Press Releases

April 01, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin Push for Site of Emmett Till’s Memorial Service to be Designated as Part of National Park System

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] -U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today requested the National Park Service (NPS) to conduct a reconnaissance survey of the Roberts Temple Church of God In Christ, located at 4021 South State Street, in the Bronzeville area of Chicago, Illinois, for consideration as a new unit of the National Park System. Roberts Temple is the site of the memorial service for fourteen year-old Emmett Till, who was abducted, tortured, and … Continue Reading


April 01, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin, Announce $270 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Community Health Centers for COVID-19 in Illinois

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that 45 Community Health Centers (CHCs) throughout Illinois will receive a total of $270 million in federal funding to support COVID-19 vaccination and health services for vulnerable populations in urban and rural parts of the state. The funding, which was appropriated through the American Rescue Plan, will be awarded beginning in April by the Health Resources and Services Administration … Continue Reading


March 31, 2021

Duckworth Applauds Pentagon’s New Rules to Reverse Trump-Era Discriminatory Policies Against Transgender Troops

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee who served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years, released the following statement of support for the Pentagon's sweeping reversal of the Trump administration's discriminatory policies against transgender Americans serving in our military: "Former President Trump's transgender military ban was as heartless as it was damaging to our military readiness. If you are … Continue Reading


March 31, 2021

Duckworth Applauds President Biden’s Infrastructure Goals

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement of support for President Biden's sweeping infrastructure proposal, the American Jobs Plan: "President Biden's American Jobs Plan is the bold, forward-thinking proposal we need to tackle the challenges of our time. Not only does it create millions of good-paying jobs, rebuilds our crumbling infrastructure and better positions us to compete with China, but it moves our nation towards a better future. As … Continue Reading


March 31, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin Announce Over $21 Million to Help Address HIV in Chicago

[CHICAGO, IL] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced $21,236,246 in federal funding today to the Chicago Department of Health to help provide comprehensive, community-based and cost-efficient HIV care to low-income Chicagoans. "To continue building on the progress our nation has made to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic, we must prioritize equitable, accessible care for underserved, low-income Americans," Duckworth said. "This federal funding will help ensure … Continue Reading


March 31, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin Urge EPA to Strengthen Safe Drinking Water Protections in Illinois and Nationwide

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Chair of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee's Fisheries, Water and Wildlife Subcommittee-which has legislative jurisdiction over the Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Water Act-and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to strengthen the Safe Drinking Water Act's Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). In a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, the Senators … Continue Reading


March 31, 2021

Duckworth Joins Hirono in Reintroducing Impact Aid Bill to Fund School Infrastructure Projects

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined U.S. Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Tina Smith (D-MN) and their colleagues last week in introducing legislation to support school infrastructure projects. The Impact Aid Infrastructure Act (IAIA) would provide $1 billion in supplemental funding for school infrastructure construction grants in Fiscal Year 2022 through the Impact Aid program. Similar legislation was introduced in the House of … Continue Reading


March 30, 2021

Following Duckworth’s Efforts, DOJ Pledges to Improve Investigations and Prosecutions of Hate Crimes against Asian Americans

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement after Attorney General Merrick Garland announced an internal review into the ways the Department of Justice (DOJ) can improve and prioritize its investigations and prosecutions of hate crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community: "The spike in anti-Asian American hate is a real-and deadly-national crisis. It's time the DOJ bring to bear the full force of its resources to … Continue Reading


March 30, 2021

Duckworth Applauds President Biden’s Actions to Support AAPI Community

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement in response to President Biden announcing that his Administration will implement a variety of initiatives designed to protect and empower the AAPI community: "The AAPI community has endured a difficult, heart-wrenching year. We were the target of hateful, offensive rhetoric from the previous President. We experienced a spike in hate crimes, violent assaults and discrimination. And we are still mourning a … Continue Reading


March 30, 2021

Duckworth Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Make Sure All Internationally Adopted Children Can Gain Citizenship

