Washington Post: Tammy Duckworth will be the Senate’s first new mom, but she already has a record of blazing trails

Sen. Tammy Duckworth’s life has been marked with momentous firsts, the most dramatic of which arrived about 120 combat hours into a tour as a battle captain with the Illinois National Guard in war-rocked Iraq. It was November 2004. Duckworth … Continue reading

NPR: Sen. Tammy Duckworth Talks About Her Trip To South Korea

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, an Iraq war veteran, who recently returned from a trip to South Korea and the DMZ, about the threat of nuclear war with North Korea. There were protests yesterday in … Continue reading

Washington Post: Sen. Tammy Duckworth, who lost her legs in Iraq, calls Trump ‘a five-deferment draft dodger’

In a Senate-floor speech Saturday, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) blasted President Trump as a “five-deferment draft dodger” and accused him of trying to bait North Korea into a war, putting both the military and the national security of the United … Continue reading

Southern Illinoisan: Durbin, Duckworth announce more than $2 million for Head Start programs in Southern Illinois

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth announced Wednesday that the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families has awarded a total of $2,313,613 to support the Head Start and Early Head Start program at Southern … Continue reading

WSIL TV: Duckworth: new net neutrality laws bad for small business

WSIL — U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth predicts the changes to federal net neutrality laws will be bad for students and small businesses. Duckworth said Americans may have to pay more for internet access to certain websites or have their service … Continue reading

ABC Chicago 7 News: Tammy Duckworth reflects on first term in U.S. Senate

From partisan bickering and sexual harassment scandals to a battle royale over tax cuts, freshman Senator Tammy Duckworth’s first year in office has been quite a ride. Senator Duckworth began her first term in the Senate at the same time … Continue reading

The News-Gazette: Duckworth: ‘I do have some real concerns’ with GOP tax plan

CHAMPAIGN — Although she said she hadn’t seen the details of the Republican tax plan, Sen. Tammy Duckworth said Friday that she believed it wasn’t fair to small- and medium-sized businesses and middle-income families. “I do have some real concerns … Continue reading

VOX: US senator on North Korea: “Most Americans don’t realize how close we are to this war”

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a decorated veteran of the Iraq War, is scared — scared that the Trump administration may be getting the US into a devastating war with North Korea without much of the public noticing or seeming to care. … Continue reading

Chicago Sun-Times: Duckworth to Trump: Tell public ‘true costs’ of war with North Korea

As President Donald Trump continues to hurl inflammatory threats against North Korea, he also needs to level with the American people about the “true costs of war,” Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., said in a letter to the president. “As the … Continue reading

The Source: Sen. Tammy Duckworth to speak at Veterans Day Celebration

As the university’s first veteran student services advisor, Jen Goetz knows what veterans bring to Washington University in St. Louis — leadership, perspective, diversity and, yes, federal education dollars. She is not alone. “Everyone I have met at Washington University … Continue reading

CNN: Senator and veteran: Trump playing ‘sick political game’ with military deaths

A Democratic senator who received the Purple Heart after losing both her legs in the Iraq War lambasted President Donald Trump for playing a “sick political game” with the deaths of fallen US service members. During an interview on CNN’s … Continue reading

Belleville News-Democrat: Duckworth joins chorus of criticism over Trump’s call to widow; president denies wording

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., said President Donald Trump’s comments about service members killed in action are “simply unacceptable.” Duckworth, a U.S. Army veteran who lost both legs in the Iraq war, had harsh words for Trump in an interview … Continue reading