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Halvorson Continues Focus on Local Jobs, Kinzinger Continues Defense of Outsourcing During Will County Debate

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Location: Joliet, IL

In their fourth and final joint session, Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson (D-IL) continued her focus on local job creation and protecting middle-class families while Adam Kinzinger continued his defense of big-corporations that continue to ship jobs overseas.

"I agree with Adam Kinzinger when he said that there is a clear difference in this race, but that difference is between someone who will stand up for working class families or someone who will back big corporations that will continue to ship jobs overseas," said Debbie Halvorson. "Voters want someone who will stand up for them, not the top three percent. I have fought for families in Will County and throughout our district my entire life because I've shared their struggles and I understand their issues, and I will continue to fight for them as long as I'm in Congress."

Halvorson focused on local initiatives to create jobs, like the Joliet intermodal facility, which has worked to create over 12,000 new jobs in Joliet and has become the largest inland port in the United States thanks to Halvorson's efforts. Halvorson also focused on accomplishments in Will County, such as delivering an agreement between the VA and Silver Cross Hospital for a new veterans "mega-clinic', continued efforts to build a third Chicagoland airport with Will County control, and securing railroad quiet zones in Frankfort and Mokena to help residents deal with increased traffic from Canadian National railroad.

"What we saw from Adam Kinzinger today was more of the same. He stood up for big corporations like Caterpillar and Canadian National whose actions are hurting working-class families in our district, while offering no real solutions for bringing jobs back to Illinois. Adam Kinzinger can continue to be an advocate for big corporation CEOs, but I'll continue to fight for Illinois families," said Debbie Halvorson.

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