Press Releases

March 6, 2019 Press Release
Following the unnecessary five week government shutdown that affected the IRS, Representatives introduce bill to extend tax filing deadline until May 20th

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) and Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14) introduced the Taxpayer Extension Act to give American taxpayers an additional five weeks, until May 20, to file their individual tax returns for 2018.

March 6, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the New Democrat Coalition Climate Change Task Force Co-Chairs Don Beyer, Sean Casten, Elaine Luria, and Susan Wild released their goals for the 116th Congress. The Climate Change Task Force will meet with stakeholders and develop policy positions for the Coalition to advance in both the near term and long term.

March 5, 2019 Press Release
Cites failed actions by EPA, calls on Agency to do its job, put People above Corporate Polluters

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) met with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator Kathy Stepp, to urge the agency to fulfill its mission to ensure the safety of our communities, including the 6th District of Illinois.

March 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and U.S. Representatives Bill Foster (D-IL-11), Dan Lipinski (D-IL-03), Brad Schneider (D-IL-10), and Sean Casten (D-IL-06) today requested that the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) conduct another site-specific Health Consultation for Willowbrook, Illinois, based on the most recent U.S.

February 28, 2019 Press Release
Bill allows law enforcement additional time to conduct background checks

Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) voted in favor of H.R. 1112, a bipartisan bill that would strengthen background checks on guns sales. The bill would close the “Charleston Loophole” by preventing gun sales from proceeding if a background check isn’t completed within three days, as allowed under current law.

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February 27, 2019 Press Release
Congressman votes on H.R 8 to strengthen background checks for gun sales

Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) voted in favor of H.R. 8, a bipartisan bill that would strengthen background checks on guns sales. The bill would require universal background checks for all gun sales, closing the “gun-show” loophole.

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February 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) voted in favor of H.J.Res 46, legislation to terminate President Trump’s emergency declaration. 

February 22, 2019 Press Release

West Chicago, IL - U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) released the following statement after new data was released from U.S EPA’s ambient air monitoring in Willowbrook following the IEPA’s recent seal order.

February 19, 2019 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) released the following statement regarding the shooting at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois.

Casten said, “In tragedy, we – mere human beings – seek answers.   It is, as they say, human nature. We want to know why. Why did someone commit this unthinkable act?

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February 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) and U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14) announced today they will host a town hall on Monday, February 18th at McHenry County College.  

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Monday, February 18, 2019

7-8:30 p.m. CT

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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