Press Releases

April 16, 2021

Duckworth Joins Coons, Wicker, Colleagues in Reintroducing Bill to Expand National Service to Bolster COVID-19 Recovery

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Roger Wicker (R-MS) and 15 bipartisan colleagues in reintroducing the Cultivating Opportunity and Recovery to the Pandemic through Service (CORPS) Act, which would expand national service programs significantly to help the country recover and rebuild from COVID-19. The CORPS Act would increase the number of AmeriCorps positions available to support a variety of response and recovery efforts based … Continue Reading


April 16, 2021

Duckworth, Moran Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Reserve Servicemembers and Small Businesses

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), who served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years and is Chair of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Airland Subcommittee, and U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced bipartisan legislation to support Reserve Component Forces and small businesses. The Reserve Employers Comprehensive Relief and Uniform Incentives on Taxes (RECRUIT ACT) would provide tax credits for small businesses that hire Reserve and National Guard members, … Continue Reading


April 16, 2021

Duckworth Hosts Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and Distribution

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) hosted a virtual town hall tonight to discuss COVID-19 vaccine distribution, safety and access in Illinois. Duckworth was joined by Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Illinois Pharmacists Association Director Garth Reynolds and Illinois Primary Healthcare Association President Cyrus Winnett. The group answered questions from Illinoisans on the importance of COVID-19 vaccines and several other issues. This … Continue Reading


April 14, 2021

Duckworth Applauds President Biden’s Appointment of Erika Moritsugu as Senior White House AAPI Liaison

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement after President Biden appointed Erika Moritsugu to a new senior-level AAPI liaison position in the White House. The Biden Administration created this new Deputy Assistant to the President position after assuring Senator Duckworth in late March that it will do much more to elevate AAPI voices and perspectives at the highest levels of government as well as advance policy proposals that are relevant and … Continue Reading


April 14, 2021

Duckworth Meets with University of Illinois Schools System Administrators, Trustees, Alumni and Students to Discuss President Biden’s American Rescue Plan

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today hosted a virtual "fly-in" with administrators, trustees, students and alumni of the University of Illinois System to discuss federal support to higher education as part of President Biden's recently-enacted American Rescue Plan. Duckworth was joined by several members of the University of Illinois System including Executive Vice President and VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Barb Wilson, UIUC Chancellor Dr. Robert Jones, UIC Chancellor … Continue Reading


April 14, 2021

Duckworth, Blackburn Introduce Bipartisan Bill Ensuring Accurate Data on Access to Prosthetics Following the Amputation of a Limb

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced bipartisan legislation that would help improve health outcomes for individuals living with limb loss or limb differences. Companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY). "Americans with limb loss and limb difference face unique challenges in accessing optimal assistive technologies that could greatly enhance quality of … Continue Reading


April 14, 2021

Duckworth Calls for DOJ Civil Rights Division to Investigate Law Enforcement Misconduct Against Lieutenant Caron Nazario

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today requested that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division investigate the December 5, 2020, incident of national interest that appeared to involve Windsor Police Department officers engaging in law enforcement misconduct, including excessive use of force, against Lieutenant Caron Nazario, an active duty United States Army Officer serving with the U.S. Medical Corps. Duckworth also requested that the DOJ Civil Rights … Continue Reading


April 14, 2021

Duckworth Applauds President Biden’s Appointment of Erika Moritsugu as Senior White House AAPI Liaison

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement after President Biden appointed Erika Moritsugu to a new senior-level AAPI liaison position in the White House. The Biden Administration created this new Deputy Assistant to the President position after assuring Senator Duckworth in late March that it will do much more to elevate AAPI voices and perspectives at the highest levels of government as well as advance policy proposals that are relevant and … Continue Reading


April 14, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin, Colleagues Introduce Black Maternal Health Week Resolution

Twenty-two co-sponsors in the Senate and more than 47 in the House join resolution to raise national awareness of the state of Black maternal health in the United States [WASHINGTON D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to introduce a resolution recognizing Black Maternal Health Week, "to bring national attention to the maternal health crisis in the United States and the … Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin and Colleagues Urge President Biden to Return to Iran Nuclear Agreement

Lawmakers support returning to the JCPOA and using a "compliance for compliance" approach as a starting point to reset U.S. relations with Iran [WASHINGTON D.C.] - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Chris Murphy (D-MA), and 23 of their Senate colleagues in a letter to President Joe Biden expressing the need to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to peacefully and effectively stem the threat of Iran's nuclear … Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

