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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

September 19, 2017 Press Release

 

SCHAUMBURG, IL--- In response to the news that the Congressional Budget Office will not be able to provide a complete score of the Senate Graham-Cassidy health care bill in time for a Senate vote, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement:

September 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DCToday, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi announced that he will serve in a leadership role in the House Democratic Caucus Jobs for America task forces, a unified effort from the House Democratic Caucus to craft a legislative agenda that will benefit hardworking Americans and middle-class families. The Congressman will serve as co-chair for the New Economy Task Force, along with Representatives Susan DelBene (D-WA), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Darren Soto (D-FL).

September 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congresswomen Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) announced that the House has passed their bipartisan amendment to increase the number of women in apprenticeships and improve skills training.

The lawmakers, all members of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, are longtime supporters of increasing opportunities for women as a step to help close the skills gap. The amendment increases funding for Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grants.

September 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- On September 12, 2017, Senator Al Franken (D-MN), Congressman Danny K.

September 11, 2017 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL - Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi called upon the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today to issue a report on any steps FEMA is taking to help communities address the increasing likelihood of severe weather through incorporating the impacts of climate change into its risk projections, including flood maps.

September 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC —  Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“Through this announcement, the President has made clear that he refuses to protect Dreamers and so now Congress must. The Administration’s cruel policy includes a six-month phase-out of the DACA program, and Congress must pass legislation to extend this program and protect Dreamers.

July 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to the early-morning defeat of the Senate “skinny” health care legislation:

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: