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Self: Breastfeeding Rooms Will Now Be Required at All Major Airports

Air travel is about to become a lot more comfortable and convenient for nursing moms. On Friday, a 2017 bill requiring commercial airports to have designated breastfeeding rooms available became law. Known as the Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Act, … Continue reading

USA Today: Nursing rooms for breastfeeding moms now required at all major airports

Nursing moms will soon find it easier to travel through airports across the country. Commercial airports will be required to provide lactation rooms at each passenger terminal building of the airport, thanks to the passage of the Friendly Airports for … Continue reading

The Hill: Senate Dem: Trump’s ‘fake, hyperbolic rantings’ an insult to real Medal of Honor recipients

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) on Thursday unloaded on President Trump for saying House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) should “get the Medal of Honor.” Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran, called the president’s remark insulting to “real Medal of Honor … Continue reading

The Daily Northwestern: Duckworth releases statement criticizing Sessions’ opposition of CPD reform

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) on Wednesday condemned Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that he will oppose a decree to reform the Chicago Police Department. The decree followed a 200 page report by the Department of Justice, which investigated CPD … Continue reading

Central Illinois Proud: Durbin, Duckworth support AG investigation into Rauner administration’s role in vets home outbreak

WASHINGTON DC – The Illinois Attorney General’s office has launched an investigation into the way Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration handled the deadly outbreak at the Quincy Illinois Veterans Home. A spokeswoman told the Chicago Tribune yesterday that Lisa Madigan’s team … Continue reading

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