Tammy (Tammy) Baldwin (D)
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Room 709 HSOB- Hart Senate Office Building 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-4906

Residence: Madison, WI
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2018
DOB: 2/11/1962
Committee Assignments
RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (Senate)
FC MemberSenate National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Caucus (COPD)
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberSenate Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Philanthropy Caucus
FC MemberSenate Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberMidwest High Speed Rail Congressional Caucus
FC MemberSenate Competitiveness Caucus
FC MemberJoint Whistleblower Protection Caucus
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force (Senate)
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness
MemberSenate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veteran Affairs, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
Co-ChairCongressional Cranberry Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
MemberSenate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of Defense
Co-ChairCongressional Land Conservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Spina Bifida Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force (Joint)
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Health Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dairy Farmers Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of the National Park Service Centennial
FC MemberCongressional Glaucoma Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Vision Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease


Tammy Baldwin was born in Madison, Wisconsin and raised by her grandparents in the Badger State. Her grandfather was a scientist at the University of Wisconsin and her grandmother was a gifted artist and seamstress who became chief costumer of the UW Theater Department. When Tammy was nine years old, she was diagnosed with a serious childhood illness similar to spinal meningitis. She spent three months in the hospital. Her grandparents had health insurance, but they weren't allowed to list Tammy as a dependent. Their insurance wouldn't cover her care. They were forced to make great sacrifices to pay for Tammy's healthcare.

Christmas picture Tammy got better, and her grandparents looked for an insurance policy that would cover her in the future. But they discovered that, because of her previous illness, they couldn't find such a policy. Not from any insurer. Not at any price. Tammy had been branded with the words "pre-existing condition." Now, because of the Affordable Care Act, championed by Tammy in the U.S. House of Representatives and in the U.S. Senate, children have protections that they didn't have before and can't be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. As her grandmother grew older, Tammy served as her grandmother's primary caregiver - an extremely rewarding, but also challenging responsibility. Growing up in a grandfamily and being a caregiver shaped Tammy's future in public service, as she led the bipartisan effort to support family caregivers by sponsoring and passing the RAISE Family Caregivers Act in the Senate.

Tammy graduated from Madison West High School and went on to double-major in political science and mathematics at Smith College. In 1989, she received her law degree from UW-Madison. In 1986, while in law school, she served on the Madison Common Council, filling an aldermanic vacancy. Tammy was elected to four terms (1986-1994) on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. In 1992, Tammy was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly as a State Representative for the 78th District, serving three terms.

In 1998, Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District shattered the state's glass ceiling and elected Tammy as the state's first female member of Congress and the nation's first openly gay challenger sent to Congress. She served seven terms in the House of Representatives, serving on the Budget Committee, the Judiciary Committee, and the Energy and Commerce Committee. Shortly after Tammy was first elected to Congress, she voted against letting Wall Street and the big banks write their own rules - one of only a handful of members of Congress who voted no on repealing the Glass-Steagall Act. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Tammy was a champion of middle class economic security. She helped craft the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, leading the effort to include the provision that now allows young people to remain on their parents' insurance plans up to age 26. She was the lead sponsor of the Buffett Rule to ensure tax fairness, fought for student loan reforms to make higher education accessible and affordable and developed a strong record of fighting against unfair trade deals that have shipped American jobs overseas. Tammy was elected to the U.S. Senate on November 6, 2012, winning a hard fought race and making history as Wisconsin's first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate and the first openly gay member elected to the Senate. Senator Baldwin serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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