Press Releases

February 06, 2024

Casten Statement on Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Sean Casten has released the following statement after voting against H.R. 7217, legislation to provide supplemental appropriations to respond to the attacks in Israel: “The United States has a duty to provide aid to our allies in their times of need. That includes Israel, and I stand ready to support serious efforts to assist Israel in its absolute right to defend itself. This legislation is not that. Hamas gains power in the region in part because they … Continue Reading

February 01, 2024

Casten Celebrates Expanded Access to High Speed Internet in the 6th District

Washington, D.C. (Thursday, February 1st) - Today, U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) announced that 20,000 households in Illinois’ 6th District have access to affordable, reliable high-speed internet thanks to the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).  Broadband costs in the 6th District have been reduced by roughly $8.5 million annually and 92.7% of households in the district live in an area where an internet service provider is offering a no-cost plan to ACP participants. “High-speed … Continue Reading

February 01, 2024

Casten, Whitehouse, Vargas lead 62 Colleagues in letter to Appropriations Leadership Opposing Anti-Sustainable Investing Riders

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-52) led 62 of their colleagues in a letter to the House and Senate appropriations leadership opposing several anti-ESG riders spread across the FY 2024 appropriations bills. “These appropriations riders follow a dangerous trend of political interference with investing choices at the state level that are antithetical to the free-market system that has made US … Continue Reading

January 31, 2024

Casten Votes for Legislation to Expand Child Tax Credit, Boost Affordable Housing

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) voted for the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024, legislation that would expand the Child Tax Credit to benefit over 21,000 children in the 6th District and boost affordable housing throughout Illinois. “The enhanced Child Tax Credit as part of the American Rescue plan was one of the most impactful things Congress has done and lifted 153,000 Illinois children out of poverty. We should never have let it … Continue Reading

January 26, 2024

Casten Statement on Biden Administration Pausing New LNG Export Terminals

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) released the following statement regarding the Biden Administration’s announcement that it will temporarily pause pending approvals of new liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports:  “We can’t claim to be decarbonizing our economy while increasing the natural gas we send overseas. Natural gas is mostly methane, one of the most powerful global warming pollutants. When we ship it overseas, it leaks so much that it might not be any better … Continue Reading

January 25, 2024

Sustainable Investment Caucus Celebrates One-Year of Protecting Investor Freedom

Washington, D.C. (January 25th) - Today, U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) and Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-52), co-chairs of the Congressional Sustainable Investment Caucus (CSIC), released the following statement celebrating the first anniversary of the establishment of the caucus:  “When we started the Congressional Sustainable Investment Caucus one year ago, we did so to better inform policymaking by creating a forum to have robust discussions with experts, protect Americans’ freedom to … Continue Reading

January 18, 2024

Casten: Climate Change Poses a Major Risk to the Stability of the U.S. Financial System

Washington, D.C. (Thursday, January 18th)  - Today, U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) highlighted the importance of the SEC's forthcoming final climate disclosure rules that will protect investors and increase market transparency during the Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations Hearing. “Last year in the United States, climate-related weather disasters cost us $176 billion. Climate risk is not going away,” said Congressman Sean Casten. “This hearing is really … Continue Reading

January 12, 2024

Casten, Foster, Underwood Lead Illinois Delegation in Urging Biden Administration to Provide Federal Resources for Migrant Arrivals

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Sean Casten (IL-06), Bill Foster (IL-11), and Lauren Underwood (IL-14) led Members of the Illinois congressional delegation in urging the Biden Administration to provide and help coordinate federal resources to manage the recent influx of migrant arrivals throughout the suburbs.  In a letter to President Biden, the Members wrote:  “Many of our suburbs lack the financial means, expertise, and resources to support these migrants, and immediate assistance is … Continue Reading

December 18, 2023

Casten Leads 106 Democrats In Letter Urging Banking Regulators to Revise Basel III Provisions That Could Imperil Clean Energy Transition And Undermine The IRA

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) led 106 colleagues in a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg, and Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu urging the agencies to revise tax equity provisions in the Basel III endgame proposed rules that may imperil the clean energy transition and undermine the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act. “We strongly support the Agencies’ goals of prioritizing the safety and … Continue Reading

