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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 50 items )  

Ahead of Veterans' Day, Rep. Underwood Invites Vietnam Veterans to Be Honored at Upcoming Ceremony
WEST CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) announced she will host a pinning ceremony to honor veterans from the 14th District of Illinois who served during the Vietnam War Period. In 2008, the National Defense Authorization Act established the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, highlight their service, and pay tribute to the  more

Ahead of Veterans' Day, Underwood Opens Applications for Vietnam Veterans' Commemorative Pinning Ceremony
WEST CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) announced she will host a pinning ceremony to honor veterans from the 14th District of Illinois who served during the Vietnam War Period. In 2008, the National Defense Authorization Act established the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, highlight their service, and pay tribute to the  more

Bustos, Durbin, Jones Introduce New Bill to Invest in American Workforce
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), along with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Doug Jones (D-AL) today introduced new bicameral legislation that increases federal investments in worker training and helps prepare workers for the jobs of the future. The Investing in Tomorrow's Workforce Act would ensure that American workers have the skills needed to successfully navigate the transition into high  more

Chairwoman Stevens Issues Statement at Hearing on Smart Mobility
LIVONIA, Michigan, Oct. 25 -- The House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee on Research and Technology issued the following statement by Chairwoman Haley Stevens, D-Michigan, at a field hearing entitled "Smart Mobility: It's a Community Issue": "Good morning. It is truly significant to be gathered here today in Livonia, Michigan. I'm delighted to host today's hearing and extend the warmest welcome and thank you to my esteemed colleagues, Congressman Bill Foster of Illinois and Congressma  more

Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Honoring Beirut Bombing Victims
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), along with Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), Doug Jones (D-Alabama), Jacky Rosen (D-Nevada), Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois), Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), Chris Coons (D-Delaware), Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), and Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) introduced a resolution that would designate today as a nati  more

Durbin, Duckworth, Bustos Introduce New Bill To Protect Roadside First Responders
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), along with U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), today introduced new legislation designed to reduce first responder roadside deaths. The bill would establish a new national safety priority within an existing federal grant program to increase public awareness of "Move Over" laws and encourage implementation of life-saving vehicle techno  more

Durbin, Jones, Bustos Introduce New Bill to Invest in American Workforce
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Doug Jones (D-AL), along with U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) today introduced new bicameral legislation that increases federal investments in worker training and helps prepare workers for the jobs of the future. The Investing in Tomorrow's Workforce Act would ensure that American workers have the skills needed to successfully navigate the transition into  more

Durbin, Schakowsky Introduces Legislation to Lower Drug Costs in Medicare Through Price Negotiation, Competition
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-09) today introduced legislation that would increase competition and help lower drug costs for seniors and persons with disabilities who are enrolled in the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. The Medicare Prescription Drug Savings and Choice Act would empower the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate for   more

GAO Issues Report on DOD's Efforts to Educate Servicemembers on Retirement Decisions
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Department of Defense's financial education efforts under the Blended Retirement System. The report (GAO-19-631) is titled "Military Pensions: Servicemembers Need Better Information to Support Retirement Savings Decisions". The report was sent to Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Illinois, ranking member of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Defense, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, ranking member of the Sena  more

House Adopts Kinzinger-Connolly Georgia Support Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Illinois, issued the following news release: Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 598, the Georgia Support Act, which was introduced by Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and his House Foreign Affairs Committee colleague, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA). The legislation reaffirms the United States' continued support for the independence and sovereignty of Georgia, and our opposition to Russian aggression in the region. Specific  more

House Natural Resources Subcommittee Sets Hearing on Five Bills
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- The House Natural Resources subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands issued the following hearing information: Legislative hearing on five bills at 1324 Longworth House Office Building at 10 a.m. on Oct. 29: Legislative hearing on the following bills: * H.R. 139 (Rep. Rodney Davis), To establish the Springfield Race Riot National Historic Monument in the State of Illinois, and for other purposes. "Springfield Race Riot National Historic Monument Act." *   more

House Ways & Means Committee Marks Up Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Rep. Bradley Schneider, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: * * * - Schneider provision to help low-income seniors afford prescription medication and bill to support Health Profession Opportunity Grants to get floor vote as part of historic H.R. 3 drug cost reduction package. * * * Yesterday, the U.S. House Committee on Ways & Means marked up H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, and incorporated health legislation first introduced by Cong  more

Rep. Bost Announces Technical Assistance for Randolph and Perry County Hospitals
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- Rep. Mike Bost, R-Illinois, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) and the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) today announced that two Southern Illinois hospitals will participate in the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development - Technical Assistance Program (DRCHSD). This program will provide the Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin and the Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta with intensive technical assistance focused on improvin  more

