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July 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06), introduced the bipartisan, bicameral ESP Family Leave Act, legislation which would ensure that the Education Support Professionals (ESPs) who keep our schools running have access to leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. The legislation is cosponsored by 17 Representatives.

July 14, 2020 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) introduced H.R. 7417 the National Security Resiliency and Sustainability Act, which would enact President Obama-era standards to reduce emissions and increase use of clean energy sources for the Department of Defense (DoD) while maintaining military readiness.

July 13, 2020 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL – U.S. Representatives Sean Casten (IL-06), Bill Foster (IL-11), and Lauren Underwood (IL-14) led a congressional effort pushing Robinhood, a financial services company that offers an investment trading app, to take immediate action to improve user information and safety.

July 8, 2020 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) introduced H.R. 7240, the Housing Efficiency Standards Act, which would modernize housing energy efficiency requirements for federal housing to reduce emissions and combat the climate crisis.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) voted for H.R.2 the Moving Forward Act, legislation investing more than $1.5 trillion to rebuild America’s infrastructure while creating millions of good-paying jobs, combatting the climate crisis, and addressing disparities throughout America.

June 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis unveiled a comprehensive congressional climate action framework, highlighting U.S.

June 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Today U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) voted for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, legislation to build on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to lower health care costs and prescription drug prices.

June 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) released the following statement after the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, striking down a Louisiana abortion law that unconstitutionally restricted women’s access to care:

June 25, 2020 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) voted for the Justice in Policing Act, legislation to reimagine the culture of policing in America with unprecedented reforms to curb police brutality, end racial profiling, eliminate qualified immunity for law enforcement and build greater trust between law enforcement and our communities.

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In The News

January 17, 2020 In The News

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos should ban seclusion and prohibit certain restraint techniques in the nation’s schools, a dozen lawmakers say.

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January 17, 2020 In The News

After an investigation by ProPublica Illinois and the Chicago Tribune found Illinois schools put children in "isolated timeout" for illegal reasons, a group of the state's federal lawmakers have asked U.S. Secretary of Education to ban seclusion in schools nationwide.

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January 15, 2020 In The News

Four states currently ban the practice of secluding students at school. Illinois lawmakers want Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to make it 50. “This shouldn’t be controversial,” said U.S. Rep. Sean Casten.

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December 20, 2019 In The News

The Wreaths Across America event was held across the country at the same time. We met on Saturday, December 14, 12:00 p.m.at Evergreen Cemetery, 600 Dundee, Ave., Barrington. There are 400 veteran grave sites that have been identified. Chapter member Volunteers and HODARS placed more than 343 wreaths on the headstones of our veterans.

December 20, 2019 In The News

(Bloomberg)—Democrats from high-tax states scored a symbolic victory Thursday as the House voted to repeal a politically fraught portion of President Donald Trump’s tax law: the cap on state and local tax, or SALT, deductions.

December 20, 2019 In The News

The House on Thursday voted to temporarily repeal much of the GOP tax law's cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, a key priority for many Democrats.

The bill passed on a near party line vote of 218-206.

December 17, 2019 In The News

GLEN ELLYN - U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, D-Downers Grove, knows all too well how fear can emanate from stories of immigration.

Casten kicked his Dec. 15 town hall meeting in Glen Ellyn by sharing what he called a hypothetical story in which a young Mexican couple falls in love, gets married and moves to the United States for work.

December 16, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — A freshman congressman, troubled by allegations of climate censorship by the President Trump administration, is attempting to make it harder for political appointees to scrub scientific information from government reports.

December 16, 2019 In The News

With just days left to enroll for health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act, local, state and federal officials are encouraging residents to take advantage of the program.

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December 16, 2019 In The News

After participating in the United Nations climate conference in Madrid, Spain, U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, D-Downers Grove, told constituents at Barrington Village Hall that countries are working to get “more ambitious” when it comes to fighting climate change.

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