Representative Sean Casten

Representing the 6th District of Illinois


September 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Sean Casten (IL-06), Deb Haaland (NM-01), Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), and Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) introduced H.R. 4502, the Giving Relief and Dollars to Undergraduates for Adequate Time for Education Act (GRADUATE Act).

September 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) released the following statement after evidence emerges about President Trump’s troublesome communications with the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, as well as, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement to pursue a formal impeachment inquiry into the President of the United States.

September 23, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06), along with U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), as well as, U.S.

September 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) released the following statement mourning the death of Dr. Emily Clyburn, wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (SC-06).

September 18, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) along with The New Democrat Coalition (NDC), led by Chair Derek Kilmer, NDC Vice Chair Scott Peters, and the NDC Climate Change Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Don Beyer, Elaine Luria, and Susan Wild, released policy principles and endorsed legislation to combat climate change.

August 22, 2019 Press Release

Chicago, IL. – This week, U.S. Representatives Sean Casten (IL-06) and Robin Kelly (IL-02) convened a non-partisan Congressional Maternal Health Field Inquiry, in collaboration with Advocate Children’s Hospital, to shine an urgent light on the rising rate of American mothers dying from pregnancy and childbirth.

August 15, 2019 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) released the following statement in response to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to deny Representatives Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) and Ilhan Omar (MN-5) entry into Israel. Last week, Casten traveled to Israel with other Members of Congress to meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

August 14, 2019 Press Release

Chicago, IL – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) was joined by House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Chair Kathy Castor (FL-14), and several Chicago area climate experts to discuss how the broad effects of climate change are impacting the Sixth District of Illinois, Chicago, and the Great Lakes region of the country.

August 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative and New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Climate Change Task Force Co-Chair Sean Casten (IL-06), along with NDC Chair Derek Kilmer (WA-06), NDC Vice Chair Scott Peters (CA-52), and the other Co-Chairs of the NDC Climate Change Task Force, Reps.


In The News

November 25, 2019 In The News

A group of Democratic senators, half of whom currently running for president, are supporting a new bill that would direct the Federal Reserve to formally factor climate-change risks into its oversight of large financial firms.

November 18, 2019 In The News

Proposed new “transparency” rules at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would actually block the government watchdog from using scientific data, according to critics.

November 18, 2019 In The News

Carpentersville resident Sara Fierro was in fifth grade on Dec. 14, 2012, when a man entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 26 people, including 20 who were ages 6 and 7.

November 14, 2019 In The News

The long-serving EPA scientist came to a House committee to defend a Trump administration proposal to limit the kind of science used in environmental rulemaking, but Democrats on the panel urged her to resist the change.

November 14, 2019 In The News

An EPA official defended the agency’s proposed “secret science” rule, but declined to answer questions about the basis for the rule, which has drawn criticism from environmental groups and other agency watchers.

November 13, 2019 In The News

GLEN ELLYN, Ill. — Anna Schroeder was making dinner in her Hinsdale home in this stretch of the Chicago suburbs this year when her 8-year-old son interrupted to ask a question about the impeachment news blaring in the background: Does this mean President Trump is a bad guy?

November 8, 2019 In The News

If you’re following political news, you’ve probably heard of the Squad, a group of four newly elected congresswomen advocating for progressive policies like the Green New Deal.

November 8, 2019 In The News

Those who use Cary’s Metra station could experience an easier and warmer time as they wait for trains once the new station depot officially opens later this week.

Eric Morimoto, Cary’s director of public works, said the village is targeting a Friday morning opening for the new station.

November 6, 2019 In The News

Agriculture can play a key role in mitigating climate change, but more work is needed on methods of measuring the impact of changing farming practices.

October 21, 2019 In The News

Two lawmakers have joined hands to introduce a bill that would increase the Pell Grant value by matching it with the rising cost of attending college.

Representatives Susie Lee (Nev.-03) and Sean Casten (Ill.-06) moved the Pell Grant Sustainability Act that will index the Pell Grants to Inflation.