December 13, 2023

Casten Statement on Meritless Impeachment Inquiry

Washington D.C. (December 13, 2023) - U.S. Congressman Sean Casten released the following statement on his vote against the House Republican’s meritless efforts to pursue an impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden: “Tonight, I voted against opening an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.  “Over the past ten months, House Republicans have frivolously investigated President Biden only to find no evidence of an impeachable offense or criminal wrongdoing. “Throughout this process, … Continue Reading

December 13, 2023

SEEC Clean Energy Deployment Task Force Co-Chairs Sean Casten and Mike Levin Introduce a House Democratic Consensus Permitting and Transmission Bill

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Co-Chairs of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) Clean Energy Deployment Task Force, Reps. Sean Casten (IL-06) and Mike Levin (CA-49) introduced the Clean Electricity and Transmission Acceleration (CETA) Act, legislation that comprehensively addresses the primary permitting and transmission issues that are holding back the American clean energy transition. “When Congressman Mike Levin and I started our work on the Clean Electricity and … Continue Reading

December 04, 2023

Casten Applauds EPA Rule to Reduce Methane Emissions

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) released the following statement applauding the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule to sharply reduce methane emissions: “Since the Industrial Revolution, methane emissions have accounted for approximately one-third of global warming,” said Rep. Casten. “This problem has only become worse in recent years, as annual methane emissions remain stubbornly high. The EPA’s new methane rule will not only significantly decrease … Continue Reading

December 01, 2023

Casten Statement on Expulsion of George Santos

Washington, D.C. — 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 … Continue Reading

November 22, 2023

Casten Statement on Hostage Release and Humanitarian Pause Agreement in Gaza

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 … Continue Reading

November 15, 2023

Casten: This Thanksgiving, House Republicans Should Be Thankful For Democrats

Washington, D.C. — 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 … Continue Reading

November 14, 2023

Casten Statement on Continuing Resolution to Fund the Government

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) has released the following statement regarding the continuing resolution passed by the House to keep the government open: “If you’re feeling a sense of déjà vu, it’s not hard to figure out why. For the second time in a matter of weeks, House Democrats have once again stepped up to keep the government open and prevent Republicans from enacting extreme spending cuts to vital programs. “To be clear — we should have spent the past … Continue Reading

November 14, 2023

Casten Urges HHS and FDA to Ensure Patient Access to Methotrexate and Misoprostol

Washington, D.C. (November 14th, 2023) - Today, U.S. Representatives Sean Casten (IL-06), Becca Balint (VT-AL), Nikki Budzinski (IL-13), Valerie Foushee (NC-04) and Jill Tokuda (HI-02) led 48 of their colleagues in a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Office of Civil Rights, and the Federal Food and Drug Administration urging them to ensure access to methotrexate and misoprostol and urging the restoration of care for people across the country.  “Since the … Continue Reading

November 08, 2023

Sustainable Investment Caucus Statement on FSGG Appropriations Legislation

Washington, D.C. — Congressional Sustainable Investment Caucus co-chairs Sean Casten (IL-06) and Juan Vargas (CA-52) have released the following statement urging Members to vote against the FY 2024 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill: “From stripping funding that allows the US to develop climate reporting rules to anti-ESG restrictions on the retirement savings of federal employees, House Republicans are once again attempting to legislate away key free market … Continue Reading

November 08, 2023

Casten, Gluesenkamp Perez, Connolly Introduce Bill to Support Access to Lower-Priced Generic Drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (IL-06) along with Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03) and Gerry Connolly (VA-11), introduced the Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act of 2023, a bill to support access to lower-priced generic prescription drugs. To limit competition and reap above-market profits longer, name-brand drug manufacturers use “Pay-for-Delay” patent settlements that pay generic manufacturers to stay out of the market. These tactics can hurt consumers, … Continue Reading

November 01, 2023

Casten, Frankel Introduce Bill to Protect K-12 Students From Sexual Harassment and Assault

Washington, D.C (November 1, 2023) - Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) and Democratic Women's Caucus Chair Lois Frankel (FL-22) introduced the Stop Sexual Harassment in K-12 Act to combat sexual harassment, assault, and sex-based discrimination occurring in K-12 schools by creating clear standards and related funding streams for schools to uphold their students' Title IX rights. There is a gap in resources to address sexual abuse, violence, and discrimination facing K-12 … Continue Reading

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