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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 19 items )  

Casten, Durbin, Duckworth, Lipinski, Foster, Schneider, Underwood Ask EPA to Issue Stronger Standards for Ethylene Oxide Emissions
GLEN ELLYN, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- Rep. Sean Casten, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: * * * - Letter also calls for inspections of Medline and Vantage facilities in Lake County * * * U.S. Representative Sean Casten (D-IL-06) joined U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), as well as U.S. Representatives Dan Lipinski (D-IL-03), Bill Foster (D-IL- 11), Brad Schneider (D-IL-10), Sean Casten (D-IL-06), and Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) today called on the U.S. Enviro  more

Congressman Garcia, Labor and Faith Leaders Demand Justice for Mexican Unionists Murdered During NAFTA Renegotiations and Demand Revised NAFTA That Protects All North American Workers
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Jesus Chuy Garcia, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: Congressman Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (IL-04) joined labor and faith leaders at a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol to demand justice for the Media Luna gold mine unionists assassinated and disappeared in Mexico, and to call for stronger labor standards in the revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Quintin Salgado, Marcelino Sahuanitla Pena and Victor Sahuanitla Pena were murdered by an  more

Duckworth, Durbin and Kelly Urge EPA to Act on Dangerous Levels of Soil Contamination in Chicago's Southeast Side
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), along with Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL-02), sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the agency to remediate soil contaminated with manganese, a known neurotoxin, by using the State of Illinois' more protective manganese clean-up threshold. Residents living near S.H. Bell and Watco facilities on C  more

Duckworth, Durbin Introduce Bill to Address Public Housing Crisis in East St. Louis and Across Illinois
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: * * * - Amid shortage of affordable housing options and backlog in public housing capital repairs, this new legislation proposes more than $100 billion investment in affordable housing * * * U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), introduced the Housing is Infrastructure Act, comprehensive legislation to address the nation's affordable hous  more

Durbin And Schakowsky Urge Residents to Get Covered Before ACA Enrollment Deadline on December 15th
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky today urged those who need health insurance for 2020 to sign up for a health plan before the December 15th deadline. Approximately 312,000 people in Illinois purchase their health insurance in the individual market and seven out of ten of them are eligible for tax credits that help keep their monthly premiums below $100 a mont  more

Durbin, Duckworth, Lipinski, Foster, Schneider, Casten, Underwood Ask EPA To Issue Stronger Standards For ETO Emissions
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: * * * - Letter Also Calls For Inspections Of Medline And Vantage Facilities In Lake County * * * U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and U.S. Representatives Dan Lipinski (D-IL-03), Bill Foster (D-IL- 11), Brad Schneider (D-IL-10), Sean Casten (D-IL-06), and Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) today called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to better protect communitie  more

Krishnamoorthi, Merkley, Durbin Introduce Bill to Protect Students From Worthless Degrees
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-8), together with U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) recently introduced the Protecting Students from Worthless Degrees Act of 2019 in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. This legislation would close a loophole that allows for-profit colleges to take federal financial aid dollars for students to attend or enroll in  more

Rep. Casten Speaks at Glen Ellyn Metra Station Ceremony
GLEN ELLYN, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- Rep. Sean Casten, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: * * * - With Congressman's support, Glen Ellyn Metra Station secures $14.4 million toward renovations * * * Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) spoke at a ceremony at the Glen Ellyn Metra Station in order to announce and celebrate $14.4 million in funding that will be used to modernize the existing station and add improvements, such as a pedestrian underpass. These improvements will e  more

Rep. Kinzinger Hosts 2019 Youth Leadership Summit
OTTAWA, Illinois, Nov. 27 -- Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Illinois, issued the following news release: Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) hosted his sixth Youth Leadership Summit at the Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby, IL on Friday, November 22nd. The all-day event drew more than 100 junior and senior high school students from 15 high schools across the 16th Congressional District. Students were selected by their teachers to attend the event and participate in the workshops, leadership ex  more

