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Tammy Duckworth

Ladda Tammy Duckworth is the Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and formerly the director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. Duckworth is an Iraq War veteran and former U.S. Army helicopter pilot whose severe combat wounds cost her both of her legs and damaged her right arm. She continues to serve as a Major in the Illinois Army National Guard along with her husband, Major Bryan W. Bowlsbey, a signal officer and fellow Iraq War veteran.
In the 2006 election, Duckworth was the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives seat for the sixth district of Illinois which was vacated by long-time Representative Henry Hyde. Duckworth lost to her opponent, Representative Peter Roskam, by 2% of the vote. A supporter of the presidential election campaign of Barack Obama, Duckworth was given a prime-time speaking slot on the third night of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She became the Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in 2009. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Heck holds hearing on benefits denied to Filipino-American veterans
2014-06-24
Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill, a veteran. Duckworth noted that the Army in the 1940s “had some racist tendencies” that might have caused some veterans' records to be incorrectly filled out. Heck introduced legislation in 2013 to fix the bureaucratic jumble ...
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  1. Lawmakers 'astounded' Filipino WWII veterans denied for benefits

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Rep. Tammy Duckworth “Appalled” by Iraq's Spiral into Violence
2014-06-23
ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Tammy Duckworth is no stranger to the realities of the Iraq war. She lives with the consequences every day, as a veteran who lost both legs when the National Guard helicopter she was piloting was shot down in Iraq.
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  1. Wounded warrior Rep. Duckworth “appalled” by Iraq's spiral into violence

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Rep. Tammy Duckworth "Appalled" by Iraq's Spiral into Violence
2014-06-23
ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Tammy Duckworth is no stranger to the realities of the Iraq war. She lives with the consequences every day, as a veteran who lost both legs when the National Guard helicopter she was piloting was shot down in Iraq.
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    Walsh back on air: 'I'm not going anywhere'
    2014-06-20
    Mr. Walsh intentionally used these insulting words to draw attention to himself." Walsh started doing radio after losing a 2012 re-election bid for Congress against Democrat Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates. He first won election in 2010 over ...
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    1. Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh claims he was forced off his radio show over racial slurs
    2. Ex-Rep. Walsh says he was kicked off radio station
    3. Former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh kicked off radio for using racial slurs

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    Rep. Tammy Duckworth on Eric Shinseki: 'I think he has to go'
    2014-05-30
    File: Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. (Photo by Katherine Frey. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), a former Veterans Affairs official who lost both of her legs while serving in combat during the Iraq war, said Friday that her former boss Eric Shinseki should ...
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    1. Decorated Vet Dem Rep. Tammy Duckworth: Shinseki 'Has to Go'
    2. Wounded vet Rep. Tammy Duckworth: Shinseki 'has to go'
    3. Duckworth says VA chief should go

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    Fox's Allen West Attacks Decorated Vet Rep. Tammy Duckworth: I "Don't Know ...
    2014-05-22
    Fox News contributor Allen West questioned the "loyalties" of decorated veteran and Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth for serving with her fellow Democrats on the Benghazi select committee. West attacked the recently announced Democratic members of the ...
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    1. Torture Hero Allen West Just Asking If Legless Vet Congresswoman Tammy ...
    2. Allen West Says Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Decorated Veteran, Not 'Loyal' To ...
    3. Allen West rips double-amputee veteran Tammy Duckworth for joining Benghazi ...

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    War, Politics and Disability: Tammy Duckworth's VA Scandal Interview Photo
    2014-05-22
    The question is particularly relevant when the subject is Tammy Duckworth and the photo was made in her Congressional office as part of an interview with the Washington Post about the spiraling VA scandal. Not only is Duckworth's biography widely known ...
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    1. Congresswoman And Veteran 'Appalled' By VA Scandal

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    Tammy Duckworth — veteran, ex-VA official, lawmaker — is very angry about ...
    2014-05-20
    Tammy Duckworth gave both her legs in defense of the United States while serving as an Army helicopter pilot during the war in Iraq. She came home wounded, recovered in the nation's military hospitals and devoted the next few years of her life to ...
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      Rep. Duckworth 'not surprised' about VA
      2014-05-20
      Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who served at the Department of Veterans Affairs, says she's “not surprised” by the recent allegations facing the agency. "I'm not surprised because it's such a large network that you're going to find problems," Duckworth ...
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      1. Duckworth: 'I'm not surprised' by allegations against VA

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