U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $10,492,975 in federal funding to Chicago O'Hare International Airport to support the reconstruction of 1,477,000 square yards of existing apron pavement. This investment comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program. O'Hare will receive an additional $3,497,658 for the project through the CARES Act, making this federal investment a total of $13,990,633.
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Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) passed the Senate today. The Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Improvement Act will ensure that small airports across the country support nursing moms and promote breastfeeding-friendly environments by providing accessible, clean and convenient lactation rooms for travelers. The bill builds on Duckworth's success in enacting legislation that ensures all large and medium airports provide a clean, pr… Continue Reading
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE-AL) today introduced the Public Health Air Quality Act, which would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement immediate fenceline monitoring for toxic air pollutants at facilities contributing to high local cancer rates and other health threats from dangerous pollutants. U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Ed Markey (D… Continue Reading
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., wants to give struggling coal communities a jolt of new federal investment and help transition out-of-work miners into new jobs and cleaner energy production.
Duckworth, considered a potential running mate for Joe Biden, introduced sweeping new legislation this month that gives Medicare coverage to laid-off coal workers, provides tuition-free college for coal workers and their families, calls for a $15 dollar minimum wage and modifies U.S. bankruptcy rules to requi… Continue Reading
Congress is currently deciding how much money should be spent in the next coronavirus stimulus package.
Reset checks in with U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth to discuss ongoing negotiations, as well as her thoughts on Attorney General William Barr's recent congressional testimony.
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CENTREVILLE - U.S. Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin want the federal Environmental Protection Agency to help solve flooding and sewage issues in Centreville, where residents say their lives have been upended for decades due to failed infrastructure.
The Illinois Democrats called the situation in Centreville an "urgent public health crisis" in a letter this week to EPA Region 5 Administrator Kurt Thiede.
"Centreville is located adjacent to East St. Louis and is a low income, largely elderl… Continue Reading