Duckworth Calls on FEMA to Promote the Procurement and Distribution of American-made N95 Respirators

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today urged U.S. Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Alejandro Mayorkas to direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to take additional action to make sure organizations that could better protect personnel by distributing National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-approved N95 particulate filtering facepiece respirators (NIOSH-approved N95 respirators) are made aware of, and connected with, … Continue Reading


April 12, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin Announce $65 Million Reimbursement for Illinois COVID-19 Emergency Spending

[WASHINGTON D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that Illinois will receive $65.3 million in back payments from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) thanks to President Biden's decision to waive the 25 percent state cost share requirement for assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March 2020, Duckworth and Durbin have been calling for the federal government to cover 100 percent of the costs under the COVID-19 National … Continue Reading


April 12, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin, Kelly, Underwood Applaud Biden Administration for Signing Illinois Waiver Extending Health Care Coverage for New Moms

Thanks to the lawmakers' leadership, waiver will extend health care coverage for new moms on Medicaid in Illinois from 60 days after pregnancy to a full year [WASHINGTON D.C] - During Black Maternal Health Week, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), and U.S. Representatives Robin Kelly (D-IL-02) and Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) today applauded the Biden Administration for approving and signing Illinois' 1115 waiver, which will extend health care … Continue Reading


April 09, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin Announce $2.9 Million for Illinois Veterans’ Homes to Protect Against COVID-19

[WASHINGTON D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that Illinois State Veterans' Homes have received a total of $2.9 million in additional federal grant funding to ensure residents continue to receive high quality care and are protected from COVID-19. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and was appropriated by Congress in the COVID-19 relief package passed in December. "Every American deserves to be protected from … Continue Reading


April 09, 2021

Duckworth Statement on Biden Executive Actions on Gun Violence

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today released the following statement after President Biden announced several executive actions to address gun violence: "How many lives must be taken before we finally say, 'enough is enough?'" Duckworth said. "I don't want my daughters to have to grow up in a country that won't protect them from firearm violence. We owe it to the countless victims of preventable gun violence to take action, which is why I'm pleased to see the Biden … Continue Reading


April 09, 2021

Bicameral Lawmakers Issue Statements After Prompting FDA’s Creation of “Closer to Zero” Campaign

FDA's Campaign is Historic Commitment to Baby Food Safety Standards [WASHINGTON, D.C.]- Today, Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), and the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform's Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, Senator Amy Klobuchar, issued the following statements after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the "Closer to Zero" Campaign, setting timelines for regulating toxic heavy metals in baby foods: "Parents deserve to … Continue Reading


April 06, 2021

Duckworth Discusses Drinking Water Infrastructure Bill with Illinois Environmental Advocates

[CHICAGO, IL] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Chair of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife today met virtually with local environmental advocates to discuss her recently-introduced Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021 (DWWIA 2021). The bipartisan legislation authorizes more than $35 billion for water resource development projects across the country, which is of vital importance in Illinois, the state with the … Continue Reading


April 01, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin Push for Site of Emmett Till’s Memorial Service to be Designated as Part of National Park System

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] -U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today requested the National Park Service (NPS) to conduct a reconnaissance survey of the Roberts Temple Church of God In Christ, located at 4021 South State Street, in the Bronzeville area of Chicago, Illinois, for consideration as a new unit of the National Park System. Roberts Temple is the site of the memorial service for fourteen year-old Emmett Till, who was abducted, tortured, and … Continue Reading


April 01, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin, Announce $270 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Community Health Centers for COVID-19 in Illinois

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that 45 Community Health Centers (CHCs) throughout Illinois will receive a total of $270 million in federal funding to support COVID-19 vaccination and health services for vulnerable populations in urban and rural parts of the state. The funding, which was appropriated through the American Rescue Plan, will be awarded beginning in April by the Health Resources and Services Administration … Continue Reading


March 31, 2021

Duckworth Applauds Pentagon’s New Rules to Reverse Trump-Era Discriminatory Policies Against Transgender Troops

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee who served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years, released the following statement of support for the Pentagon's sweeping reversal of the Trump administration's discriminatory policies against transgender Americans serving in our military: "Former President Trump's transgender military ban was as heartless as it was damaging to our military readiness. If you are … Continue Reading

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