February 18, 2021

Duckworth Discusses Upcoming Legislative Priorities with Chicago Executives’ Club


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today joined the Executives’ Club of Chicago for a virtual panel to discuss her legislative priorities for the upcoming year. In a virtual Q&A with representatives from Chicago Executives’ Club and Representatives Darin LaHood (R-IL-18) and Brad Schneider (D-IL-10), Duckworth discussed the need for more COVID relief funding for Chicagoland businesses, local governments throughout the state and working families, as well as the importance of robust resources to ramp up vaccine distribution in Illinois.

“This pandemic continues to highlight how much communities across Illinois and the entire nation need federal relief to make it to the other side of this crisis,” said Duckworth. “I was glad to have the opportunity to join the Chicago Executives’ Club today to discuss how we can help revitalize the state’s economy as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and build back stronger than ever.”

As a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Duckworth has been a strong advocate for supporting small business throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, including securing $57 million for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s microloan program to support more minority-owned small businesses in the December 2020 COVID-19 relief legislation.

The Executives’ Club of Chicago is a hundred year old organization that fosters discussion between members and business, government and academic leaders on issues that affect business in Chicagoland.