Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Democrat • Wisconsin • 1st Term • Sworn In 2013
- 16 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 79 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 29 of 99)
- 184 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 60 of 100) 3 Made Into Law (Ranks 36 of 100)
Baldwin was born February 11, 1962 in Madison, Wisconsin where she was also raised. She earned a bachelor's degree from Smith College, and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1993 to 1999 and was elected to the House in 1998. She was the first woman elected to Congress from the state of Wisconsin. She is also the first openly gay person who was not an incumbent to be elected to the House of Representatives. While two openly gay men serve in the House of Representatives, she is the only "out" lesbian.
According to Baldwin's official website, "she is a leading advocate for universal health care" and works at "protecting Social Security from risky privatization schemes, protecting Medicare, and increasing support for public education, including financial aid for higher education." She is also "a forceful supporter of civil rights and an advocate for those in our society whose voices, too often, are not heard."http://tammybaldwin.house.gov/page.asp?page=aboutTammy Read More...
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- Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
- National Parks
- Public Lands, Forests, and Mining
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Employment and Workplace Safety
- Primary Health and Aging
- Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
- Financial and Contracting Oversight
- Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
- the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce
- Senate Committee on the Budget
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.Res.505Referred to the Committee Jul 17, 2014 18 Views
A resolution congratulating the Gay, Lesbian, and Allies Senate Staff (GLASS) Caucus association on the 10-year anniversary of the association.
S.2293 - National Scenic Trails Parity ActRead twice and referred May 06, 2014 4 Views
A bill to clarify the status of the North Country, Ice Age, and New England National Scenic Trails as units of the National Park System, and f...
S.2133 - Fair Employment Protection Act of 2014Read twice and referred Mar 13, 2014 9 Views
A bill to amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other statutes to clarify appropriate liability standards for Federal antidiscri...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.2625Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Jul 17, 2014 16 Views
A bill to establish certain duties for pharmacies to ensure provision of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraception, and for other pu...
S.Res.502Referred to the Committee Jul 15, 2014 22 Views
A resolution concerning the suspension of exit permit issuance by the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo for adopted Congolese chi...
S.2599 - Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act of 2014Read the second time Jul 15, 2014 34 Views
A bill to stop exploitation through trafficking.
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN1187: Julie E. Carnes, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh CircuitAye (with party)July 21, 2014
On the Cloture Motion PN1187: Julie E. Carnes, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh CircuitAye (with party)July 17, 2014
S. 2244: National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers Reform Act of 2014
On Passage of the Bill S. 2244Aye (with party)July 17, 2014