Tammy Baldwin was born in 1962 and is currently serving as the junior United States Senator from Wisconsin. Senator Baldwin was reelected in 2018 and her seat will be up for election in 2024.
Baldwin was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012. Prior to that, she represented Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1999 to 2013. Baldwin also served on the Wisconsin Assembly for three terms, from 1993 to 1999.
Senator Baldwin is currently serving on the Appropriations Committee; the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; and the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee.
Below is Senator Baldwin’s voting record and public positions on issues important to the Jewish community.
Senator Baldwin supported the Iran nuclear deal. She has also been vocal about the need to not turn a blind eye to discrimination and hate crimes and that we should all stand up to anti-Semitism. She is a supporter of the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Senator Baldwin has cosponsored a resolution that opposes the discriminatory Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and the delegitimization of Israel.
In 2018, Senator Baldwin cosponsored the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act, legislation that supported full funding of security assistance to Israel as outlined in the 2016 U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding.
In 2019, she voted against the Strengthening America’s Middle East Security Act which, among other things, strengthened Israel’s security and allowed a state or local government to adopt measures to divest its assets from entities that boycott Israel.
Senator Baldwin is an original cosponsor of Senate Resolution 234 – introduced in Congress on June 5th, 2019 – which reaffirms the commitment of the U.S. to the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and argues that Israeli annexation of territory in the West Bank would undermine peace and Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state.
Supported the Iran nuclear deal https://www.baldwin.senate.gov/press-releases/us-senator-tammy-baldwin-statement-in-support-of-iran-nuclear-agreement
Voted Against the Strengthening America’s Middle East Security Act of 2019 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=116&session=1&vote=00016
Spoke out against anti-Semitism https://www.baldwin.senate.gov/press-releases/visit-jcc-milwaukee-
Supported the two-state solution https://www.aipac.org/-/media/publications/policy-and-politics/aipac-analyses/issue-memos/2015/text-of-rounds-gillibrand-letter.pdf?elqTrackId=71FD281E81015C04EADDA6B8D8CFA471
Cosponsored the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2497/cosponsors
Cosponsored Senate Resolution 120 that opposes the global BDS movement https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-resolution/120
Original Cosponsor of Senate Resolution 234 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-resolution/234/cosponsors