Tammy Baldwin comes to the Senate after 14 years in the U.S. House with a lifetime score of 97% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Baldwin has spent her career in public service and served on the Dane County Board of Supervisors and in the Wisconsin State Assembly before being elected to the U.S. House in 1998.
As a member of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee, she helped author and pass the landmark American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, the first comprehensive clean energy and climate bill to pass the U.S. House. Throughout her tenure on the Committee and on its Health Subcommittee, Baldwin has fought to protect our air and water from polluter-driven attacks on essential health and environmental protections like the Clean Air Act. She has also been a strong advocate for protecting Wisconsin’s national treasures, including the Great Lakes and the Ice Age Trail.
Baldwin has a strong commitment to innovation, research and development. She believes that investments in clean energy technology will strengthen Wisconsin’s economy and lower energy costs for families and businesses. She has a long record of fighting for family farms to preserve our agricultural heritage for future generations.
Baldwin fills the Senate seat held by retiring Senator Herb Kohl, who received a lifetime score of 84% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard through 2011.
In her own words:
"There are few things more important than ensuring our communities have clean air to breathe and safe drinking water. Through landmark bipartisan environmental legislation, like the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, significant progress has been made in improving the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink."
Source: LCV 2011-2012 Congressional Questionnaire