Press Releases

May 13, 2021

Duckworth, Moran Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Gyms and Fitness Centers Struggling Due to COVID-19

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) today introduced the bipartisan Gym Mitigation and Survival (GYMs) Act to provide much-needed assistance for gyms, fitness facilities and studios that shuttered operations to protect public health during the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, but as a consequence, have struggled to stay in business. The bipartisan GYMS Act would … Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Duckworth Helps Brown, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Hospital-Based Nursing Schools from Potential Funding Clawbacks during Global Pandemic

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Rob Portman (R-OH) in introducing new bipartisan legislation during National Nurses Week to make a technical correction to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) program that supports the training of nurses and other allied health professionals at hospital-based nursing schools across the country. Due to a technical glitch in how … Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Duckworth Secures Commitment from Wormuth to Prioritize Addressing the Rise of Extremism in the Ranks, Army’s SHARP Program

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), who served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years and is Chair of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Airland Subcommittee, secured commitments from the Honorable Christine Wormuth, President Biden's nominee to be Secretary of the Amy, to address extremism in the military and improve the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) program during her confirmation hearing today. Video of the … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin, Quigley & Rubio Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Map Urban Flooding & Help FEMA Better Assess Risks

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL-05) today introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Flood Mapping Modernization and Homeowner Empowerment Pilot Program Act of 2021. The bill would enhance the mapping of urban flooding to prevent associated damage and help give cities and towns the tools they need to address flooding on the a local level. "Every year, … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin Join Bipartisan Letter in Support of National Labs

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-ID), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), and 15 of their Senate colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) requesting the Endless Frontier Act be modified to recognize the leading role the Department of Energy (DOE) and National Laboratories play in shaping American … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Duckworth Statement on Ongoing Violence in Israel

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), who served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years and is Chair of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Airland Subcommittee, released the following statement in the midst of ongoing and escalating violence in Israel: "I fully support Israel's right to self-defense, condemn the attacks from Hamas terrorists and am sickened by the ongoing, escalating violence in Israel-as well as the Palestinian territories-that … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Duckworth, Speier Introduce Legislation to Support Military Families by Enhancing Military Childcare Services and Expanding Parental Leave for Servicemembers

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator and combat Veteran Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), who served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years and is Chair of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Airland Subcommittee, and U.S. Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA-14) today introduced a package of bills that would help strengthen military readiness and better support military families by tackling the military childcare crisis and expanding parental leave for servicemembers. The Servicemember Parental Leave … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Duckworth Meets with Nominee to be Secretary of the Army

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), who served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years and is Chair of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Airland Subcommittee, released the following statement after meeting virtually with the Honorable Christine Wormuth, President Biden's nominee to be Secretary of the Amy: "Christine Wormuth is a uniquely qualified nominee with extensive defense policy experience that will position her well to take on the role … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

At Virtual Town Hall, Duckworth Answers Questions from Midwest Health and Home Care Workers

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) participated in a virtual town hall today with healthcare, child care, home care and nursing home workers from Service Employees International Union Healthcare Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Kansas (SEIU HCIIMK). Duckworth heard about the SEIU's efforts on COVID-19 vaccine education and access to vaccination appointments for its members and she answered questions about federal economic recovery efforts through President Biden's American … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Duckworth Meets with Black Women in Infrastructure to Discuss Infrastructure Priorities

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today met with members of Black Women in Infrastructure (BWI) to discuss infrastructure priorities and how to help ensure projects and investments are equitable. Duckworth, a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, also discussed BWI's priorities for President Biden's American Jobs Plan. "To truly 'Build Back Better,' we must do more to … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin, Kelly introduce Bills to Increase Youth Employment Opportunities

[WASHINGTON, DC] - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) ,U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, and U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL-02) introduced two bills to expand and increase access to employment opportunities for underserved youth. The Helping to Encourage Real Opportunity (HERO) for Youth Act and the Creating Pathways for Youth Employment Act will increase federal resources for communities seeking to create or grow employment programs and provide tax incentives to businesses … Continue Reading


