Education

As a scientist and entrepreneur, Representative Casten’s desire to learn paved his way to Congress and he believes that, regardless of zip code or economic status, every child should have access to a top-notch, affordable education. America must strive for an educational system that prepares our students to compete in an ever-advancing global economy and that does not leave students grappling with crippling debt.  

The Congressman supports the expansion of early childhood education, recognizing the difference it makes to give our kids a solid start early in life.  He supports year-round Pell grants and enabling students who wish to pursue a trade that opportunity.   Rep. Casten also believes in expanding STEM education to prepare our kids for the jobs of the future to help ensure American competitiveness for generations to come.

More on Education

March 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (IL-06) tonight joined House Democrats in passing H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a sweeping anti-corruption package to clean up Washington, protect and expand voting rights, restore integrity, and put the needs and priorities of the American people ahead of special interests.

February 27, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Early Saturday morning, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) voted to pass H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act, life-saving legislation that will provide urgently-needed resources to defeat the virus, get vaccines in people’s arms, help families stay afloat, return children safely to the classroom, and put people back to work.

February 11, 2021 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (IL-06) hosted a Virtual Town Hall featuring a bipartisan panel of municipal leaders and local mayors to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local government budgets and the dire need for Congress to pass funding sufficient to ensure states and localities can continue providing essential services.

February 4, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) released the following statement after he voted to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene​, who has previously denied school shootings were real and pushed anti-Semitic falsehoods about the causes of wildfires, amongst others troubling conspiracy theories,  from Committee roles.

January 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) released the following statement following the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Casten said, “After four years of corruption, cruelty, and deadly incompetence in the White House, today marks the beginning of a new day for America. With today’s swearing-in of President Biden and Vice President Harris, glass ceilings will be shattered, and a new era of truth-telling and integrity will begin. 

December 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten's (IL-06) released the following statement after the President signed Casten’s GRADUATE Act into law as part of the year-end government spending and coronavirus relief bill.

December 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) voted for H.R. 133, the more than $2.3 trillion fiscal year 2021 appropriations omnibus and emergency coronavirus relief bill.

September 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C –  Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) and Democratic Women's Caucus Chairs Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) introduced the Stop Sexual Harassment in K-12 Act. The bill aims to address sexual harassment and assault occurring in our nation's K-12 schools by creating clear standards and related funding streams for schools to uphold their students' Title IX rights.

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

 

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