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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Reinventing Government

Congressman Quigley has long believed government must be consolidated, streamlined, and made more applicable for the 21st century. The mission of government matters, and in order to create the most efficient system possible, we must ask ourselves how we would design government if we were to start over from scratch today: what services would government provide? How would they be provided? Who would provide them?

“Reinventing Government: The Federal Budget” is a two-part report outlining steps to reform the federal budget.  Part I focuses on improved budgeting and long-term sustainability. It includes 15 recommendations for a more complete and accurate budget to create a clear picture of our fiscal situation.  Part II makes 60 recommendations to save $2 trillion over the next 10 years.

“Reinventing Government: The Federal Budget” is available here:

During his 10 years as a Cook County Commissioner, Rep. Quigley wrote a series of groundbreaking reports laying out detailed plans for the "reinventing" of Cook County government, most famously arguing for more transparency and accountability in Tax Increment Financing (TIFs).  Quigley continued his mission to reinvent government in Washington, publishing "Reinventing Government: The Federal Budget" Parts I and II.

Full PDFs of Rep. Quigley’s Cook County reports (2001-2008) are available here:

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More on Reinventing Government

Sep 18, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Quigley applauded the launch of a new public website that will house Congressional Research Service reports in one central location. Rep. Quigley has been pushing for greater access to CRS reports since 2011.
Jul 18, 2018 In the News
“Tweets aren’t enough,” Quigley said of some GOP criticism of Trump’s comments in Helsinki. “The Russians will be back. Perhaps they never left.”
Mar 22, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Quigley, who serves as co-chair and co-founder of the Congressional Transparency Caucus, led his colleagues in sending a letter to Chief Justice John Roberts in support of the release of audio recording of arguments in Trump v. Hawaii.
Feb 6, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Quigley announced that the Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act (ACMRA), which he re-introduced in December, passed out of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Jan 31, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Quigley released the following statement in response to President Trump’s first State of the Union address.

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