Press Releases


Baldwin Stands up for Working Families, Supports Child Care & Development Block Grant (CCBDG) Act that Benefits 34,000 Wisconsin Kids Every Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today voted to support reauthorization of the Child Care & Development Block Grant (CCBDG) Act, a federal grant program that provides child care subsidies for low-income and working families. This reauthorization was approved by the Senate HELP Committee, on which Baldwin sits, in September 2013. The bill passed the U.S. Senate today 88-1 and will now go to the President to be signed into law. "In America, we know that a quality education and a … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Effort to Help with Development of Ebola Treatments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee has joined several of her HELP Committee colleagues in introducing legislation to incentivize the development of treatments and vaccines for Ebola by adding the disease to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) priority review voucher program, an initiative designed to help speed the development of new drugs for neglected tropical diseases. Currently Ebola is not listed a… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Veterans Day

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today on Veterans Day: "This Veterans Day, let us join together as a community to pay tribute to all those who have served and sacrificed to protect and defend the American freedoms that we all cherish. Our Veterans across our state and country have lived the values we pay tribute to on Veterans Day - duty, honor, and service. It is that sense of service - both as soldiers and as members of our community - that inspir… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Net Neutrality

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement today on President Obama's announcement regarding net neutrality. "Net neutrality is a principle that is at the heart of an open, accessible and free Internet. We cannot allow Internet service providers to create an uneven playing field in the online marketplace for services and ideas. We also must ensure that the Internet does not become a two-tiered system, with fast lanes for some and slow lanes for others. That is… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Franken Urge Administration to Implement Response Plan to Mitigate Future Propane Supply Shortages

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) have sent a letter to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Earnest Moniz urging the Administration to do more to prevent another propane crisis this year. The Administration has taken some steps recommended by Baldwin and Franken to avoid a repeat of last year's propane crisis, including the collection of more data to better determine supply levels, but more can be done to implement a new emergency response system f… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Testifies Before International Trade Commission on Behalf of Wisconsin Manufacturer

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 paper company, Appvion of Appleton. The purpose of Baldwin's attendance at the hearing was to highlight the importance of the paper industry in Wisconsin and to address an important trade matter that impacts Appvion, a pulp and paper mill that manufactures and sells coated paper products world-wide and employs 1,644 employees in Wisconsin… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Holds Roundtable with U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and Northeast Wisconsin Forestry Stakeholders

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin brought U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell to Wisconsin this week for a discussion with local stakeholders in Rhinelander regarding the challenges facing Wisconsin's timber economy and how to improve management of Wisconsin's forests. Following the roundtable discussion, Senator Baldwin and Chief Tidwell toured public and private forest lands in Forest County. "Our forests and the timber industry in central and northern Wisconsin are facing a numb… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Response to Ebola

"The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa demands a global response and while America is providing strong leadership abroad the international community needs to do more to fight this health crisis. "I support continuing strong and enhanced screening at our US International airports to prevent the virus from being carried into the country. "The confirmed cases in the United States have created a great deal of public anxiety which is why we need a more robust and coordinated response to effectively … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Nearly $93 Million in Winter Heat Aid to Wisconsin

Washington, D.C - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that Wisconsin has received $92.9 million in heating and home energy assistance funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help those who struggle to heat their homes during the winter months. In 2013, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds were provided to 214,531 Wisconsin households. "As winter approaches in Wisconsin, it's more important than ever that we do everything we can to keep those in… Continue Reading


Baldwin, Franken and Vitter Call for Surface Transportation Board to Increase Freight Rail Competitiveness and Improve Service

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), together with her colleagues Al Franken (D-MN) and David Vitter (R-LA) have sent a bipartisan letter to Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman, Daniel Elliott III, calling for reforms that would increase competition and responsiveness from the railroad industry. The bipartisan group of Senators gave voice to the concern and frustration of a broad coalition of freight rail shippers in their states that are facing serious service problem… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Encourages Governor Walker to Apply for Federal Investments in Wisconsin Early Childhood Education

