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June 9, 2021 Press Release
Downers Grove, IL — Today, U.S. Congressman Sean Casten announced that the Midwest Regional Innovation Partnership, a project by Clean Energy Trust, Centrepolis Accelerator at Lawrence Technological University, mHUB, and Spark Innovation Center, was selected for an award of over $900,000 from the Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC). The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT).
June 7, 2021 Press Release
Downers Grove, Illinois – Today, U.S. Congressman Sean Casten announced he secured $14.7 million in transportation infrastructure funding projects for Illinois’ 6th Congressional district. These specific Member Designated Project (MDP) projects were selected by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to be included in their 5-year federal surface transportation legislation, the INVEST in America Act. This legislation now heads to markup.
May 28, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) questioned Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm during today’s Science, Space, and Technology hearing on Science and Energy Research at the U.S. Department of Energy.
May 28, 2021 Press Release
Downers Grove, IL – Today U.S. Congressmen Sean Casten (IL-06) and Bill Foster (IL-11) held a press conference alongside students and faculty from local colleges and universities who will receive emergency funding under the American Rescue Plan to help them cope with the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed in the form of emergency grants to students who are facing hunger, homelessness, and other hardship.
May 27, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) questioned bank CEOs from Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, and JP Morgan Chase during the House Financial Services Committee Hearing entitled, “Holding Megabanks Accountable: An Update on Banking Practices, Programs, and Policies.”
May 27, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced the Climate Change Financial Risk Act of 2021. The legislation will direct the Federal Reserve (“Fed”) to conduct stress tests on large financial institutions to measure their resilience to climate-related financial risks.
May 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) addressed the House to honor the dedication to science of Jennifer Lauermann and her 5th grade class at Pleasantville Middle School in Burr Ridge, Illinois. 

May 21, 2021 Press Release

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. 

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April 22, 2021 In The News

Dive Brief:

  • Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Rep. Sean Casten, D-Ill., plan to reintroduce a bill Tuesday that would direct the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to tackle interregional transmission planning.

April 19, 2021 In The News

McHenry County, like the rest of the country, could see crucial investment in infrastructure if lawmakers in Washington, D.C., pass the American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan, presented by Presi

April 19, 2021 In The News

On the heels of the $1.9 trillion American Recovery Act, President Joe Biden is pitching a second mammoth piece of legislation that aims to fix roads, bridges, public transit, water systems and the electric grid, while also delivering universal, high-speed internet, all at a cost of about $2 trillion.

April 19, 2021 In The News

Dieter Gruen escaped Nazi Germany, worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II, helped design nuclear submarines, earned patents throughout a celebrated and innovative career at Argonne Laboratory, and is still working on a more efficient form of solar energy at age 98.

April 8, 2021 In The News

President Joe Biden's dream of a climate-friendly electric grid hangs on a slender wire: his administration's ability to speed the construction of thousands of miles of power lines.

March 3, 2021 In The News

Robinhood CEO made ‘startling’ disclosures at first hearing

 

February 22, 2021 In The News

Robinhood, the investing platform at the center of last month's stock market frenzy, announced Monday that it had added a live customer phone line and other customer support features.

February 18, 2021 In The News

During the hearing conducted by the House Financial Services Committee on the GameStop frenzy, Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL) called Robinhood's helpline and played the company's 12-second message that ends in a hang-up to give viewers a sense of the support Robinhood users receive from the company.

January 23, 2021 In The News

As Sen. Dick Durbin readies for a historic role as chairman of the powerful Judiciary Committee, members of Congress from the suburbs are dusting off bills on climate change and cheaper prescription drugs with the White House and Senate changing from Republican to Democratic hands.

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