Representative Sean Casten

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Media

June 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) voted to pass H.R. 2740, a package of bills that would fund the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, and Energy throughout the next year.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) released the following statement on the Trump Administration rollback of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, a set of policies introduced in 2015 to reduce carbon pollution from power plants.

June 14, 2019 Press Release

Wheaton, IL – Following a report on the high price of insulin and how it is impacting thousands of patients and their families in the 6th District of Illinois, U.S. Representatives Sean Casten (IL-06) and local policy experts held a panel discussion focused on the increasing prices.

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June 14, 2019 Press Release

Wheaton, IL – In response to reports of recent suspected attacks on oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06), said that strong international alliances are essential to maintaining security in the region and called on the Administration to provide Congress with a full accounting of the facts associated with the incidents.

June 11, 2019 Press Release

“We don’t have a partner on the federal level in protecting students. In many ways we have an opponent.”

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June 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Today, the New Democrat Coalition Climate Change Task Force expressed support for the House passage of H.R. 1921 – the Ocean Acidification Innovation Act (Rep. Kilmer), H.R. 1237 – the COAST Research Act (Rep. Bonamici), and H.R. 1716 – the Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act (Rep. Pingree).

June 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) voted on the Senate-passed bipartisan Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act.  The package includes $19.1 billion for disaster relief, including funding dedicated to flood mitigation.

May 25, 2019 Press Release

Lake County, IL –U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) joined Executive Director of Lake County Stormwater Management Commission Mike Warner and other local officials to tour three areas affected by the recent floods in the 6th District.

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May 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) and U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Promoting Grid Storage Act of 2019, which would boost research and development of cutting-edge technologies to increase energy storage capabilities for America’s electric grid and enable the expanded use of clean energy.

May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and U.S. Representatives Dan Lipinski (D-IL-03), Bill Foster (D-IL- 11), Brad Schneider (D-IL-10), Sean Casten (D-IL-06), and Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) today called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately conduct inspections of all Region 5 facilities – including Medline Inc.

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In The News

May 17, 2019 In The News

Rep. Sean Casten is laser-focused on carbon emissions. Sen. Tammy Duckworth announced a new push for environmental justice. Sen. Dick Durbin embraced the Paris climate accord at a student climate change rally in Federal Plaza. Rep. Jan Schakowsky joined others at a recent Loop rally criticizing the Trump administration’s plan to slash the Environmental Protection Agency budget. Even Rep.

May 16, 2019 In The News

On Thursday, the newly Democratic House came out swinging by passing a climate bill for the first time in … let me just check my notes here … a decade. Better late than never?

May 1, 2019 In The News

Casten took office in January after beating incumbent Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, in November’s midterm election.

February 28, 2019 In The News

Amid the news of Chicago’s mayoral vote and Michael Cohen’s testimony, what the U.S. House did this week deserves to be noted, if only for the political courage it displayed—and I don’t use that phrase lightly.

The House approved the first major piece of gun-control legislation that has advanced in Washington since what seems like the dawn of time.

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February 11, 2019 In The News

Judie Caribeaux, executive director of the Family Shelter Service in DuPage County, was the guest of U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, D-Downers Grove, at the State of the Union address.

February 11, 2019 In The News

At five years old, Allie Bland ran in the kids Marine Corps marathon in Washington D.C. It was in honor of her marine dad, who died when Allie was just seven months old.

On her return trip home, an idea sparked to spread the kindness her father was remembered for.

February 11, 2019 In The News

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has selected U.S. Rep. Sean Casten as one of nine Democrats to serve on the new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.

Before winning election to serve the 6th Congressional District, the Downers Grove Democrat received an undergraduate degree in molecular biology and biochemistry and master’s degrees in engineering management and biochemical engineering.

February 1, 2019 In The News

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — From a couch on the back deck of a dockside restaurant, the Beatles playing in the background and a breeze blowing off the water, Joe Cunningham gestured to Shem Creek.

February 1, 2019 In The News

Thousands of federal workers and constituents in the 6th Congressional District are being directly burdened by the partial federal government shutdown, U.S. Rep. Sean Casten said, and there's no immediate end in sight.

February 1, 2019 In The News

WHEATON – Hundreds of people gathered Jan. 26 to see the district swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, D-Downers Grove, in the auditorium of the DuPage County JTK Administration Building in Wheaton.

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