Representative Tammy Duckworth has been a strong environmental leader during her two terms in the U.S. House, earning her a lifetime score of 85 percent on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard though 2015.
Duckworth has advocated for developing Illinois’ clean energy economy and helped lead efforts in Congress to extend tax credits for wind energy. She also introduced legislation to train workers for high-skilled jobs, including jobs in the clean energy industry. As a veteran who served in Iraq, Duckworth understands the costs of our dependence on foreign oil and the national security threats posed by climate change. Duckworth has also been a leader for clean water. In response to the national crisis of elevated lead levels in drinking water, she introduced legislation to urge the EPA to review regulations for lead levels in drinking water.
In the U.S. Senate, Duckworth will continue to champion action on climate change and the development of clean energy. She will work to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land and wildlife we enjoy.
Duckworth joins the U.S. Senate after defeating Senator Mark Kirk, who earned a 57 percent lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard through 2015.
In her own words:
“As a new parent, I feel a particular responsibilityto act in the face of overwhelming scientific consensus about global climate change, and you have my commitment that in the Senate I will continue to work with these groups and everyone else who accepts scientific reality and is committed to solving this existential threat.”
Source: Official LCV Action Fund Tammy Duckworth endorsement press release (3/14/16)