Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Democrat • Wisconsin • 8th Term • Sworn In 1999
- 6 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 84 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 12 of 99)
- 95 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 68 of 100) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 7 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.1758 - Quality Data, Quality Healthcare Act of 2013Read twice and referred Nov 21, 2013 12 Views
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase access to Medicare data.
S.1701 - Freedoms and Privacy Act of 2013Read twice and referred Nov 14, 2013 6 Views
A bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to strengthen Fourth and Fifth Amendment Protections and freedoms of citizen...
S.1552 - Next Generation Research ActRead twice and referred Sep 26, 2013 5 Views
A bill to demonstrate a commitment to our nation's scientists by increasing opportunities for the development of our next generation of teachers.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.310Referred to the Committee Nov 21, 2013 19 Views
A resolution designating December 3, 2013, as "National Phenylketonuria Awareness Day".
S.1754 - Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth ActRead twice and referred Nov 21, 2013 32 Views
A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve the financial aid process for homeless children and youths and foster children and...
S.1764Read twice and referred Nov 21, 2013 6 Views
A bill to limit the retirement of A-10 aircraft.
Recent Voting History
On the Concurrent Resolution S.Con.Res. 28Aye (with party)November 21, 2013
S. 1197: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
On the Cloture Motion S. 1197Aye (with party)November 21, 2013
On the Cloture Motion PN527: Patricia Ann Millett, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia CircuitAye (with party)November 21, 2013