Representative Sean Casten

Representing the 6th District of Illinois


September 18, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) along with The New Democrat Coalition (NDC), led by Chair Derek Kilmer, NDC Vice Chair Scott Peters, and the NDC Climate Change Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Don Beyer, Elaine Luria, and Susan Wild, released policy principles and endorsed legislation to combat climate change.

August 22, 2019 Press Release

Chicago, IL. – This week, U.S. Representatives Sean Casten (IL-06) and Robin Kelly (IL-02) convened a non-partisan Congressional Maternal Health Field Inquiry, in collaboration with Advocate Children’s Hospital, to shine an urgent light on the rising rate of American mothers dying from pregnancy and childbirth.

August 15, 2019 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) released the following statement in response to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to deny Representatives Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) and Ilhan Omar (MN-5) entry into Israel. Last week, Casten traveled to Israel with other Members of Congress to meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

August 14, 2019 Press Release

Chicago, IL – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) was joined by House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Chair Kathy Castor (FL-14), and several Chicago area climate experts to discuss how the broad effects of climate change are impacting the Sixth District of Illinois, Chicago, and the Great Lakes region of the country.

August 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative and New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Climate Change Task Force Co-Chair Sean Casten (IL-06), along with NDC Chair Derek Kilmer (WA-06), NDC Vice Chair Scott Peters (CA-52), and the other Co-Chairs of the NDC Climate Change Task Force, Reps.

August 5, 2019 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) released the following statement after the deadly shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas. 

August 2, 2019 Press Release

Carpentersville, IL. – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) spoke at a breakfast meeting of the Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce in Carpentersville.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) testified before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce on his proposals and ideas to combat climate change and urged the Committee to pass key legislation he introduced, including his Promoting Grid Storage Act of 2019.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06), Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Mike Braun (R-IN), along with U.S.


In The News

September 16, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied news reports that he instructed his administration to rebuke weather forecasters for contradicting his claim that Hurricane Dorian was a threat to Alabama.

August 26, 2019 In The News

An orthopedic hand surgeon said there have been patients who lost fingers because they could not afford prescription drugs to fend off infection.

August 21, 2019 In The News

Fracking, coal mining and climate change all illustrate the complexities of protecting the environment, U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, D-Downers Grove, said Thursday at a town hall meeting he hosted at Harper College in Palatine where environmental activists were among the attendees.

August 8, 2019 In The News

A coalition of moderate Democrats is backing a climate plan that could draw interest from the business community for relying on carbon pricing and other market-based approaches to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

July 30, 2019 In The News

Thanks to Rep. Sean Casten (IL-06) and Rep. Bill Foster (IL-11) for organizing a three-hour climate forum at North Central College in Naperville on July 13. Panelist Tom Skilling presented compelling evidence on the imminent danger from climate change with many effects already happening, such as record flooding and record monster storms.

July 30, 2019 In The News

It was one of his talking points on the campaign trail last year and it hasn't gone away.

Climate change is an "existential threat" to human life, 6th District U.S. Rep. Sean Casten says, and it's the problem around which he's built a career.

July 25, 2019 In The News

New bipartisan legislation seeks to tackle a tough climate challenge: reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S. industrial manufacturing sector.

July 23, 2019 In The News

Democratic members of the House are renewing a push to reopen a government office dedicated to providing expertise and analysis on new technologies, an effort made timely by efforts from both parties to rein in the power of major tech companies.

And this time, the Democrats have some support from their Republican colleagues.

July 17, 2019 In The News

A House bill that would require publicly traded companies to report on their exposure to business risks from climate change has advanced.

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.