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At First Meeting of Budget Conference Committee, Senator Baldwin Calls for Fair Bargain that Creates Economic Growth

Washington, D.C - At the first meeting of the Budget Conference Committee, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, called for a bipartisan budget resolution that produces a fair bargain for the American people that puts progress ahead of politics and creates economic growth. Click here for video of Senator Baldwin's statement. Budget Conference CommitteeOpening Statement as delivered of Senator Tammy Baldwin Well I've heard some real notes of agreement, including … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Baldwin Co-Sponsors Bipartisan USA FREEDOM Act

Washington DC - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced her support as an original co-sponsor of USA FREEDOM Act, bipartisan legislation that that seeks to restore Americans' privacy rights by ending the government's dragnet collection of phone records and requiring greater oversight, transparency, and accountability with respect to domestic surveillance authorities. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Chairman of the Crime and … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Baldwin Joins Manufacturing Jobs for America Effort

WASHINGTON - A group of 22 U.S. Senators has come together to launch a campaign to get Washington to refocus on manufacturing jobs. The Manufacturing Jobs for America initiative aims to build bipartisan support for legislation that will modernize America's manufacturing sector, help American manufacturers grow and create jobs, and assist American workers in getting the skills to succeed in the next generation of manufacturing jobs. The effort has been launched around four organizing principles:… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Protect Food Stamps for Wisconsin Children, Families, Seniors in Farm Bill Conference

Washington, DC - Ahead of the first public meeting of the Senate and House 2013 Farm Bill conference committee this Wednesday, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a coalition of 38 Senators, led by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), urging the conferees to fight against harmful cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Senators also urged the conference committee to reject all eligibility changes that would prevent millions of children, seniors, and families facing a consta… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Letter to Strengthen Economic Security for Dairy Farmers

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today led a bipartisan letter with her colleagues Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Al Franken (D-MN), Angus King (I-ME), Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Jack Reed (D-RI), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Robert Casey (D-PA) urging the Farm Bill Conference Committee to consider extending the current Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program until a new dairy pro… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Puts Focus on a Budget that Invests in Economic Growth

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, who has been appointed to serve on the Budget Conference Committee, visited the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus to highlight the need for both parties to focus on a bipartisan budget that invests in economic growth. "It's time for both parties to work together, find common ground, and pass a responsible budget that invests in economic growth," said Baldwin, "One thing we should be able to agree on is the need to pass a budget that creates jobs… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Appointed to Bipartisan Budget Conference Committee

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has been appointed to work on the bipartisan budget conference committee. Yesterday, Baldwin voted for bipartisan legislation that passed the U.S. Senate (81-18), the U.S. House of Representatives (285-144), and was signed by President Obama to end the shutdown, open the government, and prevent a government default. This agreement also paved the way for convening a conference where Democrats and Republicans can work together on a budget resolution. "… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Bipartisan Agreement to End Shutdown and Pay our Bills

"I support the bipartisan Senate plan to end the shutdown, open the government, pay our bills and prevent a government default. This bipartisan compromise will provide our economy with the stability and certainty it desperately needs and it is my hope that it will break this destructive pattern in Washington of drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next. "Now is the time for both parties to work together to pass a responsible budget that invests in the middle class, strengthens our econom… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Delivers Floor Speech Calling For an End to Political Games

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today delivered a speech on the floor of the United States Senate focused on the importance of putting an end to the political games being played in Congress that are creating crisis to crisis governing, uncertainty for our economy, and economic insecurity for Wisconsin families and businesses who are working hard to move our recovery forward. Baldwin also called for both parties to work across party lines to pass a responsible budget that creates job… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: “Affordable Care Act is providing more choices and quality health insurance options for Wisconsin”

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on a new report released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) which finds that in Wisconsin, consumers will see increased competition in the Health Insurance Marketplace, leading to new and affordable choices for consumers. "Today's HHS report shows that the Affordable Care Act is providing more choices and quality health insurance options for Wisconsin," said Baldwin. "This report also shows … Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin to Walker: “Now is the time to take responsibility and help ensure that Wisconsin families and businesses receive the quality health coverage that they deserve.”

