Tammy Duckworth

  • Election Day 2016: What to watch for and remember as a federal employee

    Election Day can be a whirlwind of campaign signs, crowded polling sites and an avalanche of social media posts. To help cut through the chaos, here’s Federal News Radio’s roundup of congressional races, presidential platforms and Hatch Act reminders.

  • 5 bills House lawmakers wanted to act on before summer break

    The House Oversight and Government Reform committee passed a series of bills during a July 12 markup hearing aimed at improving and reforming digital record-keeping practices and making federal agencies and oversight more efficient and accessible.

  • Breaking news, writing bills; 10 stories from Capitol Hill

    Federal News Radio counts down the 10 biggest stories that came out of Congress in 2015.

  • Lawmakers introduce slew of bills giving most feds a 3.9 COLA increase

    Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) on Dec. 1 introduced a bill that would give federal retirees and Americans receiving Social Security benefits a one-time cost-of-living adjustment in 2016 equal to a 3.9 percent increase for most recipients.

  • IRS severing ties with firm amid $500 million in questionable contracts

    The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday it is seeking to cut its business relationship with a firm that may have had inside access to the agency’s procurement decisions. Lawmakers also questioned agency decisions to award the company special status as veteran-owned and serving economically-disadvantaged areas.

  • Duckworth resigns from VA post

    Tammy Duckworth submitted her resignation from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • VA, HUD to use better data to aid homeless vets

    The departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development have partnered to conduct a more thorough analysis of the nation’s homeless veteran population. The agencies said the new data will allow them to get the right services to the vets who need them.

  • VA honored to serve those who served

    Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military – in wartime or peacetime. VA Assistant Secretary Tammy Duckworth joins us with details.

  • Heroism continues for paralympic veterans

    More than 500 wheelchair athletes who are all military Veterans begin competition at the 30th National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Tammy Duckworth, VA Assistant Secretary, has details.