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Duckworth named to Armed Services, Government Reform committees

Congressman Brad Schneider assists Tammy Duckworth down the Capitol steps last week after an event for Mark Kirk. U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley looks on.

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Congresswoman and Iraqi war veteran Tammy Duckworth announced today she will serve on the House Committees on Armed Services.

Duckworth, a Hoffman Estates Democrat, was sworn into Congress last week and elected Democratic Whip for the “Freshman class.”

“I am honored to have been selected to serve on the House Committees of Armed Services; Oversight and Government Reform; and Steering and Policy Committee,” Duckworth said in a release. “America faces serious national security challenges and I look forward to working with my colleagues on Armed Services to keep America safe by continuing to have the strongest military in the world. As a combat Veteran, I will also be a voice for the members of our military and their families.”