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Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Robust Funding for State and Local Governments to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines
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Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Robust Funding for State and Local Governments to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

Public health experts have estimated that a minimum of $8.4 billion is needed for COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce COVID-19 Relief Bill to Support Small Businesses
Baldwin Seeks Swift Release of LIHEAP Heating Help
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Baldwin Seeks Swift Release of LIHEAP Heating Help

40 U.S. Senators Urge Trump Administration to Make LIHEAP Funds Available to States

Baldwin, Brown Blast Trump Administration For Failing To Protect Workers
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Baldwin, Brown Blast Trump Administration For Failing To Protect Workers

Senators: DOL’s Recently Imposed Fines on Employers for Failing to Protect Their Workers from COVID-19 are Inadequate

Baldwin Calls On Republicans to Stand for Science, Support Bill to Stop Trump Administration’s Political Interference in COVID-19 Response
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Baldwin Calls On Republicans to Stand for Science, Support Bill to Stop Trump Administration’s Political Interference in COVID-19 Response

Democrats introduce legislation to fight political interference in the COVID-19 response following barrage of alarming instances of Trump administration meddling in scientific work

Baldwin, Colleagues Call on Postmaster General to Immediately Reverse Operational Changes to the U.S. Postal Service Causing Delays of Critical Medications to Americans
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Baldwin, Colleagues Call on Postmaster General to Immediately Reverse Operational Changes to the U.S. Postal Service Causing Delays of Critical Medications to Americans

Senators: "We continue to have grave concerns regarding widespread delays in the delivery of critical medications that millions of Americans rely upon every day."

Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Push for Answers on Administration’s Implementation of the Payroll Tax Deferral for Federal Employees, Service Members
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Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Push for Answers on Administration’s Implementation of the Payroll Tax Deferral for Federal Employees, Service Members

“Federal workers and service members should not be used as pawns for a payroll tax scheme that many private sector employers are unlikely to join and where key questions remain unanswered.”

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Senate to Reject Conditioning Federal Funds to Schools on Re-Opening In-Person
Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
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Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Senators Call on Majority Leader McConnell to hold vote on bipartisan bill that would restore the landmark Voting Rights Act

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Significant New, Flexible Funding for State and Local Governments
Baldwin, Senate Colleagues Demand Answers from Attorney General Barr and Acting Secretary Wolf on Deployment of Anonymous Federal Agents in American Cities
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Baldwin, Senate Colleagues Demand Answers from Attorney General Barr and Acting Secretary Wolf on Deployment of Anonymous Federal Agents in American Cities

In the wake of Trump's threat to deploy more federal agents, Senators press Department of Justice and Homeland Security heads on accountability and legal authorities for militarized interventions in American cities

Baldwin, Democrats Press Trump Administration to Reverse Move Undermining COVID-19 Hospital Data Collection and Reporting
Baldwin, Colleagues Call on Trump Administration to Immediately Comply with Supreme Court Decision on DACA
Baldwin, Colleagues Call for $32B in Transit Funding in Next COVID-19 Stimulus Package
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Baldwin, Colleagues Call for $32B in Transit Funding in Next COVID-19 Stimulus Package

As stay-at-home orders continue across the country, public transit agencies are faced with decline in ridership, steep revenue losses

Senator Baldwin Leads NDAA Amendment to Increase National Production of Testing Supplies and PPE as COVID-19 Cases Rise
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Senator Baldwin Leads NDAA Amendment to Increase National Production of Testing Supplies and PPE as COVID-19 Cases Rise

“We need more testing supplies, more testing, and more personal protective equipment for workers on the frontlines of this pandemic.”

Senator Baldwin Joins Colleagues in Calling for Answers Over Difficulties With Stimulus Payments Issued as Debit Cards
Baldwin, Murray, Harris Lead Colleagues in Raising Concerns with Law Enforcement Tactics Increasing Spread of COVID-19 at Peaceful Protests
Senator Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce $50 Billion Bill to Address Child Care Crisis
As the Trump Administration Pressures Meat Processing Plants to Open, Baldwin and Senators Urge Action to Ensure Worker Safety
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As the Trump Administration Pressures Meat Processing Plants to Open, Baldwin and Senators Urge Action to Ensure Worker Safety

In a letter to USDA Secretary Perdue, 29 Senators make recommendations to protect food supply workers

Senator Baldwin Calls for Funding for State Unemployment Agencies in Future Coronavirus-Related Legislation
Baldwin, Colleagues Urge HHS to Provide Transparency on Distribution of Remdesivir
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Baldwin, Colleagues Urge HHS to Provide Transparency on Distribution of Remdesivir

Senators call for a briefing from administration officials in charge of remdesivir hospital allocation process

Senator Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Ensure All Students Have Access to Internet during Coronavirus Pandemic
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Senator Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Ensure All Students Have Access to Internet during Coronavirus Pandemic