Rep. Kinzinger Issues Statement Remembering Syrian Freedom-Fighter Fares
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Illinois, founder and co-chair of the Friends of a Free, Stable and Democratic Syria Caucus, issued the following statement in honor of Syrian freedom-fighter Raed Fares: "In times of darkness, heroes emerge and leaders show us the light. Raed Fares was a leader in Syria, peacefully protesting the regime of Bashar al-Assad during the uprising in 2011. He fought for liberty and embodied the freedom-loving spirit for his fellow citizens. "And because  more

Rep. LaHood, Bipartisan Group Introduce Unclaimed Savings Bond Legislation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Illinois, issued the following news release: Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) along with Reps. Danny Davis (D-IL), Ron Estes (R-KS), Linda Sanchez (D-CA), Jason Smith (R-MO), members of the Ways and Means Committee, introduced the Unclaimed Savings Bond Act of 2019 today. The legislation would require the U.S. Treasury Department to transfer all records and ownership of unclaimed, matured savings bonds to states to find the rightful owners and heirs of  more

Rep. Rush to Convene Community Stakeholder Meeting With Federal, Local Agencies to Address Chicago Lakefront Erosion
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced that he will convene a Community Stakeholders Meeting, on Dec. 2, 2019, to address constituents' concerns regarding the significant erosion of Chicago's lakefront. Commissioner Thomas Carney for the Chicago Department of Transportation; Director of Planning and Development Heather Gleason for the Chicago Park District; and Colonel Aaron Reisinger, C  more

Reps. Garcia, Schakowsky, Huffman and Rush Seek Clarity on Outcome of Bolivian Presidential Election
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Rep. Jesus Chuy Garcia, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Representatives Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (IL-04), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Bobby Rush (IL-01) sent the following letter to the Organization of American States seeking answers to several questions related to the controversial Bolivian Presidential election of October 20, 2019. "Before the votes were even tallied, the Organization of American States expressed 'deep concer  more

Reps. Rush, Gabbard, Moore Introduce Bill to Boost Urban Agriculture
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) was joined by Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) in introducing H.R.5266, the Urban Agriculture Healthy Food and Entrepreneur Act. This bill would establish two new programs -- the Urban Agriculture Conservation Easement Program and the Urban Agriculture Microentrepreneur Assistance Program. Together, they would increase the availability of  more

Schakowsky Introduces Bill To Prevent And Respond To Gender-Based Violence Worldwide
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Chief Deputy Whip, introduced the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) of 2019 with 120 original cosponsors. Congresswoman Schakowsky first introduced this legislation in 2012. The bill leverages existing U.S. resources to combat and respond to gender-based violence, a critical step toward promoting the human rights and dignity of all individuals as well   more

Schakowsky, Huffman, Rush and Chuy Garcia Seek Clarity on Outcome of Bolivian Presidential Election
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Representatives Jan Schakowsky along with Representatives Jared Huffman, Bobby Rush, and Jesus G. "Chuy" Garcia sent the following letter to the Organization of American States seeking answers to several questions related to the controversial Bolivian Presidential election of October 20, 2019. "Before the votes were even tallied, the Organization of American States expressed 'deep concern and  more

Underwood Joins Effort to Reach 100 Percent Clean Economy by 2050
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) announced support for the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019 (H.R. 5221), legislation setting a nationwide goal of achieving a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2050, defined as net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors of America's economy. The legislation directs federal agencies to put the United States on a path toward meeting the achievable 100 percen  more

Vice Chair Underwood, Chairman Thompson Press Top Social Media Companies on Enabling Users to Report Election-Related Misinformation and Disinformation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: * * * - Letter follows an October Homeland Security Committee hearing examining existing and future threats to U.S. elections * * * Today, Chairman Bennie Thompson (MS-02) and Vice Chair Lauren Underwood (IL-14) of the House Homeland Security Committee sent letters to chief executives of Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn seeking answers from each company about their respective policies and processes av  more

With Travel Season Ahead, Reps. Garcia, Cohen and Sen. Markey, Reintroduce Legislation to Stop Rising Airline Fees
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Jesus Chuy Garcia, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: * * * - The FAIR Fees Act would limit fees for checked bags, ticket changes, and cancellations * * * Congressmen Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (IL-04), Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today reintroduced the Forbidding Airlines from Imposing Ridiculous (FAIR) Fees Act, legislation that would prohibit airlines from charging fees, including cancellation, change, and bag fees, that are   more