Rep. Mike Quigley introduced the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act, legislation to protect children in affordable housing from lead poisoning.
Rep. Mike Quigley and Senator Dick Durbin wrote to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Craig Fugate to ask that the agency “quickly initiate…a nationwide study focusing on the prevalence, causes, and costs of urban flooding.”
Rep. 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.
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U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, offered an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2018 Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) Subcommittee appropriations bill to increase funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to the FY17 enacted level of $385 million. The FY18 CJS bill only includes $300 million for LSC, while President Trump wanted to completely eliminated the program.
Below are Rep. Quigley’s opening remarks on the amendment, as prepared for delivery: