Mail.com: Tammy Duckworth https://www.mail.com/people/1143918-tammy-duckworth.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: Tammy Duckworth https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/people/1143918-tammy-duckworth.html Lawmakers reach agreement on stalled VA accountability bill https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5183576-lawmakers-reach-agreement-stalled-va-accountabilit.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on a long-stalled bill to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire its employees, part of an accountability effort touted by President Donald Trump. The deal announced Thursday could smooth the way for final passage on an issue that had been in limbo sinc... Thu, 11 May 2017 20:08:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5183576-lawmakers-reach-agreement-stalled-va-accountabilit.html 2017-05-11T20:08:00Z Candidate for Army secretary withdraws amid heavy criticism https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5171710-candidate-army-secretary-withdraws-amid-heavy-crit.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice for Army secretary has withdrawn his nomination in the face of growing criticism over his remarks about Muslims, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Mark Green, a Republican state senator from Tennessee, said in a statement Friday that "false and misleading attacks" against him had turned... Sat, 06 May 2017 06:52:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5171710-candidate-army-secretary-withdraws-amid-heavy-crit.html 2017-05-06T06:52:00Z Trump's pick for Army post drops out amid growing criticism https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5170408-trumps-pick-army-post-drops-amid-growing-criticism.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice for Army secretary withdrew his nomination on Friday in the face of growing criticism over his remarks about Muslims, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Mark Green, a Republican state senator from Tennessee, said in a statement that "false and misleading attacks" against him had turned h... Sat, 06 May 2017 04:06:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5170408-trumps-pick-army-post-drops-amid-growing-criticism.html 2017-05-06T04:06:00Z Congress rejects Labor Dept. rule for state retirement plans https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5165226-congress-rejects-labor-dept-rule-retirement-plans.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has narrowly voted to overturn an Obama-era rule designed to guide states as they create retirement savings programs for low-income workers. The Republican-led Senate voted 50-49 Wednesday to reject the Labor Department rule, sending the measure to President Donald Trump. With an estimated 55 million Americans... Wed, 03 May 2017 23:21:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5165226-congress-rejects-labor-dept-rule-retirement-plans.html 2017-05-03T23:21:00Z How Senate Dems have said they will vote on court pick https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5085982-senate-dems-they-will-vote-court-pick.html Senate Democrats have enough votes to block Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with a filibuster, setting up a showdown with Republicans who plan to change Senate rules to confirm President Donald Trump's pick. The crucial 41st vote came from Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware who announced his decision Monday. Coons' opposition will prevent Republic... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:40:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5085982-senate-dems-they-will-vote-court-pick.html 2017-04-03T17:40:00Z Illinois senator, veteran criticizes Trump military comments https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5001610-illinois-senator-veteran-criticizes-trump-military.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran who lost both legs in combat, criticized President Donald Trump's comments that Americans "don't fight to win" wars, saying the remarks show he isn't fit to be commander in chief. Trump made the comments to U.S. governors at the White House on Monday. He said his upcoming budget would propose a b... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:53:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5001610-illinois-senator-veteran-criticizes-trump-military.html 2017-02-28T23:53:00Z The Latest: AMA asks GOP how it would replace 'Obamacare' https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4871038-latest-ama-asks-gop-would-replace-obamacare.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress convening for a new session (all times EST): 9:25 p.m. The American Medical Association wants Republicans to show how they would replace President Barack Obama's health care law before Congress votes to repeal it. In a letter Tuesday to congressional leaders, AMA Chief Executiv... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 02:26:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4871038-latest-ama-asks-gop-would-replace-obamacare.html 2017-01-04T02:26:00Z Retreating after Trump tweet, GOP won't gut ethics office https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4870742-retreating-trump-tweet-gop-wont-gut-ethics-office.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The new GOP era in Washington got off to a messy start Tuesday as House Republicans, under pressure from President-elect Donald Trump, abruptly dropped plans to gut an independent congressional ethics board. The dizzying about-face came as lawmakers convened for the first day of the 115th Congress, an occasion normally reserved for pomp ... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:39:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4870742-retreating-trump-tweet-gop-wont-gut-ethics-office.html 2017-01-04T00:39:00Z