Press Releases

July 12, 2024

Duckworth, Durbin Announce $18.8 Million for Manufacturing, Education Apprenticeship Programs in Illinois

—U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced a total of $18,838,897 in U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) funding for three Illinois recipients to help modernize, diversify and expand the Registered Apprenticeship system in growing U.S. industries, helping bring thousands of trainees into these industries. Through the DOL’s Apprenticeship Building America initiative, awardees today will receive support to help diversify and expand workforce tr… Continue Reading

July 12, 2024

Duckworth Joins Senate Democratic Colleagues, Healthcare Providers in Releasing Report on How Women Are Burdened by Dobbs Decision No Matter What State They Live In

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) this week joined U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and 13 women Democratic Senators in releasing a new report: Two Years Post-Dobbs: The Nationwide Impacts of Abortion Bans. The report —based on testimony from more than 80 health care providers and advocates from all across the country—details how the Supreme Court’s disastrous Dobbs decision is harming women’s health care in states across the U.S., whether those … Continue Reading

July 12, 2024

Senate Appropriations CommitteeAdvances Spending Bills with Illinois Priorities Secured by Duckworth, Durbin

{CHICAGO, IL] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee advanced funding bills for Agriculture, Rural Development and Related Agencies; Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies; and Legislative Branch for Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25).  Duckworth and Durbin worked to secure various priorities for Illinois in these three appropriations bills, both through Congressionally Directed Spending… Continue Reading

 In The News

May 30, 2024

Illinois schools get $48 million boost for clean buses from EPA program

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) have announced that 28 school districts in Illinois will be awarded substantial rebates totaling over $48 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2023 Clean School Bus Program rebate competition. The program, a $5 billion effort established under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, aims to convert the nation’s school bus fleets to low- or zero-emission vehicles, like electric buses, while i… Continue Reading

May 29, 2024

U.S. lawmakers' message for Taiwan amid political turmoil: 'Democracy is messy'

TAIPEI, Taiwan — It was a message delivered in blunt terms.  “Democracy is messy. Democracy can be hard, but it is far better to have a messy democracy than to be controlled by an authoritarian,” Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., told NBC News on Wednesday during a two-day visit to Taiwan. She and three other U.S. senators arrived on the Beijing-claimed island in the midst of domestic political turmoil, as the executive cabinet said it would reject parliamentary reforms passed by the opposition-co… Continue Reading

May 29, 2024

President hails visiting US delegation as demonstration of close Taiwan-US ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Lai Ching-te welcomed the latest U.S. congressional delegation on Wednesday (May 29), calling the visit a demonstration of the solid partnership between Taiwan and the U.S. The delegation, led by Senator Tammy Duckworth, arrived on Wednesday and included fellow Senators Dan Sullivan, Chris Coons, and Laphonza Butler. They are slated to meet with high-level Taiwan officials to discuss U.S.-Taiwan ties, regional security, and other issues, according to the America… Continue Reading