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Date Title Officials Location
July 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John Roth, Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security - Urban Area Security Initiative Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
July 25, 2016 Hultgren Co-Sponsors Bill to Hold Government Agencies Accountable for Cost of Regulation Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
July 25, 2016 Duckworth Announces Nearly $1.5 Million for the American Academy of Pediatrics Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
July 25, 2016 Rep. Kinzinger Statement After Opioid Bill Signed Into Law Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
July 22, 2016 Press Release: Foster Tours IKEA, Urges Action to Raise Minimum Wage Rep. Bill Foster Bollingbrook, IL
July 22, 2016 Dold's Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Drug Overdoses Signed Into Law Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
July 22, 2016 Kirk, Durbin and IHDA Announce Re-Opening of Mortgage Assistance Program for Illinois Families Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
July 22, 2016 Congresswoman Kelly Visits "Made in Illinois' Success Stories To Promote Modern Manufacturing Jobs Rep. Robin Kelly Unknown
July 22, 2016 Kirk Statement on Shooting in Munich, Germany Sen. Mark Kirk Chicago, IL
July 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John McCain, Chairman, and The Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member, Senate Armed Forces Committee- Urging Inclusion of Fairness for Veterans Provision in Final Defense Bill Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 22, 2016 Lipinski Helps Bring Zero-Emission, All-Electric Buses to CTA Which Will Help the Environment and Pave Way for New Clean Technologies Rep. Daniel Lipinski Unknown
July 22, 2016 Kirk, Durbin and IHDA Announce Re-Opening of Mortgage Assistance Program for Illinois Families Sen. Mark Kirk Chicago, IL
July 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Support Biodiesel, Help Create Jobs Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 21, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency- Support Biodiesel, Help Create Jobs Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 21, 2016 Protecting Taxpayers from a Lawless Administration Rep. Peter Roskam Washington, DC
July 21, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency- Support Biodiesel, Help Create Jobs Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 21, 2016 FAA Reauthorization Includes Hultgren Legislation to Restore Air Traffic Control Hiring Process Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
July 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Support Biodiesel, Help Create Jobs Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 21, 2016 Duckworth Introduces Bipartisan Proposal to Safeguard Taxpayer Dollars by Preventing Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Federal Charge Card Spending Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
July 20, 2016 Kirk, Boykin Join Filler Foundation to Address Chicagoland Heroin Epidemic Sen. Mark Kirk Chicago, IL
July 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Finacial Protection Bureau- Strengthen Proposed Small-Dollar Lending Rules Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 20, 2016 Kirk Meets With Family Members Reunited Through Abuelitas Program Expansion Sen. Mark Kirk Chicago, IL
July 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, United States Drug Enforcement Administration- Calling for Stricter Limits on Opioid Pills Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 Reps. Lipinski and Comstock Introduce Bill to Protect the Safety of Commuters Rep. Daniel Lipinski Unknown
July 19, 2016 Obamacare's Failures Take Toll On Illinois Families Rep. Peter Roskam Wheaton, IL
July 19, 2016 Kirk Statement on Reports of Secret Document Outlining Iran's Uranium Enrichment Plan Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 Press Release: Foster Introduces Legislation to Reform Affordable Housing Funding Formula that Disadvantages Illinois Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Promote Diversity at Federal Land Management Agencies Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 Kirk Statement on Pro-ISIS Refugee's Axe Attack on German Train Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 Reps. Comstock and Lipinski Introduce Bill to Protect the Safety of Commuters Rep. Daniel Lipinski Washington, DC
July 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children Rep. Mike Quigley Newark, NJ
July 18, 2016 Tammy Duckworth: Students Deserve Better than Lead-Contaminated Water at Schools Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
July 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children Sen. Richard Durbin Newark, NJ
July 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children Rep. Cheri Bustos Newark, NJ
July 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children Rep. Janice Schakowsky Newark, NJ
July 17, 2016 The Southern Illinoisian- Kirk: Congress Must Act on Iran Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
July 16, 2016 obin Kelly Announces New Fundraising Effort To Boost Candidates Supporting Commonsense Anti-Gun Violence Measures Rep. Robin Kelly Chicago, IL
July 15, 2016 Op-Ed By Darin LaHood : America needs better mental health services Rep. Darin LaHood Unknown
July 15, 2016 Transparency in Student Lending Act Ensures Students and Families Get all the Facts Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
July 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury - Urging Investigation into Chinese Railcar Deal that Threatens National Security Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
July 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John B. King Jr., Secretary of Education - Reform Student Loan Servicing to Better Protect Borrowers Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 15, 2016 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 Rep. Mike Quigley Washington,DC
July 15, 2016 Kirk Statement on Terminal Expansion at O'Hare International Airport Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury - Urging Investigation into Chinese Railcar Deal that Threatens National Security Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
July 15, 2016 America Must Heal Rep. Robin Kelly Unknown
July 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury - Urging Investigation into Chinese Railcar Deal that Threatens National Security Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
