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Herald-Whig: Federal funds catch up on upgrades at Illinois Veterans Home

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded $4.156 million to the state of Illinois to cover the federal share of water system upgrades completed at the Illinois Veterans Home in 2016. “This funding will be a needed boost to … Continue reading

In Style: Senator Tammy Duckworth on her History-Making Strides for Working Moms

Illinois State Senator Tammy Duckworth has made a habit of succeeding at the seemingly impossible. When a rocket-propelled grenade shot down the helicopter she was piloting during the Iraq war, resulting in the loss of both her legs and partial … Continue reading

The Hill: Fourth Senate Dem calls for Nielsen to resign over family separation policy

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) is calling for Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign over the “zero tolerance” immigration policy that has resulted in family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border. “Secretary Nielsen has made it abundantly clear she lacks the … Continue reading

KFVS 12 News: Sen. Duckworth reacts to U.S. leaving U.N. Human Rights Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KFVS) – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement in response to the U.S. leaving the United Nations Human Rights Council. “The United States has long been the world’s conscience, playing a leading in role in … Continue reading

Entrepreneur: 6 Extraordinary Women Who Rose to the Pinnacle of Their Professions

The average woman earns more than 20 cents less than every dollar a man earns doing the same job. Last year an embarrassingly low 2 percent of venture capital dollars went to companies with female founders. According to a January … Continue reading

Newsweek: Democrats Try to Prevent Trump Launching North Korea War, Accuse Him of ‘Amateurish’ Planning of Kim Meeting

Two Democratic senators have accused President Donald Trump of “amateurish” planning of a planned Tuesday summit with North Korea, while also introducing legislation intended to block the president from preemptively striking the Asian nation. Senators Tammy Duckworth and Chris Murphy … Continue reading

CNN: Sen. Tammy Duckworth expresses support for protesters in wake of new NFL National Anthem policy

Sen. Tammy Duckworth called on her service as a veteran to express her support for National Anthem protesters in the wake of the NFL’s new policy mandating players on the field stand for the song. “One day, our nation’s flag … Continue reading

The Hill: Duckworth on NFL anthem policy: I fought to defend right to take a knee in protest

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) on Friday expressed support for NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial inequality, saying she served in the military to “defend people’s right to free speech.” “One day, our nation’s flag will drape … Continue reading

Associated Press: Legislation would make attack aboard train federal crime

U.S. Sens. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and John Hoeven of North Dakota marked the anniversary of the shooting of an Amtrak conductor in suburban Chicago with the introduction of legislation that would make such an attack a federal crime. On … Continue reading

Chicago Tribune: Sen. Duckworth, 28 Dems call for Wisconsin’s Nicholson to apologize for comments about veterans

emocratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, of Illinois, joined with 28 other veterans Wednesday in calling for Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson to apologize for questioning the “cognitive thought process” of veterans who are Democrats. Nicholson refused. Nicholson is a … Continue reading

WJBC Radio: Sen. Duckworth: Ending Iran deal reckless, GOP lawmakers applaud move

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois is calling President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal as reckless, but two Central Illinois Republican lawmakers are praising the move. Duckworth, a Democrat, said in a statement the 2015 agreement … Continue reading

Politico: The Baby Boom in Congress

The typical member of Congress is a man about 60 years old – often with a tuft of salt-and-pepper hair, or maybe none at all. He’s decades past having babies at home: Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma mused recently, and … Continue reading