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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Press Releases

Jul 31, 2015 Press Release
“Today’s announcement by the CDA has been a long time coming, as our constituents around O’Hare Airport have been dealing with increased noise issues since the east-west flow was implemented nearly two years ago. We have been calling for many of the noise mitigation techniques that CDA announced today including implementing a new Fly Quiet plan for more even distribution of flight paths, changes to the 311 complaint system, and a plan for increased community engagement by CDA."
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Jul 30, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) introduced the Trafficking Reduction and Criminal Enforcement (TRACE) Act, which cracks down on the illegal gun market by improving gun tracking data and repealing the Tiahrt Amendments, which hamper law enforcement’s pursuit of criminals who buy and sell illegal guns.
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Jul 30, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a leader of the Quiet Skies Caucus, along with Reps. Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) sent a letter to Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Commissioner Ginger Evans urging the CDA to work with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) to begin exploring practical and immediate options to redistribute flights on all available runways at O’Hare Airport, providing noise relief for the surrounding communities without compromising safety.
Jul 29, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, announced over $100 million in vital Homeland Security preparedness grants for fiscal year 2015 to the State of Illinois and the greater Chicago area.
Jul 23, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) announced the award of $200,910 in federal funds through the Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) program to the Elmhurst Fire Department. The grant will be used to replace 38 Self Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBA), a device worn by rescue workers, firefighters, and others that provides breathable air in emergency situations.
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Jul 23, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), Vice-Chair of the Equality Caucus, joined more than 130 colleagues in introducing the Equality Act, comprehensive legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT individuals in public accommodations, housing, employment, and other core areas of daily life.
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Jul 21, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) joined Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry & Analysis Marcus Jadotte at a roundtable discussion hosted by Navistar International Corporation, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and the Illinois Manufacturers' Association (IMA) to hear how trade and exports impacts manufacturers in Chicago.
Jul 20, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) went “undercover,” as part of his “Undercover Congressman” series, at Timeline Theatre Company in Lakeview as a production assistant, preparing the stage, lights and sound for a performance of “Inana.”
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Jul 17, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD), hosted a roundtable discussion with minority and women-owned businesses and transportation agencies about the need for a long-term, fully funded transportation bill and the effect it would have on Chicago’s economy.
Jul 16, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) and members of the Quiet Skies Caucus including Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Steve Israel (NY-03), and Grace Meng (NY-06) sent a letter to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Shuster (PA-09) and Ranking Member Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) with recommendations for the 2015 Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act that would help address the harmful impacts of aircraft noise on communities across the country.
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