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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 as the Ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) and as member on the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD). 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 safety and economic growth of the Fifth District, Chicago, and Illinois. And as your representative, I will continue to be a strong advocate for critical investments that continue to position Chicago as a 21st century city.


From Fiscal Year 2013 to Fiscal Year 2018, Rep. Quigley has secured language in the 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.
 


Rep. Quigley is a strong supporter of federal funding for energy efficient housing. He toured affordable housing buildings that have embraced energy efficient upgrades.


Rep. Quigley spoke on the House Floor at the start of the 115th Congress to urge the prioritization of funding for much-needed infrastructure projects that would help bring Chicago, Illinois, and the United States up to par with the rest of the World.

More on Appropriations

May 17, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Quigley delivered the following remarks on the inclusion of his legislative language in the CJS Appropriations bill. Rep. Quigley’s language encourages states to prioritize logging records into the National Instant Criminal (NICS) Background Check System for domestic violence abusers.
Apr 26, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Quigley, who serves as Ranking Member of the Financial Services & General Government (FSGG) Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), questioned FCC Chairman Ajit Pai about the proposed Sinclair-Tribune merger.
Apr 19, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Quigley led a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressing their deep concern with the Justice Department’s decision to terminate two programs that provide vital legal assistance to detained immigrants facing deportation.
Apr 12, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Quigley released the below statement following a Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Subcommittee Hearing, during which he questioned Transportation Secretary Chao on the classification of Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loans:
Apr 9, 2018 Press Release

CHICAGO – Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as a Member on the House Appropriations Committee and Intelligence Committee, joined U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Cook County Clerk David Orr, and Executive Director of the Illinois State Board of Elections Steve Sandvoss to highlight the $13.2 million in new federal funding Illinois will receive to strengthen its election security systems. Rep.

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