December 01, 2023

— U.S. Congressman Sean Casten has released the following statement regarding the expulsion of George Santos from the U.S. House of Representatives: “Today, I voted to expel George Santos today to help restore faith in government and maintain the integrity of the House of Representatives.” “Every Member of Congress has the sacred responsibility of holding the trust of the people they represent. The bipartisan report issued by the House Ethics Committee shows that George Santos has repeatedly v…  Continue Reading

November 22, 2023

Downers Grove, IL — U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) has released the following statement regarding the announced hostage release and humanitarian pause agreement in Gaza: “The loss of life and devastation as a result of the conflict in Israel and Gaza is heartbreaking, and we must continue to do everything possible to protect innocent civilians. Having called for a humanitarian pause nearly one month ago, I welcome the news that a deal has been reached to put this pause in place and allow …  Continue Reading

November 15, 2023

— Today, U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to remind his Republican colleagues that this Thanksgiving, they should be thankful for House Democrats providing the votes needed to keep the government open and avoid economic catastrophe time and time again. “Next week, Americans across the country are going to gather around their dinner tables and share what they’re thankful for,” Rep. Casten said. “I hope my Republican colleagues will use t…  Continue Reading

May 19, 2023

Farmers nationwide who plant cover crops could receive a $5-per-acre discount on crop insurance programs under a federal bill introduced Thursday. Titled the "Conservation Opportunity and Voluntary Environment Resilience Program (COVER) Act," the legislation is sponsored by U.S. Reps. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro; Sean Casten, D-Downers Grove; and Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich. It corresponds with a bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.  "The COVER Act is critical to providin…  Continue Reading

May 18, 2023

What is the overarching goal of United States energy policy?  Most of my colleagues in Washington would agree it’s to minimize energy cost and pollution, incentivize reliability and innovation, and—as much as possible—rely on domestic supply.  And yet, what we actually do is at odds with those goals. Consider: In 2020, when oil prices were falling, former President Trump threatened to withhold military aid from the Saudi government unless they reduce…  Continue Reading

May 17, 2023

I’m glad to see the Tribune’s recent article (“Toxic traces at the tap,” May 7) highlighting the dangerous water in Illinois’ public schools and its investigative attention on that matter. The fact that more than 1,800 schools had some amount of lead is alarming but sadly not surprising. There is no “safe level” of lead that can be in a child’s bloodstream. Any trace amounts can be harmful to health, especially in early childhood. Lead can da…  Continue Reading