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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Economy and Jobs

Our country has come a long way since 2008 when our nation experienced the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Since that time, I’m proud to say our economy has significantly recovered. Thanks in large part to the policies implemented under the Obama Administration, unemployment has been cut in half, household wealth exceeds pre-crisis levels, and we’ve had the longest streak of private-sector job growth in our history. However, it’s indisputable that too many Americans still aren’t experiencing the benefits of our growing economy. In fact, between 2009 and 2012, 91 percent of income gains went to those in the top one percent. This means it’s harder for middle-class Americans to climb the ladder of success, and even harder for poor Americans to grab hold of the lowest rung. I believe that expanding our middle class requires us to adopt a combination of policies that tackle income inequality so all Americans have a fair shot in today’s economy and polices that accelerate economic growth so American workers and businesses can thrive in tomorrow’s economy.

In Congress, I’m an active member of the New Democrat Coalition, which is a pro-growth, fiscally-responsible, solutions-oriented coalition of members that seeks to bridge the partisan divide and enact new and innovative policies that will help build a 21st century American economy. I’ve been proud to introduce legislation, which is now law, that will give small businesses a greater voice in the regulatory process. I’ve also supported legislation to expand small business exports overseasraise the minimum wagecombat wage discrimination; and reward businesses that hire veterans. Furthermore, I have opposed efforts to undermine worker's rights and have addressed the importance of strengthening our unions.

 

Rep. Mike Quigley celebrates “Start-Up Day Across America” with Chicago-based companies Reverb and Curiosity.

Rep. Mike Quigley hosted a roundtable with ACG Global and prominent Chicago women in finance for a roundtable discussion to better understand the barriers women face in their ascent to leadership positions in the financial sector.
 
Rep. Mike Quigley bill to expand small business’ voice at the SEC was signed into law by President Obama.

More on Economy and Jobs

Sep 19, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as Vice Chair of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), released the following statement on Chicago’s continued progress in the fight against climate change:

Sep 15, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Quigley released the following statement in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Aug 31, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Quigley visited MATTER, the Chicago incubator focused on health care-centered technology and innovation. During the tour, he saw the future of health care firsthand and discussed the challenges entrepreneurs face, as well as ways Members of Congress can better support their efforts.
Aug 30, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Quigley met with five DREAMers from his district to hear their stories and discuss the Trump Administration’s recent threats to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Aug 8, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Quigley announced that his office will be participating in the 2017 Congressional App Challenge, a competition that encourages students to design and create the next big app by exploring STEM, coding, and computer science through hands-on practice.

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