Representative Sean Casten

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

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

July 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today reintroduced the Climate Risk Disclosure Act of 2019 to require public companies to disclose critical information about their exposure to climate-related risks.

June 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) testified before the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means on his legislation introduced with Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14) to provide tax relief to middle-class families who were unfairly harmed by the 2017 Republican tax law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Casted and Underwood introduced H.R.

March 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) released the following statement after President Trump submitted his Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request.

February 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In advance of President Trump’s State of the Union Address, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) released the following statement on what he hopes the President will discuss.

February 1, 2019 In The News

Thousands of federal workers and constituents in the 6th Congressional District are being directly burdened by the partial federal government shutdown, U.S. Rep. Sean Casten said, and there's no immediate end in sight.

January 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) announced today that he has been selected to join the House Financial Services Committee led by Chairwoman Maxine Waters. Casten is looking forward to working with his colleagues on the Committee to improve our nation’s economy and reduce financial market barriers to infrastructure investment.  Casten’s entrepreneurial experience includes founding and serving as CEO of two clean energy businesses, Turbosteam Corporation and Recycled Energy Development.