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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Editorials

Nov 9, 2015 Editorials
I often hear complaints that the public debate in this country has become increasingly partisan and polarized. The American public is no longer being informed by the like of Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow.
Sep 22, 2015 Editorials
This week, His Holiness, Pope Francis, is making his inaugural trip to the United States and will deliver the first ever speech by a Pope to a Joint Session of Congress. It will be a historic visit, and I believe I speak for the majority of my colleagues when I say that we are truly honored that Pope Francis has accepted our invitation.
Sep 9, 2015 Editorials

The following article appeared in the Chicago Tribune on September 9, 2015. A link to the article can be found here.

By U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley, Tammy Duckworth, and Bill Foster

Sep 7, 2015 Editorials
This Labor Day it's important that we take the time to remember what today is all about -- a recognition of the achievements of the labor movement and a celebration of the strength and resiliency of the American worker.
Jun 12, 2015 Editorials
For the better part of the last century, this nation has led the global economy: innovating, manufacturing and selling American-made goods around the world.
Apr 20, 2015 Editorials
Corporations and wealthy donors have gained increased influence due to two recent, high-profile Supreme Court decisions.
Apr 17, 2015 Editorials
The American public is best served when all three branches of government are transparent and accessible, but one branch remains shrouded in secrecy: the U.S. Supreme Court.
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.

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