Washington D.C. - As a result of Governor Scott Walker's decision to reject an opportunity to strengthen Wisconsin's BadgerCare program through a federal partnership, an estimated 92,000 Wisconsinites will receive letters from Walker's administration today telling them that someone in their household will be dropped from the BadgerCare coverage they have relied on. Today, Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to Governor Walker calling on him to take responsibility for the path he has taken and e… Continue Reading


U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Susan Collins Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Fairness to Domestic Partners

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced bipartisan legislation to extend employee benefit programs to cover the same-sex domestic partners of federal employees to the same extent as those benefits cover legally married spouses of federal employees. The Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2013 (DPBO) would put the federal government on par with a majority of Fortune 500 companies. "We've made great progress for committed, … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Delivers Floor Speech opposing Military Involvement in Syria

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today delivered a speech on the floor of the United States Senate voicing her opposition to military involvement in Syria. "America must not act alone. The use of chemical weapons is a global atrocity and it demands a global response. That is why I oppose going to war in Syria. That is why I oppose authorizing military involvement in Syria's civil war. Not for one day, not for 60 days. Not for a decade." Watch Baldwin's speech here. Below, full remark… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Statement on Military Action in Syria

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement regarding military action in Syria. "As we consider responding to the use of chemical weapons in Syria with military action, I am committed to asking the tough questions of our President, as I have of all Presidents under which I've served. "I have traveled to Turkey to meet with refugees who have fled over the Syrian border. I've participated in classified briefings on Capitol Hill and at the White House. And I'v… Continue Reading


Baldwin statement on Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Tammy Baldwin issued the following statement in response to President Obama's announcement that he will ask Congress to authorize military force in Syria. "I am pleased that the President is seeking Congressional authorization for any potential strike in Syria. I still believe there must be a strong and convincing case made to the American people and we must work to build an international coalition before we lead or join any military response. My judgment on any mili… Continue Reading


Baldwin Leads Bipartisan Support For Rural Hospitals

Washington D.C. -U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has led a bipartisan group of 20 Senators in support of rural hospitals and the value they provide to communities across the country. In a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus and Ranking Member Orin Hatch, Senator Baldwin and 19 other Senators express their opposition to a provision in President Obama's Fiscal Year 2014 budget that proposes to cut Medicare reimbursement levels for rural hospitals. The President's budget propos… Continue Reading


Senator Baldwin Announces New Legislation to Strengthen America’s Commitment to the Next Generation of Research, Science and Innovation

Washington D.C. - At events in Milwaukee and Madison today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced new legislation she authored that will strengthen America's commitment to the next generation of research, science, and innovation. "In order for America to out-innovate the rest of the world and create an economy built to last, we must protect and strengthen our investments in research, science, and innovation," said Senator Baldwin. "We also need to continue to support and invest in the next gener… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Letter to White House Requesting Federal Disaster Declaration for 11 Wisconsin Counties

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has led a letter to the White House requesting a federal disaster declaration for 11 Wisconsin counties heavily hit by heavy rains and flooding in late June. The area's most heavily hit by the June storms were in Southwestern and Northwestern parts of the state. The request covers Ashland, Bayfield, Crawford, Dane, Grant, Iowa, Richland, Rock, St. Croix, Sauk, and Vernon Counties, as well as the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Baldwin was jo… Continue Reading


Legislators Urge Secretary Sebelius to Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy

Legislators Urge Secretary Sebelius to Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL), U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and U.S. Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius requesting information on the ongoing efforts by HHS to reevaluate blood donation criteria for men who have sex with men (MSM). MSM are currently defe… Continue Reading


Senators Urge President Obama to Set Target for Health Care Cost Savings

Washington, DC - As the Obama Administration continues working to implement the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) today led a letter calling on President Obama to set a specific cost-savings target to help focus federal efforts and to give the general public a clearer sense of the savings potential. The Senators write, "With so many voices in Washington calling for cuts to Medicare and Medicai… Continue Reading

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