Press Releases

01.28.21

Baldwin Joins Senate Democrats in Reintroducing Statehood Bill to Ensure Equal Representation for Over 700,000 D.C. Residents

D.C. Statehood legislation, with historic number of original cosponsors, becomes one of the first bills introduced in the U.S. Senate during the 117th Congress WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) and a group of Democratic senators in re-introducing legislation to grant Washington, D.C. statehood. The bill, which Senator Carper first introduced in 2013, would make Washington, D.C. the 51st state, finally give its citizens full representation in… Continue Reading


01.28.21

Baldwin, Colleagues Reintroduce Legislation to Limit 2021 Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), reintroduced legislation to reverse a damaging rule change made by the Trump administration that increased out-of-pocket costs for millions of Americans and made fewer Americans eligible for the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) premium tax credits, while also causing those who are eligible to receive less in tax credit support. Baldwin introduced this legislation wit… Continue Reading


01.28.21

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Pushes for Affordable Care Act Special Enrollment Period, President Biden Delivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) repeatedly called on the Trump administration to open a special enrollment period during the pandemic, but instead of working to expand access to care, the Trump administration ignored the advice of public health experts and created obstacles for the uninsured and underinsured to access the health coverage they desperately needed during an unprecedented public health crisis. Last week, Senator Baldwin urged President Biden to open a special e… Continue Reading


01.27.21

Baldwin, Colleagues to Introduce Legislation to Fully Fund Title I, Special Education Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped announce the reintroduction of the Keep Our Promise to America's Children and Teachers (PACT) Act, legislation led by Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and U.S. Representative Susie Lee (D-NV) to put Congress on a fiscally-responsible path to fully fund Title I and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) on a mandatory basis. "Long before the pandemic, many of our children were already facing obstacles in their lea… Continue Reading


01.27.21

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Call to Award Officer Eugene Goodman with Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of bipartisan colleagues led by Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Chris Coons (D-DE), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) to sponsor legislation to award Officer Eugene Goodman with the Congressional Gold Medal to honor his heroic actions on January 6, 2021. Goodman confronted rioters in the Capitol, delaying their access to the Senate chamber and protecting the lives of those inside. "Officer Eugene Goodma… Continue Reading


01.27.21

Baldwin Helps Introduce Bill Raising Minimum Wage to $15

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped introduce legislation raising the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025. The Raise the Wage Act of 2021, led by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Patty Murray (D-WA), would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 in five steps over the next four years. Beginning in 2026, the federal minimum wage would be indexed to median wage growth. According to an independent ANALYSIS conducted by the Economic Policy Institute, the Raise the Wage Ac… Continue Reading


01.25.21

Senators Baldwin, Klobuchar, Peters Urge Tech Industry Leaders to Combat Coronavirus Vaccine Misinformation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, joined Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Gary Peters (D-MI) in sending a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging them to increase transparency around their platforms' efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus and vaccine-related misinformation and disinformation. The letter reque… Continue Reading


01.25.21

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports President Biden’s Executive Action to Strengthen Buy American Policies to Support American Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced that he will take executive action to strengthen Buy American policies to support manufacturers, businesses and workers to ensure that our future is made in America by all of America's workers. "I strongly believe that when we are using U.S. taxpayer dollars, we should be investing in American workers and American-made products. That's what I pushed Donald Trump and his admin… Continue Reading


01.22.21

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Asks President Biden to Reopen the ACA Marketplace to Allow Wisconsinites to Get Health Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic

Baldwin: "In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that all Americans have the support they need to obtain comprehensive, affordable health coverage." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling on President Joe Biden to take action to help more Americans gain access to quality, affordable health insurance they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to the President, Baldwin urges President Biden to immediately open a special enrollment period (SEP) for the Aff… Continue Reading


01.22.21

Senator Baldwin to President Biden: Strong Buy America Standards Are Needed Across the Federal Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is urging President Joe Biden to take action and deploy strong Buy America standards across all federal agencies in order to support American businesses, manufacturers and workers. In a letter to The White House, Senator Baldwin urges President Biden to use his executive authority to boost the economy by directing all federal agencies to maximize the amount of American-made materials and products purchased by the federal government. Baldwin outlines… Continue Reading


01.21.21

Transportation Secretary Nominee Pete Buttigieg Commits to Supporting Baldwin’s Strong Buy America Standards

