March 10, 2022

Duckworth Statement on Passage of the Bipartisan Omnibus Agreement


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) issued the following statement after the Senate passed the bipartisan agreement to fund the government through Fiscal Year 2022.

“Our state and our nation are stronger when we invest in our communities and families—and that’s what this bipartisan funding agreement does. While I’m disappointed we couldn’t get additional resources to address the COVID pandemic and help more restaurants pay their bills, I’m proud this bill will help lower costs for hard-working Illinoisans, create jobs, boost our economy, invest in more infrastructure projects and support our Veterans and servicemembers. With this legislation, we’re also sending much-needed support to the brave Ukrainians risking their lives to fight Putin’s unprovoked and unjustifiable war of choice. I look forward to President Biden signing this historic agreement into law to help our nation take on the challenges we face.”