Press Releases

02.11.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Legislation to Protect America’s National Monuments from Unlawful Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined more than 100 of her Congressional colleagues in reintroducing legislation to protect America's treasured national monuments against the Trump administration's relentless attacks on public lands. The America's Natural Treasures of Immeasurable Quality Unite, Inspire, and Together Improve the Economies of States (ANTIQUITIES) Act of 2019, led by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), reinforces Congress' clear intent in the Antiquities Act of 1906: … Continue Reading


02.08.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Rising Prescription Drug Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped reintroduce bipartisan legislation to combat anticompetitive practices used by some brand-name pharmaceutical and biologic companies to block entry of lower-cost generic drugs. The Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act would deter pharmaceutical companies from blocking cheaper generic alternatives from entering the marketplace. "I've heard from countless Wisconsinites who can't afford the rising costs of t… Continue Reading


02.08.19

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Todd Young Reintroduce Legislation to Ensure American Students Remain Globally Competitive

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Todd Young (R-IN) reintroduced their bipartisan legislation to reauthorize Title VI of the Higher Education Act. The Advancing International and Foreign Language Education Act will ensure that American students have access to quality international and foreign language education programs that meet the needs of our nation and help our students remain globally competitive. "Wisconsin is home to world class universities and our inter… Continue Reading


02.07.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Legislation to Boost Apprenticeships in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is reintroducing her legislation to invest in public-private partnerships, boost apprenticeship programs for workers and help close the skills gap in Wisconsin. "In Wisconsin, I've seen how public-private partnerships can best address the workforce readiness challenges we face," said Senator Baldwin. "This legislation will scale up our apprenticeship programs and provide more people with the skills they need to succeed. If we invest in public-privat… Continue Reading


02.07.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Make Prescription Drugs More Affordable for Seniors on Medicare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced legislation with Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to make prescription drugs more affordable for seniors on Medicare. The Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act would authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to negotiate drug prices and, if drug companies refuse to negotiate in good faith, to enable the Secre… Continue Reading


02.06.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Pharmaceutical Companies to Explain Skyrocketing Insulin Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined her colleagues to call on executives at Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi- the three insulin manufacturers in the U.S.-demanding information about rising insulin costs and questioning the companies that recently decided to raise prices for the life-saving drug even further. "According to the World Health Organization, insulin is an essential medicine, m… Continue Reading


02.04.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Legislation to Halt Trump Administration Policy of Separating Children from their Parents at the Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Senate colleagues, led by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), to reintroduce legislation to keep immigrant families together by preventing the Department of Homeland Security from taking children from their parents at the border. The Keep Families Together Act (S. 292) was developed in consultation with child welfare experts to ensure the federal government is acting in the best interest of children. The bill allows immigrant children to be … Continue Reading


02.04.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Guest for State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that retired educator Diane Whitcraft from Webster, Wisconsin, will join her for President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday. Diane has Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and had been taking the same medication for more than 23 years. The price of her prescription therapy jumped year after year, and her out of pocket costs were threatening to drain her savings. In 2017, knowing she could no longer afford her medication, Diane made … Continue Reading


02.01.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces More Than $21 Million to Repair Roads and Bridges in Wisconsin Communities Damaged by Severe Storms and Flooding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced more than $21 million in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Emergency Relief federal funding to repair roads and bridges damaged by last year's severe storms and flooding in communities across Wisconsin. Last summer, torrential rain and severe flooding damaged roads and bridges, homes and businesses across Wisconsin. "I saw firsthand the damage to our roads and bridges and I spoke to Wisconsinites who were concerned that their c… Continue Reading


01.30.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces More Than $3 Million in Education and Training Grants for Wisconsin Youth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced more than $3 million in U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) YouthBuild grant funding for three Wisconsin organizations to better connect at-risk youth to employment and training opportunities. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin worked to secure funding for DOL's YouthBuild program in strengthening our workforce and creating career pathways for young Wisconsinites. The DOL grants were awarded to Employ Milw… Continue Reading