VIDEO: Senator Baldwin received a commitment from Buttigieg to include Buy America requirements in any Biden Administration infrastructure proposal WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is President Joe Biden's Transportation Secretary nominee, made a strong commitment to U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) that under his leadership, the U.S. Department of Transportation will support and work to implement strong Buy America policies in any upcoming infrastructure plan. At … Continue Reading


01.21.21

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports President Biden’s Action to Expand Federal Funding for Wisconsin National Guard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded President Biden for taking executive action today to expand federal funding for the Wisconsin National Guard to support ongoing COVID-19 response efforts in the state. Today, the Biden administration announced that it will restore full federal funding to Wisconsin with a 100 percent federal cost share extension for the National Guard to support the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. "The work of the Wisconsin National Guard has significan… Continue Reading


01.21.21

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports President Biden’s Action to Protect U.S. Workers from COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauds President Joe Biden and his administration for taking immediate action to protect U.S. workers from COVID-19. The Biden administration today announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will immediately release clear guidance for employers to help keep workers safe from COVID-19 exposure, and will enforce worker health and safety requirements, targeting the worst violators. The President also directed OSHA to evalu… Continue Reading


01.21.21

President Joe Biden Takes Executive Action to Increase Supply of Vaccine, Medical and Testing Supplies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced new Executive Orders utilizing the Defense Production Act (DPA) to rapidly increase the production and stockpiling of vaccine, medical and testing supplies, as well as personal protective equipment (PPE). The executive actions also dramatically boost public transparency; increase coordination with State and local entities, private industry and essential workers; and create a … Continue Reading


01.19.21

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Chris Murphy Lead Colleagues in Supporting Biden Administration Plan to Fully Utilize Defense Production Act, Increase Supply of Necessary Medical Equipment and Supplies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) are leading 24 of their Senate colleagues in a letter to President-Elect Joe Biden, supporting his incoming administration's plan to quickly utilize all available authorities under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to rapidly increase the production and stockpiling of medical, testing and protective equipment supplies. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Senate Democrats have been calling on the Trump Administration t… Continue Reading


01.19.21

Senator Baldwin Delivers Results to Expand Broadband for Rural and Underserved Communities in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, worked to include a number of measures in the year-end, bipartisan government funding legislation to expand broadband and internet access for rural and underserved communities in Wisconsin. This government funding bill was signed into law at the end of last year. "The bipartisan federal funding legislation that was signed into law includes many reforms and investments that I worked for to strengthen … Continue Reading


01.15.21

Baldwin, Senate Democrats Call for Strengthened Regulations of Methane Emissions from Oil, Natural Gas Production

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined 23 of her colleagues, led by Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), in writing to President-elect Joe Biden, calling on the incoming Biden-Harris administration to swiftly act to restore and strengthen regulations of methane emissions from oil and natural gas production. The senators are also requesting a vigorous defense of the Bureau of Land Management's 2016 regulations to reduce emissions that waste natural gas associated with production o… Continue Reading


01.14.21

Baldwin’s Bipartisan Bill to Support the Health and Wellbeing of Family Caregivers Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following unanimous passage by the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act has been signed into law. Authored by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME), as well as by Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), this bipartisan legislation will support the health and wellbeing of family caregivers by authorizing $10 million annually for the Lifespan Respite Care program from… Continue Reading


01.12.21

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Asks President-Elect Biden to Take Bold Action to Support Farmers and Rural Communities, Restore RFS Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is today calling on the incoming Biden administration to take bold action immediately following the inauguration to support farmers and rural communities by restoring strong biofuels policy through the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In addition to Baldwin, the effort was led by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and also joined by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tina Smith (D-MN), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Richard J. Durbin (D-IL). In part, the Senator… Continue Reading


01.11.21

In New Letter, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Demand Trump Administration Immediately Address Significant COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Failures

Baldwin, Schumer, Murray and 42 Senate Democrats Write To HHS Secretary Alex Azar Detailing How Trump Administration Should Fix Vaccine Distribution Failures And Implement A Comprehensive National Vaccine Plan Senators Call on Trump Administration To Act Quickly To Address The Significant Failures Of The COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution And Work To Combat Health Inequities WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 42 Senate Democrats led by Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N… Continue Reading

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