Duckworth cancels Meet the Press to survey flood damage
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth's staff told us today that the Hoffman Estates Democrat cancelled a scheduled appearance with Meet the Press (quite a coup for a House freshman) to instead head home to assess flood damage in the 8th Congressional District. She spent time visiting the Red Cross Shelter in Wheeling, and assess damage in Des Plaines, Addison and Lombard.
From a statement:
“My thoughts and prayers are with the families whose lives have been disrupted by the flooding,” said Duckworth. “I have been inspired by the efforts of first responders, local officials, and ordinary citizens who have assisted those who have lost so much during the last several days. I will do everything within my power to make sure that the federal government provides assistance to my neighbors so that they can rebuild their lives. The people of Illinois have stood with citizens throughout our country in their times of need and I am confident that they will stand with my neighbors now.”