Representative Mike Quigley's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 5, Democratic
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1/09/17 Letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump - Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze 12/20/16 Letter to Donald Trump, President-Elect - Protect American Jobs and Security, Reject NAI 12/19/16 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Protect Women's Right to Choose 12/06/16 Surgeon General's Report on Addiction 12/05/16 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama - Protect Immigrants' Private Data 12/01/16 President Obama's Legacy 12/01/16 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call for the Total Elimination of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System 11/30/16 There Is More That Unites Us Than Divides Us 11/28/16 Quigley Highlights Importance of Blood Safety Procedures and Fair Donor Policies During Lifesource Tour 11/17/16 Blog - Advocate: The VA Must Do Right by Trans Veterans 11/16/16 Climate Change 11/16/16 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President-Elect of the United States - Regarding the Appointment of Steve Bannon 11/15/16 Quigley Applauds Final Rule to Reduce Methane Emissions & Wasted Gas on Public, Tribal Lands 11/14/16 Quigley Statement on Naming of Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist 11/10/16 Letter to the Honorable Harold Rogers, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Honorable Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations of the U.S. House of Representatives - Call for Increased Funding for the National Institutes of Health for Fiscal Year 2017 11/10/16 Letter to the Hon. Harold Rogers - Prioritize Funding for National Institutes of Health 10/31/16 Letter to the Honorable Jim Inhofe, Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Barbara Boxer, Ranking Member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Rob Bishop, Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, and the Honorable Raul Grijalva, Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources - Call to Retain Restoration Subtitle S.2848 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 10/26/16 Ohio Congress Members Bet Pierogi, Corned Beef, Ballpark Mustard on World Series 10/26/16 Letter to the Hon Ashton Carter, Secretary, Department of Defense - Regarding Recoupment of Bonuses 10/24/16 Quigley Goes "Undercover" at Chicago Fire Department Station 10/20/16 Quigley Joins Congressional Colleagues to Highlight Importance of Transportation Infrastructure 10/13/16 Quigley Highlights Importance of Climate Action in the Face of Climate Denial 10/05/16 Quigley's "Mike on the Move" Tour Highlights Divvy Bicycle Ride-sharing System 10/05/16 Quigley Statement on Paris Agreement's Entry Into Force 10/03/16 Letter to Thomas Brandon, Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Updated Firearm Trafficking Statistics 9/29/16 Quigley Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution 9/29/16 The Advocate - Trans Vets Deserve Surgery Benefits 9/29/16 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Dept. of Homeland Security - Urging Enhanced Due Process Protections for No-Fly List 9/28/16 Quigley Secures Funding for McCook Reservoir Project 9/28/16 Letter to Barack Obama, President of The United States - Stop Arctic Oil Drilling 9/28/16 Water Resources Development Act of 2016 9/27/16 Be Bold and End the Hyde Amendment 9/22/16 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - TPS For Ecuadorians 9/22/16 Aca is Working 9/21/16 Quigley, Issa Host Bipartisan Briefing on Transparency & Government Accountability in the 115th Congress 9/20/16 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Dept. of Health and Human Services - Affirming Rights of Contraceptive Coverage for Women in Zubik v. Burwell 9/19/16 Quigley Highlights Importance of Women's Reproductive Health 9/13/16 The Statistics Are Devastating 8/26/16 Duckworth, Durbin, Schakowsky & Quigley Announce Nearly $11.5 Million for Des Plaines Flood Damage Relief and Prevention 8/26/16 Huffington Post - The Fight for Women's Equality 8/18/16 Quigley Highlights Importance of Great Lakes Research Funding 8/09/16 Quigley's "Mike On The Move" Initiative Goes To UPS Chicago Area Consolidation Hub 7/28/16 The Hill - Achieving the American Dream for Generations to Come 7/26/16 Quigley Statement on FDA Request for Comment Period on Blood Donor Deferral Policy 7/25/16 Letter to the Honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation - Menendez, Booker, Sires, Watson Coleman Urge USDOT to Change Rule on Performance Measures for Congestion Relief 7/19/16 Letter to The Honorable Andrian Candu, Speaker Of The Parliament - Opposing Discriminatory Legislation in Parliament 7/18/16 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children 7/15/16 Jul 15, 2016 Press Release WASHINGTON -- U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), Ranking Democrat on the Emerging Threats subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), released the following statement in response to the Bastille Day attack in Nice, France: "Once again, my heart is heavy for the people of France. Almost eight months to the day after a series of tragic terrorist attacks occurred in Paris, we are mourning the death of 84 innocent men, women and children who had gathered to celebrate Bastille Day. My deepest condolences go out to all of the families mourning lost loved ones, and I hope and pray for a speedy recovery for all of those injured in this devastating attack. "The latest attack in Nice -- like those in Brussels, Paris, Orlando and Istanbul -- continues to confirm what I and many in the intelligence community have been stressing for years: First, soft targets like festive holiday gatherings, sporting arenas, or Pulse nightclub in Orlando -- venues very similar to ones in the Fifth District -- are today's largest security vulnerability. They are easy to attack and difficult to protect. We must do everything in our power to bolster and harden their defenses. Second, we must continue to strengthen our intelligence gathering and increase intelligence sharing with our European allies to uncover further plots and hunt down would be terrorists. Third, we need to finally end the harmful, across the board spending cuts of sequestration, which are crippling the capabilities of U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies. And fourth, Congress must fully fund U.S. homeland security grants to states and localities, instead of cutting them as has been the case since 2010. "To thwart a similar style attack from occurring in the U.S., I have been working through my role on the House Appropriations Committee to fully fund the federal programs designed to keep America safe. For example, just last month I offered an amendment to the Homeland Security Appropriations bill to bolster funding for major U.S. Homeland Security grants for states and localities, which has been nearly cut in half since 2010. Had it passed, it would have increased funding for programs like Buffer Zone grants, Transit Security Program grants, the Port Security Grant Program, Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grants, as well as many others. These are precisely the types of programs that help keep Americans safe amid new and growing threats. "I stand with the people of France as they mourn those lost in this atrocious attack, and I will continue to fight for funding and strategies that will protect against new and evolving threats both at home and abroad -- focusing on ways that really keep Americans safe." Rep. Quigley is Ranking Democrat of the Emerging Threats subcommittee on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He has been an outspoken advocate for reprioritizing U.S. homeland security and defense funding to meet the needs and threats of today. In June, he offered an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 Homeland Security Appropriations bill to increase funding for U.S. Homeland Security grant funding for states and localities, which has been cut in half since 2010. In April, Rep. Quigley warned of decreasing U.S. Homeland Security Grant funding and how soft targets in the U.S. were more vulnerable than ever. Rep. Quigley has also been a proponent for nuclear arms reduction, working in the House Appropriations Committee to overhaul unlimited defense spending. This year, Rep. Quigley successfully included his amendment to add an additional $22 million in critical funding for the Nuclear Counterterrorism and Incident Response Program in the manager's amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. He also hosted a briefing with Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) about the current state of U.S. nuclear weapons policy and the need to reprioritize nuclear weapons funding via careful planning and preparation that reflects the current security and budgetary environments. ### Issues: Defense & National Security 7/14/16 Quigley Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Make All Congressional Reports Public 7/13/16 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Act on Flint Before House Adjourns

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