February 03, 2021

Duckworth Discusses Upcoming Legislative Priorities With Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today joined the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for a virtual fireside chat to discuss her legislative priorities for the upcoming year. In a conversation with Board President and CEO Jack Lavin, Duckworth discussed the need for more COVID relief funding for working families, small businesses and local governments, as well as the importance of a robust infrastructure package to help improve transportation and create jobs across Illinois.

“I was glad to have the opportunity to join the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors today to discuss how we can help revitalize our economy as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and build back stronger than ever,” Duckworth said. “I look forward to continuing to work with Chamber members to find ways to support our local economy."

“The Chamber thanks Senator Duckworth for her service and joining the discussion with our Board of Directors to identify ways to move Illinois forward,” Lavin said. “As the leading voice for business, the Chamber will continue to work with Senator Duckworth and advocate for policies that support a strong economy, create jobs and ultimately support families, our communities and the entire Chicagoland region.”

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization that represents more than 1,000 member companies, which collectively employ 400,000 Chicagoland residents and generate $24 billion in revenue. The Chamber works to advance economic development and improve the business climate of the Chicagoland region for businesses of all sizes and industries.