Press Releases

November 21, 2022

Duckworth, Casey, Scott, Durbin Announce Department of Justice Commitment to Conduct Web Accessibility Report

Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), U.S. Senate Aging Committee Chairman Bob Casey (D-PA) and Ranking Member Tim Scott (R-SC), as well as Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin (D-IL) are announcing that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has committed to prepare and submit to Congress a report on web accessibility across the federal government, after the Senators pushed for transparency. In June, Casey led a group of bipartisan colleagues who sent a letter to DOJ urging the Atto… Continue Reading

November 18, 2022

Duckworth Joins Markey, Rep. Eshoo in Introducing Legislation to Ensure Accessibility of Video, Communication and Emerging Technologies for Individuals with Disabilities

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and U.S. Representative Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) in introducing the Communications, Video, and Technology Accessibility Act (CVTA) to update and amend the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) to keep pace with the proliferation of emerging technologies that have come online since 2010. It will help ensure that people with disabilities have full access to the range of mainstream communication pr… Continue Reading

November 17, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Meet Leaders of Illinois’ Predominantly Black Institutions

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with the presidents of four Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) in Illinois to discuss federal support for PBI colleges and students. During their meeting, the Senators spoke with the college presidents about ensuring that PBIs receive adequate federal funding, which would help PBIs address capacity building, enrollment declines, and student success outcomes. "Predominantly Black Institutions are p… Continue Reading

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October 21, 2022

Durbin, Duckworth push for National Landmark status for Chicago church where Emmett Till's service was held

CHICAGO - Chicago native Emmett Till is being honored with a statue in Greenwood, Mississippi. The nine-foot bronze statue stands just miles from the crumbling remains of the store where he was accused of whistling at a white woman - an event that lead to his kidnapping and murder. Till's death, and most notably his funeral, sparked a new day in the Civil Rights movement. His mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, insisted that he have an open casket service despite his face being unrecognizably disfigur… Continue Reading

October 11, 2022

US Should Offer More Medical Aid to Severely Wounded Ukrainian Troops, Pair of Senators Say

The U.S. military should be treating more Ukrainian service members suffering major injuries on the battlefield against Russia, a pair of U.S. senators said Tuesday. Sens. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., made the comments after visiting a Ukrainian soldier who received a prosthetic leg from a clinic in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., with the help of charitable foundations. "I suspect that we as a nation will work on more [help for Ukrainian service members] bec… Continue Reading

October 11, 2022

Senator Duckworth visits Ukrainian soldier amputee

A Ukrainian soldier, who lost his right leg in battle, is now receiving care and prosthetics in the United States. U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, a war veteran and amputee herself came to visit him Tuesday (October 11) in Maryland.… Continue Reading