Representative Sean Casten

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

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November 1, 2019 Press Release

Glen Ellyn, IL. –U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) announced today that, with his support, World Relief DuPage/Aurora (WRDA) have been awarded grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’s Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).

October 31, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) voted on H.Res 660, a resolution to formalize the process of pursuing an impeachment inquiry into the President. The resolution provides the path forward for public hearings and provides rules for the format for open hearings in the House Intelligence Committee, including staff-led questioning of witnesses.

October 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) at a House Financial Services Committee hearing questioned Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about his decision to lift sanctions against Russian company, Rusal, largely owned by Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska.

October 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten’s (IL-06) bill, H.R. 1815 the SEC Disclosure Effectiveness Testing Act passed the House. The bill would require the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to ensure main street investors have the information they need to invest their savings.

October 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) released the following statement on the passing of House Committee on Oversight & Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings (MD-07):

October 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Representatives Sean Casten, Danny K. Davis, and Abigail Spanberger championed legislation to protect student loan borrowers experiencing financial hardship by stopping an onerous practice known as capitalization after a deferment or forbearance.

October 11, 2019 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL. – Today, U.S. Representatives Sean Casten (IL-06) and Susie Lee (NV-03) introduced the Pell Grant Sustainability Act. The bill would make sure that Federal resources for college students keep up with current costs by indexing Pell Grants to inflation.

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October 4, 2019 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL – Today, U.S. Representatives Sean Casten (IL-06), Donna Shalala (FL-27), and Peter King (NY-02) introduced the Stop College Closures Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation that would require accrediting agencies for institutions of higher education do more to prevent and protect students from falling victim to sudden school closures.

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September 30, 2019 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL – Today U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) released the following statement after Sterigenics announced they will close the Willowbrook facility:

September 30, 2019 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL. – Last week, Representatives Sean Casten (IL-06), Paul Tonko (NY-20), and Mike Quigley (IL-05) introduced the Preserve Science in Policymaking Act of 2019.

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In The News

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.

December 6, 2019 In The News

Congress isn’t quite ready to resurrect a congressional technology assessment office killed off by Republicans in 1995. But the idea may be gaining momentum.

Backers of reopening the Office of Technology Assessment include Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), chairwoman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.).

December 6, 2019 In The News

The House Ways and Means Committee could take up legislation as early as next week that would increase a limit on state and local tax deductions that has riled Democrats from high-cost regions, according to a senior panel member.

December 6, 2019 In The News

An Illinois congressman who’s made climate change a key issue is back from the United Nations climate conference in Madrid saying that President Trump has abandoned the U.S. leadership role in taking on global warming.

December 2, 2019 In The News

President Trump isn’t going to Spain this week for a major international climate change conference. That isn’t a surprise, given everything he’s said and done when it comes to global warming.

December 2, 2019 In The News

After the morning rush Monday, it was still a tight squeeze inside Glen Ellyn's Metra station when village officials made the case for replacing the outdated depot.

The occasion was a ceremony to formally unveil a $14.4 million grant for construction of a new station and a pedestrian tunnel.

November 25, 2019 In The News

The EPA has yet to revise its rules regulating how sterilizers like Sterigenics, which has announced it would be closing its Willowbrook facility, and Medline in Waukegan, along with other companies like Vantage Specialties in Gurnee use ethylene oxide.

November 25, 2019 In The News

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Sean Casten (D-Ill.) introduced a bill today aimed at assessing climate change risk in the financial sector, an emerging area of focus for congressional Democrats.

November 25, 2019 In The News

Glen Ellyn officials and lawmakers will gather Monday to celebrate a $14.4 million infusion of federal funds into plans to build a new Metra station and a pedestrian tunnel downtown.

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