U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement after attending the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Photos of Duckworth at the inauguration can be found here.
"After the last 4 years, I'm proud to be able to tell the American people that empathy, compassion and real leadership are finally back in the White House as a result of Joe Biden being sworn in as our nation's 46th President. On Day One, President Biden is already taking immediate action on the most pressing cri… Continue Reading
In an effort to protect public health and swiftly free up federal resources to help states with necessary COVID-19 response efforts, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and 31 of their Democratic Senate colleagues in urging the incoming Biden Administration to waive the 25% non-federal cost share requirement for FEMA assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The letter states: "COVID-19 has upended life for many America… Continue Reading
U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) called on the three United States Attorneys serving in Illinois to prioritize the appropriate prosecutions of those involved in the January 6, 2021, attack on the United States Capitol. In a letter sent on Friday to Northern District of Illinois U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch, Jr., Central District of Illinois U.S. Attorney John C. Milhiser and Southern District of Illinois U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft, Duckworth and Durbin requested… Continue Reading
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) is calling on Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller to investigate active-duty and retired service members who stormed the U.S. Capitol building last week and hold them accountable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Duckworth, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, wrote in a letter to Miller that service members and veterans who joined in the riot betrayed their oaths by participating "in a seditious conspiracy that used force" to oppose the authorit… Continue Reading
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat and Iraq War veteran, on Monday demanded the Pentagon investigate allegations that troops and military retirees played a role in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob on Wednesday.
In a letter to acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller obtained by POLITICO, Duckworth asked the Pentagon to cooperate with federal agencies and the Capitol Police to investigate active-duty or retired service members who played a role in what she called a… Continue Reading
With the passage of the sprawling fiscal 2021 defense policy and budget bill all but inevitable, one U.S. senator is looking forward to a new measure that will require the military to provide properly fitting body armor for female service members, and to develop centralized reporting on the injuries caused by years of requiring women to wear wrong-sized ballistic protection.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., a retired Army National Guard lieutenant colonel and helicopter pilot who served in Afghani… Continue Reading