Economy and Jobs

Representative Casten knows that families in Illinois’s 6th District want and deserve a strong economy that provides jobs of the future for our children and grandchildren. He is fighting for job creation, economic opportunity for all, and fair and responsible ways to reduce the deficit.

Unfortunately, for too long, too little of our Federal budget has been devoted to investing in our own economy – to building the basic infrastructure that serves as a foundation for private-sector growth.  

Contrary to some political schools of thought that have long promoted cutting funding for the sake of claiming small government fiscal constraint, Representative Casten believes that funding infrastructure is one of the best investments we can make, because the jobs that result cannot be outsourced.

Building safer more modern roads and bridges, expanding transit systems, enhancing our waterways, promoting research and development – these are all infrastructure investments that give our businesses tools to grow and create jobs for our citizens.   These are all the kinds of investments that Representative Casten is working to advance in Congress.

Not only does Representative Casten recognize that our nation needs to invest in itself, but he also knows that long-lasting economic security requires government policies don’t discourage the private sector from investing in itself and our collective futureThat is why he is also working to advance policies that encourage American businesses to flex their muscles and to be innovative, while also being good citizens, stewards, and neighbors.  

More on Economy and Jobs

September 10, 2020 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) applauded the release of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Climate-Related Market Risk Advisory report entitled ‘Managing Climate Risk in the Financial System’, which included polices from two Casten-led bills, H.R. 3623, the Climate Risk Disclosure Act and H.R. 5194, the Climate Change Financial Risk Act. The Climate Subcommittee voted unanimously 34-0 to adopt the report.

September 3, 2020 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL  – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Representatives Sean Casten (D-IL-06) and Rodney Davis (R-IL-13) today led the Illinois Congressional Delegation in sending a bipartisan letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging federal resources to support the expansion of SHIELD T3, an innovative system of COVID-19 testing and tracing, developed by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

August 11, 2020 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) announced that the Westmont Illinois Fire Department has been awarded a second Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) Grant from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency. This $181,818 grant will enable Westmont Fire Department to better protect the health and safety our community as well as first responders by obtaining much needed emergency response equipment and vehicles, specialized training, PPE, and other supplies critical to Norther Illinois’ ongoing COVID-19 response.

August 10, 2020 Page

Summer 2020 

  • Climate Action Town Hall with Rep. Kathy Castor

  • Town Hall with IRS Liaison Susan Gainous

Spring 2020

  • April COVID Town Hall with Drs. Landon and Murphy

  • April Town Hall with State Sen Laura Ellman

  • April Town Hall with State Rep Karina Vill

  • April AARP Teletown Hall

  • April Town Hall with Reps Foster and Underwood

July 27, 2020 Page

Small Business Success

Paycheck Protection Program

July 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06), introduced the bipartisan, bicameral ESP Family Leave Act, legislation which would ensure that the Education Support Professionals (ESPs) who keep our schools running have access to leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. The legislation is cosponsored by 17 Representatives.

July 15, 2020 In The News

Letter from Capitol Hill says the firm ‘must do better’ in the wake of the suicide of a user

July 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) voted for H.R.2 the Moving Forward Act, legislation investing more than $1.5 trillion to rebuild America’s infrastructure while creating millions of good-paying jobs, combatting the climate crisis, and addressing disparities throughout America.