The current public health emergency is exacerbating a longstanding “homework gap” and requires immediate action by Congress

Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Push to Expand Delivery for SNAP Recipients During Pandemic
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Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Push to Expand Delivery for SNAP Recipients During Pandemic

Senators Press USDA for Answers, Immediate Solutions

Baldwin, Murphy Lead Call Urging Trump Administration to Cover COVID-19 Related Medical Expenses for Those Enrolled in Junk Plans
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Baldwin, Murphy Lead Call Urging Trump Administration to Cover COVID-19 Related Medical Expenses for Those Enrolled in Junk Plans

These Plans Have Left Patients with Potential and Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Saddled By High Medical Bills at a Time When the Economy and Many Livelihoods Are In Jeopardy

Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging USDA to Target Relief to Local Farmers in Finalized Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
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Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging USDA to Target Relief to Local Farmers in Finalized Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Earlier this Month, Senators Outlined Steps that USDA Can Take to Ensure that CARES Act Relief Programs Reach Local Farmers

Baldwin, Murray, Heinrich, Democrats to Scalia: Do Your Job and Protect Workers Before Reopening the Economy
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Baldwin, Murray, Heinrich, Democrats to Scalia: Do Your Job and Protect Workers Before Reopening the Economy

As the Trump Administration pushes to reopen economy, Senate Democrats insist that worker protections must come first

Baldwin, Senate Colleagues Call for Administration to Fully Utilize Defense Production Act & Protect Veterans from COVID-19
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Baldwin, Senate Colleagues Call for Administration to Fully Utilize Defense Production Act & Protect Veterans from COVID-19

“This Administration must prioritize VA’s sacred mission to care for our nation’s veterans who are especially vulnerable during this pandemic”

Baldwin Leads Call for Emergency OSHA Standard to Protect Essential Workers in COVID-19 Response Legislation
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Baldwin Leads Call for Emergency OSHA Standard to Protect Essential Workers in COVID-19 Response Legislation

"If we do not mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, it will continue to spread in the community and endanger the public at large"

Baldwin, Murray, Colleagues Press President Trump For Answers on Mismanagement of the Strategic National Stockpile
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Baldwin, Murray, Colleagues Press President Trump For Answers on Mismanagement of the Strategic National Stockpile

"It should not take public pleas from governors or letters from congressional delegations for states to obtain the supplies they need."

Baldwin, Colleagues Call on SBA to Issue Economic Emergency Loans and Grants to Small Businesses ASAP
Senator Baldwin, Colleagues Request COVID-19 Demographic Data from CDC to Ensure Effective Response to the Pandemic
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Senator Baldwin, Colleagues Request COVID-19 Demographic Data from CDC to Ensure Effective Response to the Pandemic

Members ask CDC for comprehensive demographic data about testing availability, health care access and more amid ongoing limited access to tests

Baldwin, Murphy, Senate Dems to HHS: Reopen the ACA Marketplace, Allow More Americans to Get Health Insurance during COVID-19 Pandemic
Baldwin, Bipartisan Colleagues Urge Administration to Ensure Continuity of Food Supply by Supporting Farmers during Coronavirus Pandemic
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Baldwin, Bipartisan Colleagues Urge Administration to Ensure Continuity of Food Supply by Supporting Farmers during Coronavirus Pandemic

Letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue calls on administration to make temporary flexibilities on Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans permanent for the duration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Baldwin, Senate Colleagues Urge FDA to Change Discriminatory Blood Donation Policies to Combat Coronavirus Pandemic
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Baldwin, Senate Colleagues Urge FDA to Change Discriminatory Blood Donation Policies to Combat Coronavirus Pandemic

As COVID-19 has spurred a nationwide blood shortage, the FDA continues to enforce discriminatory policies prohibiting many healthy gay and bisexual men from donating blood

Baldwin, Colleagues Tell Trump to Immediately and Fully Use All Defense Production Act Authorities to Mobilize War-Scale Manufacturing Effort of Respirators, Ventilators, Test Kits, Other Medical Equipment
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Baldwin, Colleagues Tell Trump to Immediately and Fully Use All Defense Production Act Authorities to Mobilize War-Scale Manufacturing Effort of Respirators, Ventilators, Test Kits, Other Medical Equipment

President has only invoked part of one title in Act, and refused to deploy Act's full powers to incentivize industry, retool private manufacturing capabilities; Senators also urge Trump to stop xenophobic references to COVID-19

Senator Baldwin Helps Introduce Bill to Expand Free Coronavirus Testing
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Senator Baldwin Helps Introduce Bill to Expand Free Coronavirus Testing

Legislation Would Expand Free Coronavirus Testing and Related Health Care Services to People on Private Insurance, in Medicare, Medicaid and for the Uninsured

