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Jun 1, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) released the following statement in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, which is observed every June in the United States:

Jun 1, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05) and Jeff Fortenberry introduced the bipartisan Accelerating Access to Critical Therapies for ALS Act. This legislation would create the infrastructure necessary to fund early access to promising clinical trial therapies for patients suffering from fast-progressing neurodegenerative and terminal diseases, including ALS.

May 29, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley introduced a resolution calling for the month of May to be designated as National Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Brain tumors are the leading cause of death from cancer in children, and nearly 18,000 American lives were claimed last year alone.

May 27, 2020 Press Release

Today, the Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act, passed the House of Representatives by a unanimous vote and now heads to the President’s desk for signature. This bipartisan bill is the Senate companion to U.S.

May 21, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) sent a letter to Representative James Clyburn (SC-06), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis and House Majority Whip, expressing strong concerns about possible misuse of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds by United States Secretary of Education Betsy Devos.

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.