Press Releases

10.02.15

Statement from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin on the Passing of Marty Beil

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is a statement from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin on the passing of Wisconsin labor leader, Marty Beil: "This is the loss of a friend who I have stood in solidarity with for many years, fighting on behalf of Wisconsin's working families. Marty was never afraid to stand up for workers when the deck was stacked against them. His life's work was committed to building a stronger middle class in Wisconsin and his leadership as he fought for our progressive values will b… Continue Reading


10.02.15

Senators Baldwin, Coons Recognize National Manufacturing Day on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) yesterday spoke on the Senate floor to recognize National Manufacturing Day. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) also joined Senators Coons and Baldwin on the floor in support. National Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday of October every year and is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Today, Senator Baldwin is touring Waukesha Metal Products in Sussex, Wisconsin … Continue Reading


10.01.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on MilCon/VA Appropriations Act of 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Senate failed to advance H.R.2029, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016: "As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I fought to include provisions in this legislation that would improve transparency of VA Office of Inspector General reports, strengthen protections for whistleblowers, and provide stronger oversight of the VA's prescribing practices. Th… Continue Reading


10.01.15

On Senate Floor, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to Deliver Call to Action for Wisconsin Manufacturing

"When Congress fails to do its job, hard-working people can lose their job as a result." House Inaction on Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Costing Wisconsin Jobs WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the Senate floor this afternoon, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will use the kick-off of National Manufacturing Day and Wisconsin Manufacturing Month to deliver a call to action for our manufacturing economy. Senator Baldwin's call for action comes as GE Power & Water announced it plans to stop manufacturing … Continue Reading


09.30.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Legislation to Protect Wisconsin Women’s Retirement Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), to introduce new legislation to address the challenges women face in accessing retirement security to ensure women can better prepare for retirement. The Women's Pension Protection Act of 2015 would strengthen consumer protections to safeguard retirement savings, improve access to retirement savings plans for long-term, p… Continue Reading


09.30.15

Baldwin Moves to Extend Student Loan Program, One Senator Obstructs Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today went to the Senate floor to save the critical Federal Perkins Loan Program, which is set to expire at midnight tonight. Senator Baldwin took action with a "unanimous consent request" to fund the student loan program before today's deadline, but one Senator obstructed action, all but guaranteeing the program will lapse. Over the past few days, Senate Democrats and a… Continue Reading


09.29.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Bill to Enhance Access to Life-Saving HIV/AIDS Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today introduced legislation aimed at strengthening our federal response to HIV/AIDS. Senator Baldwin's HIV Clinical Services Improvement Act would improve health care access by strengthening Ryan White Part C clinics to ensure these community providers have the capacity and support to deliver high-quality care to those living with HIV/AIDS. In 2009, then-Representative … Continue Reading


09.28.15

Support Grows for Baldwin-Levin Tax Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today announced growing support for tax reform legislation they have introduced to end the carried interest loophole that has allowed wealthy investors to pay lower interest than average Americans. In June, Senator Baldwin and Ranking Member Levin introduced the Carried Interest Fairness Act of 2015. The legislation would end the carried interest loophole and ensure that inco… Continue Reading


09.28.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: House Inaction on Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Costing Wisconsin Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today renewed her call for the Republican majority in the House of Representatives to stop stalling reauthorization of U.S Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. Senator Baldwin's call for action comes as GE Power & Water announced it plans to stop manufacturing gas engines in Wisconsin and blamed the Waukesha closure on the House of Representatives not reauthorizing the Ex-Im Bank. At the end of July, the U.S. Senate passed reauthorization of the Ex-Im… Continue Reading


09.24.15

Baldwin, Portman, Casey, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Resolution in Support of Federal Perkins Loan Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Rob Portman (R-OH), Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) today introduced a Senate resolution expressing support for the continuation of the Federal Perkins Loan program, which is set to expire on September 30, 2015, the end of the fiscal year. The Federal Perkins Loan is a low-interest loan which helps undergraduate and graduate students with demonstrated financial need meet the costs of higher education. Senators Baldwin, C… Continue Reading


