Press Releases

April 28, 2020 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL —  U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Congressional Liaison, Susan Gainous, hosted a joint Facebook Live Town Hall on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Facebook Live discussion served as an opportunity for Illinois residents to hear directly from Casten on the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.

April 25, 2020 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL –  U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) hosted an informational webinar with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Illinois District Director, Robert Steiner, to provide resources and answer questions for small businesses across Illinois’ 6th District affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

April 24, 2020 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL – Last night, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) held a telephone town hall with two leading infectious disease epidemiology experts, Dr. Emily Landon and Dr. Robert Murphy, to learn more about COVID-19, including transmission, prevention, mitigation, testing, contract tracing, quarantine measures, and potential treatments.

April 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) voted for H.R. 266, The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The bill strengthens the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), provides additional funds for our hospitals and health care workers, and expands testing.

April 22, 2020 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL – Yesterday, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved Illinois' Disaster Distribution Plan, allowing food banks the flexibility they need to serve their communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. After similar efforts were denied, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) joined members of the Illinois delegation urging the plan's approval.

April 22, 2020 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL – Today,  U.S. Representatives Sean Casten (IL-06) and Bill Foster (IL-11) led a bipartisan letter to House leadership urging equitable per-capita distribution of funds to states in any future stimulus package.

April 17, 2020 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) announced that Illinois will receive $108 million in emergency education funding through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund and $437 million in emergency funding for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

April 16, 2020 Press Release
Following an update call with FEMA Region V Congressional Delegation, Congressman reiterated letter; need for accurate data during COVID-19 pandemic

Downers Grove, IL – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) and Region V Members of Congress received an update from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) during a conference call in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is the fifth call FEMA has held for Region V Members.