March 02, 2017

Durbin & Duckworth Host First 2017 Illinois Constituent Coffee


WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) hosted the first Illinois Constituent Coffee of the 115th Congress in Washington, D.C. as part of a tradition started by U.S. Senator Paul Simon (D-IL) in 1985.

"It's important for me to hear directly from the people I represent," said Senator Duckworth. "I'm grateful that I could meet with constituents this morning over coffee and donuts to discuss the needs of hardworking Illinois families alongside my dear friend and colleague, Senator Durbin."

"In 1985, my mentor, Senator Paul Simon, launched the Illinois Hospitality Breakfast series. For one hour, every Thursday morning the Senate is in session, Senator Simon invited his constituents visiting Washington, D.C. for coffee and a conversation. Today, we simply call it constituent coffee. And I'm proud to continue this tradition with Senator Duckworth by my side," said Senator Durbin.