Press Releases

June 03, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Announce $15.2 Million In Upward Bound Grants for Educational Institutions

[SPRINGFIELD, IL]-U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded 46 grants, totaling $15,217,775, to Illinois educational institutions through the Upward Bound program. As one of the eight TRIO programs, Upward Bound aims to provide opportunities for high school students from low-income families and families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree to succeed academically and ultimately graduate from … Continue Reading


June 03, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Announce $6 Million For Runway Improvements at Springfield Airport

[WASHINGTON, D.C.]-U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $6,020,767 in federal funding awarded to Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport in Springfield from the U.S. Department of Transportation to support the airport's reconstruction of taxiway lighting and runway updates. "Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport is an important economic engine for our state and Sangamon County, and making sure it has federal support to improve its … Continue Reading


June 03, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Announce $245,000 In EPA Funding to Support Water Quality Monitoring

[SPRINGFIELD, IL]-U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $245,000, through the BEACH Act grant program, to Illinois. The grant funding will support the state in developing and implementing a beach monitoring and notification program that will protect the public by monitoring beaches for bacteria, identifying local pollution sources, and reporting these results to … Continue Reading


June 02, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Join Brown, Senate Democrats in Introducing Resolution to Recognize June as LGBTQ Pride Month

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and all 47 other Senate Democrats in introducing a Senate resolution recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month. The Senators' resolution highlights the contributions LGBTQ individuals have made to American society, notes several major milestones in the fight for equal treatment of LGBTQ Americans and resolves to continue efforts to achieve full equality … Continue Reading


June 02, 2022

Durbin, Duckworth, Chicago Delegation Announce $12 Million In Funding For MWRD

[CHICAGO, IL] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and members of the Chicago delegation today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Fiscal Year 22 Work Plan included $12 million in funding for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD). While the funding was awarded to reimburse MWRD for its work on the design and construction of Thornton Composite Reservoir, MWRD plans to use the reimbursed funds … Continue Reading


June 02, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin, Chicago Delegation Announce $12 Million In Funding For MWRD

[CHICAGO, IL] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), and members of the Chicago delegation today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Fiscal Year 22 Work Plan included $12 million in funding for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD). While the funding was awarded to reimburse MWRD for its work on the design and construction of Thornton Composite Reservoir, MWRD plans to use the reimbursed funds … Continue Reading


June 02, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin, Chicago Delegation Announce $12 Million In Funding For MWRD

[CHICAGO, IL] -U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), and members of the Chicago delegation today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Fiscal Year 22 Work Plan included $12 million in funding for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD). While the funding was awarded to reimburse MWRD for its work on the design and construction of Thornton Composite Reservoir, MWRD plans to use the reimbursed funds … Continue Reading


June 02, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin, Bustos Call for Immediate Federal Investigation Into Inmate Deaths, Allegations Of Staff Abuses At USP Thomson

[WASHINGTON, D.C.]-U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and lead cosponsor of the First Step Act and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) are calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General to immediately open an investigation into allegations concerning a Bureau of Prison (BOP) facility in Thomson, Illinois. In a letter to Inspector General Michael Horowitz, the lawmakers cite a … Continue Reading


June 01, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Announce $21.2 Million for Head Start Programs in Illinois

[WASHINGTON D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced a total of $21.2 million in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants to support Head Start services for children under the age of five in receiving wrap-around support in early learning and development. The funding, awarded by the HHS Administration for Children and Families, will go to five organizations across Illinois. "Head Start and Early Head Start … Continue Reading


June 01, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Announce $18.9 Million for Healthcare Providers in Illinois

[WASHINGTON D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $18.9 million in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants. The funding will go to 15 providers throughout Illinois to invest in groundbreaking research, improved care, and efforts to reduce tobacco use. "By helping increase biomedical research, we can help deliver real public health results for Illinois families," Duckworth said. "I will keep working with … Continue Reading


June 01, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Announce $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Funds for Metra

[CHICAGO, IL]- Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $500,000 in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding awarded to Metra by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) through the Route Planning Restoration Program to help the transit agency continue to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. "Thanks to the efforts of Democrats, Metra will have more resources to improve services, protect jobs for working Illinoisans and get folks to where they're … Continue Reading


