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 future. That 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
Washington, DC – Today U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) released the following statement after President Biden announced an Executive Order directing federal agencies to analyze and mitigate the risk climate change poses to the economy.
Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) questioned Vice Chairman of Supervision, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Randal Quarles and Acting Comptroller of the Currency, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu on what action is being taken to address climate risk within the financial system during today’s House Financial Services Committee Hearing on Oversight of Prudential Regulators.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) was appointed as the Vice-Chair of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets.
Casten said, “I’m honored to serve as the Vice-Chair of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets, where I’ll continue to fight for investor protections, equitable access to capital, and market integrity. Let’s get to work.”
Downers Grove, IL — Today, U.S. Congressman Sean Casten proudly highlights the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds that the U.S. Department of Treasury is releasing to Illinois as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. These funds will provide vital resources for Illinois families and communities.