July 15, 2016 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare-and Medicaid Services - Update Current Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children from Lead Hazards, Prevent Life-Long Health Effects Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury - Urging Investigation into Chinese Railcar Deal that Threatens National Security Rep. Daniel Lipinski Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Menendez, Kirk: New GAO Study Warns Inspectors Face Challenges in Detecting Iran's Undeclared Nuclear Activities Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Venezuela Resolution Introduced by Bipartisan Senators Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Quigley Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Make All Congressional Reports Public Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Kirk Statement on House Passage of Bill to Punish Iranian Terrorism & Missile Threats Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Illinois Delegation Urges No Funding for NGA Construction Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 U.S. Representatives Rush & Pallone Propose New Legislation for $5 Million Grant Program to Address Lead Poisoning in Schools Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Bost Pledges to Oppose Trans-Pacific Partnership Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Congress Comes Together to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Epidemic Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Prohibit LGBT Discrimination in Government Contracting Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 The Daily Caller- Hines VA Will Shut Down Its Cockroach-Infested Kitchen And Remodel The Whole Thing Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
July 14, 2016 Hearing on the Transportation and Public Assets Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - "Lagging Behind: The State of High Speed Rail in the United States" Duckworth Opening Statement Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Prohibit LGBT Discrimination in Government Contracting Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Kirk Statement on MilCon-VA Conference Agreement Vote Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Op-Ed By Jan Schakowsky: Schakowsky: Let's Celebrate the One-Year Anniversary of the Iran Deal Instead of Undermining its Progress Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Prohibit LGBT Discrimination in Government Contracting Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mark Rosekind, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and The Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission- FTC Settlements Allowing Used Car Dealers to Advertise Cars with Unrepaired Recalls as "Safe" Are Anti-Consumer & Anti-Safety Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Congress Comes Together to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Epidemic Rep. Rodney Davis Unknown
July 13, 2016 Full Committee Advances #SubCommTech Bill to Protect Amateur Radio Operators Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House- Act on Flint Before House Adjourns Rep. Daniel Lipinski Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House- Act on Flint Before House Adjourns Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Smith Subpoenas MA, NY Attorneys General, Environmental Groups Rep. Darin LaHood Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House- Act on Flint Before House Adjourns Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Committee Acts to Prevent Sale of U.S. Passenger Aircraft to Iran Rep. Peter Roskam Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House- Act on Flint Before House Adjourns Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Kirk Bills to Boost Illinois Tourism Pass Committee Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Schakowsky Votes Against Continued Efforts to Undermine the Iran Nuclear Deal Rep. Janice Schakowsky Unknown
July 13, 2016 Letter to Chief David Brown, Dallas Police Department - Supporting Dallas Police Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House- Act on Flint Before House Adjourns Rep. Robin Kelly Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to Chief David Brown, Dallas Police Department - Supporting Dallas Police Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 https://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=1816 Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Dingell, Miller, LaHood Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Fish & Wildlife Restoration in the Great Lakes Rep. Darin LaHood Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to Chief David Brown, Dallas Police Department - Supporting Dallas Police Rep. Danny Davis Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House- Act on Flint Before House Adjourns Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to Chief David Brown, Dallas Police Department - Supporting Dallas Police Rep. Peter Roskam Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Kirk Applauds Expanded Availability Of Lifesaving Naloxone Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Dold's Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Drug Overdoses Passes Senate, Heads to President's Desk to Become Law Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Carper, Leahy and Duckworth Introduce Legislation to Help Communities Prepare for & Respond to Active Shooter Events Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House- Act on Flint Before House Adjourns Rep. Danny Davis Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House- Act on Flint Before House Adjourns Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Hearing of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Oversight of CERCLA Implementation Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House- Act on Flint Before House Adjourns Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to Chief David Brown, Dallas Police Department - Supporting Dallas Police Rep. Daniel Lipinski Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Davis Wants Rules On GMO Labeling Rep. Rodney Davis Unknown
July 13, 2016 Duckworth Announces Over $2.4 Million for the American Academy of Pediatrics Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State- Reinstate Sanctions on Iran Following Reported Nuclear Procurement Efforts Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Pompeo Applauds Bipartisan Prohibition of Heavy Water Purchases from Iran Rep. Peter Roskam Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to Chief David Brown, Dallas Police Department - Supporting Dallas Police Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell. Majority Leader, United States Senate- Commit to Passing Real, Immediate Funding to Fight Opioid and Heroin Epidemic and Actually Carry Out Programs Authorized in CARA Bill Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Jan's Corner Schakowsky Votes Against Latest Republican Attack on Women's Reproductive Rights Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Yuval Steinitz, Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Avigdor Liberman, Minister of Defense - Commendment on Announcement on Gaza Energy Supply and Supports Long-term Approach to Address Water Crisis Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Swalwell Leads Call for New Policy Regarding Cameras on House Floor Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Letter to Chairman John McCain and Ranking Member Jack Reed of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Protect Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces in Defense Bill Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
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