Press Releases

August 17, 2022

Bipartisan Duckworth-Cornyn Public Safety Officer Support Act Signed into Law

Bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and John Cornyn (R-TX) to honor the public service of police officers, firefighters and emergency responders by supporting the families of public safety officers who are lost to trauma-linked suicides was signed into law by President Biden today. The Public Safety Officer Support Act passed the Senate earlier this month and the House companion passed the U.S. House of Representatives in May. "With this important legislatio… Continue Reading

August 16, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Tout Democrats’ Prescription Drug Price Reductions at Central Illinois Family-Owned Pharmacy

[RIVERTON, IL] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today visited the family-owned Curry's Family Pharmacy in Riverton to meet with its staff and discuss how the Inflation Reduction Act, that they both championed and secured key provisions in, will help thousands of Illinois's seniors afford life-saving prescription drugs and how, for the first time ever, it will allow Medicare to negotiate for lower medications costs. The Senators were also joined by Illinoi… Continue Reading

August 13, 2022

Duckworth on Chicago’s West Side: We Must Protect Reproductive Healthcare for All

[CHICAGO, IL] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today visited a Planned Parenthood Health Center in Chicago's Austin neighborhood to meet with the facility's leadership and staff and discuss how she will continue to support the clinic's work from the federal level, including by working to enshrine access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare-including abortion-into law. With Roe now overturned and Illinois continuing to serve as a beacon for thousands of Americans traveling for abortions,… Continue Reading

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July 31, 2022

Senator warns mounting airline wheelchair breakages destroy people's freedom of movement. 'Wheelchairs are complex medical devices, not just suitcases to be tossed around.'

Senator Tammy Duckworth has told Insider that "we cannot rest" as many wheelchairs are being broken every day amid the airline chaos. The Democratic senator from Illinois, who uses a wheelchair, was commenting on the numerous reports of wheelchairs being broken and damaged as airlines struggle to cope with the summer demand. In an email to Insider, Duckworth said: "We would never accept airlines breaking the legs of 1 in 65 passengers, and yet, that is essentially what is happening when 1 ou… Continue Reading

July 29, 2022

Durbin, Duckworth pressure Walgreens on birth control policy

Illinois Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are putting pressure on Walgreens Boots Alliance to revise a policy they say allows Walgreens employees to refuse to sell contraceptives to customers based on workers' religious or moral beliefs. The two lawmakers sent a letter to Walgreens CEO Roz Brewer yesterday, inquiring about the policy and asking for a meeting. The letter follows reports that customers have been denied contraceptives at Walgreens locations, including a recent incident in Wis… Continue Reading

July 27, 2022

Senator Tammy Duckworth calls on Congress to reinstate the assault weapons ban

At least 371 mass shootings have been recorded since the start of 2022, according to the Gun Violence Archive, which has led to a growing debate in Congress over how to keep Americans safe. Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth joins CBS News to discuss the action she is proposing to reduce gun violence nationwide. WATCH NOW.… Continue Reading