Tammy Duckworth

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The Supreme Court's decision to take away our rights is devastating, but we aren't powerless. Illinois and many states remain a safe haven for abortions, birth control and reproductive care. This website can help you find and access the care you need: reproductiverights.gov.
MAGA Republicans won’t stop at overturning Roe. “This is all about so much more than the right to abortion.“ Via @SenDuckworth
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This is another example of the type of issue my office can help you and your family with. For our Afghan partners and allies seeking assistance—or if you have issues with federal benefits like VA or Social Security, please reach out to see if we can help. duckworth.senate.gov/help/help-with…
As a Soldier, I know you don’t leave people behind. For years, our Afghan allies, like Adel, sacrificed so much and put their lives at risk to provide crucial support for our troops. I was so proud to help Adel get his family safely to the US. wgntv.com/news/chicago-n…
Today, we remember the brave trans women of color and LGBTQ+ Americans who helped lead the Stonewall Riots. As Republicans actively work to roll back LGBTQ+ rights today, let us finish what was started that historic night and pass the Equality Act. #Pride is rooted in protest.
It's Primary Day in Illinois! Voting is your right—don't throw it away by sitting on the sidelines. I encourage all Illinoisans to get out there and make your voices heard.🗣
It’s simple—if Big Oil continues to hurt the pockets of hardworking Illinoisans, the Federal Government should prioritize ways to help lower gas prices. My letter to the White House here ⬇️ duckworth.senate.gov/news/press-rel…
I’m aware of this situation and closely monitoring it. I’m thinking about those who were hurt and wishing survivors a speedy recovery. I urge all in the area to follow instructions from local authorities. wgntv.com/news/amtrak-tr…
This is about so much more than the right to abortion. This is about women's ability to control their own bodies.
Next, I’m meeting with the Southeast Environmental Task Force Office with @CEJNetwork member organizations to update them on what’s being done at the federal level with my Environmental Justice For All Act.
This is the Memorial Wall of Altgeld deaths, which displays the names of community residents who have passed away from respiratory ailments, cancer and other illnesses linked to environmental justice.
First, I’m here at Altgeld Gardens, often regarded as, “the birthplace of the environmental justice movement.” Too often overlooked, this neighborhood has the highest concentration of hazardous waste in America.   Environmental justice is overdue.
I’m at the first stop of today’s Environmental Justice For All Act tour in Chicago. This tour is all about ensuring the communities most impacted by environmental justice have a seat at the table as we work to build a healthier, more equitable tomorrow. Follow along!🌎�4L
Seven years ago, the Supreme Court affirmed that marriage equality is the law of the land. Love is love, no matter who you are or who you love.🏳️‍🌈
As co-founder and co-chair of the @EJusticeCaucus, I look forward to speaking with @CEJNetwork, Southeast Environmental Taskforce, @N4EJchicago, @BlacksInGreen, @PCR_Chicago1979 and @NRDC about all we must do to advance environmental justice and achieve health equity for all.
My Environmental Justice for All Act was written with and for EJ communities—and that's what this tour is about: ensuring Black, Brown and low-income communities in Chicago and across the nation have a seat at the table as we plan a more equitable future. cbsnews.com/news/environme…
On Monday, I’m excited to lead an Environmental Justice for All Act tour in Chicago with @CEJNetwork and other leaders. During the day, we’ll hear directly from communities most impacted by pollution and other environmental injustices and how my bill could best serve them.🌎🧵
After decades of inaction, we broke the log jam. Bipartisan legislation to enhance background checks, help implement red flag laws, work to close the boyfriend loophole and, ultimately, save lives from senseless gun violence is now law. Thank you to all who made this possible. twitter.com/nytimes/status…
I refuse to let my daughters grow up in a world with fewer rights than I had.   Now is the time for the Senate to codify Roe v. Wade into law so that every American in every state has equal access to basic, necessary healthcare—regardless of their skin color, zip code or income.
Doctors working in states where abortion, or even management of a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, is outlawed could even be threatened with prison for daring to save a patient’s life. Victims of rape could be forced to relive their trauma every day.
In a nation with a growing maternal mortality crisis and often inaccessible healthcare, without affordable child care or universal paid leave, forcing births on anyone—even when the mother’s life could be at risk—is not only cruel, it will also be a death sentence.
Millions of families—including my own—have relied on Roe v. Wade for almost 50 years. The Justices who claimed Roe was “settled law,” but then turned around and ruled otherwise, will—as Justice Sotomayor said—"struggle to survive the stench" of this extreme decision.
I am outraged and horrified—this outcome is a nightmare that robs women of their right to make their own choices about their healthcare and their bodies, and it paves the way for a nationwide abortion ban that Republicans have been seeking for decades. twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/sta…
After decades of inaction, the Senate finally broke the log jam to pass—in a bipartisan way—what the overwhelming majority of Americans have been crying out for. Tonight, we acted to make our streets, schools and communities safer. Look forward to @POTUS signing this into law!
