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December 01, 2023

Duckworth, Durbin Applaud More Than $21.6 Million in Full-Service Community Schools Grants for Illinois Institutions

[CHICAGO, IL] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today applauded the U.S. Department of Education for awarding $21,632,950 in Full-Service Community Schools grants to education institutions and community organizations in Illinois. Funding for full-service community schools has increased five-fold, from $25 million in 2020 to $150 million in 2023. The grant funding allows schools to partner with community organizations and institutions of higher… Continue Reading

December 01, 2023

Duckworth, Klobuchar, Colleagues Call on FDA to Swiftly Address High Levels of Toxic Heavy Metals in Food for Babies and Young Children

Following the recall of three brands of cinnamon applesauce pouches linked to elevated blood lead levels reported in over 50 children, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), along with U.S. Representatives Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-08), Tony Cárdenas (D-CA-29), Katie Porter (D-CA-47), Sean Casten (D-IL-06), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) and Jared Moskowitz (D-FL-23), called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use the authority of the agency’s new Human … Continue Reading

December 01, 2023

Duckworth, Durbin Statement on United, American Commitment to O'Hare Terminal Area Project

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations and Innovation, and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today released the following statement regarding a recent report that United Airlines and American Airlines want to “slow down, dramatically scale back, or indefinitely ground” the Chicago O’Hare International Airport Terminal Area Project (TAP), on which they signed an agreement with the City of Chicago. “United and Ameri… Continue Reading

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September 26, 2023

Illinois senator announces $139 million for clean water

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will receive almost $140 million to help keep the Prairie State's rivers and lakes clean. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) announced on Sept. 26 that the agency would be receiving the money, which comes from the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act. According to Duckworth's office, the money will go towards getting lead and other contaminants out of the state's drinking water, as well as boost Illinois's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. “… Continue Reading

September 23, 2023

As the UAW strike expands to Illinois, U.S. Senator Duckworth joins picket lines in Naperville

The UAW strike is expanding to Illinois. U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth joined striking United Auto Workers on the picket lines at Stellantis’ Chrysler Parts Distribution center in Naperville on Friday. Workers there walked out from the facility at noon as part of a nationwide collective effort to ensure better pay and better benefits for auto workers. Duckworth said that workers deserve more money because they sacrificed to keep the auto industry afloat during the Great Recession, because the … Continue Reading

September 23, 2023

Senator Duckworth joins striking UAW workers in Chicago area

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) arrived in Naperville to show her support for striking United Auto Workers Friday. As workers from Stellantis' Chrysler Parts Distribution center in Naperville walked off the job at noon yesterday, Duckworth joined their efforts picketing for better pay and benefits.  "These hardworking Americans sacrificed to keep the auto industry afloat when things were tough, and they deserve their fair share now that the industry is reporting record profits and already-… Continue Reading