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217 Today: Sen. Tammy Duckworth disapproves senator’s blockade of military promotions

September 21, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • A local mosque is gathering funds for survivors of the devastating earthquake that hit Morocco earlier this month.
  • Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is calling on his colleagues in Washington to pass the Credit Card Competition Act.
  • Democratic Congressman Eric Sorensen says he and his colleagues on the House Agriculture Committee are still working hard on getting a new five-year Farm Bill passed.
  • Clean energy businesses in Illinois added thousands of workers to the economy last year, according to a new report from a nonpartisan environmental business group.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about Senator Tammy Duckworth’s disapproval of one senator’s blockade of military promotions.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting today contributed by Mae Antar, Mawa Iqbal, Tim Shelley, Esther Yoon-Ji Kang and Linda Kenyon. 




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