Press Releases

05.23.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Senate Armed Services Committee Authorization of Three Littoral Combat Ships

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin made the following statement regarding the Senate Armed Services Committee passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes funding for three Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The bill will now go to the Senate floor for a vote. The House has already passed their version of the NDAA, which authorized two LCS. "Wisconsin is home to one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the nation, including a strong shipbuilding industry wit… Continue Reading


05.22.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Investments in Wisconsin's Water Infrastructure

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today voted to strengthen America's waterways and ports, make critical investments in our nation's infrastructure and support our economic recovery. The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), authorizes funding to renew the nation's locks and dams, provides harbor and river maintenance, assists with flood protection, and restores key environmental areas. The legislation passed the Senate with strong bipartisan support, 91-7. Having passed… Continue Reading


05.22.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Testifies Before International Trade Commission, Stands Up for #MadeinWI Manufacturing Economy

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin delivered testimony this morning at a hearing of the International Trade Commission (ITC) on behalf of a Wisconsin manufacturer, Felker Brothers of Marshfield. The purpose of Baldwin's attendance at the hearing was to highlight the importance of the stainless pipe industry and to address an important trade matter that impacts Felker, a leading manufacturer of stainless steel piping products and fabricated piping systems that employs 200 people. The M… Continue Reading


05.22.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Governor Walker to Report on his Transition of 62,776 Wisconsinites off BadgerCare and into Affordable Care Act Marketplace

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today called on Governor Scott Walker to publically release the results of his plan to remove 62,776 Wisconsinites from BadgerCare and move them seamlessly to coverage in the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace. In a letter to Walker today, Baldwin said, "According to your latest figures, as a result of the plan you pursued, almost 63,000 vulnerable Wisconsinites will be losing their BadgerCare coverage. However, the announcement on … Continue Reading


05.14.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Stands up for Wisconsin Students and Families, Supports New Legislation to Give them a Fair Shot at an Affordable Higher Education

Washington D.C. - At a press conference today with her Senate colleague, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced her support for new legislation to give everyone a fair shot at affording a college education. Specifically, the new bill will allow borrowers that have both federal and private undergraduate loans at interest rates - nearly 8 percent, 9 percent, and sometimes 14 percent and higher - to refinance at today's lower rates of 3.86 percent with no refinancing fees. This new legislation to mak… Continue Reading


05.12.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on the Passing of Former Governor Patrick Lucey

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin made the following statement on the passing of former Governor Pat Lucey. "Pat Lucey was a genuine Wisconsin progressive who was committed to working across party lines and advancing the Wisconsin Idea. A prime example of what Wisconsinites deserve from their elected officials, Governor Lucey dedicated his life to public service and had a deep respect for carrying on our proud Wisconsin tradition of working together to move our state forward. My thou… Continue Reading


05.08.14

WISCONSIN SENATORS APPLAUD CONFIRMATION OF JUDGE PETERSON

Washington, D.C. - Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin made the following remarks on the nomination of James D. Peterson to the Western District of Wisconsin: Johnson said, "I appreciate all the hard work of those serving on our federal nominating commission, and I thank my colleague, Sen. Baldwin, for working with me on creating a successful bipartisan process. The result is the selection of a well-qualified jurist, James D. Peterson, who will serve the nation and the people of … Continue Reading


05.06.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Introduce Legislation Giving Students a Fair Shot at an Affordable Education

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined her colleagues in support of the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, legislation authored by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), which would allow those with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at the lower interest rates currently offered to new borrowers. "Making college affordable is one of the most important steps we can take toward building a strong path to the middle class for all Americans," said Senator Baldwin… Continue Reading


05.01.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Praises Announcement that 139,815 Wisconsinites Have Enrolled in Private Health Insurance Because of the Affordable Care Act

Washington D.C. - Today, the Obama Administration announced that 139,815 people in Wisconsin have signed up for quality, affordable private health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. "The Affordable Care Act is working for Wisconsin and thanks to the reforms we put in place four years ago, 139,815 Wisconsinites have signed up for private health insurance coverage through the marketplace," Baldwin said, "Even Governor Walker, who has opposed the Affordable Care Act and who continues to … Continue Reading


04.23.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Stands Up for Wisconsin Businesses, Urges President Obama to Hold China Accountable for Currency Manipulation

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has sent a letter to President Obama urging the Administration to hold China accountable for currency manipulation, which gives Chinese businesses an unfair advantage over American businesses. The recent U.S. Department of Treasury report on International Economic and Exchange Rate Policies, which Congress uses to determine if trading partners are manipulating their currency in order to gain an unfair advantage in international trade with the U.S., fa… Continue Reading