09.23.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: “More must be done to change the status quo.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, attending a hearing this week titled, "Improving VA Accountability: Examining First-Hand Accounts of Department of Veterans Affairs Whistleblowers." The hearing examined whistleblower claims involving the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the process by which the VA Inspector General's Office (VA IG) and Office of Special Counsel (OSC) review such claims. "As I have seen in… Continue Reading


09.22.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Stands Up for Wisconsin Students, Leads Efforts to Address Access to Affordable Higher Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced two bills to address student debt and college affordability in America. Senator Baldwin led efforts in the Senate to support students who work their way through school and students enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. "I have heard firsthand from students and graduates struggling with the cost of higher education in America. Student loan debt is holding back an entire generation and creating a drag on economic … Continue Reading


09.21.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Guest for Pope Francis’ Address to Joint Meeting of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that Reverend Willie Brisco will be her guest for Pope Francis' address to a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday, September 24. Reverend Brisco is President of the Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) and Co-Vice President of WISDOM. "Reverend Brisco is a Wisconsin faith leader who is working every day in communities that face tough struggles and challenges. Pope Francis has provided moral leadership on the i… Continue Reading


09.17.15

U.S. Senators Baldwin and Merkley Stand Up for Manufacturers and 'Buy American' Standards in Trade Negotiation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) today sent a letter to United States Trade Representative Michael Froman, urging him to protect American manufacturers and 'Buy American' standards for government procurement as he negotiates the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). "As you continue to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) we urge you to consider the impact that the agreement will have on 'Buy American' restrictions for federal, state, and local g… Continue Reading


09.17.15

Baldwin-Levin Bill to Close Carried Interest Loophole Would Raise More than $15 Billion

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today issued the following statements after the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimated that their bill to close the carried interest loophole, the Carried Interest Fairness Act, would raise $15.6 billion in revenue: "This non-partisan report makes clear that closing the carried interest loophole would allow us to invest in economic growth and strengthen the … Continue Reading


09.16.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds President Obama’s Call to End Carried Interest Loophole

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) released the following statement after President Barack Obama today called for bipartisan work to repeal the carried interest tax loophole that has allowed wealthy investors to pay lower interest than average Americans. "Keeping this tax loophole, which leads to folks who are doing very well paying lower rates than their secretaries, is not in any demonstrable way improving our economy," President Obama said in remarks at a Business Roundtabl… Continue Reading


09.16.15

Baldwin, Vitter, Kaine Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Boost Maritime and Energy Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), David Vitter (R-LA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would authorize creation of a new program to support capacity building to address the critical need for trained workers in the maritime and energy industries. The Maritime and Energy Workforce Technical Training Enhancement Act would establish centers of excellence programs in maritime and energy workforce technical training in addition to awarding competit… Continue Reading


09.16.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces VA Grants for Wisconsin to Prevent and End Veteran Homelessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after they announced over $3 million in awards for Wisconsin non-profits to help prevent and end veteran homelessness. The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program grants will go to four Wisconsin non-profit organizations that provide veterans and their families' support and assistance: Center for Veterans Issues, Limited; Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc.; Community Acti… Continue Reading


09.15.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on FRA Letter Regarding Milwaukee 5th Ward Rail Bridge

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on a Federal Railroad Administration letter regarding the Milwaukee 5th Ward rail bridge: "I called for an inspection of the bridge in July and I'm pleased that has happened. The Federal Railroad Administration has reviewed Canadian Pacific's inspection reports and found the bridge satisfactory, however the fact remains that local government officials still do not have access to the inspection reports and they should. "The FRA's bridg… Continue Reading


09.15.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds 2015 U.S. Conference on AIDS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement applauding the 2015 United States Conference on AIDS. This year's Conference was the largest in history and brought together over 3,000 leaders from across the country to focus on ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. "The 2015 U.S. Conference on AIDS marks important progress in our fight to improve the health of our citizens and to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in our country. I am heartened that health leaders from Wisc… Continue Reading

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