Monday - February 24, 2020
Congressional Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday December 29, 2019 ( 12 items )  

Rep. Davis Issues Statement in Tribute to 100th Season of National Football League
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 -- Rep. Danny K. Davis, R-Illinois, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Dec. 19, entitled "Tribute to the 100th Season of the National Football League": I rise today to commemorate the 100th season of the National Football League. Chicago is home to the 1986 Superbowl XX Champion Chicago Bears and the 7th Congressional District is one of the 13 "Original Towns" from which came the 14 charter teams that formed the American Profes  more

Rep. Davis Issues Statement on National Defense Authorization Act
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 -- Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Illinois, issued the following statement on the National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump is expected to sign at a ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base: Davis applauded the adequate funding for our military, pay raise for our troops, repeal of the 'widow's tax,' and the inclusion of his bill, the Fallen Heroes Family Travel Act, which Davis introduced following the death of Petty Officer Logan Palmer from Macon County. "This bill not only  more

Rep. Lipinski Issues Statement on Boeing's Removal of Muilenburg as CEO
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 -- Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-Illinois, issued the following statement regarding the Boeing's removal of Dennis Muilenburg as CEO: "At a House Transportation Committee hearing in October, I grilled Dennis Muilenburg about whether the mistakes that Boeing made on the 737 Max that resulted in the deaths of 346 people in two crashes were the result of too much of a focus on the bottom line and whether anyone was being held accountable at Boeing. "Today, someone was finally held a  more

Rep. Schakowsky Issues Statement on 5th Circuit Decision Against Individual Mandate
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, issued the following statement: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, reacted after a split 5th Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled 2 to 1 against the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) individual mandate. The individual mandate is a central part of the ACA, requiring everyone to have health care coverage or pay a penalty with their annual tax  more

Rep. Schakowsky Issues Statement on Federal Government Spending Bills
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, issued the following statement: The U.S. House of Representatives passed two critical funding bills to keeping our government open and vital services operating. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip, voted NO on H.R. 1158 and voted YES on H.R. 1865. Schakowsky issued the following statement: "As a daughter of immigrants, I am disappointed by the passage of today's national security appropriations minibus which includes  more

Rep. Schakowsky Issues Statement on Impeachment Vote Against President Trump
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, issued the following statement after voted in favor of two Articles of Impeachment against President Trump: "I've taken an oath eleven times now 'to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.' The biggest threat to our Constitution is sitting in the oval office. "This President has violated the law at every turn, stealing power from the judiciary and legislative branches and using   more

Rep. Schakowsky Issues Statement on Passage of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, issued the following statement: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Access to Medicines Co-Lead on Speaker Pelosi's 8-Member NAFTA Working Group, spoke on the U.S. House floor today prior to the final vote on the United States Mexico Canada Trade Agreement. Her full statement is below: "M. Speaker, I rise in support of the United States Mexico Canada trade agreement. "This is the first trade agreement I'm voting  more

Rep. Schakowsky Promotes Census Job Opportunities This Week
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky announced several opportunities this week to meet with staff and apply to work for the 2020 Census. Every ten years, the United States Census Bureau is tasked with counting every single individual in the country. This work is incredibly important. These census counts impact congressional representation, federal funding formulas, and more. To ensure a proper count, the  more

Rep. Schakowsky Slams New Trump Rule to Impose Restrictions on Reproductive Health Care
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Deputy Chair of the Congressional Pro Choice Caucus, released the following statement in response to a new final rule announced by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would make it harder for health insurance to cover abortion care, create consumer confusion, and push abortion coverage further out of reach for many. "Den  more

Rep. Schakowsky, Sen. Warren Reintroduce Affordable Drug Manufacturing Act
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: * * * - Bicameral Bill Would Address Market Failures and Increase Competition in the Generic Drug Market by Establishing New HHS Office of Drug Manufacturing - Lawmakers Also Release New Report Identifying Hundreds of Drugs Facing Limited Market Competition, Highlighting Need for Affordable Drug Manufacturing Act * * * Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the   more

Rep. Schneider Donates Frequent Flyer Miles to Help Wounded Service Members, Military Families
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 -- Rep. Bradley Schneider, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: * * * - More than 57,000 miles donated by Schneider to Fisher House Foundation Hero Miles Program * * * U.S. Representative was pleased to once again donate the frequent flyer miles he earned through his congressional travel to the Hero Miles program administered by the Fisher House Foundation. This program provides round-trip airline tickets to wounded, injured, and ill service members and/or their  more

Two Pieces of Underwood's Bipartisan Legislation Signed Into Law by President Trump
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 -- Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: * * * - The Lower Insulin Costs Now Act will help make cheaper generic insulin available more quickly - Second piece of legislation signed would save lives and increase efficiency by establishing an electronic health record system across the Department of Homeland Security * * * Two pieces of bipartisan legislation from Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14) were signed into law by the President. Underwood  more