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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

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Jun 25, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), Vice-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, joined Chicago LGBT community leaders following the Proud To Run 5k/10k race to build awareness for the vital necessity of the Equality Act, energizing the LGBT community and its allies to continue advocating for its swift passage.
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Jun 22, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Appropriations Committee and Ranking Democrat on the Emerging Threats subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), 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.
Jun 20, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05), Vice-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, Barbara Lee (CA-13), Jared Polis (CO-02), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Diana DeGette (CO-01), and Alcee Hastings (FL-20) led a bipartisan letter signed by over 100 House colleagues calling on Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert M. Califf to end the discriminatory blood donation deferral policy for men who have sex with men (MSM) once and for all.
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Jun 18, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), visited sites throughout Chicago to explore the local, ground level efforts to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change, including efforts in green infrastructure, urban agriculture, water quality and research, and sustainable transportation.
Jun 16, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, offered an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Appropriations bill that reprioritizes funding that will be used to develop the nuclear capable Long Range Standoff weapon and instead use that funding to reduce the United States’ unsustainable debt and deficits.

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Jun 23, 2016 In the News
WASHINGTON – Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., was one of the ringleaders behind the House Democratic sit-in on Wednesday, designed to pressure Republicans for votes on gun control measures, fueled unexpectedly by social media when House cameras were turned off.
Jun 23, 2016 Editorials
Democrats from Illinois spoke out Wednesday during a rare, raucous sit-in on the House floor, demanding votes on gun control. They threw decorum out the window and, with C-SPAN's camera shut off, spread the word with tweets, snapshots and video.
Jun 19, 2016 In the News
You are looking at live pictures from Orlando, we’re waiting for a memorial to begin within the next 90 minutes at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke; it will followed by a candlelight vigil to honor the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub tragedy. An estimated 20,000 people expected to attend that vigil. In the wake of the shooting tragedy, blood banks in Orlando and around the country quickly put out the call for donors, and many lined up to give, but gay and bisexual men who wanted to help were turned away, renewing calls to loosen restrictions that some say perpetuate a stigma. Here’s CNN’s Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
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Jun 16, 2016 In the News
Ramon Gardenhire remembers being in law school at Wayne State University in Detroit and trying to give blood for the first time. He went with a group of friends and sat down with the screener. "She was going through all the list of questions when she asked, 'Have you had sex with any men since 1978?'" Gardenhire says. After joking about how that was the year he was born, Gardenhire told her yes, he had, publicly revealing his status as a gay man.
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Jun 16, 2016 In the News
A long held ban prevents men who have had sex with other men in the last twelve months from donating blood. Illinois Democratic Congressman Mike Quigley joins us on the line now. He’s with the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus and he’s trying to get rid of that ban. Good morning.

About the 5th District

5th district of Illinois