Press Releases

March 03, 2022

Duckworth Discusses Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Benefits and Job Growth with Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council One Voice

WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today met with members of the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council's One Voice delegation to discuss how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help improve water infrastructure, fix local roads and bridges and bring good-paying jobs to the region. Duckworth met with Normal Mayor Chris Koos, Heartland Community College President Keith Cornille, Central Illinois Regional Airport Executive Director Carl Olson, Bloomington-Normal … Continue Reading


March 03, 2022

Duckworth Meets with Ukrainian Congress Committee of America Illinois Members in Support of Illinois’s Ukrainian Community

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today met virtually with members of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) Illinois Division to share her support for the Ukrainian community in Illinois and abroad amid Russia's unprovoked and unjustified attacks on Ukraine. Duckworth met with UCCA Illinois President Ihor Diaczun, Vice Presidents Pavlo Bandriwsky and Dr. Maria Korkatsch-Groszko and several local members to learn more about the support needed for the … Continue Reading


March 03, 2022

Duckworth, Buttigieg Discuss How Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is Prioritizing Local Hiring & Improving Transit Accessibility

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - At today's U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee Hearing, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Secretary of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Pete Buttigieg discussed how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) is helping make public transportation systems more accessible to passengers with disabilities through the new $1.75 billion transit accessibility grant program that Senator Duckworth secured as part of BIL and strengthening local … Continue Reading


March 02, 2022

Duckworth, Kaine & Markey Introduce Bill to Help People Living With Long COVID

[WASHINGTON, DC] - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), along with U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Ed Markey (D-MA), helped introduce the Comprehensive Access to Resources and Education (CARE) for Long COVID Act, which would support people living with long-term COVID-19 symptoms. This bill would improve research on post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC), more commonly referred to as long COVID, as well as provide resources for those experiencing it. "Even if COVID-19 disappeared … Continue Reading


March 02, 2022

Duckworth Speaks with Illinois Municipal Electric Agency and Illinois Municipal Utilities Association Members About Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Benefits

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today met with Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) and Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA) leadership to discuss energy, public power and cybersecurity priorities. During the virtual meeting, Duckworth and the group also discussed how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law-which includes historic support for clean, renewable energy-will help create jobs and build a more climate-resilient future. A photo from today's call is … Continue Reading


March 02, 2022

Duckworth Now Accepting Applications for Class of 2027 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 01, 2022

Duckworth Statement on President Biden’s First State of the Union Address

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) issued the following statement after President Biden's first State of the Union address: "From Ukraine to this evolving pandemic, we face unique challenges at this moment, but President Biden reminded us tonight that there is nothing the American people can't overcome. Thanks to the resolve, shared sacrifice and hard work of our people-and with the help of Democratic policies that put checks in pockets, kept small businesses from … Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

Duckworth, King Encourage Biden Administration to Continue Strengthening Domestic Manufacturing Capabilities in Response to Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Angus King (I-ME) led their colleagues in sending a letter to Dawn O'Connell, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), urging the Biden Administration to continue exercising its Defense Production Act (DPA) authorities to boost domestic manufacturing of critical COVID-19 tests and other materials necessary to respond to the pandemic. U.S. Senators Bob Casey … Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

Amid Ukraine Crisis, Duckworth Announces Illinois National Guard Commander as State of the Union Virtual Guest

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), member of the U.S. Armed Services Committee (SASC) and a Purple Heart recipient who served 23 years in the Reserve Forces, announced that she will bring the Adjutant General of Illinois and Commander of the Illinois National Guard Major General Rich Neely as her virtual guest to tonight's State of the Union address. As the Commander of the Illinois National Guard (ILNG), Major General Neely is responsible for the … Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

Duckworth Meets with the Illinois Chapter of Disabled American Veterans and Emphasizes her Commitment to our Nation’s Heroes

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and a Purple Heart recipient who served 23 years in the Reserve Forces, today met with several members of the Illinois Chapter of Disabled American Veterans. During the video call, Duckworth and the group discussed accessible healthcare for Veterans exposed to toxic substances, mental health support for Veterans and services for disabled Veterans, as well as … Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

Duckworth Joins Durbin, Menendez, Portman in Urging Biden Administration to Designate Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status

