In 2012, Tammy Baldwin made history by becoming Wisconsin’s first woman and the first openly gay member elected to the US Senate. Since then, she has taken on and won some of the country’s biggest fights, passing legislation to promote Made in America manufacturing, lowering the price of essential prescription drugs like insulin, and expanding health care for veterans. She is also the lead sponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act, which guarantees equal access to abortion everywhere in the United States.
Senator Baldwin has also made addressing the student debt crisis and college affordability a top priority. After holding roundtables with students and recent graduates struggling with the cost of a higher education, Senator Baldwin introduced the America’s College Promise Act to make the skills and credentials necessary for success in today’s economy attainable for all Americans, regardless of socio-economic status. Senator Baldwin’s legislation would create new federal-state partnerships to provide two years of tuition-free access to community or technical college programs.
Senator Baldwin serves on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and the Senate Appropriations Committee.