Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Democrat • Wisconsin • 1st Term • Sworn In 2013
- 20 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 74 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 35 of 100)
- 217 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 54 of 100) 3 Made Into Law (Ranks 57 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.2966Read twice and referred Nov 20, 2014 33 Views
A bill to improve the understanding and coordination of critical care health services.
S.2890 - Digital Coast Act of 2014Read twice and referred Sep 18, 2014 4 Views
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Commerce, through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to establish a constituent-driven ...
S.2796 - Working Student Act of 2014Read twice and referred Sep 11, 2014 4 Views
A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to increase the income protection allowances.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.585Referred to the Committee Nov 20, 2014 17 Views
A resolution designating December 3, 2014, as "National Phenylketonuria Awareness Day".
S.Res.591Referred to the Committee Nov 20, 2014 23 Views
A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of American Education Week.
S.Res.590Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Nov 20, 2014 19 Views
A resolution recognizing National Native American Heritage Month and celebrating the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contri...
Recent Voting History
On the Cloture Motion PN1230: Leigh Martin May, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of GeorgiaAye (with party)November 12, 2014
On the Cloture Motion PN1552: Randolph D. Moss, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of ColumbiaAye (with party)November 12, 2014
H.J.Res. 124: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
On the Cloture Motion H.J.Res. 124Nay (against party)September 18, 2014