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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois


Feb 7, 2012 Editorials
On January 20th, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that most employers will need to cover contraception in their basic benefits packages. Bearing in mind the religious objections of some to contraception, the administration also included an exemption that will allow religious institutions that exist for religious purposes and primarily employ and serve those who share their religious values to opt out of providing contraception.
Nov 4, 2011 Editorials
President Barack Obama recently took a bold step to reduce the deficit, and he didn't have to cut infrastructure, education or health care to do it.
Jul 20, 2011 Editorials
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, a Chicago Democrat, delivered this speech in Congress on Tuesday:
Mar 21, 2011 Editorials
These days in Washington, we hear a lot about our porous borders. Border security is fundamental to national security; it’s true. But while there’s been an excess of hand-wringing about breaches on the southern side of the U.S.-Mexico border, there’s been precious little conversation about the public safety threat originating on the northern side.
Mar 14, 2011 Editorials
The horror of Tucson may be fading from the headlines, but gun violence in Chicago is as prevalent as ever. On any given weekend, a half-dozen Chicagoans lose their lives to guns.
Dec 3, 2010 Editorials
Anyone who has ever asked for directions knows you need two crucial pieces of information to get good results: a starting point and a destination. As the rhetoric swirls around our growing budget deficit, we seem to have forgotten the importance of this lesson. We can't possibly figure out how to get where we want to be if we can't agree on where we are now.
Oct 1, 2010 Editorials
It’s no secret that the United States faces a budget crisis.
May 11, 2010 Editorials
This summer, we’ll all have the regrettable opportunity to watch what is hopefully the finale of Rod Blagojevich’s celebrity circuit – his trial.
Apr 21, 2010 Editorials
One year ago today, I was sworn in to represent Illinois' 5th District in the United States Congress. As I said that night on the House floor, "the people of my district gave me their trust--I can't tell you how much that means to me."
Apr 7, 2010 Editorials
Illinoisans and women in particular owe a great deal of gratitude to Congressman Quigley for his courageous vote to reform our broken health care system.