Senator Baldwin was born in Wisconsin and raised by her grandparents in the Badger State. After serving 14 years in the House of Representatives, in 2012, Baldwin was elected to the U.S. Senate as Wisconsin’s first woman to serve in the Senate and the first openly gay member elected to the Senate.
Throughout her 25 year career in public service she has worked to provide access to quality, affordable healthcare to all Americans.
As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Tammy 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.
In the Senate, she led the bipartisan effort to support family caregivers by authoring the RAISE Family Caregivers Act which passed Congress and was signed into law by President Trump in January 2018.
Senator Baldwin serves on the Senate Health Committee, Appropriations Committee, and the Commerce Committee.
Most recently, Baldwin has supported bipartisan solutions to strengthen and stabilize the health insurance market and improve access to health care, cosponsoring the bipartisan Murray-Alexander health care stabilization legislation and leading the effort in the Senate to restore investments in enrollment outreach and in-person assistance.