Rep. Bustos Helps Pass Bill to Protect Integrity of American Elections
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for A Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act. This legislation would uphold Congress' duty to protect the integrity of our elections, strengthen the resiliency of our democracy and protect against foreign interference in America's elections. As concluded by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, Russia -   more

Rep. Bustos Opposes HUD'S Disparate Impact Rule Change With Illinois Colleagues
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: On Friday, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) joined members of Illinois' Congressional Delegation to oppose the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) proposed changes to the Fair Housing Act's disparate impact standard. In a letter submitted to HUD, Congresswoman Bustos and her colleagues urged the Department to reconsider their interpretation of the disparate impact standard, which has serve  more

Rep. Bustos, Sens. Durbin and Duckworth Introduce New Bill to Protect First Responders Roadside
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), along with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), today introduced new legislation designed to reduce first responder roadside deaths. The bill would establish a new national safety priority within an existing federal grant program to increase public awareness of "Move Over" laws and encourage implementation of life-saving vehicle technology.  more

Rep. Casten Presses Secretary Mnuchin on Lifting Russian Sanctions
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Sean Casten, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: * * * - Congressman's questions at Financial Services Committee Hearing continue to tease out the reasons for lifting sanctions against Russian Oligarch Deripaska * * * U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) at a House Financial Services Committee hearing questioned Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about his decision to lift sanctions against Russian company, Rusal, largely owned by Russian Oligarch Ole  more

Rep. Davis Announces $502k in DOJ Violence Against Women Grants
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Illinois, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced several organizations within the 13th Congressional District will receive a total of $502,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women. These funds are authorized through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). In April 2019, Davis crossed party lines and voted in favor of VAWA, which passed the house 263-158. He was   more

Rep. Davis Prescription Verification Bill Part of Continued Effort to Fight Opioid Addiction
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Illinois, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced that his bill, H.R. 4810, the Opioid Prescription Verification Act, will be part of a larger package of bipartisan bills that Republicans will be pushing to build on last year's monumental legislation to address the opioid crisis (H.R. 6). Today is the anniversary of H.R. 6 being signed into law. H.R. 4810 was inspired by the Normal Police Department in Davis  more

Rep. Davis Recognizes 10th Anniversary of Institute for Inclusion in Legal Profession
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Illinois, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 18, recognizing the 10th anniversary of the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession: I rise to recognize the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession on its 10th Anniversary. The legal profession remains one of the least diverse professions in the United States. This adversely impacts the pipeline of women, racial/ethnic minorities, openly L  more

Rep. Garcia Issues Statement on Keep Big Tech Out of Finance Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Rep. Jesus Chuy Garcia, D-Illinois, issued the following statement: Today Congressman Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (IL-04) questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and introduced H.R. 4813, the Keep Big Tech Out of Finance Act, which would block Facebook from developing its controversial Libra Project. The bill prohibits Facebook and other big tech companies from developing digital currencies. "At today's Financial Services Committee hearing, I introduced the Keep Big Tech Out of   more

Rep. Krishnamoorthi Receives Award From House of Restoration
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Oct. 25 -- Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: This week, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) received an award from House of Restoration, a nonprofit dedicated to serving those who are homeless in the city of Elgin and surrounding areas. "House of Restoration is a remarkable organization that has worked long and hard to fight homelessness, poverty, and hunger in our community," said Congressman Krishnamoorthi. "Their work to help   more

Rep. Krishnamoorthi: College Transparency Act Surpasses 100 Bipartisan House Cosponsors as Lead Sponsors Hail Growing Support
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: Representatives Paul Mitchell, Raja Krishnamoorthi, and Josh Harder announced today that more than 100 Members of Congress have now cosponsored the bipartisan College Transparency Act (H.R. 1766). Today's announcement demonstrates the overwhelming support for this legislation as member in both chambers continue their work to reform and reauthorize the Higher Education Act. "I'm thrilled to see bipar  more

Rep. Lipinski: Problem Solvers Caucus Praises Consensus Calendar House Passage of Bipartisan PACT Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: Today, October 22, 2019, the Problem Solvers Caucus praised the passage of H.R. 724, Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act of 2019, which utilized the new House "Consensus Calendar" to help get a debate and vote on the House floor. This legislation creates a federal animal cruelty statute prohibiting the most heinous acts of abuse which can occur beyond the reach of state cruelty laws. The in  more

Rep. Rush Calls on Justice Department to Update Research Report on Gun Safety Technologies
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) introduced legislation requiring the Department of Justice to update the National Institute of Justice's research report on gun safety technologies. Firearms with advanced gun safety technology -- often called "smart guns" or "personalized firearms" -- are designed to contain authorization systems that exclusively permit an authorized user or set of users to operate  more