June 01, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Announce $21.2 Million For Head Start Programs in Illinois

[WASHINGTON, D.C]-U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced a total of $21.2 million in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants to support Head Start services for children under the age of five in receiving wrap-around support in early learning and development. The funding, awarded by the HHS Administration for Children and Families, will go to five organizations across Illinois. "Head Start and Early Head Start … Continue Reading


June 01, 2022

In Taiwan, Duckworth Celebrates New Biden Administration Effort to Strengthen Economic Ties

[TAIPEI, TAIWAN] - During an official visit to Taipei focused on strengthening economic ties this week, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth celebrated the Biden Administration's newly-announced effort to increase and strengthen our nation's trade relationship with Taiwan. After discussing the new efforts with Taiwan Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua, Duckworth issued the following statement: "I was so proud to represent the United States in Taiwan as we announced this important effort to … Continue Reading


May 31, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Announce Notice Inviting Applications for FY22 Open Textbooks Pilot Program

[WASHINGTON, D.C.]-U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has placed a notice inviting applications for new awards for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) for the Open Textbook Pilot program. The deadline to submit applications is July 25, 2022. "Those of us who weren't always sure we'd be able to go to college understand the power of a diploma and the importance of financial help," Duckworth said. "We … Continue Reading


May 28, 2022

Duckworth Pays Tribute to Fallen Servicemembers at Chicago Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

[CHICAGO IL] - Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today paid tribute to our nation's fallen servicemembers at the City of Chicago's wreath laying ceremony to commemorate Memorial Day. Duckworth joined City of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Veterans and servicemembers to honor local Gold Star families and remember loved ones who were killed in the line of duty. Photos of today's event are available here. "Wars are not fought by faceless, nameless troops," Duckworth said. … Continue Reading


May 27, 2022

Duckworth Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Taiwan’s Security in Light of China’s Provocation

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Chair of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Airland, is introducing the bipartisan Strengthen Taiwan's Security Act to better support an important strategic partner in the Indo-Pacific region. Her bill would assess opportunities to deliver lethal aid to Taiwan, enhance Taiwan's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets and increase needed prepositioned stocks in the region. This legislation … Continue Reading


May 26, 2022

Duckworth, Casten, Crow Introduce Bill to Support Defense Department’s Clean Energy Goals, Helping Keep Our Troops Safe

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Chair of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Airland, today introduced legislation that would help protect our troops abroad by transitioning the Department of Defense away from fossil fuels, the transportation of which in combat zones contributes to a significant number of U.S. casualties, and towards clean energy. The Depend on Domestic Clean Energy Act will provide the Department of Defense with the … Continue Reading


May 26, 2022

Duckworth Meets with SBA Region V Administrator Geri S. Aglipay to Discuss the Importance of Leveling Playing Field for All Illinois Business Owners

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, today held a virtual meeting with Geri Aglipay, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Region V Administrator to discuss how they're working to help eliminate hurdles for Black, Latinx, Asian American, women and other underrepresented Illinoisans looking to form and grow their small businesses. Today's meeting comes as Duckworth's bipartisan … Continue Reading


May 26, 2022

Duckworth, Cornyn Applaud Senate Judiciary Committee for Passing Bipartisan Bill to Support Families of Public Safety Officers

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today applauded the U.S. Senate Committee on Judiciary for passing their bipartisan Public Safety Officer Support Act to support the families of officers who struggle with their mental health or who are lost to trauma-linked suicides. The House companion to this legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week. "It's a tragedy that the families of the police officers and first responders … Continue Reading


May 25, 2022

In Wake of Uvalde Massacre, Duckworth Pleads with Colleagues to Save Children’s Lives By Suspending Filibuster Rule and Passing Commonsense Gun Safety Reforms

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - One day after 19 children and two teachers were murdered in yet another preventable school shooting, Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) came to the Senate floor to beg her colleagues to suspend the chamber's filibuster rule to pass overdue, obvious and commonsense gun safety legislation that the majority of Americans support and that could prevent countless future massacres. A mother of two daughters, Duckworth spoke of the fear that parents across the country experience every … Continue Reading

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