June 11, 2021

Duckworth Discusses Energy and Environmental Policy with Illinois Chamber of Commerce


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today met virtually with members of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Environmental Regulatory Group (IERG) to discuss environmental justice, water infrastructure and other energy and environmental priorities. Duckworth was joined by Illinois Chamber of Commerce President Todd Maisch, Illinois Chamber Energy Council Executive Director Alec Messina, IERG Executive Director Alec Davis as well as many Illinois Chamber members to ask questions and discuss current environmental priorities in Congress.

“Building back better means not only investing in our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, but ensuring we do so with investments to clean energy and protecting vulnerable communities from environmental injustice,” said Duckworth. “I had a great discussion today about these priorities and how I can continue to support important energy and environmental issues across Illinois with Illinois Chamber of Commerce members and the Illinois Environmental Regulatory Group.”

“The Illinois Chamber appreciates U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth’s thorough discussion on infrastructure and environmental policy as it is instrumental to successful bipartisan solutions both here in Illinois and in Washington,” said Maisch. 

Duckworth is the Chair of the U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water & Wildlife, which has jurisdiction over matters relating to water pollution, drinking water, wastewater and more, as well as the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act. She is also a co-founder of the Senate’s first-ever Environmental Justice Caucus. Earlier this year, the Senate passed Duckworth’s bipartisan water infrastructure bill, which would invest over $35 billion in projects that put Americans back to work fixing and upgrading our nation’s crumbling and dangerous water infrastructure.