Press Releases

03.07.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Praises Renewal of Violence Against Women Act

Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today praised President Obama's signing of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). "Today is an historic day for women and families in Wisconsin and across our country," said Senator Baldwin. "Victims of violence and abuse deserve action from Washington and today they got it. I was proud to vote for the Violence Against Women Act in the U.S. Senate because it will help reduce domestic violence and provide vital services to Wisconsin women and familie… Continue Reading


03.05.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Focuses on Fair and Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction at Senate Budget Committee Hearing

Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today participated in a Senate Budget Committee hearing focused on reducing the deficit by eliminating wasteful spending in the tax code. At the hearing, the committee heard from a panel of policy experts on finding cost savings to bring down our debt and deficits while supporting the middle class and maintaining programs critical to growing our economy. "We have two crises facing our country, the need to get our economic engine back on track, job g… Continue Reading


02.27.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Reaffirms Her Commitment to Strengthening Medicare

Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin attended her first hearing as a member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging today. At the hearing, which focused on strengthening Medicare, the committee heard from a panel of health-care delivery experts on a number of ideas aimed at keeping Medicare costs under control by improving care. Among other things, they include paying providers for quality of care instead of quantity of care. Senator Baldwin praised Senator Herb Kohl's previous lead… Continue Reading


02.25.13

Baldwin addresses grassroots lobbying delegation

Superior Telegram--U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin addressed the Superior Days delegation last week and recognize the 28 years citizens have making the trek to Madison to address the needs of the north with state legislators. "Never has visiting Superior been so easy," the senator, who hails from Madison, said. "If only it could be just a couple blocks from my home." And she recognized Lew Martin, who traveled to Madison most of those years. At 96, Martin was among the 208 delegates, whic… Continue Reading


02.14.13

U.S. Senator Baldwin’s Buffett Rule Included in Senate Democrats’ Sequester- Replacement Plan

Washington, DC- Today, Senate Democratic Leaders announced a proposal to replace the first year of sequestration with the American Family Economic Protection Act, a balanced approach that works for middle class families and the economy. The proposal includes the Buffett Rule, which reduces the deficit by $54 billion by making sure that taxpayers with a gross adjusted income above $1 million cannot pay tax at a lower effective tax rate than middle class families. In 2012, U.S. Senator Tammy Bal… Continue Reading


02.13.13

STATEMENT OF U.S. SENATOR TAMMY BALDWIN ON THE NOMINATION OF CHUCK HAGEL TO BE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

"Protecting our national security with a strong defense is a responsibility I have always taken seriously. We face big challenges here at home and abroad, including our fight against terrorism, dealing with instability in the Middle East and North Africa, confronting nuclear weapons proliferation, addressing the growing threat of cyber-attacks, and bringing our troops home from Afghanistan to their families in a safe and responsible manner. As we work to meet these challenges, America must main… Continue Reading


02.12.13

STATEMENT OF U.S. SENATOR TAMMY BALDWIN ON PRESIDENT OBAMA'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

"Tonight President Obama spoke directly to the American people about the need to put progress ahead of partisan politics. I was pleased to hear the President make a strong case for growing the economy, strengthening our middle class, and moving our country forward. President Obama made clear the path we must take to build broad based economic growth and reduce our deficit without shortchanging our future. I applaud President Obama for renewing our commitment to creating a "Made in America" econ… Continue Reading


01.31.13

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's Remarks at Families USA Health Action Conference

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Families USA Health Action 2013 Conference Thursday, January 31, 2013 I want to give a special thank you to Ron Pollack and Philippe Villers, and to everyone who has been a part of Families USA over the last quarter century. I've been proud to work alongside many of the people in this room during my career in public service. But I have to say, these gatherings have gotten a lot more fun since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law a little unde… Continue Reading


01.22.13

Baldwin released the following statement announcing her co-sponsorship today of the Merkley-Udall filibuster reform proposal:

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement announcing her co-sponsorship today of the Merkley-Udall filibuster reform proposal: "I was elected to put progress ahead of politics and to make sure that Washington works for Wisconsin. Unfortunately, Washington has come to be defined by partisan gridlock. Recently, the threat of filibuster has been used far too often and as a result political obstructionism in the United States Senate is now worse than it has ever … Continue Reading

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