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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

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:

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).

May 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – In response to the national wave of hate-motivated crimes against religious minorities, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi authored a congressional letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly urging him to use the full powers of his office to combat these attacks and their foundation in hatred and intolerance. Rep. Krishnamoorthi was joined in sending the letter by 68 cosigners.

April 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman  Raja Krishnamoorthi and his colleague Rep. Jan Schakowsky introduced legislation that would prohibit airlines from involuntarily ‘bumping’ ticketed passengers from flights. The bill, titled the Bumping on Overbooked Airplanes Requires Dealing Fairly (BOARD Fairly) Act, would ensure that the unacceptable incident that occurred on United Airlines Flight 3411 never happens again.

April 24, 2017 Press Release

VILLA PARK, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi hosted a town hall meeting Saturday at Villa Park’s Willowbrook High School, welcoming his constituents and answering their questions. Over the course of the ninety-minute meeting, Rep.

April 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi denounced President Trump’s executive order eliminating President Obama’s climate-change protections as an attack on the growing green economy and as another example of the Trump administration’s effort to govern by decree. Rep. Krishnamoorthi is the author of the Executive Order Transparency Act, which would require executive orders to be posted to the White House website seventy-two hours in advance of signing, to reveal their contents. The Congressman also introduced H. Res.