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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Standing Up For Working Families

Our ability to compete in a global economy depends on a robust middle class. That is why I am committed to supporting policies that will enable the middle class to expand and grow in a 21st-century economy. It is no secret that the financial crisis of 2008 structurally changed the way our economic system works. Congress needs to act accordingly. Congress must make sure hard work is rewarded and all Americans have a chance to succeed.

Congress needs to help working families achieve economic security by raising the minimum wage, expanding access to overtime pay, guaranteeing maternity and sick leave, and expanding the child tax credit.  

As a child of immigrants to this country who struggled to get reach the middle class, I have seen firsthand the importance of a college degree, and what it means to succeed. Unless we act now, student loan debt will continue to climb and make it that much harder for young people to achieve financial independence. College affordability impacts everyone and as your Congressman, I will continue fighting to make sure a college degree is within everyone's means. 

More on Standing Up For Working Families

June 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s report on the Senate health care bill:

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 27, 2017 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to the news that two men were stabbed to death, and one was injured, Friday in Portland, Oregon after they intervened when another passenger began “ranting and raving” racial and religious epithets:

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: