In 2009, President Obama nominated Tammy Duckworth to be an Assistant Secretary at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. There, she headed the department’s effort to end Veteran homelessness and was a leader in initiatives for female Veterans. She also implemented innovative efforts such as creating the Office of Social Media and Online Communications and the Office for Tribal Government Relations.
Congresswoman Duckworth was a featured speaker at the recent IAM Grand Lodge Convention in Chicago, Illinois. In the clip below, Representative Duckworth explains why she felt it was important to speak to IAM members.