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Tammy Duckworth 4h
Replying to @FortuneMagazine
We’ve GOT to find ways for every mom-to-be & new mom to access good, affordable health care so that no other woman dies a preventable death on what should be the most special day of her life. My piece for on how we can—and must—do better:
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Tammy Duckworth 4h
Replying to @SenDuckworth
B/c I’ve seen the stats: America is the ONLY developed nation whose rate of women dying from pregnancy-related causes is still rising, with 60% of these deaths deemed preventable. Meanwhile, the numbers for women of color are somehow even worse. That’s heartbreaking—and shameful.
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Tammy Duckworth 4h
When I gave birth to Maile this past April, I became the first Senator to have a child while serving in office. But through my nine months of pregnancy—and my time in labor—I wasn’t thinking about making history. I was thinking about staying healthy. (thread)
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Tammy Duckworth 9h
During WWII, 13,000+ brave Chinese-Americans volunteered to protect their fellow Americans. They faced outright discrimination and their heroism was largely ignored. I’m glad the Senate unanimously passed our bill to award these Veterans a Congressional Gold Medal.
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Tammy Duckworth Sep 18
The opioid epidemic has taken far too many lives. In 2017, we lost more than 72,000 sons & daughters. This bipartisan legislation is a much-needed step that will help combat this devastating epidemic & help curb opioid addiction before it starts.
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Tammy Duckworth Sep 18
We learned in the military that victims of sexual trauma don't feel safe to report what happened if they are unable to do it anonymously without fear of retaliation. We must respect & listen to Dr. Ford, not attack her credibility because she wanted to maintain her privacy.
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Tammy Duckworth Sep 17
We should not ridicule victims of sexual assault, but support & listen. Dr. Ford has shown a lot of courage by coming forward. The Senate needs to set an example by taking these allegations very seriously, not sweeping them under the rug.
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Tammy Duckworth retweeted
The Situation Room Sep 17
"I hope that she gets a fair hearing and that we give her a chance to really talk about and tell her story." - Sen. Tammy Duckworth says she is "encouraged" that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser will testify in a public hearing.
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Tammy Duckworth retweeted
Meet the Press Sep 17
"This is the United States Senate. If we don't take this seriously, then who will in the rest of this country? We have to set an example for the rest of the nation that we will not dismiss a victim's claims." — on about allegations against Judge Kavanaugh
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Tammy Duckworth Sep 17
IL students: Are you interested in attending one of our nation’s service academies? You have until Sept. 28th to submit your completed applications to my office! Learn more here:
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Tammy Duckworth Sep 17
These allegations are disturbing and deserve to be investigated before Kavanaugh’s nomination moves forward. The Senate Judiciary Cmte must delay Thursday’s scheduled vote on his confirmation. Thank you, Dr. Ford, for bravely coming forward to share your story.
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Tammy Duckworth Sep 14
Replying to @SenDuckworth
Despite facing outright discrimination, this brave group of Veterans volunteered to risk their lives to protect their fellow Americans during WWII. I’m proud my colleagues from both sides of the aisle have chosen to honor their unwavering commitment.
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Tammy Duckworth Sep 14
I’m excited the Senate has unanimously approved a bipartisan bill I introduced with to recognize the sacrifices made by more than 13,000 Chinese-American WWII Veterans by authorizing Congress to award them a Congressional Gold Medal.
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Tammy Duckworth Sep 14
Replying to @SenDuckworth
Over 1.5 million Illinois children 12 and under would qualify for this program, which would cost no more than $34 per week for Illinois families. Let’s pass this bill and make affordable a reality for all Americans.
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Tammy Duckworth Sep 14
One year ago today, I was proud to join in introducing the Child Care for Working Families Act – legislation that would help keep working parents in the workforce by increasing access to quality, affordable child care.
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Tammy Duckworth Sep 12
Congratulations , ’s first AAPI President. I look forward to working with you to protect reproductive rights and ensure every woman can access quality health care.
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Tammy Duckworth Sep 12
Talked to about how I earned my wheelchair, the odd jobs I worked as a teenager to help put food on the table, and how lucky I am to be a mother and a US Senator. You can read it here:
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Tammy Duckworth retweeted
Vogue Magazine Sep 12
“It doesn’t matter if I am tired. I am going to show up every day and fight. If that means I have to crawl to get a vote, I am going to do it.” —
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Tammy Duckworth Sep 12
With students heading back to school, & I are introducing commonsense legislation to make school buses safer & ensure every school bus has seat belts + latest automatic braking technology. Nothing is more important than protecting our children
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Tammy Duckworth Sep 12
For over a decade, CICIG has demonstrated results in Guatemala. Human rights abuses & public corruption take time to root out, and I’m extremely concerned by these efforts to defang a respected, UN-backed body working in the interest of Guatemala's people.
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