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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Editorials

Feb 17, 2015 Editorials
The debate about science in this Congress isn’t about carefully selecting which scientific endeavors are worthy of support. The debate is about whether we should use science to protect public health and the environment.
Jan 5, 2015 Editorials
What impact is U.S. investment in foreign aid having in far off, foreign countries? In D.C., we receive statistics about the impact of aid, but never get a face or a name of those affected by our help. Traveling to Cambodia, the largest single beneficiary of U.S. aid in maternal and neonatal health, changed that. That’s where we met Navy, a 30-year-old woman who lives with her 6-year-old daughter, Davin in Phnom Penh.
Sep 18, 2014 Editorials
This month’s NATO Summit in Wales was a missed opportunity, as world leaders could have used this important gathering to begin the conversation of reinventing the outdated nuclear weapons strategies employed by the United States and NATO allies.
Jul 10, 2014 Editorials
Our children deserve the best care and education possible, but working parents in Chicago and across the country face a frustrating lack of access to affordable, quality child care.
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Jun 3, 2014 Editorials
When it comes to our children’s health, the Sun-Times is right that Congress shouldn’t abandon the healthier nutrition standards we instituted for school lunch programs in 2010.
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May 22, 2014 Editorials
Whether you are in Washington or Chicago, you can watch Congress and the executive branch in action on C-SPAN
Mar 6, 2014 Editorials
Growing up during the Cold War, I remember the seemingly imminent threat of nuclear war. In primary school we were taught to "duck-and-cover" for protection.
Feb 19, 2014 Editorials
Whether you sat on the right or left of the aisle, the president made one point crystal clear throughout his State of the Union address: the gridlock that paralyzes Congress is preventing us from achieving the kind of growth that vaults more Americans into the middle class.
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Dec 23, 2013 Editorials
Every day some 2,500 flights land and take off at O’Hare International Airport, with more than 66 million passengers passing through its terminals in 2012. By any measure O’Hare is integral to the nation’s commercial air traffic network, with delays there reverberating across the country.
Nov 27, 2013 Editorials
This Thanksgiving, while thousands of Illinois families gather to celebrate over an abundance of turkey and stuffing, thousands more will struggle to just put food on the table.
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