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Considered one of the most influential committees in Congress, the House Appropriations Committee is responsible for setting and approving the federal government’s annual spending levels for nearly all federal programs. As such, I take my role as a senior member of the committee and one of its twelve subcommittee chairmen with the utmost seriousness, fighting to ensure that funds are allocated effectively and responsibly. As an appropriator, I work to make sure Illinois and the Chicagoland area receive the funding they need to bolster the local economy and spur job creation.

Currently, I serve as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) and Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD). In my capacity as Chairman of the FSGG Subcommittee, I lead my colleagues in the development of the budget controlling the spending levels for many critical federal agencies, offices ,and departments, including the Department of the Treasury, the Office of Management and Budget, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Election Commission, among many others. In total, funding for these agencies comprises more than $20 billion of the federal budget, and ensures that our financial, communications, and election security systems are secure.

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

As Vice-Chair of the THUD Subcommittee, I’ve been proud to secure billions in federal funding for Chicago transportation and urban housing priorities. This includes funding through Core Capacity grants utilized by the Chicago Transit Authority, funds for commuter railroads to complete the installment of Positive Train Control safety technology, and crucial housing and community development projects through the SHOP, HOME, and Community Development Block Grant programs.

Recent appropriations bills have also included numerous measures that Senator Dick Durbin and I have called for to help protect children in affordable housing from lead poisoning. I have also fought for  Urban Area Security Initiative program, which help local law enforcement harden vulnerable public places against potential attack.

Securing robust federal funding through the appropriations process is critical for safety and economic growth of the 5th District, Chicago, and Illinois. As your representative, I will continue to be a strong advocate for critical investments that continue to position Chicago as a 21st century city.

More on Appropriations

Dec 14, 2014 In the News
Your Getting Around reporter recently sat down with Quigley, whose district includes much of Chicago's North Side, the area around O'Hare International Airport and several western suburbs.
Dec 2, 2014 Speeches
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) stood in support of funding for Alzheimer's research in FY2015 appropriations funding.
Oct 29, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) took his “Mike on the Move” transportation initiative from Chicago’s roads to its trails, highlighting improvements to some of Chicago’s busiest streets and highways and spotlighting Chicago’s new 2.7 mile, multi-use recreational 606 Trail along the elevated Bloomingdale Rail Line.
Sep 25, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Quigley took his “Mike on the Move” transportation initiative to Chicago’s Metra system to spotlight its century-old switching tower and the Amerail passenger car rehabilitation project.
Sep 18, 2014 Editorials
This month’s NATO Summit in Wales was a missed opportunity, as world leaders could have used this important gathering to begin the conversation of reinventing the outdated nuclear weapons strategies employed by the United States and NATO allies.