In Letter to Trump, Baldwin and Senate Democrats Call for Coronavirus Economic Response Focused on Helping Workers and Families Most Harmed
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In Letter to Trump, Baldwin and Senate Democrats Call for Coronavirus Economic Response Focused on Helping Workers and Families Most Harmed

Stimulus should focus on boosting working Americans, not corporate bottom lines

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Achieve Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Baldwin, Brown, Sanders Demand Answers From Amazon As Work-Related Injuries Continue To Rise
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Baldwin, Brown, Sanders Demand Answers From Amazon As Work-Related Injuries Continue To Rise

Senators Urging Amazon to Put Worker Safety Ahead of Profits, Prevent and Protect Employees from Workplace Injuries

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Action on Funding Gun Violence Research at CDC
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Action on Funding Gun Violence Research at CDC

Recent shootings across the U.S. underscore the need for action on this public health crisis

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Stop Foreign Interference in our Elections
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Stop Foreign Interference in our Elections

The House of Representatives passed companion legislation yesterday to end harmful interference in American elections

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Expanded Access to Care and Resources for Families with Alzheimer’s
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Expanded Access to Care and Resources for Families with Alzheimer’s

Bipartisan Group of Senators Ask CMS to Launch Campaign to Educate Alzheimer’s Clinicians, Patients and Families about Resources Available to Them

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Warns That Pharmaceutical Mergers May Increase Drug Prices and Reduce Patient Access to Essential Medications
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Warns That Pharmaceutical Mergers May Increase Drug Prices and Reduce Patient Access to Essential Medications

"The past several years have seen a steady increase in mergers and acquisitions across our economy, and the pharmaceutical sector is no exception."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Introduction of Legislation to Stop Use of Taxpayer Dollars at Trump Properties
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Introduction of Legislation to Stop Use of Taxpayer Dollars at Trump Properties

"President Trump is a walking, talking, tweeting conflict of interest and it is wrong for him to line his own pockets with the abuse of taxpayer dollars."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Introduction of Legislation to Stop the Cruel and Neglectful Treatment of Children at Border
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Introduction of Legislation to Stop the Cruel and Neglectful Treatment of Children at Border

The Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act would create clear, non-negotiable standards for the treatment of children in America’s care

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Congratulating U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team on Historic Victory, Urges Equal Pay
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Congratulating U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team on Historic Victory, Urges Equal Pay

"The U.S. women’s national soccer team brought our nation together and made us all proud winning their second straight World Cup."

Baldwin: Census Should Stay on Schedule, Omit Citizenship Question
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Baldwin: Census Should Stay on Schedule, Omit Citizenship Question

Senators Urge Secretary Ross To Print Census Materials Without Citizenship Question, Avoid Delays

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Colleagues to Introduce First Ever Bipartisan Senate Resolution to Honor the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Colleagues to Introduce First Ever Bipartisan Senate Resolution to Honor the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising

June 28, 2019 marks 50 years since brave Americans at New York’s Stonewall Inn stood up to oppression and discrimination

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Effort Directing Trump Administration to Meet Standards Set by the Paris Climate Agreement
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Effort Directing Trump Administration to Meet Standards Set by the Paris Climate Agreement

On June 1, 2017, President Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement – making the United States the only count ry to reject the climate accords

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Guarantee Equal Access to Abortion
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging Trump Administration to Withdraw Proposed SNAP Rule
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging Trump Administration to Withdraw Proposed SNAP Rule

Proposed rule would bypass the intent of Congress in the 2018 Farm Bill and take food assistance away from families

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Take on Student Debt Crisis
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Take on Student Debt Crisis

Aid Student Loan Borrowers With Refinancing At Lower Interest Rate

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Inclusion of Contractor Back Pay in Upcoming Disaster Package
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Inclusion of Contractor Back Pay in Upcoming Disaster Package

“Contractor workers and their families should not be penalized for a government shutdown that they did nothing to cause.”

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Ensure Child Care for All
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Legislation to Ensure Child Care for All

The Child Care for Working Families Act would ensure high-quality, affordable child care for working families across the country

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Pay Federal Workers Affected by the Shutdown Immediately
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges Trump Administration to Pay Federal Workers Affected by the Shutdown Immediately

"This government shutdown made it clearer than ever just how dedicated civil servants are to their jobs, and how vital those jobs are to the nation."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Back Pay Fairness Act to Reimburse Federal Workers — with Interest
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Back Pay Fairness Act to Reimburse Federal Workers — with Interest

"It’s only fair that if the federal government can charge you interest for being late on your taxes, then it should be paying interest on late paychecks."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Resolution to Recognize Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Resolution to Recognize Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day

Tax credit for workers gives financial boost to millions of Americans and their families, including more than 350,000 Wisconsinites

Johnson, Durbin Continue Push for Strong Response to Russian Aggression in Ukraine
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Johnson, Durbin Continue Push for Strong Response to Russian Aggression in Ukraine

"It has been two months since Russia seized three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crews in international waters, and still neither the vessels nor the crews have been returned to Ukraine."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Reintroduce Resolution To Defend Constitutionality of Pre-Existing Condition Protections
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Colleagues to Reintroduce Resolution To Defend Constitutionality of Pre-Existing Condition Protections

"No parent should have to lay awake at night wondering if the health care they have today, for themselves and their children, will be there tomorrow."