May 10, 2021

Duckworth, Portman, Booker, Schatz Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Just and Reasonable Phone Rates in Criminal Justice System

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Rob Portman (R-OH), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) today introduced the Martha Reed-Wright Just and Reasonable Communications Act to strengthen the nation's criminal justice system. This bipartisan bill would help families keep in touch with their incarcerated family members, which studies have shown can help reduce recidivism rates and thereby save taxpayer dollars. This targeted legislation would address long-standing … Continue Reading


May 07, 2021

Duckworth Tours Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River Base

[ST. LOUIS, MO] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)-who serves as Chair of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife-today visited the Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River Base to tour the facility and meet with officials from the U.S. Coast Guard, including Sector Commander Captain Richard M. Scott. Duckworth and the officials discussed the Maritime Transportation System, which includes the coordination of locks, marine terminals … Continue Reading


May 07, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin Discuss COVID-19 Prevention and Vaccination Measures with IDVA

[SPRINGFIELD, IL] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), a combat Veteran and former Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs (IDVA), and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today spoke with Acting IDVA Director Terry Prince and Acting IDVA Assistant Director Anthony Vaughn about addressing and preventing a fatal COVID-19 outbreaks at the Illinois Veterans Homes (IVH). The call came after a Illinois Department of Human Services Office of Inspector General's (OIG) … Continue Reading


May 07, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin, Kelly Statement on City of Chicago’s Decision to Delay General Iron Permit

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL-02) today released the following statement after Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot delayed the permit for Reserve Management Group (RMG) to expand metal recycling operations at a site on Chicago's Southeast Side, following U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan's request: "It's clear there is an urgent need for expert evaluation of the public health … Continue Reading


May 07, 2021

Duckworth Tours Madison County COVID-19 Vaccination Site, Urges Residents to Get Vaccinated

[EDWARDSVILLE, IL] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) toured a Madison County COVID-19 vaccination site at American Legion Post #199 today and met with officials from the Madison County Health Department, Illinois National Guard and the American Legion to receive an update on the county's vaccination efforts. Duckworth and officials discussed how federal and local entities can continue to support each other and help ensure that more Illinoisans who are able to get vaccinated against … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Duckworth Tours Melvin Price Lock and Dam in Alton, Highlights Importance of Illinois Agriculture and Infrastructure

[ALTON, IL] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)-who serves as Chair of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife-today visited the Melvin Price Lock and Dam to tour the facility and meet with officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ceres Barge Line and the Waterways Council, Inc. Duckworth and the officials discussed the importance of safe and efficient inland waterway infrastructure, as well as dredging needs along the inland … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Duckworth Tours Cahokia Mounds and Discusses National Historic Site Designation

[COLLINSVILLE, IL] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today toured the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site and met with the site's superintendent, Lori Belknap, and HeartLands Concervancy to learn more about the history of the site and discuss designating Cahokia Mounds as a National Historic Park. Duckworth recently helped introduce legislation to designate the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site as a National Historic Park to help preserve the historic, cultural and natural resources … Continue Reading


May 05, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin Announce More Than $9 Million to Support Vaccine Education & Availability in Illinois

[SPRINGFIELD, IL] - and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $7,325,365 to Illinois to support education efforts about the COVID-19 vaccine and vaccination availability. The CDC also allocated an additional $1.977 million dollars for Chicago to boost current vaccination efforts. The funding was made available by the recently passed American Rescue Plan. "Making … Continue Reading


May 05, 2021

Duckworth Urges Biden to Take Action to Help Restore Critical U.S.-Kurdish Partnership in Syria

[WASHINGTON, DC] - Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) who served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years, today wrote to President Biden expressing her strong support for our Kurdish partners in Syria and asking Biden to take action to help restore this important partnership, which was damaged significantly by former President Trump's actions. Specifically, Duckworth urged Biden to direct foreign aid and humanitarian … Continue Reading

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