Twitter | Search | |
Tammy Duckworth
Official Twitter account for U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth. For more information, visit
5,179
Tweets
6,926
Following
539,235
Followers
Tweets
Tammy Duckworth 4h
Critical national defense projects across IL could lose funding to pay for Trump’s border wall. Illinois’s Scott Air Force Base could lose out along with a new crash + rescue facility in Peoria, where I flew helicopters. Defunding them would be reckless & irresponsible.
Reply Retweet Like
Tammy Duckworth 14h
The Special Counsel's investigation produced dozens of indictments + evidence POTUS may have engaged in obstruction of justice. This summary is insufficient. The American ppl must be given the chance to read the complete as soon as possible.
Reply Retweet Like
Tammy Duckworth Mar 24
Replying to @SenDuckworth
We must do more to honor victims of gun violence. Thoughts & prayers aren’t enough. Now is the time for action. The GOP must let us vote on commonsense legislation like increased background checks now. No one should have to worry a given prayer, lesson or song could be their last
Reply Retweet Like
Tammy Duckworth Mar 24
More Americans were killed by gun violence over the past 50 years than in every war in our nation’s history combined. There’s a reason that Green Berets, teachers, parents and our nation’s youth marched side by side one year ago today during the .
Reply Retweet Like
Tammy Duckworth Mar 22
The American people must be provided an opportunity to read the complete as soon as possible.
Reply Retweet Like
Tammy Duckworth retweeted
Dan Mihalopoulos Mar 22
Reply Retweet Like
Tammy Duckworth Mar 22
Whatever you do today – please say a prayer for our fallen heroes and their families.
Reply Retweet Like
Tammy Duckworth Mar 21
Replying to @EPA
This is EXACTLY why it’s so important for to also conduct air monitoring outside of the 2 facilities that produce Ethylene Oxide emissions in Lake County.
Reply Retweet Like
Tammy Duckworth Mar 21
Just received new air quality data from Willowbrook, which further suggests that Sterigenics was the main source of toxic Ethylene Oxide emissions that put families at risk – and that IEPA was right to take strong action.
Reply Retweet Like
Tammy Duckworth Mar 21
In honor of , let’s celebrate these extraordinary women—and all women who fight to make the world a better, more equal place—for their sacrifices and accomplishments.
Reply Retweet Like
Tammy Duckworth Mar 21
Replying to @USFWS
Taking gray wolves off of this list runs counter to 45+ years of collaboration between states, tribes, conservation orgs & private landowners—it also violates the ESA. is taking public comments on this effort to delist gray wolves until May 14th:
Reply Retweet Like
Tammy Duckworth Mar 21
The Endangered Species Act has helped save species like the bald eagle, the American alligator & the gray wolf from the brink of extinction—but now the Trump Admin. is trying to remove gray wolves from the endangered species list despite still being vulnerable across the nation.
Reply Retweet Like
Tammy Duckworth Mar 21
Selecting a chief operating officer who would have to recuse himself from all matters relating to the Department of Defense’s 2nd largest vendor was never a good idea. These allegations should be fully investigated. ⬇️
Reply Retweet Like
Tammy Duckworth Mar 21
Good luck to all 7 athletes competing in the Special Olympics World Games taking place in the United Arab Emirates this week. Play hard and go for gold!
Reply Retweet Like
Tammy Duckworth Mar 20
Replying to @SenDuckworth
In fact, working to improve our military is exactly what has allowed it to be so great for so long, and it’s exactly what I’ve tried to do from the first moment I woke up in Walter Reed. You can watch my full speech here:
Reply Retweet Like
Tammy Duckworth Mar 20
Replying to @SenDuckworth
There is no real choice between caring for our troops and caring about our classrooms. There is no real choice between being a defense hawk and believing in progressive policies. There is no real choice between loving our military and wanting to make it better.
Reply Retweet Like
Tammy Duckworth Mar 20
Replying to @SenDuckworth
So here’s what I know: unless our eighth-graders can read and our families have healthcare, unless our troops have the latest tech and our bases aren’t flooded, unless everyone who wants and is fit to serve can put on the uniform, our forces will be at a disadvantage.
Reply Retweet Like
Tammy Duckworth Mar 20
Replying to @SenDuckworth
Enough of being more worried about political consequences than about our troops in harm’s way. Until we muster up the courage to ask and answer the tough questions that will actually tell our troops what they’re fighting for, we won’t be living up to their sacrifices.
Reply Retweet Like
Tammy Duckworth Mar 20
Replying to @SenDuckworth
But lately, too many on the Hill have shrugged off that duty, hiding behind the outdated AUMFs that launched the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars more than a decade and a half ago.
Reply Retweet Like
Tammy Duckworth Mar 20
Replying to @SenDuckworth
One of Congress’s most solemn duties is deciding when&how we send Americans into combat by debating and passing Authorizations for Use of Military Force, which set the legal & constitutional basis for military action—& are supposed to define the mission of Americans downrange.
Reply Retweet Like