Press Releases

July 27, 2022

Duckworth Joins Grassley to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Americans Save Money at the Pump, Improve Vehicle Efficiency

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in introducing the bipartisan and bicameral Next Generation Fuels Act to leverage higher-octane fuels to help improve engine efficiency and performance. Allowing the sale of fuels with greater octane levels would increase the amount of ethanol that can be utilized in the fuel supply, in turn lowering prices at the pump for consumers. "Right now, Big Oil is using Putin's war of choice as an excuse … Continue Reading


July 26, 2022

Bipartisan Duckworth Bill to Establish Memorial Commemorating Efforts of Women On The Home Front During WWII Clears Senate Committee

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senator and combat Veteran Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) that would establish a new memorial in Washington, D.C., to honor the contributions of the estimated 18 million women who helped keep our nation's economy and society running during World War II by working as pilots, engineers, taxi drivers, letter carriers, code breakers and more has passed out of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The Senator, along with U.S. … Continue Reading


July 26, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Introduce Officer Ella Grace French Task Force Support Act

[WASHINGTON, D.C]-Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) helped U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduce the Officer Ella Grace French Task Force Support Act of 2022, legislation that would authorize the use of Department of Justice Project Safe Neighborhood funds to support multi-jurisdictional task forces that investigate and disrupt illicit straw purchasing and firearms trafficking activity. The bill is named after Chicago Police … Continue Reading


July 26, 2022

Duckworth Applauds Launch of All Stations Accessibility Program She Authored to Help Make Public Transit Systems Accessible for All

[WASHINGTON, DC]-U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) issued the following statement after the Department of Transportation (DOT) officially launched the All Stations Accessibility Program-an initiative that Duckworth led the charge to include in the recent Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and that will provide $1.75 billion over the next five years to help build ramps, install elevators and make other improvements to ensure that America's public transportation system is actually, finally usable … Continue Reading


July 22, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Announce More than $49 Million for Variety of Illinois Health Care Programs and Initiatives

[WASHINGTON, D.C.]-U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $49,068,220 for a variety of health care programs, initiatives, and community projects across the state. "Across the state, Illinoisans have access to incredible institutions and programs that are devoted to helping folks avoid, treat and research a wide variety of conditions and illnesses," Duckworth said. "I'm proud to announce this support with Senator Durbin to ensure … Continue Reading


July 22, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Join Smith in Introducing Legislation to Protect Access to Reproductive Healthcare Funding

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) and a group of their Democratic colleagues in introducing the Expanding Access to Family Planning Act. The bill would protect access to critical reproductive healthcare services-like birth control, cancer screenings and more-by providing a consistent and strong source of funding for the Title X Family Planning Program. "In a nation with a growing … Continue Reading


July 21, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin, Krishnamoorthi, Newman Urge Surface Transportation Board to Oppose Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern Rail Merger

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), and U.S. Representatives Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-8) and Marie Newman (D-IL-3) today sent a letter to Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman Martin Oberman urging the STB to oppose the Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) railroad merger as proposed because of concerns about noise pollution, blocked crossings, safety conditions, and commuter rail delays. "We write to … Continue Reading


July 21, 2022

Duckworth, Markey, Hirono Introduce Bill to Codify The Right To Contraception

[WASHINGTON, D.C.]-U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) today introduced, with the backing of over half of the Senate Democratic caucus, the Right to Contraception Act, legislation that would codify the fundamental and constitutional right to contraception, which the Supreme Court first recognized more than half a century ago in its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut. The introduction follows Justice Clarence Thomas' concurring opinion in Dobbs … Continue Reading


July 21, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Announce $46.8 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 $46,851,870 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. "Head Start and Early Head Start programs are critical for kids throughout Illinois to have the tools they need to succeed both inside and outside of the … Continue Reading


July 21, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Announce More than $12.2 Million For Health Care 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 $12,245,863 in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) biomedical research grants for Illinois institutions. The funding will be put toward research programs across the state to support medical advancement in various fields, ranging from vascular diseases to mental health research. "By increasing support for biomedical research, we can help deliver real public … Continue Reading


July 21, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin, Krishnamoorthi, Newman Urge Surface Transportation Board to Oppose Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern Rail Merger

