Sen. Tammy Duckworth lambasted policies that allowed the U.S. to deport noncitizen veterans, and called on lawmakers to help bring them home.
The high-level appointment comes after Sens. Duckworth and Hirono criticized the lack of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in senior administration roles.
The Hyde Amendment denies insurance coverage for abortions to people who receive their health coverage through government-sponsored plans like Medicaid.
Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Mazie Hirono had said they would block Biden's nominees until he elevated Asian American and Pacific Islanders to top positions.
The End Diaper Need Act of 2021, introduced by Sen. Tammy Duckworth, aims to create a better government safety net for families that can't afford diapers.
"I truly appreciate all that you do," the first lady told the troops stationed at the U.S. Capitol.
The Democratic senator had said she’d back the GOP nominees in a bipartisan deal. They turned out to be too awful, and she voted against both.
"He doesn’t understand people’s bravery and courage because he’s never had any of his own," the veteran, who was wounded in the Iraq War, said Friday.
Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are backing nominees who questioned Roe v. Wade and worked with groups trying to end abortion rights. Why?
The bill would expand Medicare and raise the federal minimum wage to $15, but includes loans for "clean coal" technology.