May 04, 2019

Duckworth and Underwood Host Town Hall in Gurnee


[GURNEE, IL] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) hosted a town hall meeting today at River Trail School in Gurnee to meet with constituents, answer questions and discuss their work serving Illinois families in Congress. Duckworth and Underwood highlighted their top priorities for the 116th Congress, including improving infrastructure in Illinois, increasing tax credits for working families and protecting Medicare. They answered questions from constituents on expanding Veteran benefits and helping people with disabilities, and discussed important local issues such as ethylene oxide exposure and the tragic AB Specialty Silicones site explosion. Photos from today’s town hall are available here.

“I understand that many people feel like Donald Trump and other leaders in Washington aren't listening to them, but I want them to know that I'm here and I'm listening—and I’m proud to have Lauren Underwood by my side as a partner in Washington,” Duckworth said. “Conversations with my constituents are essential to my work to serve the people of Illinois, and I look forward to hearing from more Illinoisans across the state in the weeks and months ahead.”

“The most essential part of my job is to make sure I am constantly listening to the voices of the people of the 14th Congressional District and carrying their views with me in Washington,” said Underwood. “Whether it’s lowering health care and prescription drug costs, investing in local infrastructure projects, or strengthening our economy, I’m delivering on my promise to represent the 14th Congressional District in a transparent, accountable, accessible way.”

An estimated 200 constituents attended today’s town hall.