Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Democrat • Wisconsin • 1st Term • Sworn In 2013
- 15 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 79 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 29 of 99)
- 178 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 62 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.2293 - National Scenic Trails Parity ActRead twice and referred May 06, 2014 6 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...
S.2045 - American Royalties Too Act of 2014Read twice and referred Feb 26, 2014 6 Views
A bill to amend title 17, United States Code, to secure the rights of visual artists to copyright, to provide for resale royalties, and for ot...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.2595Read twice and referred Jul 10, 2014 7 Views
A bill to revise the authorized route of the North Country National Scenic Trail in northeastern Minnesota and to extend the trail into Vermon...
S.2578Read the second time Jul 10, 2014 22 Views
A bill to ensure that employers cannot interfere in their employees' birth control and other health care decisions.
S.2569 - Bring Jobs Home ActRead the second time Jul 09, 2014 21 Views
A bill to provide an incentive for businesses to bring jobs back to America.
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN1737: Shaun L. S. Donovan, of New York, to be Director of the Office of Management and BudgetAye (with party)July 10, 2014
S. 2363: Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014
On the Cloture Motion S. 2363Aye (with party)July 10, 2014
On the Nomination PN1736: Julian Castro, of Texas, to be Secretary of Housing and Urban DevelopmentAye (with party)July 09, 2014