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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Climate Action Town Hall with Rep. Kathy Castor
Town Hall with IRS Liaison Susan Gainous
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