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NBC Chicago: Durbin, Duckworth Accept Letter of Support for Kavanaugh Accuser

Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, both Democrats from Illinois, accepted a letter signed by more than 1,400 men and women in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on Wednesday, one day before she was slated to testify about her … Continue reading

Central Illinois Proud: Duckworth, Durbin Announce $6 million to modernize Bloomington-Normal bus fleet

BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced Friday that Bloomington-Normal will receive $6,000,000 in federal funding to purchase electric battery powered buses. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Buses and Bus … Continue reading

Fortune: Sen. Tammy Duckworth: How We Can End the Maternal Death Epidemic

My baby girl Maile made history the moment she was born, before she had even opened her eyes. When I gave birth to Maile this past April, I became the first U.S senator to have a child while serving in … Continue reading

Vogue: Senator Tammy Duckworth on the Attack that Took Her Legs — and Having a Baby at 50

ILLINOIS SENATOR Ladda Tammy Duckworth owns a great pair of legs. They’re painstakingly painted by an artist to match the skin tone of her arm—right down to the freckles—and the second toe on one foot is longer than the first, … Continue reading

Chicago Tribune: She’s back: Sen. Tammy Duckworth on breast-feeding (probably not on the Senate floor) and her work-life balance

Even before she returned from maternity leave, Tammy Duckworth, the first woman to give birth while serving in the U.S. Senate, pushed a resolution that allows infants on the Senate floor. The measure, which passed, means she and other new-parent … Continue reading

Marie Claire: Senator Tammy Duckworth Doesn’t Want Her Daughter’s Birth to Be News Anymore

Senator Tammy Duckworth is used to breaking barriers. An Iraq War veteran who chose to serve as a helicopter pilot because it was one of few combat jobs open to women, she was the first female double amputee from the … Continue reading

CNN: Top Democrats call on Trump to cancel Putin meeting following Russian indictments

The top Democrats in Congress on Friday called for President Donald Trump to cancel his upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin after the Justice Department announced indictments against 12 Russian nationals, that accused them of engaging in a “sustained … Continue reading

Marie Claire: Senator Tammy Duckworth on Why the Children Separated at the Border Still Need You

The reports have been chilling. A woman sobbed as she described how federal authorities took her child away from her while she was breastfeeding. A 10-year-old girl with Down Syndrome was separated from her mother. Babies and toddlers were ripped … Continue reading

Shareblue Media: Tammy DuckworthCNN National First senator to give birth: Roe v. Wade protected my right to be a mother

Sen. Tammy Duckworth told her Senate colleagues a personal story to explain why they must refuse to confirm one of Trump’s anti-choice Supreme Court nominees. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) is the first senator to give birth while in office. She … Continue reading

Chicago Sun-Times: Sen. Duckworth: Maternity leave over, will bring nursing baby to work with her

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., wraps up her maternity leave on Monday, but since she is nursing her second daughter, Maile Pearl Bowlsbey, the baby – and her nanny – will be going to work with the senator. “I took as … Continue reading

Daily Beast: Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Baby in Arms, Joins Immigration Protests on Capitol Hill

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), who recently gave birth, brought her infant daughter as she joined a large demonstration on Capitol Hill on Thursday targeting the Trump administration’s immigration policies. The protesters were drawing attention to the separation of families seeking … Continue reading

CBS Chicago: IL Senator Gets Warm Welcome From Immigration Policy Protesters

Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth visited protesters rallying against immigration policy Thursday in the middle of the Senate office building. She had her infant daughter with her, and the two received quite a welcome. She said the issue of family separations … Continue reading