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May 8, 2020 Press Release

Lisle, IL – Today U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) toured the Lisle Township Food Pantry to see their operation and how they are serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lisle Township Food Pantry has seen an increase in demand, while at the same time changing how they serve their clients in order to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

May 8, 2020 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) introduced the Ensuring Seniors’ Access to COVID Treatments Act, which would require Medicare Part D plans to cover drugs to treat COVID without cost-sharing, prior authorization, or other utilization management barriers.

May 6, 2020 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL – As targeted attacks against Asian-Americans continue to spread across the United States, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) hosted a virtual event to educate, illuminate, and counter the destructive narrative around the recent COVID19 related xenophobic attacks.

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.

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In The News

December 13, 2019 In The News

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AARP Illinois State Director Bob Gallo released the following statement today, applauding Reps. Cheri Bustos, Sean Casten, Danny K. Davis, Bill Foster, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Dan Lipinski, Jesus "Chuy" García, Robin Kelly, Mike Quigley, Bobby Rush, Jan Schakowsky, Brad Schneider and Lauren Underwood of the U.S.

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December 13, 2019 In The News

Freshman Democratic Rep. Sean Casten of Downers Grove, who flipped a longtime Republican-leaning suburban district in 2018, said Thursday he will vote in favor of articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

December 13, 2019 In The News

Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) is looking to combat gun violence by using credit card information.

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December 13, 2019 In The News

With a big push from two suburban Democrats, the House Ways & Means Committee late Wednesday voted to dump the tax clause that many Illinoisans have come to detest: the $10,000 a year cap on deducting state and local taxes on your federal income tax return.

December 11, 2019 In The News

Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.-10th) is looking to combat gun violence by using credit card information.

Wexton released details of a new proposal, the Gun Violence Prevention Through Financial Intelligence Act, in November.

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December 11, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday and then handed him a major legislative win — a pending deal on a new U.S.–Canada-Mexico trade pact.

December 11, 2019 In The News

GLEN ELLYN - U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, D-Downers Grove, will host his 21st town hall meeting to discuss how to reform the U.S. immigration system and address the actions taken by the Trump administration.

The town hall will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 393 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

December 10, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON—The cap on state and local tax deductions would be repealed for two years under a new Democratic proposal that almost certainly won’t become law while Republicans control the Senate and White House.

December 9, 2019 In The News

Scientifically oriented members of Congress and think tankers from across the ideological spectrum have been pushing in a low-key but determined way over the past several years to revive the shuttered Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), the congressional agency that once advised committees and members on new developments in technology.

December 9, 2019 In The News

Democrats on Friday warned of the "existential threat" posed by climate change, hammering President Trump's inaction on the topic while vowing to move aggressively next year on legislation designed to tackle the global issue.

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