[WASHINGTON, D.C.]-U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), and U.S. Representatives Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-8) and Marie Newman (D-IL-3) today sent a letter to Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman Martin Oberman urging the STB to oppose the Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) railroad merger as proposed because of concerns about noise pollution, blocked crossings, safety conditions, and commuter rail delays. "We write to … Continue Reading


July 20, 2022

Duckworth: Weapons of War Should be Banned, Not be Marketed or Sold to Untrained Civilians

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Following the preventable, horrific Highland Park massacre that claimed the lives of seven Illinoisans on the Fourth of July, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) delivered impassioned opening remarks to a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing focused on protecting our communities from mass shootings this morning. The Senator, a mother of two young daughters, emphasized that our nation's gun violence epidemic is now the leading cause of death for young Americans and … Continue Reading


July 19, 2022

Duckworth Joins Sullivan, Colleagues in a Bipartisan Request to Defense Department to Expedite Critical Military Aid to Ukraine

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and four colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley, asking them to immediately expedite shipments of military equipment to Ukraine as appropriated by Congress under the Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act. Passed on May 19, the act provided nearly $20 … Continue Reading


July 19, 2022

Duckworth Joins Sullivan, Colleagues in a Bipartisan Request to Defense Department to Expedite Critical Military Aid to Ukraine

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and four colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley, asking them to immediately expedite shipments of military equipment to Ukraine as appropriated by Congress under the Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act. Passed on May 19, the act provided nearly $20 … Continue Reading


July 18, 2022

Duckworth Joins Warren and Colleagues in Urging the Biden Administration to Declare a National and Public Health Emergency on Reproductive Rights

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and a group of 16 Senate Democrats in writing to President Biden and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, urging them to immediately declare national and public health emergencies over Americans' access to reproductive care. "As President of the United States and Secretary of Health and Human Services, you have the authority to declare a national emergency and public … Continue Reading


July 18, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin, Casten, Quigley, Newman Urge Postmaster General Dejoy to Protect Letter Carriers After Uptick in Mail Carrier Robberies

[WASHINGTON, D.C.]- U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Representatives Sean Casten (D-IL-6), Mike Quigley (D-IL-5), and Marie Newman (D-IL-3) today sent a letter to U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy urging him to take action to protect letter carriers after crimes against U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees tripled since 2018. In their letter, the lawmakers call on Postmaster General DeJoy to implement an alerting policy to ensure that … Continue Reading


July 15, 2022

Duckworth in Metro East Healthcare Meeting: We Need to Protect Abortion Patients

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) yesterday joined a call with leadership of the Hope Clinic for Women, an abortion provider in the Metro East, as well as Granite City Mayor Michael Parkinson and Granite City Police Chief Mike Nordstrom to discuss security and compassionate care at the facility. With Roe now overturned and Illinois continuing to serve as a beacon for thousands of Americans traveling for abortions, Duckworth and the group discussed the now-intensified … Continue Reading


July 14, 2022

Duckworth Speaks with Illinois Corn Growers and Illinois Soybean Association

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) yesterday met with Illinois Corn Growers and Illinois Soybean Association members to discuss how she can continue to support our nation's corn and soybean growers and rural communities in Illinois, including through the 2023 Farm Bill. During the meetings, Duckworth also discussed with the group how protecting our state's waterways and incentivizing agricultural production for renewable fuels can help grow Illinois's agriculture … Continue Reading


July 14, 2022

Duckworth, Durbin Introduce Bill to Establish the Prairie du Rocher French Colonial National Historic Park

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced legislation to establish the Prairie du Rocher French Colonial National Historic Park to recognize the importance of Prairie du Rocher and the French Colonial Historic District as a nationally significant architectural village that embodies the cultural heritage of the United States. This National Historical Park would serve as the focus of interpretive and educational programs relating to … Continue Reading


July 14, 2022

Duckworth: Anyone Who’s Ever Carried an Assault Weapon Into Combat Understands AR-15s Have No Place on America’s Streets

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Following the preventable, horrific Highland Park massacre that claimed the lives of seven Illinoisans on the Fourth of July, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) went to the Senate floor earlier today and made an impassioned call for additional commonsense gun safety reforms like reinstating the assault weapons ban to get weapons of war off our streets and protect our nation's children as well as communities across America from senseless gun violence. Video of the … Continue Reading

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