Press Releases

March 10, 2021

Duckworth Votes to Confirm Garland as Attorney General

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement after voting to confirm Illinois native Merrick Garland as Attorney General of the United States. Garland was confirmed by a 70-30 vote to serve as Attorney General under President Biden. Senator Duckworth introduced Attorney General Garland at his confirmation hearing on February 22, 2021. "Merrick Garland is a man with impeccable credentials and, as Attorney General, I trust that he will restore the … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021

Duckworth Votes to Confirm Marcia Fudge as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement after voting to confirm Marcia Fudge as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Fudge was confirmed by a 66-34 vote to serve as HUD Secretary under President Biden. "Marcia Fudge's commitment to advocating for American families will be invaluable as she works to tackle an economic and housing crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. I believe that, as Secretary, she will … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021

Duckworth Votes to Confirm Michael Regan as EPA Administrator

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement after voting to confirm Michael Regan as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Joe Biden. Duckworth chairs the U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife. Regan was confirmed with an 66-34 vote today. "Administrator Michael Regan is answering the call to help protect our nation's citizens and is committed to helping … Continue Reading


March 09, 2021

Duckworth Joins Baldwin, Langevin in Introducing Legislation to Protect Rights of Airplane Passengers with Disabilities

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Representative Jim Langevin (D-RI) in reintroducing the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act to protect the rights of airplane passengers with disabilities, improve air travel safety and close service gaps that passengers with disabilities frequently encounter in air travel. "Far too many Americans living with a disability-many of whom are Veterans like myself-face unnecessary challenges … Continue Reading


March 09, 2021

Duckworth Joins Congressional Pro-Choice Colleagues in Urging Biden to Eliminate Abortion Coverage Restrictions from Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined U.S. Representative Barbara Lee (CA-13), six Democratic Senators and 12 House Democrats in sending a letter to President Joe Biden urging the removal of abortion coverage restrictions from the Fiscal Year 2022 budget. "The pandemic yet again showed the long-standing structural racism and inequities in our health care system, with communities of color, particularly those in the Black, Latinx, and Pacific Islander communities, and … Continue Reading


March 09, 2021

Duckworth Discusses Importance of Strengthening Logistics Infrastructure in the Indo-Pacific Region with Admiral Davidson

[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 (SASC) Subcommittee on Airland, today discussed logistics infrastructure with Admiral Philip Davidson, Commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, during a hearing of the full Armed Services Committee. Video of the Senator's questions can be found here. "Enhancing our logistics infrastructure is critical to building a … Continue Reading


March 08, 2021

Duckworth Now Accepting Applications for Class of 2026 Service Academy Nominations

[SPRINGFIELD, IL] - U.S. Senator and combat Veteran Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), who served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years and now serves as Chair of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Airland, today announced that her office is now accepting applications through her website from high school students seeking a Congressional nomination to a United States Military Service Academy. Each year Duckworth, along with a nomination committee, selects from the applicants a group of … Continue Reading


March 06, 2021

Duckworth, Casey & Hassan Secure $9 Billion for Home Community-Based Services in American Rescue Plan

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today announced the successful inclusion of more than $9 billion in dedicated emergency funding for State Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) in the American Rescue Plan that passed the Senate today. HCBS are essential to assisting older Americans and people with disabilities, who receive critical healthcare and support services in their homes. The HCBS program is especially vital … Continue Reading


March 06, 2021

Duckworth and Durbin Announce Illinois Wins In COVID-19 Relief Bill

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today released the following statements after the Senate passed President Biden's American Rescue Plan, which will provide emergency relief to Illinois: "Relief is coming to hardworking families all across Illinois because of President Biden's American Rescue Plan," Duckworth said. "Working together, Senator Durbin and I helped secure billions in investments that will boost our state's … Continue Reading


March 06, 2021

Duckworth Helps Secure Millions in Funding to Help Low-Income Families Address Their Diaper Needs

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) announced today that she was successful in securing provisions in the Senate-passed American Rescue Plan that will help provide low-income families with diapers and diapering supplies. These provisions mirror the Duckworth-authored bipartisan legislation, the End Diaper Need Act, which was introduced in February. "When families are struggling to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads in the midst of a deadly pandemic, … Continue Reading


