Press Releases


Senator Baldwin Calls for Trump Administration to Reverse Decision to Decrease COVID-19 Relief Available to Wisconsin Dairy Farmers

After USDA changed their pandemic relief program to exclude dairy losses related to meat production, 15 Senators urge the Department to reverse course WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues led by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), to call on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reverse its decision to unfairly exclude dairy farmers from receiving COV… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Democratic Lawmakers to Senate and House Leadership: We Must Take Bold and Comprehensive Action to Prevent the Next Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined 137 Senate and House lawmakers in sending a letter to House and Senate leadership urging them to prioritize the development of comprehensive policy plans to prevent and mitigate the impact of future pandemics. In the letter, the lawmakers led by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) outline the steps necessary to prevent futu… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Senate Democratic Leadership Request VP Pence Abandon Reckless Plan to Preside Over Senate After Multiple COVID-19 Exposures

Plan Will Put Senators, Staff, And Capitol Hill Workforce At Risk For Absolutely No Benefit - VP's Presence Is Entirely Ceremonial And Non-Essential Despite Close Contact With COVID-19 Positive Aides, The VP Will Reportedly Continue With His Schedule WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, the Senate Democratic Conference Secretary, joined her fellow members of Senate Democratic Leadership to call on Vice President Mike Pence, following his recent exposure to COVID-19, to abandon plan… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin to Attorney General William Barr: Stop Efforts to Gut the Affordable Care Act in Court

As Supreme Court ACA Hearing Approaches and Republicans Ram Through a Supreme Court Nominee in an Illegitimate Process, Democratic Lawmakers Highlight How Overturning the ACA Will Impact Health Coverage for Millions of Americans, Including Those Who Contract COVID-19. "It is unconscionable for the Department of Justice to pursue this lawsuit in the midst of this unprecedented public health crisis, and we urge you to rescind your support of these efforts immediately." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. … Continue Reading


Baldwin, Colleagues to SEC: Withdraw Proposal that Undermines Transparency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today joined Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) on a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Jay Clayton urging the SEC to withdraw the proposed changes that would dramatically increase the Form 13F reporting threshold for institutional investment managers. The lawmakers stressed the proposal would undermine transparency in the U.S. stock market and eliminate critical information u… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Democratic Colleagues Urge DeVos to Help 8.2 Million Federal Student Loan Borrowers Currently Unable to Access Relief

8.2 million federal student loan borrowers currently cannot access critical relief made available by the CARES Act, including a freeze on all payments, interest, and collections In a letter, Murray and 33 Senate Democrats urge DeVos to use her existing authority to make sure these struggling borrowers don't fall through the cracks WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined 32 Senate Democrats led by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce COVID-19 Relief Bill to Support Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today joined her colleagues led by U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-MD), U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) to introduce the HEROES Small Business Lifeline Act- a comprehensive package of measures that would provide over $370 billion of support to the hardest-hit, most vulnerable small businesses, including mi… Continue Reading


Baldwin Joins Wisconsin Health Care Leaders to Discuss What’s At Stake for Health Care with President Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination

Video of the Roundtable Available for Download Here WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) hosted a virtual roundtable with Wisconsinites to discuss what's at stake for women's health, children's health, young adult coverage and guaranteed protections for people with pre-existing conditions if President Trump and Senate Republicans force through their nominee for the Supreme Court. On November 10, 2020, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit supported by Preside… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands Answers from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy about Ongoing Delays in Mail Delivery to Wisconsinites

