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U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as Vice Chair of the Sustainably Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC), released the following statement recapping the remainder of his #RepInTheRockies visit, a three-day climate change tour in Rocky Mountain National Park
Schakowsky, Maloney, Kuster, Tsongas, Lynch Reintroduce Legislation to Boost Public Participation at FERC
Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), Ann Kuster (D-NH), Niki Tsongas (D-MA) and Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) reintroduced legislation to create an Office of Public Participation and Consumer Advocacy at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). As one of the lead agencies responsible for developing energy infrastructure and ensuring reliability of the electric grid, FERC has sweeping authority over the wholesale power markets and ultimate jurisdiction in the federal siting and permitting process for natural gas pipelines.
U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), who serves as Ranking Member on the Energy Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, helped draft infrastructure legislation to bring federal funding to Illinois’ roads,bridges and much more. The Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s America Act, or LIFT America Act, (H.R. 2479) includes key areas within the Committee’s jurisdiction that address broadband, drinking water, healthcare, the electric grid, brownfields and renewable energy infrastructure
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as Vice Chair of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC), released the following statement on the Senate’s vote against proceeding with Congressional Review Act repeal of the Bureau of Land Management Methane Waste rule
U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today announced their bill, H.R. 1665, Disaster Declaration Improvement Act,
U.S. Representatives Randy Hultgren (IL-14) and Andy Barr (KY-06) have reintroduced legislation to protect against the misuse of consumers’ sensitive financial information.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush today joined CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. and Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner (CDOT) Rebekah Scheinfeld to announce conceptual plans to revitalize and renovate the CTA’s Cottage Grove Green Line station and the surrounding area.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL) today introduced the Climate Change Adapt America Fund Act, bicameral legislation that would create an “Adapt America Fund” administered by the Secretary of Commerce and used to finance climate change adaptation and infrastructure resiliency projects.
The Illinois housing market had a strong showing in March with home sales climbing 9.6 percent over previous-year levels and the statewide median price surging 10.7 percent higher,according to Illinois REALTORS
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today continued his tour of historic Route 66 through Central Illinois with U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Ill.) and State Rep. Rep. Tim Butler (R-Springfield). The tour is to highlight the economic significance of the most famous road in America and his bill commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Route 66. The lawmakers were joined by local mayors and other community leaders along the way. Yesterday, Davis made stops in Madison, Macoupin, and Montgomery counties.
Kelly and Duckworth Highlight Legislation to Close “Skills Gap” & Prepare Illinoisans for Good-Paying...
U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) appeared together at Olive-Harvey College in Chicago today to highlight their legislation to close the “skills gap” by better preparing students for careers in high-demand industries like manufacturing, healthcare, clean energy and information technology. Kelly and Duckworth recently helped introduce the Community College to Career Fund Act (CC2C), which would encourage local small businesses and manufacturers to partner with community colleges to develop workforce training programs.
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Illinois State Rep. Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) made stops at businesses and other historical Route 66 locations in Edwardsville, Livingston, Litchfield, Carlinville, and Girard to highlight the economic and historical significance of Route 66. The two lawmakers met with local mayors, business owners, and community leaders at each stop.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) CEO Eugene Jones Jr. and the Commissioner of the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Samantha Fields to announce all retail electric suppliers are banned from soliciting on CHA properties, effective immediately. In a warning letter from Commissioner Fields and CEO Eugene Jones Jr., the action was taken due to aggressive and misleading actions taken on the part of some electric suppliers via door-to-door marketing on CHA properties
U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it would make housing vouchers available to residents of the Elmwood and McBride housing complexes located in Cairo, Illinois. HUD will also offer relocation counseling to the 183 affected households, helping relocate them to available nearby public housing or public housing anywhere in the United States
Governor Bruce Rauner today toured Phibro Animal Health, an animal health and nutrition company, and discussed changes the state needs to get Illinois back on track