Press Releases

08.18.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Grant for University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Educational Opportunity Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded the Department of Education's announcement to award the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee $236,900 in TRIO grant funding. The funding will go towards the University's Educational Opportunity Center in order to assist the Center in sustained efforts to increase access to postsecondary education for adults from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds. This announcement comes after Baldwin wrote a letter of support for UWM's appl… Continue Reading


08.12.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Over $800,000 from the EPA for Great Lakes Restoration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded the Environmental Protection Agency's announcement to award Wisconsin $815,294 in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants. The five communities awarded grants were Algoma, Ashland, Manitowoc, Two Rivers and Wind Point. The funding will go towards projects to improve public health and water quality at municipal swimming beaches by preventing untreated storm water from getting into the Great Lakes. "I am proud to champion str… Continue Reading


08.08.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Renews Call for Investments from Washington to Fight Wisconsin’s Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today as she renewed her call for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to schedule a vote on legislation to provide funding to address the opioid and heroin epidemic in the United States. "I've held roundtables across the state and heard from local law enforcement, citizens, elected officials on both sides of the aisle, and people working on the front lines to combat this crisis. I have also heard the stories from … Continue Reading


08.04.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on USDA Payment to Dairy Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $11.2 million in financial assistance to American dairy producers enrolled in the 2016 Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy). The Margin Protection Program is an insurance program that makes payments to dairy farmers when the margin between the price of milk and cost of feed falls below a certain level. Farmers pay for the insurance, and can cho… Continue Reading


08.04.16

Veterans’ Organizations Announce Support for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan Legislation to Support Job Creation for Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today welcomed support from veterans' organizations in Wisconsin for her bipartisan legislation to support job creation for America's veterans. Senator Baldwin introduced the Boosting Rates of American Veterans Employment Act (BRAVE Act) with Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) last month. The legislation will reform the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) contracting process to give preference to businesses that actively employ veterans. "Wisconsin's veter… Continue Reading


08.03.16

Support Grows for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Stronger Way Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced growing support from local, state and national leaders for bold legislation she has introduced to fight poverty with real solutions. Senator Baldwin introduced the Stronger Way Act with Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) last month. "Senator Baldwin's Stronger Way Act creates a bold, work-based structure for dramatically reducing poverty in the United States and expanding the nation's economy. This legislation creates exactly the kind of na… Continue Reading


08.02.16

Baldwin, Senate Dems: More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education

The proposed "borrower defense" rule would create strong protections for student borrowers following cases of institutions, like Corinthian Colleges, who engaged in unlawful and abusive practices Nearing a final rule, 20 Senators push Education Dept. to "close unintended loopholes, increase accountability to students, and reduce the complexity of the regulation" WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joine… Continue Reading


07.28.16

Senator Baldwin Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Congressional Coalition Sending Letter to USDA Urging Market Balancing Help for Struggling Milk Producers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT), Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), joined by a bipartisan coalition of 57 other members of the House and Senate, sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack asking for assistance for dairy producers struggling with declining milk prices. Specifically, the members are asking for the USDA to use its authority under the Commodity Credit Corporat… Continue Reading


07.26.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on FDA Comment Period on Improving Blood Donation Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will be requesting comments, supported by scientific evidence, to help develop options to move from time-based blood donation deferrals to blood donation guidelines based on individual risk: "I have long fought to end discriminatory blood donation policies and improve them, including for healthy gay and bisexual men. It is encouraging that the… Continue Reading


07.22.16

President Obama Signs Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan VA Reforms into Law

VA reforms from Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act become law Baldwin's bipartisan VA reforms named for Wisconsin Marine will strengthen opioid prescribing guidelines, put in place stronger oversight and accountability, and provide safer and more effective pain management services for our nation's veterans WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today after President Obama signed into law bipartisan VA reforms that Senator Baldwin authore… Continue Reading


07.22.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours UW Oshkosh Living Healthy Community Clinic

