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June 25, 2017

Duckworth Calls Republican Healthcare Bill ‘Devastating’

by Nancy Harty
Source: WBBM

CHICAGO (CBS) - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth calls the healthcare bill from her republican colleagues "devastating." Sen. Duckworth considers the Senate GOP bill just as bad as the one from House republicans. She says under it, 385,000 Illinois residents could lose health insurance, while insurance companies could drop coverage for mental health, addiction and maternal care. "It would gut Medicaid, a program that met as many as tens of millions of new mothers, children, seniors and veterans, … Continue Reading

May 21, 2017

Sen. Duckworth urges George Washington University grads to 'get involved, not discouraged'

by Patricia Callahan

With the Washington Monument behind her, U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth on Sunday implored the graduates of George Washington University to "get involved, not discouraged" by the divisive politics in the nation's capital and the "battle for the heart and soul of our nation." Duckworth, a Democrat from Hoffman Estates, was invited to give this year's commencement address at the private university in Washington. Duckworth was also awarded an honorary degree alongside Lt. Gen. Nadja West, the Army … Continue Reading

May 05, 2017

Trump's Army secretary pick withdraws shortly after Duckworth joins critics

by Katherine Skiba

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth on Friday joined the growing Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump's Army secretary nominee, and he withdrew from consideration later in the day as criticism continued to intensify. Mark Green stepped aside amid condemnation of his remarks about LGBT Americans and Muslims, making him the second Trump nominee for Army secretary to withdraw. Green said in a statement that "false and misleading attacks" against him have made his nomination a distraction. He … Continue Reading

April 28, 2017

Duckworth blocks transportation planning rule

by Greg Hinz

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., has pulled the plug on a well-intentioned but highly controversial plan to get metropolitan planners all on the same page for once. Approved unanimously by the House late yesterday was a Duckworth bill that previously had cleared the Senate rolling back an Obama-era regulation that, according to her, could have allowed the governors of Indiana and Wisconsin to hold up Illinois transportation projects, and vice versa. The bill, Duckworth's first since entering … Continue Reading

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