Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Democrat • Wisconsin • 8th Term • Sworn In 1999
- 14 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 74 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 23 of 100)
- 139 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 65 of 100) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 25 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.2133 - Fair Employment Protection Act of 2014Read twice and referred Mar 13, 2014 6 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 9 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...
S.2031 - Ashland Breakwater Light Transfer ActRead twice and referred Feb 12, 2014 9 Views
A bill to amend the Act to provide for the establishment of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in the State of Wisconsin, and for other pu...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.2223 - Minimum Wage Fairness ActMotion to proceed to consideration Apr 10, 2014 60 Views
A bill to provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend increased expensing lim...
S.2199 - Paycheck Fairness ActMotion by Senator Reid Apr 09, 2014 136 Views
A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages o...
S.2185Read twice and referred Mar 31, 2014 5 Views
A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 123 South 9th Street in De Pere, Wisconsin, as the "Corporal J...
Recent Voting History
On the Motion for Attendance PN1182: Michelle T. Friedland, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth CircuitAye (with party)April 10, 2014
On the Cloture Motion PN1182: Michelle T. Friedland, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth CircuitAye (with party)April 10, 2014
On the Nomination PN1063: Terrell McSweeny, of the District of Columbia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the unexpired term of seven years from September 26, 2010Aye (with party)April 09, 2014