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in introducing the Adoptee Citizenship Act. The bipartisan bill would close a loophole in the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 (CCA) that has prevented internationally adopted children, who are now adults, from receiving U.S. citizenship despite being raised by American parents. "Because of a technicality under … Continue Reading


March 26, 2021

Duckworth, Hirono Re-introduce Legislation to Prevent Atrocities Like Mass Japanese American Internment from Happening Again

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) yesterday introduced the Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Protection Act of 2021, a bill that would establish a clear legal prohibition against un-American policies that seek to imprison individuals solely on the basis of race, religion, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability. With the rising number of anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate crimes and … Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin Announce Over $1 Million for Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $1,003,770 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration to the Williamson County Airport Authority to help the Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois with COVID-19-related expenses. "Our Illinois airports are important economic engines for the state, and making sure they continue to have the support they need to operate safely during the COVID-19 … Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Duckworth Discusses COVID-19 Relief with Cook County Leadership

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) held a virtual meeting today with Cook County officials to discuss how resources from President Biden's recently-enacted American Rescue Plan will support the county and its residents. They also discussed federal and local efforts to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, such as through the local My Shot campaign, and the county's equity-focused vaccine initiatives including "pop-ups" and mobile vaccination sites for seniors, educators, … Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Duckworth Joins Klobuchar, Krishnamoorthi and Cárdenas for Bicameral Introduction of Baby Food Safety Legislation

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), along with Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-08) and Tony Cárdenas (D-CA-29), today introduced the Baby Food Safety Act of 2021, a bicameral bill to dramatically reduce toxic heavy metals in baby food, educate parents about the risks and invest in cutting edge farming technology to reduce any economic barriers to making baby food safe for consumption. "Parents deserve to have peace of mind that the … Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Duckworth Urges USPS Board of Governors to Immediately Fire Louis DeJoy

[WASHINGTON, DC] - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) called on the United States Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors to immediately fire Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General of the United States (PMG) and Chief Executive Officer of USPS, for cause. Duckworth's request to the Board of Governors follows the disclosure of PMG DeJoy's horrific vision for the USPS over the next 10 years, which would weaken the Postal Service and further delay critical shipments like lifesaving … Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Duckworth, Hirono, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Condemning Anti-Asian Hatred, Discrimination Related to COVID-19 Pandemic

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), along with 35 of their Senate colleagues, introduced a resolution to condemn all forms of anti-Asian sentiment, racism and discrimination, as well as call on federal officials, in collaboration with state and local agencies and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community organizations, to address the rise in COVID-19-related hate crimes. The resolution was introduced in the wake of the Atlanta … Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin Announce $5.5 Million for Illinois Veterans’ Homes to Protect Against COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $5.5 million in federal grant funding to the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs (IDVA) for upgrades to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. This funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and appropriated by Congress though the CARES Act. The funds will reimburse the state for upgrades and improvements to air purification, ventilation, and … Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Duckworth, Murray, Hirono, Lee Reintroduce EACH Act to Guarantee Abortion Coverage Regardless of a Patient’s Insurance

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) today reintroduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Healthcare (EACH) Act, a bicameral bill to guarantee abortion coverage-regardless of how a patient gets their health insurance. The EACH Act ends the Hyde Amendment and lifts unjust abortion coverage restrictions for those who … Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin Announce More Than $71 Million in FEMA Reimbursement Funding For Illinois COVID-19 Response

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that Illinois has been awarded a total of $71.9 million in federal grant funding to offset costs related to COVID-19 testing and response. The funding, provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), covers the costs of the collection of COVID-19 tests, equipment rentals, and supplies procured by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) from January 20, 2020 through August 31, … Continue Reading


March 24, 2021

Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Duckworth’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to Rebuild our Nation’s Water Systems

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee unanimously passed bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today aimed at modernizing and investing in our nation's crumbling water infrastructure. The Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021 (DWWIA 2021) was introduced yesterday and comes after water crises earlier this year across the South-including in Texas, Oklahoma and Mississippi-left millions of American … Continue Reading

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