Duckworth rips witness over veterans disability claim
June 26th, 2013
02:34 PM ET
10 months ago

Duckworth rips witness over veterans disability claim

(CNN) – Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran and double-amputee, lambasted a witness during a congressional hearing Wednesday, accusing him of "gaming the system" for federal veterans benefits.

The witness, Braulio Castillo, had come under scrutiny from the House Oversight and Government Reform committee for allegedly claiming veteran disability status as a way to gain an advantage in contracting bids for the Internal Revenue Service.
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Filed under: House • Tammy Duckworth • Veterans
July 6th, 2012
05:47 PM ET
10 months ago

Duckworth defends military talk on the campaign trail

(CNN) – Democratic congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran and double-amputee, fired back at opponent Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois after he criticized her for talking too much about her military service.

"It's very irresponsible for Mr. Walsh, as a sitting congressman, to try to muzzle war veterans and keep them from talking about their service," Duckworth said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."
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Filed under: House • Illinois • Joe Walsh • Tammy Duckworth • TV-The Situation Room