Press Releases

12.03.20

Baldwin’s Bipartisan Digital Coast Act Passes Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) passed the United States Senate. The Digital Coast Act will help shoreline communities along the Great Lakes and ocean coasts better prepare for storms, cope with varying water levels and strengthen economic development efforts. Following today's action, the bill now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. "Wisconsin's Great Lakes are a great asset for our q… Continue Reading


12.03.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Reintroduces Legislation to Help Businesses Move Made In Wisconsin Goods To Market

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today reintroduced her legislation to address the challenges faced by businesses in Wisconsin and across the country when shipping by rail. The Rail Shipper Fairness Act aims to reduce costs and improve service problems faced by a broad coalition of Wisconsin rail shippers, including farmers, manufacturers and utilities. "Now more than ever, our Wisconsin businesses need a quality and responsive railroad system to effectively get their goods to mar… Continue Reading


12.02.20

Senate Unanimously Passes Baldwin’s Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Student Debt Relief Scams

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan Stop Student Debt Relief Scams Act, legislation that will enhance efforts to identify and shut down student debt relief scams. Baldwin introduced this bipartisan reform back in April 2019 with Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Deb Fischer (R-NE). The legislation now awaits approval from the U.S. House of Representatives before heading to the President's desk to be signed into law. … Continue Reading


11.25.20

Baldwin and Pocan Lead Lawmakers in Calling on President of Egypt to Immediately Release Wrongfully Detained Human Rights Advocates

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the baseless detainment of human rights advocates by security forces in Egypt, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI-02) are leading their Congressional colleagues in calling on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to unconditionally release the detained human rights advocates, immediately cease other arrests and end the smear campaign against civil rights organizations in Egypt. During the week of November 15, Egyptian secur… Continue Reading


11.23.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Robust Funding for State and Local Governments to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

Public health experts have estimated that a minimum of $8.4 billion is needed for COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined her colleagues, led by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), in urging Congressional leaders to provide robust funding to ensure the swift distribution of COVID-19 vaccines as a part of any upcoming legislation to address the pandemic. Recent reports indicate that several COVID-19 vaccine candidates have demonstrated encouragin… Continue Reading


11.20.20

Baldwin, Peters & Colleagues Urge GSA Administrator to End Unprecedented Delay & Provide Critical Transition Resources to President-Elect Biden

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and their colleagues in calling on General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy to end her unprecedented delay, immediately ascertain Vice President Joe Biden as President-Elect and Senator Kamala Harris as Vice President-Elect, and make available the transition resources that are provided by law. This delay create… Continue Reading


11.19.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Request Information on HHS Price Negotiations for COVID-19 Antiviral Drug Remdesivir, Urge the Trump Administration to Ensure Access and Affordability

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tina Smith (D-MN), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to send a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar requesting an update on HHS pricing negotiations with Gilead Sciences, the maker of the COVID-19 antiviral drug remdesivir, including whether HHS plans to challenge Gilead's monopoly control of the drug in order to lower costs an… Continue Reading


11.18.20

Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reform to Improve Internet Access in Rural America Passes Senate Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate Commerce Committee passed the Internet Exchange (IX) Act (S. 1166), legislation authored by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) to help improve internet access for consumers, especially those in rural areas. The bill now heads to the full Senate for consideration. "We need to strengthen our internet infrastructure to better serve Middle America and rural communities, and improve the online experience for people in all parts of our … Continue Reading


11.18.20

As COVID-19 Cases Continue To Climb, Senator Baldwin and Colleagues Unveil the Protect Our Heroes Act of 2020 to Increase Production of Critical PPE, Address N-95 Mask Shortages Facing Health Care Workers

Bill Authorizes $10 Billion for the Strategic National Stockpile to Purchase Personal Protective Equipment, Including N-95 Masks The Protect Our Heroes Act Of 2020 Uses The Defense Production Act As Well As FEMA And HHS Authorities To Spur Development, Investment And Production Of Medical Supplies Needed To Combat COVID-19 Senate Democrats' New Bill Will Provide $1 Billion In Grants For Small Businesses That Retool Domestic Facilities To Produce Critical PPE WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S.… Continue Reading


11.17.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Call for Trump Administration to Support Nationwide Capacity for Shipping, Handling, and Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines Requiring Ultra-Cold Storage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined 11 of her Senate Democratic colleagues, led by Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), in urging Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Robert Redfield to work with state, Tribal, territorial, and local stakeholders to identify gaps in ultra-cold storage capability, particularly in rural and underserved communities, and use existing authority to prevent shortages of … Continue Reading


11.13.20

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Administration to Send Medical Staff to Support States with Rise in Coronavirus Infections

