Press Releases

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
“Whether you drive, bike, or walk, investments in projects to reduce traffic, improve safety, and make it easier for folks to get their kids to school will have a lasting impact on families and small businesses in our community.”
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
Big Banks must now take steps to reduce the risk of a climate-driven financial crisis
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
Bill Requires Federal Reserve To Take Action To Identify And Manage Climate-Related Financial Risks
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
Agency Actions Will Safeguard Financial System, Protect Workers’ Hard-Earned Savings, Create Good Jobs, and Position America to Lead the Global Economy

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.