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May 19, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Tom Reed (R-NY), and Ann Wagner (R-MO), with more than 120 of their colleagues, urged Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin to delay the federal excise tax filing and payment due dates for beverage alcohol through the end of the year.

Apr 28, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) introduced the Court Access Amid the Pandemic Act, which would authorize video and teleconferencing of judicial proceedings during the COVID-19 emergency period. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced federal courts across the country to change their daily operations to protect the wellbeing of the Justices, court staff, and the public.

Apr 27, 2020 Press Release
In wake of “Tiger King,” Members call for increased enforcement

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), the lead House sponsor of the Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 1380), led a bipartisan group of members in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to express their concern with current enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA).

Apr 15, 2020 Press Release

Today, Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Bobby L. Rush (IL-01), Danny K. Davis (IL-07), Robin Kelly (IL-02), Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), Sean Casten (IL-06), and Jesús G.

Apr 14, 2020 Press Release
Delegation members urge Administration to report demographic data of cases and deaths on CDC website

Today, the Democratic members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation sent a letter to U.S.

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Apr 9, 2020 Press Release
“Wet” markets linked to deadly diseases, including SARS, and suspected to be COVID-19 source

Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Michael McCaul (R-TX), along with U.S.

Apr 8, 2020 Press Release
Members lead letter, signed by 78 lawmakers, urging EPA Administrator Wheeler to grant all Americans, including health professionals, adequate time to participate in rulemaking pertaining to public health in light of the coronavirus crisis.

Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05), Bobby Scott (VA-03), and Jerry McNerney (CA-09) led 75 Members of Congress in sending a letter to U.S.

Apr 3, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) introduced legislation to direct the FBI to report the number of “default proceeds” during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The reporting of this information will enable Congress and the public to better understand how many prohibited individuals may be gaining access to firearms during the current pandemic.

Apr 2, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Nita Lowey (NY-17) urged the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to include education and distance learning opportunities for children in USAID’s response to COVID-19.

Mar 31, 2020 Press Release

Today the leaders of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) sent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler a letter condemning the Agency’s March 26 memorandum announcing that the EPA will cease all enforcement actions during the coronavirus pandemic.

The letter sent today reads in part:

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