeant Holmquist gave the ultimate sacrifice in def… Continue Reading


12.16.15

U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan, 2-Year Perkins Loan Extension

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Led Bipartisan Coalition to Save Program after September 30 Expiration UW System President: "A significant victory for the students and families who are most in need of financial aid" WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement after the U.S. Senate cleared a bipartisan compromise to extend the Federal Perkins Loan Program. Senator Baldwin has led a bipa… Continue Reading


12.15.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Department of Homeland Security to Immediately Require Social Media Background Checks as Part of Screening Process for all Foreigners Seeking American Visas

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined over 20 Senate Democrats in sending a new letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson urging the agency to immediately require that social media background checks be a part of the screening process for all foreigners seeking an American visa. Senate Democrats also requested more information from the Department Homeland Security on the existing screening process, such as if the Agency faces any resource barriers to implement… Continue Reading


12.15.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Army Order to Resume JTLV Production at Oshkosh Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today after the U.S. Army directed Oshkosh Defense to resume production of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). With the Government Accountability Office (GAO) dismissing a protest that halted production, Oshkosh Defense can resume progress on the $6.7 billion contract to construct nearly 17,000 vehicles. Senator Baldwin has been a champion for Oshkosh Defense in the Senate, supporting legislation to fund and move… Continue Reading

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