OSHKOSH, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin toured UW Oshkosh College of Nursing's Living Healthy Community Clinic. Senator Baldwin was joined by clinic staff and partners from nearby hospitals to discuss how the clinic helps improve the health security of low-income Wisconsinites through key Oshkosh community partnerships with hospitals, nonprofit organizations and local government. "There is great work being done here in Oshkosh to help low-income Wisconsinites find quality care," said Senator B… Continue Reading


07.21.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Kretz Lumber in Antigo to Highlight Wisconsin’s Timber Economy

ANTIGO, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today toured Kretz Lumber in Antigo to highlight Wisconsin's timber economy. Senator Baldwin was joined by Kretz Lumber leadership and members of the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association for the tour. "Our timber economy in northern and central Wisconsin is facing a number of challenges that need to be addressed," said Senator Baldwin. "Today's tour shows the importance of building on the progress we've made by continuing to work with industry sta… Continue Reading


07.20.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Hosts Roundtable Discussion in Wausau on the Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

WAUSAU, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today hosted a roundtable in Wausau to discuss the opioid and heroin epidemic. Senator Baldwin was joined by local first responders, healthcare providers and community members at North Central Health Care. "Opioid and heroin abuse is an epidemic in Wisconsin that continues to grow at an alarming rate. I am proud to be working to advance legislation that provides a comprehensive approach to address the entire spectrum of addiction, from crisis to recovery,… Continue Reading


07.20.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Riverfront in Wisconsin Rapids

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Wisconsin Rapids today to tour the Wisconsin River waterfront and the Tribune Community Accelerator Project site with local leaders, including Wisconsin Rapids Mayor Zach Vruwink, and to discuss Senator Baldwin's legislation to boost waterfront revitalization efforts. Senator Baldwin's Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act passed the Senate last week. The bill supports community efforts to make the most of water resource… Continue Reading


07.20.16

After Request from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $2.75 Million for Emergency Repairs to Roads in Northern Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx's announcement of $2.75 million in quick release Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help repair roads damaged by heavy rains and subsequent flooding in northern Wisconsin. "I saw firsthand the damage done to highways and roads in northern Wisconsin by the torrential rain and flooding these communities experienced," said Senator Baldwin. "I applaud the Dep… Continue Reading


07.15.16

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Cory Booker Introduce Bold Legislation to Fight Poverty with Real Solutions

The Stronger Way Act creates opportunity for all and rewards work A national partnership to support transitional jobs programs, tax reforms that make work pay WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced bold legislation to fight poverty in America with real solutions. The Stronger Way Act will help meet the challenge of lifting people up and out of poverty, moving our unemployed into the workforce and advancing tax reforms that make work pay. "We nee… Continue Reading


07.14.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Waterfront Revitalization Legislation Passes Senate

Supports local efforts to revive Wisconsin waterfronts and promote economic development Over 50 Wisconsin leaders, regional and national stakeholders endorse legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, applauded the passage of her Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act through the Senate today. The legislation is aimed at boosting efforts to revitalize waterfront communities, including Wisconsin towns and cities… Continue Reading


07.13.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Bipartisan VA Reforms Pass the Senate, Move to President Obama to be Signed into Law

Baldwin's bipartisan VA reforms named for Wisconsin Marine will strengthen opioid prescribing guidelines, put in place stronger oversight and accountability, and provide safer and more effective pain management services for our nation's veterans (AUDIO, VIDEO) WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today after the U.S. Senate voted to pass the House and Senate Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Conference Committee legislation, which include… Continue Reading


07.13.16

Homeland Security Measures Supported by Senator Baldwin Pass Senate and Move to the President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Homeland security measures to enhance U.S. airport and mass transit security supported by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, passed the Senate today as a part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill. The legislation passed the House earlier this week and is now headed to the President's desk to be signed into law. "We need to adapt to the new security challenges and a threat that is chang… Continue Reading


07.12.16

Baldwin to FCC: Close the Rural Broadband Gap

Bipartisan Call to Expand Mobile Network in Rural America WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a bipartisan group of 26 senators in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update the Universal Service Fund's (USF) Mobility Fund, which is aimed at providing broadband service to rural and underserved areas. The bipartisan group, led by Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler calling for the agency to prioriti… Continue Reading

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