Press Releases

September 02, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Applaud Nomination of Colleen Lawless to serve as District Court Judge for the Central District of Illinois

[SPRINGFIELD, IL] - U.S Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement after the White House announced the nomination of Judge Colleen Lawless to serve as a District Court Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois: "We are pleased that President Biden is nominating Judge Colleen Lawless to serve as a District Court Judge for the Central District of … Continue Reading


September 01, 2022

Duckworth Leads Colleagues in Calling for a Federal Review on How AI Impacts Employment Opportunities for Americans with Disabilities

[WASHINGTON, DC] - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) wrote to U.S. Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Lina Khan, U.S. Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Charlotte Burrows and U.S. Secretary of the Department of Labor (DoL) Martin Walsh to call for a thorough review of how artificial intelligence (AI), algorithms and algorithmic bias might play a role in discriminating against people with disabilities when it comes to employment opportunities and … Continue Reading


September 01, 2022

Duckworth on Migrant Families in Chicago: Everyone Deserves Support and Dignity

[CHICAGO, IL] - In response to the arrival of 75 migrants-including families-from the southern border as part of Governor Abbott's cruel and inhumane immigration policies, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) issued the following statement: "As these families and migrants arrive in Chicago, we must-and will-do our part to make sure they are welcomed with dignity. No disgusting, political and racist stunt by the Texas governor could stop us from doing that and I'm proud that Chicago is ready, … Continue Reading


August 31, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin, Illinois Delegation Urge President Biden to Grant FEMA Individual Assistance To Metro East Following Severe Flash Floods

[SPRINGFIELD, IL]- U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with the entire Illinois Congressional delegation, sent a letter to President Biden requesting that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provide federal assistance to the State of Illinois to help St. Clair County respond to significant damage from the flash floods on July 26. "We write in support of Illinois Governor JB Pritzker's request for federal assistance for the State … Continue Reading


August 29, 2022

Duckworth-Connolly Send Letter Urging OPM to Cover Infertility Diagnosis and Treatment

[WASHINGTON, DC] - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11), Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Government Operations Subcommittee, sent a letter to Director Kiran Ahuja in support of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) stated interest in expanding federal medical coverage to include infertility diagnosis and treatment, which includes accessing assistive reproductive technology (ART), such as in vitro fertilization … Continue Reading


August 26, 2022

Duckworth Meets and Greets Families, Students and Stakeholders in Southern Illinois

[CARBONDALE, IL] - During the final day of her RV tour across Illinois, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today visited the Eurma C. Hayes Center to meet with parents, students, teachers, administrators and staff at Tri County Special Education (TCSE) and answer students' questions about being a U.S. Senator. After the meet and greet, Duckworth held an open house with local electeds and stakeholders where she discussed her efforts to help working Illinoisans keep more money in their pockets, … Continue Reading


August 25, 2022

Duckworth Touts Efforts to Support Working Families and Small Businesses at Southern Illinois Chamber of Commerce Roundtable

[CARBONDALE, IL] - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined a roundtable discussion led by the Southern Illinois Regional Chamber of Commerce with chamber members, local business leaders and state legislators to talk about her efforts to help working Illinoisans keep more money in their pockets and support small businesses in Southern Illinois and throughout the state. Duckworth underscored how the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will help create jobs, lower energy costs, cut inflation, … Continue Reading


August 23, 2022

Duckworth, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Visit One Earth Energy, Emphasize Commitment to Prioritizing American-Grown Fuel and Saving Families Money At the Pump

[GIBSON CITY, IL] - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), along with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary (USDA) Tom Vilsack, visited One Earth Energy, meeting with leaders of the ethanol and distiller's grain facility to highlight the importance of biofuel production and the Federal Government's support of homegrown fuel-including Democrats' efforts to make the Inflation Reduction Act law. Duckworth also shared her commitment to help drive down gas prices, support our farmers, … Continue Reading


August 22, 2022

Duckworth Touts Efforts to Keep Communities and Law Enforcement Officials Safe in Granite City

[GRANITE CITY, IL] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today hosted a roundtable discussion with public safety leaders and officials at Granite City's City Hall focused on the challenges our law enforcement officers face and her efforts at the federal level to ensure they have the resources they need to keep communities safe. Duckworth also spoke to the officials about her bipartisan Public Safety Officer Support Act that President Biden signed into law last week. Photos of today's … Continue Reading


August 22, 2022

Duckworth Leads Federal Delegation Tour of Cahokia Heights, Meeting with Residents to Discuss Environmental Justice Issues

[CAHOKIA HEIGHTS, IL] - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), along with Radhika Fox, EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water, Deb Shore, EPA Region 5 Administrator and John Kim, IEPA Director, toured areas of Cahokia Heights that have been hard hit with legacy flooding and sewage issues and led a roundtable discussion with local officials and community members about efforts to address environmental injustice. Also joining Duckworth, Fox and Shore were: Chris Belt, 57th … Continue Reading


