CALS recognized Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis) for her service to her district and the UW-Madison during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 3.
“In her six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Baldwin has been a strong advocate for scientific solutions to challenges facing agriculture, natural resources, energy and the environment,” said CALS Dean Molly Jahn, who presented Baldwin with the award.
Baldwin, whose Congressional district includes the UW-Madison campus, currently serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and its Subcommittees on Health and on Energy and Environment, as well as the Judiciary Committee. She is a proponent of health care for all, energy independence, and renewable fuels.
“As we accelerate our investment in education, energy independence, and health care to compete in a 21st Century global marketplace, I’m extraordinarily proud of the work being done on the UW-Madison campus in these areas. I’m proud to partner with you in bringing federal funds home to advance these worthy programs,” said Congresswoman Baldwin.
Jahn says the college wanted to recognize Baldwin’s efforts supporting higher education and agriculture in a personal way. She presented Baldwin with a plaque that declares her a “friend of the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.”
“We wanted to acknowledge her support of UW-Madison’s teaching and outreach missions,” Jahn says. “We are proud to call Tammy a friend.”
Tammy Baldwin began her career in elective office as a member of the Dane County Board of Supervisors in 1986. In 1989, while an active member of the Dane County Board, Baldwin earned her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She was first elected to Congress in 1998. Baldwin, who represented the UW-Madison campus on both the Dane County Board and the Wisconsin State Assembly, is known for her outreach to young adults and college students on the UW-Madison campus.