Press Releases

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


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

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