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

August 31, 2021 Press Release
Congressman Casten released the following statement on the climate crisis and the current storms affecting the gulf coast.
August 27, 2021 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL -- U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL-06) released the following statement in response to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s announcement requesting information and public comment on matters related to the use of digital engagement practices by broker-dealers & investment advisers.

August 27, 2021 Press Release
Downers Grove, Illinois — U.S. Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL) joined U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL) in IL-06 for a day of events ahead of Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins September 15. The tour focused on community investment, inclusion, recognition of the Chicagoland Latino community.
August 27, 2021 In The News

A top Wall Street regulator is officially taking a deeper look at the gamification of trading.

August 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL-06) voted to pass the budget resolution S.Con.Res.14 to advance the enactment of President Biden’s and Congressional Democrats’ Build Back Better Plan through the reconciliation process.

August 23, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Labor and Environmental leaders joined Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL), Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV), and Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) today to call on Congress to make bold investments in the build back better budget that delivers for workers, communities, and climate change.  

August 11, 2021 Press Release
Downers Grove, Illinois — U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06), Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14), and Congresswoman Marie Newman (IL-03) hosted White House Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy for a Midwest Climate Innovation Tour. McCarthy’s visit highlighted the economic impact of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and Build Back Better Agenda on the Midwest and the importance of climate and clean energy in the Midwest, especially when it comes to job creation, public health, and economic opportunity. Following the alarming report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Congress has a responsibility to include climate action bold enough to do what is scientifically necessary in any reconciliation package.
August 4, 2021 In The News

With significantly less funding for climate programs than the White House requested in the Senate’s nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, climate advocates are pinning their hopes on a budget reconciliation bill likely to pass only if Democrats can hold disparate wings of their party together.