Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Democrat • Wisconsin • 1st Term • Sworn In 2013
- 17 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 80 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 31 of 100)
- 203 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 55 of 100) 3 Made Into Law (Ranks 51 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.2639 - Veterans Affairs Health Workforce Enhancement Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jul 22, 2014 3 Views
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the number of graduate medical education residency positions at medical facilities o...
S.Res.505Referred to the Committee Jul 17, 2014 6 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 ActCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee Jul 23, 2014 2 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...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.536Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Aug 01, 2014 13 Views
A resolution designating September 2014 as "National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month".
S.2737 - Invest in American Jobs Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jul 31, 2014 6 Views
A bill to ensure that transportation and infrastructure projects carried out using Federal financial assistance are constructed with steel, ir...
S.2762 - Propane Supply and Security Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jul 31, 2014 18 Views
A bill to prevent future propane shortages, and for other purposes.
Recent Voting History
On the Cloture Motion PN1180: Jill A. Pryor, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh CircuitAye (with party)July 31, 2014
H.R. 5021: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014
On the Motion (Motion to Recede in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 5021)Aye (with party)July 31, 2014
H.R. 3230: Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014
On the Conference Report H.R. 3230Aye (with party)July 31, 2014