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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

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Jun 13, 2017 In the News
From the incomprehensible "covfefe" to a post labeling fired FBI director James Comey a "leaker," President Donald Trump's tweets would be preserved as presidential records if a Democratic lawmaker's proposed COVFEFE Act becomes law.
Jun 12, 2017 In the News
We may never know what "covfefe" meant. But that doesn't mean we can't make it into another legislative acronym, this time inspired by President Trump's Twitter habits.
Jun 12, 2017 In the News
A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, a Chicago Democrat, would ensure that even social media post from the President Donald Trump's personal Twitter account — @realDonaldTrump — are archived in the same manner as his official account, @POTUS.
Jun 12, 2017 In the News
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) introduced legislation Monday to classify presidential social media posts — including President Trump's much-discussed tweets — as presidential records.
Jun 12, 2017 In the News
While the political world and late-night comedians still debate what "covfefe" means, at least one member of Congress is aiming to establish what it stands for.
Jun 12, 2017 In the News
Sometimes lawmakers can’t resist trolling Donald Trump. One Democrat is trying to take a misspelled Trump tweet all the way to the House floor.
Jun 12, 2017 In the News

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By Laurel Wamsley

In name and in aim, it's a bill for our political moment.

Jun 12, 2017 In the News
The true definition of “covfefe,” — born from a deleted, after-midnight tweet from President Trump — remains unsettled, even to the commander in chief, who appeared to mistype it into existence on Twitter last month. But a congressman from Illinois wants to bring new meaning to the word.
Jun 12, 2017 In the News
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley introduced legislation called the 'COVFEFE' Act on Monday, aimed at expanding the scope of what is preserved as presidential record to encompass social media.
Jun 9, 2017 In the News
Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Ben Carson defended on Thursday proposed cuts to housing programs for low-income people with HIV, making the case “the pie is only so big” for federal government support.