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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

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.

April 16, 2020 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) released the following statement on the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) exhausting funding for loans to American small businesses and the importance of providing critical funding to hospitals and states and localities on the frontlines.

April 16, 2020 Press Release

Downers Grove, IL - Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Bobby L. Rush (IL-01), Danny K. Davis (IL-07), Mike Quigley (IL-05), Robin Kelly (IL-02), Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), and Jesús G.

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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.

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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.

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