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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Appropriations

Considered one of the most influential committees in Congress, the House Appropriations Committee is responsible for approving the federal government’s annual spending levels for nearly all federal programs. As such, I take my role as the only Illinois member on the committee with the utmost seriousness, fighting to ensure that funds are allocated to grow Chicago’s local economy and spur job creation.
 
Currently, I serve on the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) and the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (FSGG). During my time on the committee, I’ve been proud to secure billions in federal funding for Chicago transportation and urban housing priorities. This includes Core Capacity grants for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), funds for commuter railroads to complete the installment of Positive Train Control (PTC) safety technology, Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants, and much more. Recent appropriations bills have also included numerous measures that Senator Durbin and I have called for to help protect children in affordable housing from lead poisoning. I have also fought for Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants for local communities to increase police officer hiring, and I have prioritized housing in the Chicago-area by using my position on the THUD Subcommittee to advocate for increased federal funding for grant programs such as Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), the HOME program, and the Emergency Solutions grant program.
 
Securing robust federal funding through the appropriations process is critical for the Fifth District, Chicago, and Illinois. And as your representative, I will continue to be a strong advocate for critical investments that position Chicago as a 21st century city. 
 

Rep. Mike Quigley secured billions in federal funding for Chicago transportation and urban housing priorities in the Fiscal Year 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill.

Rep. Mike Quigley, along with leaders of the rail industry urged Congress to act immediately to extend the upcoming deadline for implementing positive train control (PTC) safety technology and prevent a shutdown of the nation’s passenger and freight rail system.

Rep. Mike Quigley secured language in the Fiscal Year 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill that requires the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to identify short and long-term noise mitigation measures at O’Hare, as well as requires the FAA to reevaluate its criteria for sound insulation and provide airports with more flexibility on awarding insulation including second round insulation.

 

More on Appropriations

Feb 7, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) was appointed by the House Democratic Caucus to serve as Ranking Member of the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Subcommittee on the powerful Appropriations Committee. The FSGG Appropriations Subcommittee is responsible for providing oversight and approval over annual spending levels for a diverse number of agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Small Business Administration, the Judiciary, and the Federal Communications Commission.
Jan 9, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Mike Quigley joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) President Dorval R. Carter, Senator Dick Durbin, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator Carolyn Flowers to announce a $1 billion funding agreement that will allow the CTA to move forward with the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization Program (RPM)—a plan to rebuild the century-old rail lines north of Belmont and improve CTA rail service for decades to come.
Sep 28, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), successfully included an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 that requires the Army Corp of Engineers to expedite the completion of Stage 2 of the McCook Reservoir construction project. Rep. Quigley’s remarks on the House Floor during debate of his amendment are available here. The amendment passed by voice vote.
Sep 28, 2016 Speeches
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), spoke on the House Floor to propose an amendment to H.R. 5303, Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) regarding the McCook Reservoir Project.
Aug 30, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), co-founder of the Quiet Skies Caucus, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Reps. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) announced $20 million in federal funding for aircraft noise mitigation efforts near O’Hare International Airport.

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