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Tammy Duckworth's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate (IL)

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Issue Positions

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  • "Not one more forced birth. We must codify Roe v. Wade to protect the right to choose for every woman in every state." (twitter.com)
  • "Now is the time to codify Roe v. Wade into law." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The Republican Trump tax scam was essentially a giveaway to large corporations, the wealthy and well-connected—all while Illinois families were forced to pick up the tab. It's time to repeal the cap and restore the full state and local tax break now." (twitter.com)
  • "Food. Rent. Bills. Working families shouldn't have to scrape by. Not when some of the most profitable corporations in America are paying ZERO in federal taxes. By making the top pay their fair share, we can finally deliver overdue tax cuts to working families." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 3% by National Tax Limitation Committee (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "On this day in 1940, the first Social Security check was put into the pockets of our seniors. And for the first time in four years, we can celebrate this day knowing we have a @POTUS who believes in expanding this benefit rather than tearing it down." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by Alliance for Retired Americans (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Today marks 86 years since the Social Security Act became law—a victory made possible by Frances Perkins, the first woman in a presidential cabinet. Ever since, it has provided for millions of children, seniors and Americans with disabilities. We have a duty to expand it." (twitter.com)
  • "It's been a month since George Floyd was murdered by a police officer who had sworn an oath to protect & serve. George Floyd's story is tragic & heartbreaking—but all too common in our country. Let us keep raising our voices & demanding top to bottom, systemic change." (twitter.com)
  • "Eric Garner should be alive today. George Floyd should be alive today. Countless others should be alive today. Chokeholds should be banned today, and the Senate should get the chance to vote on the #JusticeInPolicing Act to do just that." (twitter.com)
  • "On this day last year, we watched as George Floyd was killed under the knee of a police officer who had taken an oath to protect and serve. We can't bring George back—but, at the very least, we can pass the Justice in Policing Act and push us closer to racial justice for all." (twitter.com)
  • "This week's Duckworth Diary: advocating for Vets & cutting wasteful defense spending" (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of S 1605 "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "In our time of need, caregivers are always there for us. But when it comes to what they need—too often, we've failed to show up. Enough. The American Jobs Plan will invest, rebuild and transform our broken care system." (twitter.com)
  • "BREAKING: @POTUS just signed our bipartisan funding agreement into law to support working families, create jobs, boost our economy, send much-needed aid to Ukraine and reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. What a great day." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1319 "American Rescue Plan Act of 2021" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 3% by National Tax Limitation Committee (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Food. Rent. Bills. Working families shouldn't have to scrape by. Not when some of the most profitable corporations in America are paying ZERO in federal taxes. By making the top pay their fair share, we can finally deliver overdue tax cuts to working families." (twitter.com)
  • "The Republican Trump tax scam was essentially a giveaway to large corporations, the wealthy and well-connected—all while Illinois families were forced to pick up the tab. It's time to repeal the cap and restore the full state and local tax break now." (twitter.com)
  • "Communities of color are in most need of COVID relief — whether it's a minority-owned small business or a hard-hit community that needs greater access to vaccines. Any vote against the American Rescue Plan is a vote against equitable care and support." (twitter.com)
  • "Americans across the country—Democrats, Independents and Republicans—asked for more COVID relief. The House did their part. Now, the Senate must do the same and immediately send legislation to @POTUS that will save lives, safely reopen schools and help our country recover." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 748 "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Universal pre-K would help ensure millions of children can attend a high-quality preschool and get a good start on their education—no matter how much money their parents make. That's the promise of the Build Back Better Act." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by National Education Association (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The United States should be on the front lines in building a clean energy economy and taking aggressive action on climate change. Instead, Trump and Acting EPA Administrator Wheeler are choosing to retreat, leaving our nation even further behind our allies." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 90% by League of Conservation Voters (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The climate crisis is also a health crisis. Air pollution can trigger higher rates of asthma, premature births and even cancer. Democrats are working hard to build a clean energy future so everyone can live a fuller, healthier life. #ClimateIsHealth" (twitter.com)
