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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The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed H.R. 7608 – the fiscal year 2021 State-Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Interior-Environment, and Military Construction-VA appropriations bills – which included initiatives championed by Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05). As a member of the House Committee on Appropriations and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Services & General Government (FSGG), Quigley fought to maintain our influence around the world and for the inclusion of strong support for families during this economic crisis.
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) released the following statement after President Trump announced plans to deploy federal agents to Chicago and other cities around the country:
As you know, this year tax-filing deadlines were postponed across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new federal and Illinois July 15 deadline – postponed from April 15 – is just a few days away. I wanted to reach out to make sure you have all the information necessary to file your tax return on time, pay the taxes you owe from 2019, or file for an extension. Please reach out to my office if you have issues or questions with your tax returns or any other financial concerns, so my staff and I can help you and your family during this difficult time.
America is experiencing a moment of national anguish, as we grieve for those killed by police brutality and racial injustice. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery should all still be alive today. Black Americans have spent decades demanding change and despite this, we continue to see unarmed African Americans killed time and time again. Going for a jog, a walk, a drive, going bird watching, or simply being in your own home should not be a death sentence for black Americans.
The past few weeks have shown that civic engagement is more important than ever. A small but meaningful action that you can take right now is completing the 2020 Census yourself or encouraging others to do so if you already have. The 2020 Census became available for response in March at my2020census.gov but as of today, only 53.7% of the Chicago area has responded so far.