01.30.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Reintroduce Paycheck Fairness Act to Close Gender Wage Gap

Paycheck Fairness Act would strengthen and close loopholes in the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and ensure women are paid what they deserve Bill introduction comes 10 years after President Obama passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, marking an important step in the fight to end the gender wage gap WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today helped reintroduce the Paycheck Fairness Act, led by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), to address the issue of gend… Continue Reading


01.29.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Legislation to Make Sure Federal Contract Workers Hurt by Shutdown Receive Their Paychecks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin cosponsored legislation to secure back pay for the federal contractor employees who went without pay during President Trump's recent government shutdown. The Fair Compensation for Low-Wage Contractor Employees Act, led by Senator Tina Smith (D-MN), would help low-wage federal contractor employees-including janitorial, food and security services workers-who have been furloughed or forced to accept reduced work hours as a result of the government shutd… Continue Reading


01.28.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Pay Federal Workers Affected by the Shutdown Immediately

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of her Senate colleagues, led by Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), in writing to Acting Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Margaret M. Weichert, urging the Trump administration to provide back pay for federal workers as soon as possible. The Senators write, "More than 800,000 federal workers have gone without pay because the government shutdown locked them out of their jobs or required them to w… Continue Reading


01.28.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Back Pay Fairness Act to Reimburse Federal Workers — with Interest

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today called for a Senate vote on the Back Pay Fairness Act, legislation she has cosponsored that would require federal workers who were impacted by the shutdown to receive their full back-pay plus any interest accrued. "Today, 800,000 workers nationwide and nearly 3,000 workers in Wisconsin are back at work and they will soon get their paychecks, but our work is not done for these workers who haven't been paid in over a month," said Senator Baldwin… Continue Reading


01.25.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Resolution to Recognize Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced a resolution to recognize Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day and highlight the financial benefits of this tax credit that promotes work and has helped lift millions of working families with children out of poverty. "The Earned Income Tax Credit gives our workers and families a financial boost, rewards hard work and helps grow our economy," said Senator Baldwin. "We know we need to do more to lift people up and out of pove… Continue Reading


01.24.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Investigation into Conditions of Detained Migrant Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Senate colleagues in calling on the federal Government Accountability Office's (GAO) Comptroller General to examine conditions for all children detained by the Customs and Border Patrol Agency (CBP). The Senators, led by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), hope to prevent future tragedies like the deaths of Jakelin Caal and Felipe Alonzo-Gomez that occurred while in the agency's care. "We believe it is imperative that y… Continue Reading


01.24.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands Answers After DeVos, Whitaker End Civil Rights Guidance for School Discipline

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin signed a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on the Trump administration's decision to rescind Obama-era guidance on school discipline. The guidance was issued to assist schools with administering school discipline policies without discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin. The Trump administration rescinded the guidance in December. In their letter, the 65 members deman… Continue Reading


01.18.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Reintroduce Resolution To Defend Constitutionality of Pre-Existing Condition Protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues led by Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Bob Casey (D-PA), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) to reintroduce a Senate resolution that would authorize Senate Legal Counsel to defend Americans with pre-existing conditions against the Republican Attorneys General lawsuit that would put millions of Americans at risk of losing their health insurance. "No parent should have to lay awake at n… Continue Reading


01.17.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation to Extend Community Health Center Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin helped reintroduce the bipartisan Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence (CHIME) Act, led by Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), to reauthorize community health center funding for five years. Senator Baldwin has been a strong advocate for reauthorizing funding for community health centers. "Wisconsin families rely on community health centers across our state for quality and affordable health care services, inc… Continue Reading


01.16.19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Re-Introduces Expanded Legislation to Slow the Revolving Door Between Wall Street, Corporate America and Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chair Elijah Cummings (D-MD) today introduced the Executive Branch Conflict of Interest Act to slow the revolving door between corporate America, Wall Street and Washington, prohibit "government service golden parachute" bonus payouts and combat conflicts of interest. This legislation expands on Baldwin and Cummings' Financial Services Conflict Of Interest Act, first introduced in 2015, which aim… Continue Reading

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