04.09.14

Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Republican Obstruction of Paycheck Fairness Act

Washington D.C. - Following Republican obstruction of the Paycheck Fairness Act, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin made the following statement. Baldwin joined Democratic leadership and Democratic women senators to speak about the Paycheck Fairness Act during a press conference at the Capitol today. "It's time for my Republican colleagues to put politics aside and stop ignoring pay inequity. In America today, millions of women are working full-time, yet far too many are barely getting by, and far too m… Continue Reading


04.08.14

Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes to Extend Emergency Unemployment Compensation

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin last night voted in support of the bipartisan Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension bill. The bill passed the Senate 59-38 and now heads to the House of Representatives. "Since the end of December, over 46,000 Wisconsinites have lost this critical lifeline and over $75 million has been drained from Wisconsin's economy," said Baldwin. "It was long past time to extend this critical lifeline to help struggling Americans as they look for work. I'… Continue Reading


04.04.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Stands Up for Wisconsin Brats, Beer and Cheese

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has led a bipartisan effort in the Senate to protect Wisconsin and American dairy and cheese producers, meat manufacturers and brewers from a European trade initiative that would change the common names for meats, cheeses, and beers Wisconsinites enjoy every day. "Wisconsin has a long tradition and proud reputation in our cheese making, meat producing and beer brewing. These industries are vital to our state's economy and our heritage," said Senator … Continue Reading


04.03.14

WISCONSIN, KENTUCKY SENATORS OFFER FRIENDLY WAGER ON NCAA FINAL FOUR GAME

Washington, D.C. - Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin (WI) today announced a friendly wager with Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul of Kentucky on the outcome of Saturday's Wisconsin Badgers game in the NCAA basketball Final Four against the University of Kentucky Wildcats. The stakes are a selection of Wisconsin bratwurst and cheese against Kentucky Derby-Pie® from Kern's Kitchen in Louisville. Sen. Johnson said, "Senator Baldwin and I will enjoy eating some pie for dessert as we ce… Continue Reading


04.02.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Supreme Court Decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. "This decision is extremely disappointing but not surprising coming from an activist court majority that has previously opened the floodgates of corporate special interest influence in our elections with the Citizens United decision. This is yet another step towards gutting campaign finance reforms and increasing the sway of the po… Continue Reading


04.02.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Praises Announcement that Over 7 Million Americans Have Enrolled in Private Health Insurance Because of the Affordable Care Act

Washington D.C. - The White House has announced that over seven million Americans have signed up for quality, affordable private health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. "The Affordable Care Act is working and thanks to the reforms we put in place four years ago, over seven million Americans have signed up for private health insurance coverage through the marketplace," Baldwin said, "Even Governor Walker, who supports repealing the Affordable Care Act, has praised the fact that over… Continue Reading


04.01.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Long-Term Solution on Medicare Payments for Doctors, Votes against “Patch”

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on her vote in the Senate against HR 4302. Baldwin joined bipartisan opposition to the legislation, which passed the Senate 64-35. The legislation was also opposed by the American Medical Association and the Wisconsin Medical Society. "I strongly support protecting seniors' retirement security by ensuring that doctors who serve Medicare patients receive fair payment for their work. However, this bill is a missed oppor… Continue Reading


03.27.14

Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes to Support Ukraine and Impose Sanctions on Russia

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted today to support the President's strong actions in mobilizing a global coalition to assist Ukraine through its difficult transition towards democracy and economic stability, as well as to confront Russia's dangerous and unwarranted invasion of Ukraine. The bipartisan bill passed the Senate by voice vote. "This bipartisan action shows we can come together in Congress to defend our national security interests and relationships, and to support the … Continue Reading


03.27.14

Baldwin, Murray Introduce Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) reintroduced legislation aimed at curbing harassment and bullying at colleges at universities across America. The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2014 requires colleges and universities to prohibit harassment and establishes within the Department of Education a grant program to support campus anti-harassment programs. The legislation was first introduced by the late Senator Frank Lautenber… Continue Reading


03.27.14

Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Action to Extend Emergency Unemployment Compensation

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling on the U.S. Senate to take action on bipartisan legislation she supports to extend Emergency Unemployment Compensation. "It's past time to come together on this issue and get something done for the hardworking American people who have lost their jobs and are trying so hard to find new ones," said Baldwin. "As of this week, nearly 45,000 Wisconsinites will have lost this critical lifeline since December. Wisconsin's economy continues to lag… Continue Reading

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