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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

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Illinois has lost one of its most colorful and dedicated elected leaders. Judy Baar Topinka left everyone she met laughing, her signature sense of humor preceding her. My thoughts and prayers are with her son, Joseph, and her many friends.
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Today, Rep. Mike Quigley, joined by Reps. Luis Gutiérrez, Bobby Rush, John Yarmuth, Jan Schakowsky and Robin Kelly, sent a letter to HUD Secretary Julian Castro asking for a more open and transparent process in drafting the next Moving to Work (MTW) contract.
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U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-05), along with a group of 10 bipartisan colleagues introduced HR. 5782 the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014, the House companion bill to S. 2828, to provide for additional assistance to Ukraine, in the forms of humanitarian, energy and defense, while imposing additional sanctions on the Russian Federation.
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U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley, Luis Gutiérrez, and Jan Schakowsky sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy in support of the Agency’s consideration of a stronger standard for ground-level ozone (smog) pollution.
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I applaud President Obama for using his legal authority to improve our broken immigration system and prevent the unnecessary deportation of millions of members of our community. While the president's actions are a crucial step in the right direction, only Congress can provide the permanent solution necessary to fix our broken immigration system, and I will continue to fight for passage of comprehensive immigration reform legislation.
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Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) joined a Congressional Equality Caucus roundtable discussion with undocumented lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocates to emphasize the importance of including the LGBT immigrant community in the President’s upcoming executive actions on immigration.
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I am saddened to learn of the passing of Mayor Jane Byrne, a great trailblazer and pioneer. She defied the pundits and the political insiders to become the first woman elected mayor, and proved that good ideas matter more than political armies.
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U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) was re-elected by members of the Democratic Caucus to the leadership position of Regional Whip, after serving as Regional Whip for the first time in the 113th Congress.
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A time-based deferral focusing solely on men who have sex with men is still discriminatory and fails to exclude donors based on actual risk factors. I encourage the HHS Blood Safety Advisory Committee to revisit their recommendation and hope this is only the beginning of a conversation to change outdated and discriminatory policies, bringing equality for the LGBT community while still protecting the U.S. blood supply.

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