Press Releases

February 14, 2024

Duckworth, Durbin Join Ossoff, Colleagues in Support of Ongoing U.S. Diplomacy to Free Hostages, Restore Mutual Ceasefire Agreement in Gaza

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), a member of both the U.S. Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today joined U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA) and 24 of their Senate colleagues in expressing urgent support for the Administration’s ongoing diplomatic efforts to secure the release of Israeli hostages in tandem with the restoration of a mutual ceasefire agreement in Gaza. “Since the … Continue Reading


February 14, 2024

Duckworth, Durbin Join Booker, Colleagues in Calling for Swift Action to Aid American Citizens and Families Trapped in Gaza

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) in leading 13 colleagues in calling on Secretary Antony Blinken and Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to expand assistance for relatives of U.S. citizens stranded in Gaza.  The Senators expressed concerns about the current limited eligibility criteria for State Department assistance, and advocated for the State Department to press all conflicting parties … Continue Reading


February 13, 2024

Duckworth, Blackburn Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Emergency Communication Technology That Could Help Saves Lives

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, today introduced legislation to improve emergency communication technology that could help save lives. The ITS Codification Act would codify the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS), which currently serves as the research and engineering laboratory at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) … Continue Reading


February 13, 2024

Duckworth, Durbin Urge Federal Approval of Illinois Application for Medicaid Section 1115 Waiver

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today sent a letter to U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Director Chiquita Brooks-LaSure expressing their support for Illinois’ application for a Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver.  If accepted, the waiver would accelerate efforts in Illinois to use the Medicaid program to address the opioid epidemic, maternal mortality, violence prevention, mental health challenges, … Continue Reading


February 13, 2024

Duckworth Reacts to Senate Passing National Security Supplemental

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)—a member of both the U.S. Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees—issued the following statement after the Senate passed legislation to bolster U.S. national security and provide additional support for our partners and allies by a bipartisan vote of 70-29: “After months of delays demanding policy changes they apparently didn’t even want, I’m relieved that Senate Republicans have finally joined Democrats … Continue Reading


February 12, 2024

Duckworth Meets with Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand

[WASHINGTON, DC] - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)—a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee—met with Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara to discuss their shared priorities in building on the over 190 years of diplomatic relations between our two nations—an alliance that both have mutually benefitted from militarily, diplomatically, economically and culturally. B-roll of the Senator’s meeting is available at this link and … Continue Reading


February 12, 2024

Duckworth Meets with Dutch Ambassador to the United States

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)—a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees—met with Dutch Ambassador to the United States Birgitta Tazelaar last week to discuss their shared priorities in strengthening the NATO alliance as well as the long-standing economic partnership among our two nations, specifically in Illinois where nearly 30,000 jobs are supported by Netherlands-U.S. trade and Dutch investments in the technological sector, quantum … Continue Reading


February 09, 2024

Ahead of Lunar New Year, Duckworth Highlights Chinatown Small Businesses

[CHICAGO, IL] - Ahead of Lunar New Year, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today led a tour through Chicago’s Chinatown to highlight its vibrant Asia American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander-owned small business community. Duckworth, along with Chicago 2024 Host Committee Executive Director Christy George, the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce and local leaders discussed the challenges these small businesses face, as well as the economic opportunity that Chicago hosting the 2024 Democratic … Continue Reading


February 09, 2024

Duckworth Hosts Briefing for Senate Colleagues with Doctors Who Recently Returned from Medical Mission in Gaza

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) this week hosted a briefing for several of her Senate colleagues with Dr. Zaher Sahloul and other doctors who recently returned from a medical mission in Gaza so that the Senators could hear directly from the doctors on the state of the humanitarian crisis there and the urgent need for life-saving medical supplies, equipment and treatment to assist the innocent civilians who are suffering in Gaza. “This briefing underscored the urgent … Continue Reading


February 09, 2024

Duckworth, Booker, Tlaib, Dingell Lead Colleagues in Urging EPA to Strengthen Lead and Copper Rule Improvements Proposal

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), co-founders of the new Senate Lead Task Force and the U.S. Senate Environmental Justice Caucus, alongside U.S. Representatives Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-12) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI-06), co-chairs of the House ‘Get the Lead Out’ Caucus, led 86 of their colleagues in applauding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI) while also urging them to strengthen … Continue Reading


