Sen. Tammy Baldwin

Protesters marked the ground outside the Wauwatosa City Hall with chalk displaying a variety of messages. (Photo | Isiah Holmes)

Baldwin and Moore call for civil rights probe of Wauwatosa PD

BY: - July 23, 2021

Growing concerns over tactics used by the Wauwatosa Police Department (WPD) during the protests of 2020 have reached top officials in Wisconsin government. On Wednesday, Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Sen. Tammy Baldwin requested a civil rights probe of WPD. The pair’s concerns were outlined in a brief letter which was sent to Assistant Attorney General […]

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‘They have nothing to do with us’

BY: - July 1, 2021

When the company where both he and his wife worked was bought up a few years ago, Mike Gackstatter did a little research on the buyer. The couple both worked at Hufcor, a home-grown Janesville manufacturer of specialty room dividers used in large private and public spaces. The new owner was OpenGate Capital, a Los […]

Baldwin urges equity firm to halt Janesville factory shutdown

BY: - June 16, 2021

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is urging a Los Angeles private equity firm to rethink its plan to close a Janesville factory this summer, reportedly to move the work to Mexico. Baldwin sent an open letter Wednesday to OpenGate Capital CEO Andrew Nikou with a series of questions about the firm’s plan for the Hufcor plant […]

Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn.owners, the Sackler family, are facing hundreds of lawsuits across the country for the company's alleged role in the opioid epidemic that has killed more than 200,000 Americans over the past 20 years.

IRS urged not to allow opioid companies to file ‘abusive’ tax deductions

BY: - April 16, 2021

Sen. Tammy Baldwin has joined other Senate colleagues in calling on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to challenge tax deductions by opioid companies which the senators have called “abusive.” Such deductions could stem from settlements opioid companies have paid because of their role in the opioid epidemic. Signed by 12 elected officials, including Baldwin, the […]

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Baldwin legislation would guarantee VA coverage for illness from toxic military base

BY: - February 25, 2021

Legislation introduced Thursday would require the Veterans Administration to assume responsibility for treating U.S. service members who became ill after being exposed to cancer-causing toxic materials nearly 20 years ago at a former Soviet air base in Uzbekistan. The bipartisan legislation, introduced by Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) along with Reps. Stephen […]

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Senate bill boosts addiction treatment, Medicaid coverage for prisoners before release

BY: - February 10, 2021

A bipartisan bill to be introduced Wednesday would allow prisoners to get addiction treatment covered by Medicaid starting 30 days before their release from jail or prison. The bipartisan measure, coauthored by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), would create an exception to a federal law that bars virtually all federal health coverage for prisoners. Joining Baldwin […]

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Baldwin and Moore seek to diversify maternal health workforce with “Momnibus”

BY: - February 10, 2021

Baldwin and Moore seek to diversify maternal health workforce with “Momnibus” bill

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: U.S. Capitol police officers point their guns at a door that was vandalized in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Congressional delegation responds to violent pro-Trump mob storming U.S. Capitol

BY: - January 6, 2021

As Congress met in a joint session Wednesday to certify Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election, several of the state’s Republicans planned to join the effort to object to that result because of baseless claims of fraud.  But as the process was just beginning, a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the […]

Sen. Baldwin questions U.S. Marshals deployment to Wauwatosa

BY: - December 18, 2020

Questions still loom over the Wauwatosa emergency declaration in October, and exactly which agencies were on the ground assisting local enforcement operations. Some of them are now coming from Sen. Tammy Baldwin, following the revelation that U.S. Marshals were on the ground during the suburb’s curfew order. Wisconsin’s largest city was on a short list […]

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Baldwin, Moore hope Biden administration will boost transitional jobs proposal

BY: - December 4, 2020

Will a Joe Biden administration give new life to a jobs program to help the chronically unemployed? Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) hope so. The two Wisconsin lawmakers are talking up their bill to expand transitional jobs programs, which use government subsidies to offset wages in order to help people […]

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Baldwin sends new demands to postmaster general

BY: - October 20, 2020

Despite federal court orders to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to reverse actions suspected of delaying mail, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) told DeJoy in a letter Tuesday that postal workers are reporting violations of the orders. The U.S. Postal Service “needs to comply with these court orders and reverse the operational changes that led to — […]

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Baldwin letter demands postal service reverse ‘harmful changes’

BY: - August 25, 2020

In a letter Tuesday to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, Sen. Tammy Baldwin is demanding that the postal service restore disconnected mail sorting machines, reverse orders that had barred letter carriers from making extra trips to deliver mail and ensure overtime for postal employees to provide timely mail delivery. “I am writing to demand that you […]