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Rep. Bobby Rush, Sen. Tammy Duckworth reintroduce gun licensing act named for Blair Holt

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A push to fight violence in Chicago has been renewed – with a new bill named after a well-known victim of gun violence named Blair Holt. U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush and Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) has reintroduced the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing Act. Holt was an honor student at Percy L. Julian High School, 10330 S. Elizabeth St., when he died trying to protect a classmate as a purported gang member opened fire on a crowded CTA bus who was allegedly trying to shoot a rival on May 10, 2007. Witnesses said Blair pushed a female classmate down in her seat, shielding her from the bullets from the gunman's .40 caliber pistol. Holt's mother, Annette Nance-Holt, was appointed commissioner of the Chicago Fire Department last year. The Blair Holt Firearm Licensing Act would establish a federal record of gun sales and universal background checks. Rush has introduced the legislation five times since 2007, but it has never passed.
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Rep. Bobby Rush and Sen. Tammy Duckworth Reintroduce Bill To Take on Gun Violence

U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) reintroduced the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act, today, to help reduce firearm violence in Illinois and across the country. This legislation would prohibit unlicensed firearm ownership and the transfer of firearms without a valid firearms license, as well as direct the U.S. Attorney General to establish and maintain a federal record of sale system and conduct fingerprint-based nationwide criminal background checks — which could have prevented the gunman who killed five people in Aurora, IL in 2019 from acquiring the firearm he used in the shooting.
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Mindy Kaling, Bowen Yang, Senators Mazie Hirono and Tammy Duckworth, Margaret Cho and more talked to TODAY about visibility in America.

There are more than 24 million Asian Americans in the United States — the fastest-growing major racial or ethnic group in the country, according to the Pew Research Center. And while some can trace their American roots back to the 1800s (Filipino sailors were the first Asians to come to North America in the late 1500s, according to Erika Lee’s “The Making of Asian America”), the “perpetual foreigner” myth lives on.

HerMoney Podcast Episode 317: Senator Tammy Duckworth: Mother, Warrior, Senator

Incredible insight from Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth, who shares her career journey, details on new legislation and her path to motherhood. These last few years have been difficult for every woman, but no one has juggled or struggled quite as much as moms. In honor of Mother’s Day, we wanted to do a special episode with an amazing mother who has been navigating her way through the pandemic with her young children and her vibrant career, and making it work every day. Thankfully, we found the perfect woman — a woman who understands sacrifice on a deeper and more profound level than most of us, Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth.
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Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Rep. Ayanna Pressley Introduce New Long COVID Treatment Bill

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) introduced new legislation Thursday to ensure accessible and affordable medical care and treatment for long COVID patients, including underserved populations. Long COVID is related to a combination of lingering symptoms in patients who recovered from acute SARS-CoV-2 infection. Fatigue, shortness of...

Extended Interview: Senator Tammy Duckworth on arming Ukraine, capping cost of insulin, investigating Jan. 6

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (NEXSTAR) — Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) said she intends to push for Congress to approve a nationwide cap on the out-of-pocket cost of insulin before the November election. Duckworth also reacted to calls to arm Ukrainian forces in the war against Russia, calls to investigate the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, […]

Better Government Association Fact-Checks U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth’s Gender Pay Gap Claims

ABC 7's Weekend Watch shines a spotlight on government activity. In March, the ABC7 Chicago data team examined where Illinois stands in closing the gender pay gap. Studies show the pay gap is slowly closing. A 2017 analysis by the Institute of Women's Policy Research predicts the pay gap in Illinois will not fully close until 2065, at current rates.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth: ‘Ukrainians are fighting for something worth dying for: their nation’

Iraq War Veteran and Armed Services Committee member Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joins Andrea Mitchell to assess the strengths of the Ukrainian resistance contributing to their successful pushback of Russia’s military offensive. “The Ukrainians are fighting for something worth dying for: their nation,” says Duckworth. “Russia will say, well, we didn't want to take Kyiv anyway. No, you tried to take Kyiv and you could not because of the fierceness of the Ukrainian forces pushing you back. I think this provides us with a space at the negotiating table.”March 29, 2022.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth pushes for memorial to working women of World War II - CBS News exclusive

Senator Tammy Duckworth, Democrat of Illinois, knows firsthand the sacrifices of going to war and being a working mom. The Iraq war combat veteran and mother of two is using Women's History Month to make a renewed push for her legislation to establish a memorial in the nation's capital to honor the nearly 18 million women who worked on the home front during World War II.