Senate Passes Baldwin Supported Bill to Ensure Federal Workers Affected by Shutdowns Receive Retroactive Pay
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Senate Passes Baldwin Supported Bill to Ensure Federal Workers Affected by Shutdowns Receive Retroactive Pay

Currently, 420,000 federal workers are being forced to work without pay, and another 380,000 federal workers were sent home over the holidays without pay

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation To Allow Medicare To Negotiate Prescription Drug Prices And Lower Costs For Seniors
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation To Allow Medicare To Negotiate Prescription Drug Prices And Lower Costs For Seniors

Legislation would allow Medicare to negotiate the best possible price of prescription drugs, to cut costs for nearly 43 million seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D. Current law only allows for bargaining by pharmaceutical companies but bans Medicare from doing so

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Background Check Expansion Act To Reduce Gun Violence
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce Background Check Expansion Act To Reduce Gun Violence

"This legislation is a commonsense solution to prevent the easy access of weapons for those that shouldn't have them."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses VA for Answers on Misuse Of Suicide Prevention Funds
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses VA for Answers on Misuse Of Suicide Prevention Funds

The VA has spent less than one percent of its budget for suicide prevention

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Trump Administration to Stop Pushing Health Insurance Plans that Weaken Pre-Existing Condition Protections
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Trump Administration to Stop Pushing Health Insurance Plans that Weaken Pre-Existing Condition Protections

New Administration guidance encourages states to promote “junk” health plans that lack protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions and would increase costs for millions of Americans

Following the Recent Federal Report, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Immediate Action to Combat Climate Change
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Following the Recent Federal Report, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Immediate Action to Combat Climate Change

Baldwin joins 24 Senate colleagues in backing the recent report and National Climate Assessment on the consequences of climate chang

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Effort to Give Workers a Greater Voice at Public Companies
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Effort to Give Workers a Greater Voice at Public Companies

Baldwin and colleagues call for SEC to consider the merits of directly electing workers to company boards

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Senate Resolution Recognizing June As Pride Month
Ahead of Open Enrollment, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses HHS on Navigator Funding
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Ahead of Open Enrollment, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Presses HHS on Navigator Funding

In past years, the federal grant process for Navigators was underway by April, but as of today, CMS has yet to put out a formal call for grant applications.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Works to Protect VA Watchdog
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Works to Protect VA Watchdog

Senator Co-Sponsors Amendment to 2019 VA Funding Bill in Response to VA’s “Alarming Disservice to American Veterans and Taxpayers”

Baldwin, Stabenow, McCaskill Lead 47 Senators in Calling on Trump Administration to Halt Expansion of Junk Health Insurance Plans
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Baldwin, Stabenow, McCaskill Lead 47 Senators in Calling on Trump Administration to Halt Expansion of Junk Health Insurance Plans

The Senators expressed their opposition to the proposed rule to expand junk plans, CMS-9924-P, ahead of the deadline for public comment on April 23, 2018.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Anti-Bullying Legislation
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Anti-Bullying Legislation

Safe Schools Legislation Would Require School Districts Across the Country to Develop and Implement Locally Driven Anti-Bullying Policies

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Make Community and Technical School More Affordable
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Make Community and Technical School More Affordable

America's College Promise Act is an investment in workforce readiness and our economy

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Effort to Warn VA Against Limiting Caregiver Support Services
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Effort to Warn VA Against Limiting Caregiver Support Services

Senators to VA: Do Not Redefine the Law to Take Away Caregiver Support for Disabled Veterans

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Coalition to Introduce USA RIGHTS Act to Reform Secretive Warrantless Spy Program
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Coalition to Introduce USA RIGHTS Act to Reform Secretive Warrantless Spy Program

Bill Reforms FISA Sec. 702 to Protect Americans' Security AND Liberties, Reduce Secret Law and Focus Spy Program on Foreign Threats

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Allow Medicare to Negotiate Prescription Drug Prices and Lower Costs for Seniors
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Allow Medicare to Negotiate Prescription Drug Prices and Lower Costs for Seniors

Legislation would allow Medicare to negotiate the best possible price of prescription drugs, to cut costs for nearly 41 million seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D