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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U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, held a call with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, the chief executive officer of the United States Postal Service (USPS). During the call, Quigley raised concerns about the significant mail delays currently experienced by his constituents in many areas of Chicago and pressed DeJoy for solutions to these ongoing issues.
Juneteenth celebrates the date that the last enslaved people were freed in the United States, finally ending one of the original sins of our democracy. On June 19, 1865, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, and shared news of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, more than two years after the proclamation was signed.
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) held a call with Isabella Casillas Guzman, the head of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to discuss the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program. On the call, Quigley expressed his alarm over the slow rollout of the SVOG program and the ongoing issues the program is experiencing. He also shared the concerns he has heard from his constituents, many of whom have contacted Quigley’s office about the difficulty of accessing the program and the need for funding to be disbursed quickly.
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) , a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, released a statement after learning that the five projects he submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee for funding as part of surface transportation authorization legislation will be included in the proposed legislation.
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL-05) re-introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Flood Mapping Modernization and Homeowner Empowerment Pilot Program Act of 2021 to enhance the mapping of urban flooding to prevent associated damage. The legislation will help give cities and towns the tools they need to address flooding in a local context and then encourage the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to apply lessons learned nationwide. In the Senate, the bill is sponsored by and U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).