Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Democrat • Wisconsin • 8th Term • Sworn In 1999
- 6 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 84 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 12 of 99)
- 95 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 68 of 100) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 7 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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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.1789Read twice and referred Dec 10, 2013 5 Views
A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to establish signal quality and content requirements for the carriage of public, educational, a...
S.1758 - Quality Data, Quality Healthcare Act of 2013Read twice and referred Nov 21, 2013 12 Views
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase access to Medicare data.
S.1701 - Freedoms and Privacy Act of 2013Read twice and referred Nov 14, 2013 10 Views
A bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to strengthen Fourth and Fifth Amendment Protections and freedoms of citizen...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.321Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Dec 13, 2013 48 Views
A resolution honoring the life, accomplishments, and legacy of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and expressing condolences on his passing.
S.1801 - Level the Playing Field in Global Trade Act of 2013Read twice and referred Dec 11, 2013 5 Views
A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to include in the calculation of normal value the cost of paying adequate wages and maintaining sustain...
S.Res.310Referred to the Committee Nov 21, 2013 19 Views
A resolution designating December 3, 2013, as "National Phenylketonuria Awareness Day".
Recent Voting History
H.J.Res. 59: Budget agreement bill
On the Motion to Table H.J.Res. 59Nay (with party)December 17, 2013
H.J.Res. 59: Budget agreement bill
On the Cloture Motion H.J.Res. 59Aye (with party)December 17, 2013
On the Motion to Proceed PN784: John Andrew Koskinen, of the District of Columbia, to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue for the term expiring November 12, 2017Aye (with party)December 16, 2013