Press Releases

June 26, 2018

Duckworth to Host Mobile Office Hours in Kewanee Tomorrow

[KEWANEE, IL] - The Office of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) will host another "Mobile Office Hours" tomorrow at the Kewanee Public Library, where constituent service representatives will be onsite to assist Illinoisans with receiving the Veterans Affairs, Social Security, Medicare and other federal benefits they may be entitled to. Duckworth has previously hosted Mobile Office Hours in communities throughout the state over the past several months, and her office will continue hosting … Continue Reading


June 26, 2018

Duckworth to Host Mobile Office Hours in Austin Tomorrow

[CHICAGO, IL] - The Office of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) will host another "Mobile Office Hours" tomorrow at the West Chicago Library in the Austin neighborhood, where constituent service representatives will be onsite to assist Illinoisans with receiving the Veterans Affairs, Social Security, Medicare and other federal benefits they may be entitled to. Duckworth has previously hosted Mobile Office Hours in communities throughout the state over the past several months, and her office … Continue Reading


June 26, 2018

Duckworth to Host Mobile Office Hours in Libertyville Tomorrow

[LIBERTYVILLE, IL] - The Office of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) will host another "Mobile Office Hours" tomorrow at the Cook Memorial Library, where constituent service representatives will be onsite to assist Illinoisans with receiving the Veterans Affairs, Social Security, Medicare and other federal benefits they may be entitled to. Duckworth has previously hosted Mobile Office Hours in communities throughout the state over the past several months, and her office will continue hosting … Continue Reading


June 26, 2018

Duckworth Statement on SCOTUS Decision to Preserve Trump's Discriminatory Travel Ban

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Donald Trump's discriminatory ban that limits travel from certain Muslim-majority countries: "This decision on Donald Trump's ill-conceived and misguided travel ban does not reflect the American ideals that I love and fought to defend. The America that I know is not a nation that slams its doors on children and families fleeing barbarism or terror. We … Continue Reading


June 26, 2018

Senate Passes Duckworth Amendment to Help Train Veterans for Jobs in Fast-Growing Energy Industries

[WASHINGTON, DC] - The Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan amendment that was introduced by U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Cory Gardner (R-CO) to help prepare Veterans for good paying jobs in the fast-growing solar, wind, nuclear and cyber energy industries. The Senators' amendment to the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bill, which passed the Senate last night, will lay the groundwork for the … Continue Reading


June 25, 2018

Duckworth to Host Mobile Office Hours in Galesburg Wednesday

[GALESBURG, IL] - The Office of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) will host another "Mobile Office Hours" Wednesday at the Galesburg Public Library, where constituent service representatives will be onsite to assist Illinoisans with receiving the Veterans Affairs, Social Security, Medicare and other federal benefits they may be entitled to. Duckworth has previously hosted Mobile Office Hours in communities throughout the state over the past several months, and her office will continue … Continue Reading


June 25, 2018

Duckworth to Host Mobile Office Hours in Kewanee Wednesday

[KEWANEE, IL] - The Office of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) will host another "Mobile Office Hours" Wednesday at the Kewanee Public Library, where constituent service representatives will be onsite to assist Illinoisans with receiving the Veterans Affairs, Social Security, Medicare and other federal benefits they may be entitled to. Duckworth has previously hosted Mobile Office Hours in communities throughout the state over the past several months, and her office will continue hosting … Continue Reading


June 25, 2018

Duckworth, Booker, Senators Introduce Bill Targeting Family Detention, Inhumane Conditions of Immigration Detention Centers, Flawed Detention Processing System

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined Cory Booker (D-NJ) and 8 of her Senate colleagues in introducing a bill to significantly reduce family detention and help improve the harsh and inhumane conditions of immigration detention centers that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) uses to house thousands of immigrants. The Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act is a Senate companion to a House bill introduced in October by Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Adam Smith … Continue Reading


June 22, 2018

Duckworth to Host Mobile Office Hours in Austin Next Week

[CHICAGO, IL] - The Office of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) will host another "Mobile Office Hours" next week at the West Chicago Library in the Austin neighborhood, where constituent service representatives will be onsite to assist Illinoisans with receiving the Veterans Affairs, Social Security, Medicare and other federal benefits they may be entitled to. Duckworth has previously hosted Mobile Office Hours in communities throughout the state over the past several months, and her office … Continue Reading


