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**FILE** Rep.-elect Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Democrat, lost both of her legs when her helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. During her recovery, she found a new mission — taking care of those she describes as her military brothers and sisters. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) lays a rose during a wreath laying ceremony for women at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetary, Arlington, Va., Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Democrat, will be honored by the National Women's History Project later this month. Mrs. Duckworth is know as an advocate for veterans, particularly women and Native Americans. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Democrat, will be honored by the National Women's History Project later this month. Mrs. Duckworth is know as an advocate for veterans, particularly women and Native Americans. (Associated Press)

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Rep Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., wipes tears from her eyes during a standing ovation for Army Ranger Sgt. 1stt Class Cory Remsburg, who was recognized by President Barack Obama during the State of Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

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Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Democrat: "It's my responsibility as a member of Congress to make sure we don't commit resources, the most precious of which are our men and women in uniform, with no comprehensive plan for our involvement."

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** FILE ** Then Rep.-elect Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as she poses with other female House members prior to the official opening of the 113th Congress. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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** FILE ** Then Rep.-elect Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as she poses with other female House members prior to the official opening of the 113th Congress. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Rep.-elect Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Democrat, lost both of her legs when her helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. During her recovery, she found a new mission — taking care of those she describes as her military brothers and sisters. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Rep.-elect Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Democrat, lost both of her legs when her helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. During her recovery, she found a new mission — taking care of those she describes as her military brothers and sisters. (Associated Press)

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House congresswomen, including Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois), right, who lost both her legs and part of one arm while serving in Iraq, stand together as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announces that she will stay on as House minority leader at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, November 14, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Lt. Col. Tammy Duckworth, candidate for the US House of Representatives for Illinois and former Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs leaves the stage after addressing the Democratic National Convention. (Andrew Geraci/ The Washington Times)