Press Releases

June 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) released the following statement on the Trump Administration rollback of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, a set of policies introduced in 2015 to reduce carbon pollution from power plants.

June 14, 2019 Press Release

Wheaton, IL – Following a report on the high price of insulin and how it is impacting thousands of patients and their families in the 6th District of Illinois, U.S. Representatives Sean Casten (IL-06) and local policy experts held a panel discussion focused on the increasing prices.

June 14, 2019 Press Release

Wheaton, IL – In response to reports of recent suspected attacks on oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06), said that strong international alliances are essential to maintaining security in the region and called on the Administration to provide Congress with a full accounting of the facts associated with the incidents.

June 11, 2019 Press Release
Congressman’s questions at House Financial Services Committee address lack of oversight Secretary DeVos has imposed on student loan servicers

“We don’t have a partner on the federal level in protecting students. In many ways we have an opponent.”

June 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Today, the New Democrat Coalition Climate Change Task Force expressed support for the House passage of H.R. 1921 – the Ocean Acidification Innovation Act (Rep. Kilmer), H.R. 1237 – the COAST Research Act (Rep. Bonamici), and H.R. 1716 – the Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act (Rep. Pingree).

June 4, 2019 Press Release
Congressman votes on Senate-passed emergency supplemental; heads to President’s desk

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) voted on the Senate-passed bipartisan Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act.  The package includes $19.1 billion for disaster relief, including funding dedicated to flood mitigation.

May 25, 2019 Press Release
Congressman and local officials tour area, discuss water quality improvement efforts

Lake County, IL –U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) joined Executive Director of Lake County Stormwater Management Commission Mike Warner and other local officials to tour three areas affected by the recent floods in the 6th District.

May 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) and U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Promoting Grid Storage Act of 2019, which would boost research and development of cutting-edge technologies to increase energy storage capabilities for America’s electric grid and enable the expanded use of clean energy.

May 16, 2019 Press Release
Letter Calls For Inspections Of Medline And Vantage Facilities In Lake County

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and U.S. Representatives Dan Lipinski (D-IL-03), Bill Foster (D-IL- 11), Brad Schneider (D-IL-10), Sean Casten (D-IL-06), and Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) today called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately conduct inspections of all Region 5 facilities – including Medline Inc.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) voted to pass H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act, to block the Trump Administration’s dangerous October 2018 guidance that gives states the ability to weaken the Affordable Care Act’s critical protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions.