About the NEA

Tammy Baldwin

U.S. Senate, D-WI

Senator Tammy Baldwin was appointed to serve on the National Council on the Arts for the 113th Congress by Majority Leader Harry Reid. This marks Senator Baldwin’s first appointment to the National Council on the Arts. Baldwin is serving her first term in the U.S. Senate representing the State of Wisconsin. She is Wisconsin's first female senator and also the first openly gay senator. In the 113th Congress, Baldwin serves on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, the Budget Committee, and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. She also serves on the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Prior to her election to the Senate, Baldwin served seven terms representing Wisconsin’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Baldwin was born in Madison, Wisconsin on February 11, 1962. She received an A.B. degree from Smith College in 1984 with majors in government and mathematics and in 1989, earned her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School.