[WASHINGTON D.C.] - U.S. Senator Duckworth (D-IL) joined U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and 39 Senate colleagues in a letter to President Biden urging the Administration to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Ukrainians in the United States following the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. "In light of Russia's military invasion of Ukraine, we respectfully request that your Administration promptly take … Continue Reading


February 28, 2022

Duckworth on Republicans Blocking Legislation to Protect Women’s Constitutional Right to Choose

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today issued the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked the House-passed Women's Health Protection Act, which would help protect women's constitutional right to choose, from moving forward in the Senate: "As states and courthouses across the country systematically undermine women's autonomy over their own bodies, it is utterly appalling that Senate Republicans blocked critical legislation to help protect access to basic … Continue Reading


February 25, 2022

Duckworth Statement on President Biden’s Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today issued the following statement after President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for a lifetime appointment as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice: "Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is one of the most impressive individuals nominated to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States in our nation's history. Her extensive background and wealth of experience is why the U.S. Senate has voted three times to confirm her to previous … Continue Reading


February 25, 2022

Duckworth Leads Letter Calling on CDC, FDA to Establish Clear, Accessible Guidance on Fourth COVID-19 Vaccine Dose for Immunocompromised Americans

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - As the need to protect the most at-risk Americans from death or serious illness from COVID-19 continues, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) led her colleagues U.S. Senators Tina Smith (D-MN) and Edward Markey (D-MA) in sending a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Robert M. Califf. Their letter emphasized the time-sensitive and vital need for the CDC … Continue Reading


February 24, 2022

Duckworth Reaction to Russia’s Escalating Invasion on Ukraine

[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 23 years in the Reserve Forces, issued the following statement after Russia escalated its invasion of Ukraine: "The human suffering caused-and any blood spilled-as a result of this unjustified and unjustifiable attack on Ukraine's sovereign territory are solely on Vladimir Putin's hands. Our nation, our NATO allies and all countries who value human … Continue Reading


February 22, 2022

Duckworth, Cramer, Casey Lead Bipartisan Call For Diaper Banks Funding In Final FY2022 Appropriations Package

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Bob Casey (D-PA) led a bipartisan group of Senators in urging U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Chairman Patrick Leahy and Vice Chairman Richard Shelby to include funding for our nation's diaper banks in the final fiscal year (FY) 2022 appropriations package to help better support working families. "As you work towards a final agreement for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 … Continue Reading


February 22, 2022

Duckworth: Putin’s Ukraine Invasion Threatening Innocent Lives & Global Stability

[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 23 years in the Reserve Forces, issued the following statement after Russia invaded Ukraine: "Make no mistake: whatever lies Vladimir Putin tells, it is obvious to the world that Russia is the aggressor here and has invaded Ukraine's sovereign territory. His actions are threatening innocent lives and regional stability in Europe. President Biden and … Continue Reading


February 22, 2022

Duckworth Joins Peters, Moran, Capito, Klobuchar, Lummis to Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Reduce the Spread of Toxic PFAS at Commercial Airports

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), co-founder of the first-ever Senate Environment Justice Caucus, joined U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) to introduce bipartisan legislation to reduce the spread of toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination at commercial airports. The Preventing PFAS Runoff at Airports Act would deploy more existing Federal Aviation … Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Duckworth, Schneider, Foster, Underwood and Krishnamoorthi Highlight How Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is Helping Protect Lake Michigan, Provide Cleaner Water & Create Jobs

[WAUKEGAN, IL] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) along with U.S. Representatives Brad Schneider (D-IL-10), Bill Foster (D-IL-11), Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-08) today were joined by Senior Advisor to President Biden on Infrastructure Coordination Mitch Landrieu and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator Debra Shore in highlighting how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is helping restore the Great Lakes and strengthen Illinois's … Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Senate passes Durbin led, Duckworth cosponsored resolution showing bipartisan support for Ukraine Against Russian Aggression

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Yesterday evening, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously in support of a bipartisan resolution led by U.S. Senate Majority Whip and Senate Ukraine Caucus Co-Chair Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), and John Cornyn (R-TX). U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined as a cosponsor of the resolution in support of Ukraine in the face of increased Russian aggression. The resolution is a renewed bipartisan message from the U.S. Senate in … Continue Reading

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