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Tammy Baldwin today sent a letter Governor Scott Walker encouraging him to apply for federal, early childhood education investments in Wisconsin schools. Wisconsin is one of 36 states that has been invited by the Obama Administration to apply for a share of $250 million in Preschool Development Expansion Grants directed to help states develop and expand high-quality preschool programs for low- and moderate-income children. The Badger State is eligible for up to $15 milli… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Supreme Court Action on Marriage Equality in Wisconsin

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin made the below statement following the U.S. Supreme Court's action regarding marriage equality in Wisconsin. "Today's action by the U.S. Supreme Court is a huge victory for freedom and equality both in Wisconsin and in states across America. And now we can proudly say that marriage equality is the law of the land in Wisconsin. "Love is love, family is family, and discriminating against anyone's love, against anyone's family, is not only wrong, it's … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls On Governor Walker to Notify the Nearly 27,000 Wisconsinites He Dropped from BadgerCare of Special Enrollment Period for Health Care Coverage

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today called on Governor Walker to notify the almost 27,000 Wisconsinites who he terminated from Badgercare coverage and who now face a coverage gap that they are eligible to enroll in the federal Marketplace during a special enrollment period. The Walker Administration is the only entity in the state with the full list of eligible individuals and the information to directly reach the nearly 27,000 Wisconsinites. At this time, the Walker Administratio… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Senate Vote to Authorize an Expansion of American Military Efforts in Syria

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on her vote against H.J.Res.124, a Continuing Resolution which included authorization for an expansion of U.S. military efforts in Syria. "The Continuing Resolution has many provisions which I strongly support, including reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, providing funding to address the Ebola crisis, and preventing another government shutdown by funding our government. I would have voted in favor of the Continuing… Continue Reading


Senators Baldwin, Kaine, Portman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Train High-Quality CTE Teachers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Rob Portman (R-OH), Co-Chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, introduced the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act that would create a CTE teacher-training grant partnership to recruit and train high-quality CTE teachers. The Creating Quality Technical Educators Act grant would foster partnerships between high-needs secondary schools and post-secondary institutions to create one-year… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Digital Coast Act to Aid Great Lakes Communities in Water Management, Disaster Response, Long-Term Planning and Restoration

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced legislation to help Wisconsin communities along the Great Lakes better prepare for storms, cope with varying lake levels, and strengthen economic development planning efforts along the shore. "Our Great Lakes are a great asset for our quality of life but also for our long-term economic security. Wisconsin's Great Lakes communities face a variety of challenges to keep their harbors open, their waters clean and their beaches ready for … Continue Reading


Baldwin Leads Career and Technical Education Briefing on Skills Training and the Needs of the 21st Century Workforce

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, as co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, joined her fellow co-chairs U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to kick off a public briefing and panel discussion on the current opportunities and challenges in aligning skills training with the needs of the 21st century workforce. Baldwin recently introduced the CTE Opportunity Act to extend eligibility for federal student loans to short-term career and techni… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Republican Obstruction of Paycheck Fairness Act

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today voted to support the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that addresses the issue of gender-based pay discrimination. More than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act, working women still take home 77 cents for every dollar their male colleagues earn for doing exactly the same work. Today, Republicans in the U.S. Senate voted for the second time this year to block the legislation from moving forward. "I'm disappointed that my Republican… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Stands up for Wisconsin Students, Introduces New Legislation to Address Access to Affordable Higher Education

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has introduced two bills to address the larger issue of student debt and college affordability. The legislation targets students who work their way through school and students enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Baldwin recently traveled across Wisconsin, meeting with students and recent graduates who are struggling with the cost of a higher education. "Student loan debt is holding back an entire generation and creating a drag … Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Obama's Address to the Nation on the Administration's Strategy to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin made the below statement following President Obama's address to the nation on the Administration's strategy to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). "It was important for the President to lay out clearly the nature of the threat to American interests and how we are going to work with a broad coalition of international partners, including Arab partners in the immediate region, and the Iraqi government to deal with this threat before… Continue Reading

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