Rep. Rush Introduces TASERS Act to Direct Federal Government to Study Efficacy of Tasers and Firearms
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) recently introduced legislation to direct the federal government to study the safety and efficacy of tasers and firearms. The "TASER Access, Safety, and Effectiveness Review and Study Act," or, the "TASERS Act," directs the Consumer Product Safety Commission, in consultation with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Centers for Disease Control  more

Rep. Schakowsky Issues Statement on Chicago Teacher Strike
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, issued the following statement as Chicago Public Schools announce the 4th day of cancelled classes: "I stand with the teachers and school staff currently on strike in the Chicago Public Schools. "Every student in Chicago should have reasonable class sizes, and enough social workers, counselors, nurses, case managers and librarians to provide the best learning experience for all students. "I am sure the Mayor wants what is best for tea  more

Rep. Schakowsky Issues Statement on Reauthorization of Debbie Smith Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, issued the following statement on the Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act (H.R. 777), which she voted for and which passed the House by a vote of 402-1: "The Debbie Smith Act was a groundbreaking piece of legislation, when we first passed it in 2004, that was aimed at ending the backlog of untested rape kits and other unanalyzed DNA evidence. "Now as we reauthorize it, law enforcement communities around the country have recognized the impa  more

Rep. Shimkus Tells Trump of Coal Closures
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Rep. John Shimkus, R-Illinois, issued the following news release: Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) sent a letter to President Donald Trump today regarding the closure of coal facilities in Saline County. "My district strongly supports you," Shimkus wrote to the president. "They believe in your commitment to coal. Thank you for fighting for them." Shimkus included comments made by Harrisburg Mayor John McPeek and Eldorado resident Eric Brannock to WSIL TV, as   more

Rep. Underwood Announces Spring Internship Opportunities in West Chicago, Woodstock, and Washington
WEST CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Underwood (IL-14) announced spring internship opportunities in her West Chicago, Woodstock, and Washington, D.C. offices. The internships will provide an opportunity for students and recent graduates to directly participate in public service through supporting Underwood's constituent engagement and services, administrative responsibilities, and research. "I first came t  more

Rep. Underwood Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Infant Mortality
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: * * * - In 2019, the Healthy Start for Infants Program provided $4,990,000 to programs in Illinois to reduce infant mortality * * * Today, Representatives Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Tim Ryan (OH-13), Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16), and Steve Stivers (OH-15) introduced bipartisan legislation to combat infant mortality by investing in the Healthy Start for Infants Program. The Healthy Start Reauthorization Ac  more

Reps. Bustos, Delgado, Craig and Spanberger Introduce Rebuild Rural America Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17), along with Reps. Antonio Delgado (NY-19), Angie Craig (MN-02) and Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) introduced the Rebuild Rural America Act in the House. The legislation would improve the way that the federal government supports economic development projects in small towns and rural communities to better fit their specific needs. This bill would create the Rural Fu  more

Reps. Kelly, McMorris Rodgers Introduce US SAFE WEB Extension Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) introduced the US SAFE WEB Extension Act to extend the U.S. SAFE WEB Act of 2006 for an additional seven years and enable the Federal Trade Commission to protect Americans from fraud, spam, and deception online. "In 2019, those seeking to deceive and commit fraud often use international borders as a shield against law en  more

Reps. Pallone, Schakowsky Issue Statement on FTC Settlement With Sunday Riley Skincare
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following joint statement with Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, chairman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, after the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Sunday Riley Skincare: "We are disappointed that yet again the Federal Trade Commission chose not to use all the tools it has available to protect consumers from being duped by fake  more

Reps. Walden, Shimkus, Upton Issue Statement on GAO Recommendations for DOE Cleanup Efforts
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, ranking Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following joint statement with Reps. John Shimkus, R-Illinois, ranking Republican member of the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, and Fred Upton, R-Michigan, ranking Republican member of the Subcommittee on Energy, on the Government Accountability Office report detailing recommendations to improve cleanup efforts at the Energy Department: "Bolstering   more

Sen. Duckworth Advocates for Increased Federal Inland Waterways Cost Share to Help Expand the Quad Cities Economy
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) discussed the need to improve federal cost-sharing for major inland waterways projects with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ryan Fisher at a U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) hearing today focused on improving American economic competitiveness through water infrastructure. Increasing the federal cost-share for  more

