Press Releases

April 30, 2021

Duckworth Meets With U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District Commander

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Chair of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife, met virtually this week with Colonel Paul Culberson, Chicago District Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to discuss water infrastructure investments, including the advancement of the Brandon Road Lock and Dam Project. Duckworth, who co-founded the Senate's first-ever Environmental Justice Caucus, and Culberson … Continue Reading


April 30, 2021

Duckworth Statement in Response to Bustos Announcement

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement after U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) announced she would not be running for re-election: "Representative Bustos has served as, and will continue to serve as, an excellent representative for her community-she's a hard worker who listens to her constituents, delivers tangible legislative wins for working families and provides stellar constituent service. I've enjoyed working with her on … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Senate Passes Duckworth’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to Rebuild our Nation’s Water Systems, Help Ensure Clean Water for All

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - The U.S. Senate passed sweeping bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today aimed at investing over $35 billion in projects that put Americans back to work fixing and upgrading our nation's crumbling and dangerous water infrastructure. Duckworth's Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021 (DWWIA 2021), which was introduced in March and unanimously passed out of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee the following … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Duckworth, Blackburn Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Military Families Struggling with Hunger

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator and combat Veteran Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), who served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years and is Chair of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Airland Subcommittee, and U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced bipartisan legislation to support active military families experiencing food insecurity and help ensure no one willing to serve this nation in uniform struggles to feed their families. Duckworth's Military Hunger Prevention Act would … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Duckworth, Murray Introduce Bill to Help Wounded Veterans Start a Family

The Veteran Families Health Services Act of 2021 would repeal VA's outdated ban on IVF for veterans with service-connected injuries and expand adoption options [WASHINGTON, DC] - Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, introduced the Veteran Families Health Services Act-comprehensive legislation that would, among other things, ensure that servicemembers' and veterans' fertility … Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

Duckworth Meets With DOJ Civil Rights Nominee Kristen Clarke

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) met virtually with Kristen Clarke, nominee for Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Duckworth and Clarke discussed the Senator's priorities including the importance of hiring a Deputy Assistant Attorney General focused on protecting disability rights, continuing to develop initiatives to stop hate crimes against the Asian American Pacific Islander community and improving DOJ … Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

Bipartisan Bill Introduced by Duckworth, Portman and Blumenthal to Protect Infants from Deadly “Crib Bumpers” Passes Senate Committee

Since 1985, dozens of deaths and more than 100 serious injuries have been directly attributed to these dangerous products [WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to protect infant lives by banning the sale of crib bumpers-which have been proven to pose an unnecessary, deadly risk to sleeping infants-passed the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation (CST) Committee unanimously … Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin Announce Nearly $22 Million for Rural Water Infrastructure in Illinois

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Chair of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife, and Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced $21,954,500 in federal funding today to help improve water service, quality, access and sanitation in rural communities throughout Illinois. The funding comes from the Water and Environmental Program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. Last month, … Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

Duckworth, Warren, Baldwin and Colleagues Urge Biden Admin to Issue Delayed OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard for Workers

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) led a group of colleagues in urging the Biden administration to issue the delayed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to finally provide workers with enforceable health and safety protections specific to COVID-19. "More than a month has now passed since your deadline for issuing an ETS. The consequences of each day of delay are dire - … Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin Announce Over $2 Million in Grants to Head Start Programs in Southern Illinois

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced $2,649,316 in federal funding to Western Egyptian Economic Opportunity Council to support access to Head Start and Early Head Start programs in the region. This investment comes through the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "Head Start and Early Head Start programs are critical for kids throughout Illinois to have the … Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

Duckworth Statement on President Biden’s First Address to Congress

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement after President Biden's first address to a Joint Session of Congress: "In just 100 days in office, President Biden is already delivering for the American people. More than 215 million vaccines have been administered, our economy is moving again, kids are going back to school and we've sent money to millions of working Americans who desperately need it. Tonight's address was an important reminder of just … Continue Reading


April 27, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin, Bustos Introduce Bill to Reduce Distracted Driving and Protect Roadside First Responders

[WASHINGTON D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), today introduced legislation designed to reduce crashes involving distracted driving and save lives, including preventing first responder roadside deaths. The bill would require the implementation of life-saving safety technologies on all new vehicles, including federal fleet vehicles, fund the deployment of digital alert technology … Continue Reading


April 23, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin, Colleagues Introduce Medicare at 50 Act

Majority of Americans support Medicare at 50, which would lower the cost of care for older Americans [WASHINGTON D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) in reintroducing the Medicare at 50 Act. The bill would give people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old the option of buying into Medicare, while ensuring the program is protected for current … Continue Reading


April 22, 2021

Duckworth Meets with Illinois Farm Bureau to Discuss Legislative Priorities and the American Jobs Plan

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today joined leaders from the Illinois Farm Bureau for a virtual meeting to discuss her upcoming legislative priorities as well as federal support to America's farmers and rural communities as part of President Biden's proposed American Jobs Plan. Duckworth was joined by several members of the Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) including President Richard Guebert, Vice President Brian Duncan, Executive Director of Government Affairs and … Continue Reading


April 22, 2021

Duckworth Delivers Remarks Following Senate’s Bipartisan Passage of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) spoke after the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and U.S. Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) also spoke at the press conference. Video of the Senator's remarks can be found here. Duckworth's full remarks as delivered are below: "Thank you. Well about 3 weeks ago my mom came from the-my 80 year old mom came home from the grocery store visibly … Continue Reading


April 22, 2021

Duckworth, Booker, Carper and Ruiz Introduce Bill to Address COVID-19’s Impact on Communities Plagued By Environmental Injustice

[WASHINGTON, DC] - On the second anniversary of U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tom Carper (D-DE) founding the Senate's first-ever Environmental Justice Caucus, the Senators introduced legislation that would help support communities experiencing environmental injustices, which has been exacerbated by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the Environmental Justice for Communities Act would ensure EPA continues a trio of environmental justice programs, while … Continue Reading


April 22, 2021

Senate Passes COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Today, the U.S. Senate passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act by a vote of 94-1, a bill to address the rise in hate crimes and violence against the AAPI community. Following its passage, U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), and U.S. Representative Grace Meng (D-NY-06) called for swift House consideration of the bill so President Biden can sign the bill into law. "After a year of unfathomable suffering and rising hate crimes against the Asian … Continue Reading


April 22, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin, Bustos, McNamara Applaud AAR Corp and United Airlines for Partnership at Rockford International Airport

[WASHINGTON D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), and Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara, today applauded the announcement from Illinois-based AAR Corp that United Airlines will use its maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility at Rockford International Airport (RFD) as a new maintenance location. The agreement with AAR Corp and United Airlines to use RFD's AAR facility as the maintenance location … Continue Reading


April 21, 2021

Duckworth, Schneider & Colleagues Renew Bipartisan Push to Aid Nuclear-Affected Communities

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), co-chair and co-founder of the U.S. Senate's first-ever Environmental Justice Caucus, today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to address the impacts of stranded nuclear waste by providing federal assistance to communities around the country that are burdened with storing this waste. The Sensible, Timely Relief for America's Nuclear Districts' Economic Development (STRANDED) Act would allocate $175 million annually for five years in a … Continue Reading


April 21, 2021

Duckworth Statement on EPA Inspector General Report Outlining Trump Administration’s Political Interference in Ethylene Oxide Management

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG)'s report on the Trump Administration's delayed risk communication and interference in protecting community members in Willowbrook and Waukegan, Illinois, from ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions. In the report, EPA OIG found that former Trump political appointees in the Office of Air and Radiation issued … Continue Reading

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