Why RAN Supports Her: Representative Tammy Duckworth exemplifies public service and will be a true champion for women and our planet in the Senate. In Congress, she introduced the Military Opportunities for Mothers Act (passed the House in May 2014), cosponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act, and reauthorized of the Violence Against Women Act. She is a committed advocate for the environment (83% LCV Lifetime Score). Duckworth is the first disabled woman ever to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. A veteran of the Iraq war, Duckworth co-piloted a Black Hawk helicopter when a rocket-propelled grenade struck the cockpit of her aircraft resulting in the loss of both of her legs.
About the Race: On November 8, 2016, Tammy Duckworth was elected to the United States Senate representing Illinois.
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