Sen. Duckworth Delivers Weekly Democratic Address
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: After President Trump's devastating and reckless decision to abandon our Kurdish allies in Syria, which has destabilized the region and cleared the way for a Turkish offensive, Senator Duckworth (D-IL) delivers this week's Weekly Democratic Address. In the address Senator Duckworth, a combat Veteran and Army pilot who flew missions in Iraq, expresses alarm over the President Trump's decision to abandon o  more

Sen. Duckworth Meets With U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District Commander
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today met with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District Commander Colonel Steven M. Sattinger to discuss the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP), a long-term ecological restoration and navigation program for the Upper Mississippi River System, as well as the Brandon Road Lock and Dam project as priorities for the upcoming Water Resources Dev  more

Sen. Duckworth, Colleagues Request Information on Trump Organization's Business in Turkey
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: * * * - Trump himself admitted to having a conflict of interest in Turkey in 2015 * * * U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Tom Udall (D-NM), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to Trump Organization Executive Vice President Jill Martin requesting information on the potential conflicts of interest that President Trump's financial dealings in Turkey may pose following   more

Sen. Durbin Meets With Rock Island Army Corps Commander to Discuss Quincy Bay
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with Colonel Steven Sattinger, Commander and District Engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, to discuss the need to restore Quincy Bay, one of the largest natural bays of the Upper Mississippi River. Last month, Durbin included language in the Senate FY2020 Energy & Water appropriations bill directing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer  more

Sen. Durbin Presses Trump Administration to Finalize E-Cigarettes Flavor Ban
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: * * * - It Has Been Six Weeks Since The Trump Administration Announced That It Would Remove E-Cigarette Flavors From Market, Including Mint And Menthol, Yet No Guidance Has Been Issued * * * U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) pressed Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar in a call for an update on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) forthcoming e-cigarette flavor ban. T  more

Sen. Durbin Pushes to Improve Amtrak On-Time Performance Following OIG Report
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: Following the recent publication of the Amtrak Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) report titled "Better Estimates Needed of the Financial Impacts of Poor On-Time Performance," U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) sent letters to Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to continue a longstanding and crucial discourse on the negative effects of on-time performance (OTP) on Illinois Amtrak ri  more

Sen. Durbin Slams Trump Administration's Efforts to Turn Local Law Enforcement Into Immigration Police
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee, today slammed the Trump Administration for its efforts to turn local law enforcement agencies into a deportation force. During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on so-called sanctuary cities, Durbin spoke about the need for bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform legislation and cal  more

Sen. Durbin: Shame on Us If We Don't Do Everything in Our Power to Protect the Integrity of Our Elections
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: * * * - Durbin Calls on Senator McConnell to End His Legislative Graveyard and Pass the Election Security Act * * * In a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Rules Committee, today called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to end his legislative graveyard and for the Senate to pass the Election Security Act. This critical, c  more

Sens. Duckworth, Durbin Announce More Than $39 Million to Support Illinois Housing and Community Development
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced today $39,228,631 in federal funding to Illinois communities through programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funding was allocated through HUD's Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) programs, which help state and loc  more

Sens. Duckworth, Gillibrand Call for Repeal of 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: This week, U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), sent a letter to SASC Chairman James M. Inhofe (R-OK) and Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-RI) calling for a repeal of the outdated 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). The 2002 AUMF authorized U.S. military operations against Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq  more

Sens. Duckworth, Isakson Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fix Immigration Policy for Children of U.S. Servicemembers, Civil Servants
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: U.S Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) today introduced the Citizenship for Children of Military Members & Civil Servants Act, bipartisan legislation that would fix a problem in current law that disadvantages certain children whose parents are serving our nation abroad in uniform or in the civil service. The bipartisan bill would modernize Section 320 of the Immigration and Nationa  more

Sens. Duckworth, Peters Re-Introduce Good Government Legislation to Require Public Disclosure of Trump Administration's Travel Spending
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: * * * - Several Trump Administration officials, including former Secretaries Zinke, Price and Pruitt, have resigned following travel scandals * * * U.S Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Gary Peters (D-MI) re-introduced legislation today to help ensure the Trump Administration--and any future administration--spends taxpayer dollars more responsibly. The Federal Travel Transparency Act would increase   more

Sens. Durbin, Duckworth Announce Nearly $11 Million in Violence Against Women Act Funding for Illinois
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced $10,918,475 in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to help Illinois agencies and community groups provide critical support and protections for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Today's funding comes from various DOJ programs authorized by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to prev  more

Sens. Whitehouse, Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Honoring Beirut Bombing Victims
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), along with Senators John Tom Cotton (R-AR), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Doug Jones (D-Alabama), Jacky Rosen (D-Nevada), Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois), Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), Chris Coons (D-Delaware), Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), and Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) introduced a resolution that would designat  more