Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Democrat • Wisconsin • 1st Term • Sworn In 2013
- 17 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 78 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 29 of 100)
- 188 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 59 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.2639Read twice and referred Jul 22, 2014 6 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 24 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 5 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.2625 - Access to Birth Control ActSponsor introductory remarks on measure Jul 17, 2014 32 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.2607 - Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury Extension ActSponsor introductory remarks on measure Jul 15, 2014 22 Views
A bill to extend and modify the pilot program of the Department of Veterans Affairs on assisted living services for veterans with traumatic br...
Recent Voting History
On the Cloture Motion PN1696: Pamela Harris, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth CircuitAye (with party)July 24, 2014
S. 2569: Bring Jobs Home Act
On the Cloture Motion S. 2569Aye (with party)July 23, 2014
On the Nomination PN1516: John W. deGravelles, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of LouisianaAye (with party)July 22, 2014