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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Growing Our Economy & Creating Jobs

One of my top priorities as a Member of Congress is to reach across the aisle in order to find common sense, bipartisan solutions that end Washington gridlock. In particular, two areas that have historically been bipartisan are infrastructure and small business.

There is no question that both large and small businesses are still feeling the effects of the 2008 financial crisis. Small businesses have long been the engine driving the American economy. While the economy has made important strides since the Great Recession, studies have continuously shown that small businesses have been slower to recover. As the president of Chicago-area small businesses, and as the former Deputy Illinois Treasurer, I have a unique perspective on how government can help or hinder small business growth and development. I am committed to working with all Members of Congress to look for ways the federal government can help small business owners by making lending simple and transparent, repealing burdensome regulations, and modernizing our nation's tax policies.

A strong national infrastructure is part of the foundation of our economy, yet we have failed to invest in transportation even though our infrastructure continues to age. That is why we need bipartisan solutions that can address the backlog of transportation projects throughout the country. I support the establishment of a National Infrastructure Bank which can provide low-interest loans to states and cities to help finance crucial projects like roads and transit systems. Finding innovative ways to finance infrastructure projects is a critical step toward renovating our transportation infrastructure while reducing congestion on our roads and highways.

More on Growing Our Economy & Creating Jobs

June 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi successfully introduced a bipartisan amendment this morning to the Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act (H.R.2842) welfare-to-work package. The Krishnamoorthi amendment.

June 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement on his strong opposition to the Senate Health Care bill:

June 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to strengthen and improve career and technical education and give Americans the skills they need to compete for in-demand jobs.

June 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi joined U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and U.S.

June 1, 2017 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – As the White House withdraws the United States from the commitments it made in the Paris Climate Agreement, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement:

June 1, 2017 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL - Congressman Krishnamoorthi hosted a career and technical education summit yesterday to discuss the benefits of the programs to students and businesses, as well as the Thompson-Krishnamoorthi Act, the Congressman’s bill to update and strengthen career education.

May 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules, released the following statement in response to the the Congressional Budget Office's report on the Republican American Health Care Act (AHCA) which passed the House by two votes in early May:

May 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules, released the following statement in response to the Trump administration's threats to imperil health care affordability for 7 million Americans through eliminating crucial subsidies:

May 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Committee on Education and the Workforce approved H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Introduced by Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) and Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-05), the bipartisan legislation will strengthen and improve career and technical education (CTE).