From the Lakeview neighborhood on Chicago’s north side to Bensenville in DuPage County, Illinois’s Fifth District is home to some of the region’s finest communities, businesses, and attractions – including the historic home of the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. I am honored to call it my home and proud to represent the people who make it so unique.
Since my election to Congress in 2009, I have worked hard to make myself available to my constituents so I can better address their needs. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, one of my most important jobs in Congress is to drive federal funding back home to improve things like our region’s transportation infrastructure. I have worked hard to not only provide additional resources to support the region’s economic development, but also to make my office a critical resource for my constituents. I believe in making the office available and accessible to everybody by hosting Visiting Office Hours and Congress on Your Corner events in neighborhoods across the district. Additionally, through my “Undercover Congressman” series, I have had the opportunity to join constituents where they work in an effort to better understand the various industries and jobs that contribute to the district’s economy. Serving as an Undercover Congressman, I’ve been privileged to try my hand at a wide variety of vocations including zookeeper, firefighter, pinball machine mechanic, baker, farmer and many more.
I am honored that the people of Illinois’ Fifth District have chosen me to represent them in Congress. I promise to work hard every day to make our district, city and state a better place for you and your family.
Rep. Quigley visited the 1871+IHCC Technology Incubator to learn how Latinx-founded businesses are spurring Chicago innovation and strengthening the local economy.
Rep. Mike Quigley went undercover at the Greater Chicago Food Depository to learn more about work to end hunger in the city of Chicago.
Rep. Quigley regularly meets with local constituent groups to learn about how policies directly impact their lives. During President Trump’s reckless attacks on the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Quigley met with Chicagoans who have benefited from quality, affordable health care.
Rep. Quigley delivered homemade Valentine cards from local Chicago elementary school students to vets at Jesse Brown VA Hospital.
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Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) introduced the Gym Mitigation and Survival (GYMS) Act to provide much-needed assistance to gyms, fitness studios, and fitness facilities that have struggled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The GYMS Act would provide $30 billion to the Small Business Administration to disburse grants to eligible fitness business.
Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05), Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), and Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led a letter to incoming DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to request that the Biden administration reject the proposed changes by the Trump administration’s FEMA that threaten to divert funding in the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) away from cities that rely on the funds to keep Americans safe. Under the proposed new procedures, there will be no guaranteed minimum allotments for cities like Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles for the first time.
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), Chairman of the Appropriations Committee’s Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed legislation to provide relief to American families amidst the ongoing COVID-19 and economic crises:
As Thanksgiving approaches, I am writing to you about the difficult decisions we all find ourselves facing.
The holiday season is a wonderful time of year filled with joyous and cherished traditions. At this time of year, we’re always reminded of what’s truly important in life—our family, friends, and loved ones. And this holiday season, keeping those dearest to us safe should be of the utmost importance to us all.
Each year, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year, we pause as a nation to honor all those who have served in our armed forces.
I so wish that we could all be together today. In any other year, we would be celebrating our veterans at parades and festivals and thanking veterans in person. This year, we honor our veterans – and particularly our elderly veterans – by staying home instead.