August 19, 2022

Duckworth Touts Democrats’ Prescription Drug Price Reductions at Quad-Cities Family-Owned Pharmacy

[SILVIS, IL] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today visited the family-owned Illini Clinic Pharmacy in Silvis to meet with its staff and discuss how the Inflation Reduction Act, that she championed and secured key provisions in, will help thousands of Illinois's seniors afford life-saving prescription drugs and how, for the first time ever, will allow Medicare to negotiate for lower medication costs. The Senator was also joined by a local community member, Rochelle Pharmacy owner Rupesh … Continue Reading


August 18, 2022

Duckworth, Deputy Energy Secretary Turk Visit Marquis Energy, Emphasize How U.S. Biofuels Can Save Consumers Money At the Pump

[HENNEPIN, IL] - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), along with U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk, visited Marquis Energy, meeting with its leaders and touring the ethanol facility, highlighting the importance of ethanol production, the Federal Government's support of homegrown biofuels-including Democrats' efforts to make the Inflation Reduction Act law-as well as her commitment to helping drive down gas prices, support our farmers, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen … Continue Reading


August 17, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin, Lightfoot Announce $3 Million Fra Grant For Chicago Union Station

[CHICAGO, IL]-U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced that Chicago Union Station will receive $3,000,000 in federal funding, awarded by the Federal Railroad Administration, to complete the design process for planned renovations to the train station's concourse level, which serves Amtrak and Metra passengers. "For nearly a century, Chicago's Union Station has been a critical transportation center and helped power our … Continue Reading


August 17, 2022

Bipartisan Duckworth-Cornyn Public Safety Officer Support Act Signed into Law

[WASHINGTON, DC] - Bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and John Cornyn (R-TX) to honor the public service of police officers, firefighters and emergency responders by supporting the families of public safety officers who are lost to trauma-linked suicides was signed into law by President Biden today. The Public Safety Officer Support Act passed the Senate earlier this month and the House companion passed the U.S. House of Representatives in May. "With this … Continue Reading


August 16, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Tout Democrats’ Prescription Drug Price Reductions at Central Illinois Family-Owned Pharmacy

[RIVERTON, IL] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today visited the family-owned Curry's Family Pharmacy in Riverton to meet with its staff and discuss how the Inflation Reduction Act, that they both championed and secured key provisions in, will help thousands of Illinois's seniors afford life-saving prescription drugs and how, for the first time ever, it will allow Medicare to negotiate for lower medications costs. The Senators were also joined by … Continue Reading


August 13, 2022

Duckworth on Chicago’s West Side: We Must Protect Reproductive Healthcare for All

[CHICAGO, IL] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today visited a Planned Parenthood Health Center in Chicago's Austin neighborhood to meet with the facility's leadership and staff and discuss how she will continue to support the clinic's work from the federal level, including by working to enshrine access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare-including abortion-into law. With Roe now overturned and Illinois continuing to serve as a beacon for thousands of Americans traveling for … Continue Reading


August 10, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Announce $83.5 Million In Fundraising For Illinois From Department Of Transportation's RAISE Grant Program

[CHICAGO, IL] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $83,500,000 in grant funding awarded to Illinois communities by the Department of Transportation (DOT) through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program to help communities around the country carry out infrastructure and transportation projects with significant local or regional impact. "I'm proud that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is … Continue Reading


August 10, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Secure Key Illinois Priorities In Senate-Passed Inflation Reduction Act

[WASHINGTON, D.C.]-U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) secured key provisions for Illinois in the Senate-passed Inflation Reduction Act. These priorities include investing in domestic energy production and manufacturing right here in the U.S., reducing carbon emissions by roughly 40 percent by 2030, investing in clean energy tax credits, lowering prescription drugs, extending the Affordable Care Act subsidies, and more. "This is a big deal: … Continue Reading


August 07, 2022

Duckworth: Inflation Reduction Act Will Save Money for Families, Tackle Climate Crisis and Make Corporations Pay Fair Share

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today issued the following statement after Senate Democrats passed the Inflation Reduction Act: "This is a big deal: Senate Democrats-without a single Republican vote-passed historic changes that will put working Americans first by helping them save money on prescription drugs, fighting inflation, tackling the climate crisis to protect our planet for future generations, cutting the deficit by hundreds of billions and ensuring … Continue Reading


August 05, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Announce More Than $4.6 Million for Medical Research in Illinois

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $4,659,710 in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) medical research grant funding for Illinois institutions. The funding will be put toward research programs across the state to support advancements in sectors ranging from maternal health care to communicative disorders. "Across the state, universities are constantly conducting the cutting-edge research … Continue Reading

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