Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) announced that she will serve as the top Democrat on the Senate Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety for the next two years in the 116th Congress.
"I am excited to work with Chairwoman Fischer and members on both sides of the aisle to promote the highest levels of safety across our nation's transportation systems and make much-needed investments in our nation's infrastructure that strengthen our economy and create jobs," said Duckworth. "Above all… Continue Reading
In response to the Supreme Court's order this morning allowing Donald Trump's discriminatory ban on transgender servicemembers to take effect, combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement:
"When I was bleeding to death in my Black Hawk helicopter on that dusty field in Iraq, I didn't care if the American troops risking their lives to help save me were gay, straight, transgender, black, white, male or female. All that mattered was they didn't leave me b… Continue Reading
[CAIRO, IL] - The City of Cairo, Illinois, honored U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) with their Service Award today during the 25th Annual Alexander/Pulaski County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast. The award recognizes Senator Duckworth's continuing efforts to help the Cairo community, protect Alexander County Housing Authority residents, bring accountability to wrongdoers and grow the region's economy.
"I'm proud to receive this award from community leaders in Cairo," Duckworth said. "I'… Continue Reading
U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth is hoping veterans who operate small businesses take advantage of a new law giving them access to surplus government property.
The measure that she sponsored, which was signed into law earlier this month by President Donald Trump, adds those veterans onto the list of eligible groups to get federal surplus personal property for free.
"You'd be surprised at how much stuff the federal government owns and how much it's costing to warehouse it," Duckworth said in a phone i… Continue Reading
Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat, represents Illinois in the U.S. Senate.
Josephine Gay loved to spend her summers running her own lemonade stand.
Siretha White's mother called her "Nugget" because she brought her family more joy than a nugget of gold.
Peter Wang had his heart set on serving his country in uniform one day.
Josephine was 7 when she was murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Siretha was 10 when she was gunned down at her birthday party in Chicago. Peter was 15 w… Continue Reading
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) - Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth will be serving on the Senate Armed Services Committee in the next Congress.
In a statement, Duckworth said in part,
I'm eager to get to work on the many critical national security issues our nation faces as well as to ensure our troops have the resources...support and moral authority they deserve.… Continue Reading