February 08, 2024

Duckworth Applauds Committee Passage of Bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Bill She Helped Author

[WASHINGTON, DC] - After successful bipartisan negotiations, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation (CST) today favorably reported the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2023 that U.S. Senator and pilot Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)—the chair of the CST Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations and Innovation—helped author alongside CST Chair Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-TX) and CST Aviation Safety Subcommittee Ranking Member … Continue Reading


February 08, 2024

Duckworth Statement on Senate Vote to Proceed on National Security Supplemental

[WASHGINTON, D.C.] - Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)—a member of both the U.S. Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees—issued the following statement after the Senate voted to proceed on the package to bolster U.S. national security that will provide additional support for our partners and allies: “With our nation confronting increasingly complex and escalating threats to global security, I’m relieved that Senate Republicans have finally joined Democrats … Continue Reading


February 08, 2024

Duckworth Touts Key Priorities Included in Committee-Passed Bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Bill

[WASHINGTON, DC] - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)—a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation (CST) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations and Innovation—announced several of her key priorities were included in the bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Act of 2023 that passed through the CST committee today. As one of the authors of the legislation, Duckworth successfully secured several provisions that will improve safety for … Continue Reading


February 08, 2024

Senate’s FAA Reauthorization Bill Includes Duckworth-Baldwin Provision to Help Improve Aircraft Evacuation Standards

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator and pilot Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)—a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation (CST) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations and Innovation—and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) successfully included their Emergency Vacating of Aircraft Cabin (EVAC) Act in the bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Act of 2023 that passed through committee today and is now expected to be considered by the full Senate. The legislation … Continue Reading


February 06, 2024

Duckworth Meets with Adjutant General of Illinois National Guard

[WASHINGTON, DC] - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)—a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee—met with the Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard (ILNG) Major General Richard Neely to discuss the ways we can build on our progress to support the Illinois National Guard as our nation continues to face multiple threats and global security challenges overseas. Photos of the Senator’s meeting can be found using the link here. “The Illinois National Guard plays a … Continue Reading


February 06, 2024

Duckworth & Durbin Sponsor Kaine Amendment to Maintain Congressional Oversight of Israel Military Assistance

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and more than half of their Democratic Senate colleagues in filing an amendment to the bipartisan National Security Supplemental and Border Security compromise that would maintain the congressional notification requirement for all U.S. assistance to foreign militaries. Specifically, the amendment would strike a provision in the proposed national security supplemental funding bill … Continue Reading


February 06, 2024

Duckworth Meets with Illinois State Police Director Kelly to Discuss Violence Prevention

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today met with Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly to discuss the Illinois State Police’s work and how federal efforts can help support the agency. Duckworth and Kelly discussed the importance of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funding, the leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. A photo from today’s meeting is available on the Senator’s website. “The work of the … Continue Reading


February 06, 2024

Duckworth Presses Qatari Ambassador on Importance of Securing the Safe Release of Hamas-held Hostages

[WASHINGTON, DC] - Today, U.S. Senator and member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) hosted Qatari Ambassador to the United States Sheikh Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani for a meeting in her Capitol Hill office, where she raised the importance of reaching a deal to secure the safe return of the more than 100 hostages still being held by Hamas, including Israeli-American Hersh Goldberg-Polin, who has not been heard from since he was taken hostage after losing … Continue Reading


February 06, 2024

Duckworth, Durbin Join Great Lakes Lawmakers to Introduce Legislation to Extend Great Lake Protections

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), both members of the Great Lakes Task Force, joined U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and J.D. Vance (R-OH) and additional Great Lakes lawmakers in introducing the bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2024, which extends the critical program for another five years through 2031, and increases annual funding levels from $475 million in 2026 to $500 million from 2027 … Continue Reading


February 06, 2024

Duckworth, Durbin Announce Screening Committee, Application Process for Federal District Court in the Central District of Illinois

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today announced that they will begin accepting applications from those interested in serving as a Federal District Court Judge in the Central District of Illinois.  The Senators will be assisted by a screening committee whose task is to review and vet District Court candidates and advise the Senators regarding the candidates’ qualifications and … Continue Reading

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