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is demanding answers from Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service, after continued mail delays in Wisconsin. Baldwin repeatedly called on Postmaster DeJoy to reverse the changes he implemented that were causing mail delivery delays in Wisconsin. Several Federal Court orders have since been issued blocking the Postal Service from continuing with DeJoy's operational changes, including removal and… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Reintroduces Legislation to Support American Manufacturers and Shipbuilders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin reintroduced legislation that supports Wisconsin's manufacturing and shipbuilding industries. The Made in America Shipbuilding Act (S. 4687) strengthens Buy American requirements for the federal government's purchase of ships by expanding current law to cover all federal agencies, all classes of ships and substantially more shipboard components, including items made in Wisconsin. "For decades in Wisconsin, we've worked to make things: paper, engines… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes for Resolution to Overturn Trump Administration’s Harmful Rule Gutting the Community Reinvestment Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tonight, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) voted to overturn a Trump administration rule that would gut the Community Reinvestment Act and its critical financial protections for communities of color and low-income communities. The Senate vote on a Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval was unsuccessful, with 48 Senate Republicans opposing overturning the Trump administration rule. Weeks into the pandemic, the Trump administration's Office of the Comptroller of the… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reform to Create Three-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's bipartisan legislation to designate a three-digit phone number (9-8-8) for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline has been signed into law. The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act will help ensure states have the flexibility to strengthen local crisis call centers and save lives. Baldwin introduced this bipartisan reform in October 2019 with Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Jack Reed (D-RI). On May … Continue Reading


Baldwin Seeks Swift Release of LIHEAP Heating Help

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With colder weather approaching and energy costs projected to increase this winter, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and her colleagues are urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to release funds for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) as swiftly and at the highest level possible under the current continuing resolution. The Senators, led by Jack Reed (D-RI) and Susan Collins (R-ME), say the federal LIHEAP funding is a crucial lifeline… Continue Reading


Baldwin to Trump: Wisconsin Needs Medical Supplies And Personal Protective Equipment Now To Stop the Spread of Growing COVID-19 Outbreak

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As Wisconsin experiences one of the most serious outbreaks of COVID-19 in the nation and shatters daily records for new infections, hospitalizations and deaths, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is once again calling on President Donald Trump to take urgent action to deliver the medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) that health care providers and other essential workers in the state of Wisconsin need. Senator Baldwin has previously called on President Trump and Vi… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Kind, Colleagues Call On President Trump to Extend Full Federal Funding for Wisconsin National Guard to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Representative Ron Kind led their colleagues in the Wisconsin delegation, including Representatives Gwen Moore, Mark Pocan, Bryan Steil, Mike Gallagher and Glenn Grothman, to call on President Trump to restore full federal funding to Wisconsin with a one hundred percent federal cost share extension for the National Guard through the end of the year, to support the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. In August, President Trump cut the… Continue Reading


Baldwin Calls for Senate HELP Hearing After CDC Weakens COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance for Nation’s Largest Meatpacking Plant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Ranking Member of the Senate Employment and Workforce Safety Subcommittee, is calling for a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing following a New York Times report that revealed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Robert Redfield failed to disclose his conversations with the White House in his testimony at a recent HELP Committee hearing, and in a follow up conversation with Senator Ba… Continue Reading


Baldwin Urges Administration to Preserve Health Care Providers’ Access to Pandemic Relief Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) led their colleagues in expressing concerns with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar about the recent change in reporting requirements for hospitals and health systems that receive relief funds from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF). This change could force providers to return relief funding that they have already received or receive less assistance in the future. Rur… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Brown Join Wisconsinites and Ohioans with Pre-Existing Conditions to Discuss What’s At Stake for Health Care with President Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination

Video of the Virtual Roundtable Available Here MADISON, WI and CLEVELAND, OH - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) met virtually with Wisconsinites and Ohioans who have a pre-existing health condition, or who are the parent of a child with a pre-existing condition and are at risk of losing access to health care coverage for them or their family if the Affordable Care Act is overturned. On November 10, 2020, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit sup… Continue Reading


Senate and House Democrats Demand Answers from Secretary Scalia on Labor Department’s Involvement in Weakening COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance For Nation’s Largest Meatpacking Plant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a letter to U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Eugene Scalia, Senate and House Democrats requested information regarding his Department's involvement in the watering down of Centers for Disease Control recommendations to a South Dakota meatpacking plant that experienced a major COVID-19 outbreak. The letter was sent by Senate Employment and Workforce Subcommittee Ranking Member Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Ranking Member… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes to Stop Trump Lawsuit to Overturn the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans Support Terminating People’s Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined her Democratic colleagues in the Senate in voting for Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer's bill to block Attorney General Barr and the Justice Department from supporting President Trump's lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act in the Supreme Court. The vote was 51-43 and the measure did not receive the 60 votes needed to pass. "We have a public health crisis that has gotten worse because of President Trump's failed leadership, and hi… Continue Reading

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