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Tammy Duckworth nomination update. Mike Quigley in Washington

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WASHINGTON--Some readers have inquired why Illinois Veterans Affairs chief Tammy Duckworth has not been confirmed yet as an assistant secretary of veterans affairs, after being tapped by Obama on Feb. 3. The answer is the process is moving slowly. Duckworth was officially nominated Monday. A confirmation hearing is April 1.

Quigley footnote
House Democratic nominee Mike Quigley hits Washington for a few days starting today. Illinois congressional Democrats host a fund-raiser for him on Wednesday night.

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i cannot believe that one senator has stop tammy from starting her her job. i am an old veteran that has been harmed by been in the army i think that i an many other vets will dye before we get help or be compensated for our pain an suffering all the form an paperwork they are like mineflields. and i think Tammy Duckworth can clear a wide pass for the veterans who has done his or her job the va an dod make it inpossable like they say THere only one way va an dod way God forgive someone who trys to say different a very Sad veteran 63 yr old who is dying an will probally dye before i get anything , an i have ask help from everybody the system causes PTSD an suacide

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