Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Democrat • Wisconsin • 1st Term • Sworn In 2013
- 17 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 79 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 29 of 100)
- 193 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 58 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.2639 - Veterans Affairs Health Workforce Enhancement Act of 2014Read 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 11 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 4 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.Res.530Referred to the Committee Jul 30, 2014 3 Views
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate on the current situation in Iraq and the urgent need to protect religious minorities from pers...
S.2693 - Women's Small Business Ownership Act of 2014Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Jul 30, 2014 2 Views
A bill to reauthorize the women's business center program of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.
S.2687Read twice and referred Jul 30, 2014 7 Views
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that women members of the Armed Forces and their families have access to the contracep...
Recent Voting History
S. 2648: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2014
On the Cloture Motion S. 2648Aye (with party)July 30, 2014
S. 2569: Bring Jobs Home Act
On the Cloture Motion S. 2569Aye (with party)July 30, 2014
H.R. 5021: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 5021Aye (with party)July 29, 2014