Jul 11, 2014 Press Release
Staffers volunteering at Chicago drive at Howard Brown Health Center
I'm proud to support the National Gay Blood Drive happening tomorrow at Howard Brown Health Center because America shouldn't treat gay and bisexual men as second class citizens or turn away healthy would-be donors who could be providing lifesaving blood.
Jul 10, 2014 Press Release
“Ask yourselves, should we be adding money above the request for a warhead that goes on a missile that the Pentagon doesn’t even know it wants and one we probably don’t even need?”
Jul 3, 2014 Press Release
Trushitha Narla was selected as the winner of the House Student App Challenge for Illinois’ 5th Congressional District. Narla’s app, Sign It!, translates numbers in sign language to a text format using leap motion technology that captures data from the user’s finger motions.
Jun 30, 2014 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby to exempt closely held companies from providing contraception coverage to their employees:
Jun 25, 2014 Press Release
“The reality is, by banning public funds for abortion services, we are denying access to legal and constitutionally protected services. Having a right and being able to exercise that right are two very different things. The sad truth is that women with sufficient resources have ample access to family planning services, while women with fewer resources – some of whom live in the District of Colombia – are left with no choice when it comes to how and when to expand their families.”
“The FAA’s failure to focus on areas most impacted by the OMP in their public hearings and the inaccuracy and incompleteness of the information provided given the changes that have taken place since then is disappointing and calls into question the integrity of the environmental impact study process."
Jun 16, 2014 Press Release
“Blue Cart Recycling works hard to reduce landfill waste and create a greener Chicago by providing 600,000 households with an easy and accessible recycling service at their doorstep. Waste diversion saves Chicago millions of dollars each year, which just goes to show that what is good for the environment can also be good for our bottom-line.”
Jun 12, 2014 Press Release
“Every day we fail to act is another day that families are needlessly torn apart, entire communities are disrupted and America moves further away from our founding principles of fairness and justice.”
“The government has a moral responsibility to ensure the safety of any person under its charge. For too long we have allowed the pervasive and systematic abuse of detainees held in immigration detention facilities."
Jun 11, 2014 Press Release
“America’s increasing public housing needs and crumbling infrastructure require sustained investments that will grow our economy, create jobs and strengthen local communities."