June 22, 2018

Senate Passes Duckworth & Durbin Amendment to Protect VA Watchdog Independence

[WASHINGTON, DC] - The Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan amendment that was introduced by former Assistant VA Secretary and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-MT) to protect the VA Inspector General's (IG) ability to effectively and independently investigate misconduct, waste and criminal matters involving the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA). The amendment, which is part of the … Continue Reading


June 20, 2018

Duckworth Statement on Trump Executive Order to Continue Family Separation

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today released the following statement after Donald Trump signed an executive order to continue the Trump administration's inhumane zero-tolerance policy: "Donald Trump's 'solution' to his barbaric zero-tolerance policy is no solution. It would pave the way for the indefinite detention of children and their families and does nothing to solve this Trump-manufactured crisis and ensure the families who have already been separated are … Continue Reading


June 20, 2018

Duckworth to Host Mobile Office Hours in Danville Tomorrow

[DANVILLE, IL] - The Office of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) will host another "Mobile Office Hours" tomorrow at the Danville Public Library, where constituent service representatives will be onsite to assist Illinoisans with receiving the Veterans Affairs, Social Security, Medicare and other federal benefits they may be entitled to. Duckworth has previously hosted Mobile Office Hours in communities throughout the state over the past several months, and her office will continue hosting … Continue Reading


June 20, 2018

Duckworth Calls on DHS Secretary Nielsen to Resign

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement today calling on Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign: "Secretary Nielsen has made it abundantly clear she lacks the integrity or judgment needed to lead the Department of Homeland Security. She has repeatedly lied to the American people and has been at the center of the Trump administration's most chaotic and reckless actions. From censoring the Office of Inspector … Continue Reading


June 20, 2018

Duckworth to Host Mobile Office Hours in Rantoul Tomorrow

[RANTOUL, IL] - The Office of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) will host another "Mobile Office Hours" tomorrow at the Rantoul Public Library, where constituent service representatives will be onsite to assist Illinoisans with receiving the Veterans Affairs, Social Security, Medicare and other federal benefits they may be entitled to. Duckworth has previously hosted Mobile Office Hours in communities throughout the state over the past several months, and her office will continue hosting … Continue Reading


June 19, 2018

Duckworth Statement on Trump Administration’s Renewed Attack on Sanctuary Cities

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement after the Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to limit the nationwide injunction blocking the administration from withholding key law enforcement funding from sanctuary cities: "Once again, the Trump administration shows its true colors by attacking cities that welcome immigrants who work hard every day to build a better life for themselves and their families. Using law enforcement to … Continue Reading


June 19, 2018

Duckworth, Graham, Bennet Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Train Veterans for Successful Careers in Innovative Sectors of the American Energy Industry

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today introduced the Energy Jobs for our Heroes Act of 2018 to help Veterans gain the training and credentials necessary to secure good paying jobs in fast-growing sectors of the low- and zero-carbon emissions energy industry. The Senators' bipartisan legislation will help ease the transition back to civilian life for servicemembers and strengthen the economy by connecting employers in … Continue Reading


June 19, 2018

Duckworth Statement on Trump's Withdrawal from U.N. Human Rights Council

[WASHINGTON, DC] - In response to the Trump Administration's announcement that they are withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council one day after it criticized Donald Trump's inhumane policy of separating asylum-seeking parents from their children, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement: "The United States has long been the world's conscience, playing a leading in role in promoting human rights around the globe. Under Donald Trump, that is clearly no … Continue Reading


June 19, 2018

Duckworth Statement on Senate Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

[WASHINGTON, DC] - Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) issued the following statement after the Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This bipartisan legislation would increase pay for our servicemembers and their families, improve the way our Armed Forces address domestic violence and authorize the purchase of new naval ships, aviation assets, armored vehicles and 5th generation fighter aircraft that allow us to defend our interests, … Continue Reading


June 19, 2018

Duckworth Statement on Inhumane Trump Administration Policy of Family Separation

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement today decrying the Trump Administration's policy of taking children from their parents at the border: "Separating families to inflict trauma on children and parents seeking asylum in America is wrong, plain and simple. No one is forcing the Trump Administration's hand here. Donald Trump, Attorney General Sessions and Secretary Nielsen are making a conscious and completely unnecessary decision to rip … Continue Reading


June 18, 2018

Duckworth, Durbin Announce $600,000 for Environmental Cleanup in Western Illinois

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced $600,000 in federal funding today to help plan for the elimination of toxic pollutants from contaminated sites in economically disadvantaged communities in Western Illinois. The assessment grants are provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Brownfields Program, which provides financial assistance to those working to assess and safely clean up contaminated properties whose expansion, … Continue Reading

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