A dangerous and irresponsible ruling. At a time when Congress has finally come together to pass meaningful—albeit, modest—gun safety reforms, the Supreme Court is instead siding with the gun lobby and making our streets more dangerous. twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/sta…
Today, we celebrate 50 years of Title IX—a gamechanger for equality in school. With POTUS rightfully extending these protections to trans students, the Senate must go further and pass the Equality Act to protect all kids from Republican efforts to take away their rights.
NEWS: Today, I introduced the Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act with @SenBobCasey to help make all newly constructed, federally funded homes more accessible for Americans with disabilities. It’s the least we could do.
14 Senators are asking the @TSA to clarify its policy around breast milk and formula. Thanks to @SenDuckworth and @maziehirono for their leadership on this front! Story on @19thnews via @ChabeliH 19thnews.org/2022/06/tsa-ai…
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In a letter shared exclusively with @19thnews, @maziehirono & @SenDuckworth are calling on @TSA to clarify its policies around breast milk and formula at airport security checkpoints, following reports of destroyed pumps and harassment. 19thnews.org/2022/06/tsa-ai…
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🚨New moms deserve better from TSA and their employees. After multiple reported incidents of mistreatment,@maziehironoo and I led our colleagues today in calling on@TSAA to address inconsistent screenings of breastmilk at our airports.19thnews.org/2022/06/tsa-ai…w
We've been waiting for this moment for a long time! Now that COVID-19 vaccines are approved for kids under 5 by both the FDA and CDC, I was sure to get my baby girl Maile vaccinated as soon as I could—and I urge all parents to do the same.
NEWS: The U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee just passed a bipartisan bill to reduce prescription drug costs. While there's more to do to make lifesaving medicine more affordable, passing the Pharmacy Benefit Manager Transparency Act is a good start.
No American should have to face the unbearable decision of either paying for lifesaving prescription drugs or paying for rent. It's time we cap the price of insulin to $35 per month—saving lives and money for working families everywhere. washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/…
Folks, the United States just became the first country in the world to offer safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for kids as young as six months old.
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For Illinois, these reforms would help crack down on two major issues that drive gun violence in our state: interstate firearms trafficking and irresponsible federally-licensed firearms dealers that repeatedly violate the rules—putting profits before safety.   Let's get it done.
While I'll always keep pushing for more of the reforms that the majority of Americans are crying out for, this bipartisan package is long overdue progress and will help save lives from our nation's seemingly endless cycle of gun violence. I voted yes to move forward. twitter.com/SenateCloakroo…
NEWS: The Senate passed @SenToddYoung and my bipartisan VETS Safe Travel Act—bringing us that much closer to making TSA PreCheck available at no cost to Veterans with disabilities. Next up, the House!
The new Senate authorization bill includes a provision written by Illinois Democrat Tammy Duckworth that would cover troops up to 150 percent of the federal poverty line. ow.ly/lRwf50JAH8B
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On #WorldRefugeeDay, let us remember that our nation has always been a beacon for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and it's on us to ensure it remains that way for generations to come. Let us always lead with strength, not fear, to embrace refugees in need.
Juneteenth is about so much more than a celebration, it’s also a day to honor Black history and recommit ourselves to uprooting the systemic racism Black Americans continue to endure today as a result of our nation’s horrific legacy of slavery. Now and always, #BlackLivesMatter.
Wishing a happy Father’s Day to all the dads and father figures everywhere—including my wonderful husband, Bryan. The girls and I are so lucky to have you.
If Republicans have their way, victims of rape and incest could be forced to go through pregnancy and birth and relive their trauma over and over. Where's the humanity in that? Roe v. Wade must stand.
Virginia Tech, 2007: 32 killed.   Sandy Hook Elementary School, 2012: 26 killed. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, 2018: 17 killed. Robb Elementary School, 2022: 21 killed. Not one more. This time has to be different.
On June 19, 1865, word finally spread to Galveston, Texas, that the enslavement of Black Americans had ended. On this day last year, Juneteenth finally became a federal holiday—a day to celebrate freedom, reflect on our history and renew our work for true justice for all.
The new Ocean Shipping Reform Act will help us crack down on outrageous price hikes from foreign-owned companies, strengthen our supply chains, cut inflation and lower costs for small businesses and consumers. So proud to help get this done! apnews.com/article/biden-…
Though I do not support every provision in this compromise, I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to continue improving the NDAA and ensure Congress passes a strong bill that lets our troops know we have their backs. duckworth.senate.gov/news/press-rel…
🚨NEWS: The FY2023 NDAA passed out of Committee includes my provisions to... — Support our troops — Improve readiness — Address military hunger — Reduce reliance on foreign oil — Boost clean energy development — Enhance strategic partnerships — Strengthen our national security
Seven years after the #Charleston9 were ruthlessly gunned down by a shooter at their church, the Senate finally has a bipartisan path forward to help curb gun violence and save lives. It’s overdue—we need to get it done.
✅And finally, it would also strengthen federal research on toxic exposure, improve VA’s resources and training for toxic-exposed Veterans and do more to set the VA and our Veterans up for success. This is long overdue. Let’s get it to President Biden’s desk.
✅By adding many illnesses tied to Agent Orange, burn pits and other toxic exposures to the VA’s “presumption” list, thousands of Veterans suffering from these illnesses will have a MUCH easier time accessing the care they need and have earned.
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