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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. 

 

 

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

Nov 3, 2015 Speeches
Rep. Quigley urged his colleagues on the House floor to support American small businesses and workers by supporting the Export-Import Bank as part of the long-term highway bill this week.
Nov 3, 2015 Press Release
Representative Mike Quigley and Senator Dick Durbin announced over $14 million in vital urban housing development grants to Illinois’ Fifth District and the greater Cook County area.
Oct 26, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Quigley took his “Mike on the Move” transportation initiative to Bensenville, Illinois with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Acting Administrator Sarah Feinberg to tour a rail congestion mitigation project.
Oct 21, 2015 Press Release
Reps. Quigley, Newhouse, Lipinski and 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.
Oct 15, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Quigley and Senator Durbin met at the Center for Neighborhood Technology with Chicago residents whose homes or businesses have flooded as a result of urban flooding and discussed their bicameral Urban Flooding Awareness Act.

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