Representative Sean Casten

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

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July 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) voted to pass H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. The legislation authorizes the appropriations of funds for the Department of Defense (DOD). The bill provides for a strong, smart national defense that is in line with American values.

July 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today reintroduced the Climate Risk Disclosure Act of 2019 to require public companies to disclose critical information about their exposure to climate-related risks.

July 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) is excited to announce that his office will be hosting a Congressional App Challenge (CAC), an app competition for students in middle and high school.

June 28, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) voted on the bipartisan H.R. 3401, the emergency supplemental funding bill to provide aid to the humanitarian crisis at the southern border.

June 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) testified before the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means on his legislation introduced with Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14) to provide tax relief to middle-class families who were unfairly harmed by the 2017 Republican tax law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

June 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) announced that he secured a $12.4 million increase in funding for the U.S.

June 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Rep. Sean Casten (IL-06), Rep. Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08), Rep. Kendra Horn (OK-05), and Rep. Colin Allred (TX-32) introduced the Better Service to Borrowers Act.

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June 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) won approval by the full House of his climate science amendment to the House-passed H.R.

June 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. U.S. Representative Sean Casten’s (IL-06) amendment to maintain the Great Lakes Advisory Board within the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative passed the House today as part of H.R. 3055, the Second Minibus of the FY 2020 Appropriations Bill.

June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Responding to today’s release of preliminary results of ambient air monitoring of ethylene oxide in Lake County, U.S. Representative Brad Schneider (IL-10) with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth and U.S.

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In The News

July 15, 2019 In The News

More than 100 people gathered Friday night in the Crystal Lake Target parking lot on Route 14 to peacefully protest the treatment of immigrants at the Mexican border.

July 15, 2019 In The News

Climate Change Forum

It was a full house at the Climate Change Forum, hosted by Representatives Bill Foster, Sean Casten, and Dick Durbin at North Central College.

The discussion focused on the effect climate change has on the weather like melting glaciers, rising sea levels and the increased power of hurricanes.

July 9, 2019 In The News

NAPERVILLE, IL — Representatives Bill Foster and Sean Casten be in Naperville on July 13 to host a forum on climate change. The forum will also include input from WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling, climate scientist Doug Sisterson, and other experts.

July 1, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Sean Casten met with constituents of the 6th Congressional District in Algonquin on Friday to go over federal legislation and take questions.

Casten, a freshman Democrat from Downers Grove, said the reality of the job is much different than what constituents are seeing in the headlines.

June 25, 2019 In The News

The conditions that many migrant children have been facing in border detention facilities are hard to imagine.

Late yesterday, hundreds of children were moved out of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol facility in Clint, Texas.

June 24, 2019 In The News

Congressman Bill Foster and Congressman Sean Casten hosted a panel discussion on issues faced by the LGBTQ community.

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June 21, 2019 In The News

WHEATON – The rising cost of diabetes drugs has put a strain on patients, their families and the federal government as it provides diabetes medications to more than 43 million Medicare beneficiaries, according to a U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee.

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June 21, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — Freshman Rep. Sean Casten, an Illinois Democrat who flipped a suburban Chicago congressional district in 2018, told the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday he backs launching an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

“I am in favor of initiating an impeachment inquiry,” Casten said in an interview in his Cannon House building office.

May 17, 2019 In The News

Rep. Sean Casten is laser-focused on carbon emissions. Sen. Tammy Duckworth announced a new push for environmental justice. Sen. Dick Durbin embraced the Paris climate accord at a student climate change rally in Federal Plaza. Rep. Jan Schakowsky joined others at a recent Loop rally criticizing the Trump administration’s plan to slash the Environmental Protection Agency budget. Even Rep.

May 16, 2019 In The News

On Thursday, the newly Democratic House came out swinging by passing a climate bill for the first time in … let me just check my notes here … a decade. Better late than never?

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