April 1, 2020
Yesterday Senators Richard J. Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) and 11 Democratic members of the Illinois delegation in a letter to President Trump, urging the Administration to immediately implement a federally coordinated effort to meet Illinois’ need for personal protective equipment (PPE).
In the letter, members outlined the life-threatening shortage of respirators, masks, protective eyewear, face shields, gloves, gowns, and other protective equipment for health care workers and first responders in Illinois and across the country. Members urged the Administration to immediately order the coordinated, full-scale deployment of every public and private resource our nation has to ensure that our doctors, nurses, EMS workers, and other heroes on the frontlines have the protective equipment they need.
Members of the Illinois delegation who signed the letter were: Representatives Bobby L. Rush (IL-01), Robin Kelly (IL-02), Jesús G. "Chuy" García (IL-04), Mike Quigley (IL-05), Sean Casten (IL-06), Danny K. Davis (IL-07), Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Bradley S. Schneider (IL-10), Bill Foster (IL-11), and Cheri Bustos (IL-17).