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Today, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) will take part in a fasting effort to show solidarity with immigration reform activists. Some Members of Congress, including Congresswoman Duckworth, are joining the organization Fast4Families in one-day fasts to help bring attention to the importance of immigration reform.
This week, I returned to Washington after celebrating a nice Thanksgiving holiday with my family.
Happy Thanksgiving. I believe we all have a lot to be thankful for this year.
I am thankful to have my health, my family, and the opportunity to serve my neighbors in Congress. It has been a great 11 months in office so far, and I look forward to continuing my work on behalf of my neighbors.
I spent the whole weekend at home, where I held a Congress at Your Corner in Wood Dale, and volunteered with the PACT Humane Society in Bloomingdale. It was great to meet so many of my neighbors.
This week, I met with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen to discuss current rail safety issues and what Congress can do to improve them.
Today, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of continued aid to those impacted by Typhoon Yolanda.
The video and text of her remarks are included below.
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