  • "The climate crisis is also a health crisis. Air pollution can trigger higher rates of asthma, premature births and even cancer. Democrats are working hard to build a clean energy future so everyone can live a fuller, healthier life. #ClimateIsHealth" (twitter.com)
  • "A momentous day for American automaking and a cleaner America. Proud to see @POTUS sign this executive order—a roadmap to help ensure half of all vehicles sold in 2030 are zero-emission so we can breathe cleaner air, provide good-paying jobs and tackle the climate crisis." (twitter.com)
  • "By comparison, the Clean Power Plan would have PREVENTED 1,500 to 3,600 premature deaths each year by 2030. I am proud that Illinois is leading our nation in reducing carbon pollution and will fight to save the lives of Illinois families who deserve to breathe safe and clean air." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 90% by League of Conservation Voters (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "In the face of yet another moment of unimaginable grief, it is time the Senate shows the nation that we value children’s lives more than an arcane procedural rule. It is time to do our jobs and act to protect our children from senseless gun violence." (twitter.com)
  • "We know there will be another and another and another attack if we do nothing. And we know who is preventing action. The Senate should immediately—at a 50-vote threshold—vote on commonsense gun safety reforms that the American people have demanded for too long." (twitter.com)
  • "Infuriating, awful and illegitimate. That’s what I have to say about Senate Republicans' mad rush to confirm a Supreme Court justice who could overturn the ACA a week after November 3rd. I will vote no." (twitter.com)
  • "Diabetes is a pre-existing condition—one of the many that is at risk right now because the GOP has packed the court with judges they hope will overturn the ACA. This National Diabetes Month, let us recommit to protecting the ACA and expanding healthcare for all." (twitter.com)
  • "Since the ACA’s Patient Bill of Rights was enacted 11 years ago today, millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions gained more than just affordable, quality care—but greater peace of mind. Retweet if you agree we should protect and build upon the ACA." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 6201 "Families First Coronavirus Response Act" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "When my first child was born, my husband only got ten days off. Ten days, that was it. Our experience isn’t unique. The lack of adequate time to care for newborns is a reality for so many other parents, too. It's time every American receives the paid leave they deserve." (twitter.com)
  • "Paid leave isn’t a "nice to have," it’s a must-have." (twitter.com)
  • "Less than a week ago, #Iranian rockets were raining down on our troops in Iraq. But Donald Trump wants to steal EVEN MORE $ from our servicemembers to build an expensive wall that won’t work. Just awful." (twitter.com)
  • "Trump’s decision to build his vanity wall with funds stolen from our military isn’t about border security, it’s about politics. I’m proud to introduce legislation with @SenatorDurbin to help reverse these misguided decisions & restore critical funding to the Department of Defense" (twitter.com)
  • "Yesterday the Senate voted to terminate Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to build his ineffective wall. His failure to convince Congress to force Americans to pay for his wall may be a national embarrassment for him, but it's *not* a national emergency" (twitter.com)
  • "This Fourth of July, let's remember that immigrants helped build this country and have served in uniform to defend it for generations. It’s time to provide them a pathway to citizenship." (twitter.com)
  • "It's time to make big investments in America’s future. That means passing a budget supporting: Paid family leave, healthcare, education, child care, seniors and a pathway to citizenship. Democrats are pushing to pass these priorities to help working families and improve lives." (twitter.com)
  • "So proud of the House for passing the American Dream & Promise Act earlier this week, which would create a pathway to citizenship for #DREAMers and those with Temporary Protected Status. @SenateMajldr must let the Senate vote to #ProtecttheDream ASAP." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 6% by Center for Security Policy (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "In the years since Trump abandoned the JCPOA, the threat of Iran developing a nuclear weapon has increased, not decreased. In order to truly advance US security interests, we should do everything we can to find a viable diplomatic solution that prevents an Iranian nuclear weapon." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of S 1 "Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S J Res 7 "Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authroized by Congress" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 6% by Center for Security Policy (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 5430 "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The final agreement also includes increased market access for IL wheat producers & maintains tariff-free access to crucial ag markets for IL soybeans, corn, beef & pork producers. Passage of #USMCA will provide greater stability and certainty for farmers and manufacturers alike." (twitter.com)

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