Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Democrat • Wisconsin • 1st Term • Sworn In 2013
- 11 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 44 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 1 of 99)
- 85 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 21 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 1 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...
- Today: 8
- Past Seven Days: 49
- All-Time: 52,445
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.1074Read twice and referred Apr 23, 2015 7 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.977Read twice and referred Apr 16, 2015 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...
S.926 - Grace Period Restoration Act of 2015Read twice and referred Apr 14, 2015 3 Views
A bill to amend the patent law to promote basic research, to stimulate publication of scientific documents, to encourage collaboration in scie...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1069Read twice and referred Apr 23, 2015 3 Views
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for qualified conservation contributions which include ...
S.1083Read twice and referred Apr 23, 2015 2 Views
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require drug manufacturers to provide drug rebates for drugs dispensed to low-income...
S.1043Read twice and referred Apr 22, 2015 3 Views
A bill to ensure that transportation and infrastructure projects carried out using Federal financial assistance are constructed with steel, ir...
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN4: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney GeneralAye (with party)April 23, 2015
On the Cloture Motion PN4: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney GeneralAye (with party)April 23, 2015
S. 178: Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill S. 178Aye (with party)April 22, 2015