Press Releases

March 22, 2023

Duckworth Discusses Corn Exports and Ethanol Production with Illinois Corn Growers Association

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today met with members of the Illinois Corn Growers Association to discuss her Illinois and legislative priorities ahead of Congress's reauthorization of the Farm Bill this year. Duckworth, who was joined by members of the Association when she recently led a Congressional delegation to Japan to highlight Illinois's importance on the international stage for agricultural trade, also underscored the importance of U.S. ethanol imports to Japan to help address clim… Continue Reading

March 22, 2023

After Norfolk Southern Derailment, Duckworth Questions Rail Safety in Illinois Amid Merger of Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today pushed National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chair Jennifer Homendy for answers about the safety and other impacts Illinoisans will see as a result of the recently-approved Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern rail merger, which the Senator vehemently opposed. In the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing, Chair Homendy acknowledged that longer freight trains, as well as high tonnage, can pose safety risks. Today's … Continue Reading

March 22, 2023

Duckworth Joins Warren, Senate Colleagues to Call on the Fed to Strengthen Rules for Banks with Assets Over $100B

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and ten of their Senate colleagues in a letter to Federal Reserve (Fed) Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr, calling on him to exercise the Fed's authority to apply stronger regulation and supervision to banks with assets totaling $100 to $250 billion. "The fall of both SVB and Signature, the near-crash of First Republic, and the struggles of other regional banks shed new light on the systemic importance of ban… Continue Reading

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February 02, 2023

Duckworth tapped to lead a Senate panel that's vital to O'Hare—and U.S. aviation

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., has been named to lead a key Senate panel, one that puts her in a powerful position to improve safety in the nation's aviation system and boost both ground and air access to O'Hare International Airport. The post is the chairmanship of the aviation subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee. Duckworth will take over as the panel takes up reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency that regulates almost all aspects of the flying busine… Continue Reading

January 31, 2023

A woman’s calls sustained her incarcerated grandson. Now a law in her name will lower prison phone rates.

Ulandis Forte had to adjust to a lot of changes during his 18 years of incarceration. From the time he was 20 years old, he moved from facility to facility, in states as far apart as Virginia, Ohio, Arizona and Pennsylvania. One constant in his life, however, were Sunday phone calls with his grandmother Martha Wright-Reed. "I grew up in prison with my grandmother," Forte, 49, told The 19th. "We talked at least once a week, every Sunday after church, when she got home. She kept me focused. I did… Continue Reading

January 20, 2023

Bipartisan bill introduced to establish memorial honoring women on home front during WWII

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - A new memorial coming to Washington, D.C. will honor the 18 million women on the home front during World War II. U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced the bipartisan legislation to honor women who worked as code breakers, engineers, pilots and more during the war. The legislation was recently signed into law by President Joe Biden. According to a release from Sen. Duckworth's office, the bill was co-sponsored in the U.S. Senate by senators Marsha Blackbur… Continue Reading