This week hospitalizations due to coronavirus infection peaked in at least 22 states, and 23 states currently have over 1,000 patients hospitalized with coronavirus (COVID-19) infections WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined her colleagues led by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Tina Smith (D-MN) to send a letter to U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary… Continue Reading


11.10.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: “We must take stronger action right now to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

VIDEO: "Everyone has a responsibility to do their part, so let's stand together, confront this deadly pandemic and help save lives." WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is sending an urgent message to Wisconsinites as COVID-19 rages across the state in the worst outbreak since the pandemic began. In the last week, from November 3 to November 10, Wisconsin has experienced more than 40,000 new infections. Currently, there are over 2,000 Wisconsinites hospitalized due to … Continue Reading


11.10.20

Baldwin, Whitehouse, Hassan, Warren Lead Colleagues to Call on Trump’s Justice Department to Stop Plans to Make Purdue Pharma a Public Benefit Corporation

"This is not justice for the families that have lost loved ones." WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the settlement agreement announced between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Purdue Pharma (Purdue), U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) are today leading their colleagues to call on Attorney General William Barr to stop his Department's plan to have Purdue's business, including its production of Oxycontin, transformed and p… Continue Reading


11.05.20

Senator Baldwin, Representative Steil Call on SBA to Approve Federal Funding For Kenosha Small Businesses to Rebuild Following Unrest

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Representative Bryan Steil (R-WI-01) are calling on the Small Business Administration (SBA) to approve the State of Wisconsin's application for federal funding through the Disaster Loan Program to help Kenosha small businesses rebuild after damage was sustained during civil unrest earlier this year. The Wisconsin lawmakers are also urging Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza to provide full access to this federal loan program … Continue Reading


11.02.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Provide Answers After Facebook Failed to Promptly Remove Event Calling for Violence in Kenosha

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is urging Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to improve enforcement of Facebook's community standards and address how their algorithms are amplifying and spreading divisive messages, including hate speech, misinformation, and violent extremism on Facebook. In a hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee on October 28, Baldwin asked Zuckerberg about his company's failure to promptly remove the "Kenosha Guard" Facebook event encouraging armed vigilantism, des… Continue Reading


10.30.20

Baldwin, Warren, Carper and Warner Form Corporate Governance Working Group to Fundamentally Reform the 21st Century American Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Mark Warner (D-VA) announced the formation of a working group to develop legislative proposals and conduct oversight focused on fundamentally reforming corporate governance. Over the last 30 years, corporate profits have surged while the portion shared with labor has declined, resulting in soaring inequality. The COVID-19 pandemic now ravaging the country has underscored the urgency o… Continue Reading


10.30.20

Baldwin, Shaheen Lead Senate Call to Trump Urging President to Make Women’s Inclusion in Afghan Peace Negotiations a Foreign Policy Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ahead of tomorrow's 20th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Security Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a group of Senators in sending a letter to President Donald Trump, underscoring the critical importance of promoting women's rights and ensuring women's active participation in the ongoing Afghan peace negotiations. The UNSCR resolution, which was adopted on October 31, 2000, reaffirms the important role o… Continue Reading


10.30.20

Baldwin Demands USPS Reverse Directive Banning Postal Police Officers from Safeguarding Our Nation’s Mail and Letter Carriers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is demanding the United States Postal Service immediately reverse a directive that is banning postal police officers from performing their patrol duties in safeguarding our nation's mail and letter carriers. Baldwin's letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the USPS Board of Governors comes after media reports detailed an August 25 directive confining postal police officers from leaving USPS real estate to conduct patrols that protect letter ca… Continue Reading


10.29.20

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Verso Corporation to Do Right by Wisconsin Rapids Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is sending a letter to the Verso Corporation Board of Directors to call on them to honor their commitments to their employees and either run the mill, or sell it to a buyer that will be committed to the Wisconsin Rapids community. The facility directly supports more than 900 workers in the region, as well as thousands of workers and many small businesses throughout Wisconsin. Senator Baldwin previously wrote to Verso Corporation and urged the… Continue Reading


10.29.20

Following Senator Baldwin’s Request, U.S. Navy Will Name A New Submarine the “U.S.S. WISCONSIN”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is applauding a U.S. Navy decision to name the next Columbia class submarine the "U.S.S. Wisconsin." "What a great day for the state of Wisconsin. I am so proud that one of the next U.S. Navy submarines will carry the Wisconsin name. Our shipbuilding industry and its skilled workers have helped sustain America's security for generations, boasting a successful history of building ships for our nation's defense," said Senator Baldwin. "This is a real … Continue Reading

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