March 06, 2021

Duckworth Applauds Passage of American Rescue Plan to Send Urgent Help to Communities and Working Families

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement after voting for the American Rescue Plan: "Our nation has lost more than 520,000 Americans to COVID-19 and we simply can't wait a minute longer to send urgent relief to Illinoisans and struggling families, small businesses and local governments across this country. We are dealing with a once in a generation public health crisis and the Biden Administration's American Rescue Plan that my Democratic … Continue Reading


March 05, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin Announce Inclusion of Maternal Health Provision From Their MOMMA’S Act In American Rescue Plan

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that a provision based off their bicameral Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness (MOMMA's) Act, sponsored in the House by U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL-02), is included in the American Rescue Plan. The provision gives states a five-year option to extend health care coverage for new moms on Medicaid from 60 days after pregnancy to a full year. In … Continue Reading


March 05, 2021

Duckworth Discusses Energy with Illinois Municipal Electric Agency and Illinois Municipal Utilities Association

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) held a video call with several Illinois mayors, local officials and members of the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) and the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA) to discuss her Illinois and legislative priorities for the upcoming year. Duckworth discussed the importance of renewable energy, addressing climate change and financial incentives for public power entities. She also spoke about the impact of the COVID-19 … Continue Reading


March 04, 2021

Duckworth, Klobuchar, Colleagues Introduce “Marshall Plan for Moms” Resolution to Support Mothers in the American Workforce

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), along with Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Tina Smith (D-MN), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Ron Wyden (D-OR), introduced the Marshall Plan for Moms, a resolution to support mothers in the American workforce. "In order to truly build an economy that is stronger than it was when this deadly pandemic hit, we must confront the crises facing working moms all across our … Continue Reading


March 04, 2021

Duckworth Discusses Water and Infrastructure Priorities with Mississippi River Mayors

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) yesterday met with members of the Mississippi River Cities and Town Initiatives (MRCTI) to discuss legislative priorities for municipalities along the Mississippi River. Duckworth-Chair of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife-was joined by Illinois Mayors Rick Eberlin of Grafton, Robert Eastern of East St. Louis, Mike McCormick of Godfrey, Thomas Simpson of Cairo and Mike Thoms of … Continue Reading


March 04, 2021

Duckworth Secures Commitment from Kahl to Prioritize the Strengthening of Alliances in Southeast Asia

[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 (SASC) Airland Subcommittee, secured a commitment from President Biden's nominee to be the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Colin Kahl, to work with her and other members of the Committee on bolstering our alliances in Southeast Asia while also building new ones during today's SASC hearing. Duckworth also asked Kahl … Continue Reading


March 03, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin & Colleagues Advocate to Protect Americans from Losing Access to Vital Utilities during Pandemic

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and ten of their Democratic colleagues today to ask Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to include safeguards in the upcoming COVID-19 relief package to protect the American people from losing access to critical utilities-including power, heat, water and internet services-during the pandemic. In part, the Senators wrote: "Newly unemployed Americans are facing … Continue Reading


March 03, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin Join Kaine and Young in Reintroducing Bill to Repeal 1991 & 2002 AUMFs

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator and combat Veteran Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee who served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years, and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Todd Young (R-IN) today in reintroducing bipartisan legislation to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq. The bill would formally end the authorizations for the Gulf and Iraq wars - 30 and 19 … Continue Reading


March 03, 2021

Duckworth Meets with Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Nominee

[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 (SASC) Airland Subcommittee, virtually met with today with Colin Kahl, President Biden's nominee to be the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Duckworth and Kahl discussed many important issues facing the Department, such as prioritizing the Indo-Pacific region and improving diversity … Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

Duckworth Joins Murphy, Senate Democrats in Urging Senate Leadership to Prioritize Behavioral Health Needs of Children in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and six Democratic Senators in urging Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to include targeted funding for the behavioral health needs of our nation's children through the expansion of the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) program in the next COVID-19 relief package. In their letter, the Senators emphasized the rise in anxiety, depression and post-traumatic … Continue Reading

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