Press Releases

April 10, 2024

Duckworth Secures Support from Defense Secretary Austin on Her Proposal to Improve Access to Quality Patient Care for Servicemembers and Their Families in the Indo-Pacific

Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)—a member of both the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC)—secured support from U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Lloyd Austin for a proposal she plans to push strongly to be included in the Fiscal Year 2025 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) aimed at improving DoD medical readiness and ensuring servicemembers and their families have access to quality patient care throu… Continue Reading

April 10, 2024

Duckworth Discusses Chicagoland Transportation Priorities with Regional Transportation Authority

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) this week met with Chicago Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Executive Director Leanne Redden and other RTA leaders and members to discuss the agency’s funding and priorities for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2025. The RTA region’s system provides more than two million rides each weekday on bus and rail services in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties and serves approximately 8.4 million residents. A photo of this meeting is available on the Se… Continue Reading

April 10, 2024

Duckworth Commends Biden EPA’s New PFAS Rule That Will Protect Public Health and Children

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), co-founder and co-chair of both the U.S. Senate Environmental Justice Caucus and the U.S. Senate Lead Task Force, today released the following statement commending the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for announcing the first-ever legally enforceable limit on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water for 5 PFAs chemicals including, PFOA, PFOS and GenX—which will require water systems to monitor and abate PFAS contamination—along with $… Continue Reading

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January 31, 2024

Duckworth, Durbin announce more than $2.8M in federal support for solar power throughout Illinois

 U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth(D-IL) and Dick Durbin(D-IL) have announced $2,869,784 to help businesses in rural Illinois transition to solar power. This funding is through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program. According to a release from the U.S. Senate, the funding will help selectees purchase and install solar arrays to help power their businesses while saving recipients money on power costs, conserving energy and creating good-paying jobs. The following app… Continue Reading

January 31, 2024

Illinois has the tools and talent to power America’s next stage of semiconductor tech

The world is changing. In the last few decades, technology has permeated every facet of our day-to-day lives. Foreign adversaries now often use technological prowess rather than tanks and troops to project power undermining the very values America holds dear. Over the past 20 years, the United States has lost a third of all jobs in its semiconductor industry, while the global industry has tripled in size. As the cost of domestic semiconductor production increased, our nation was unable to innov… Continue Reading

January 29, 2024

Boeing withdraws request for safety waiver for the 737 Max 7

Boeing has withdrawn a request for the Federal Aviation Administration to grant a safety waiver for the 737 Max 7 after the manufacturer reported an issue with the Max's anti-ice system last year. "We have informed the FAA that we are withdrawing our request for a time-limited exemption relating to the engine inlet deicing system on the 737-7," Boeing said Monday in a statement. "While we are confident that the proposed time-limited exemption for that system follows established FAA proces… Continue Reading