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.
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SCHAUMBURG, IL – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to numerous reports of desperate, qualified small businesses unable to receive access to credit due to the failure of regulators to effectively implement the federal stimulus package’s small business loan programs:
As has been widely reported, there has been a surge in the number of coronavirus cases across the world and it is likely we’ll see an increasing number in the United States as well. Fortunately, we have access to commonsense preventative measures and a robust public health system to help protect us. On this page, my team and I have assembled links and contact information to some of the key resources and support which can help you and your family through this pandemic and the economic challenges it's created.
SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to ongoing public discussions on potential elements of economic stimulus packages to address the COVID-19 epidemic:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) was honored today as an American Graduate Champion by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) in recognition of his commitment to providing communities with high-quality educational content and expanding educational pathways for students of all ages. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting presented the Congressman with the award as part of America’s Public Television Stations Public Media Summit.
DUPAGE COUNTY, IL – This week, DuPage County Health Department in partnership with Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11), DuPage County Sheriff and the DuPage County Coroner, recently secured a federal Bureau of Justice grant for the State of Illinois. The grant would address opioid use and lack of treatment options for incarcerated people in DuPage County.
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – Last week, the US Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded a grant of $385,000 to Elk Grove Village Cares to serve as a regional supply point for naloxone, a drug that can reverse the fatal effects of opioid overdoses.
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, as Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, invited Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield to testify before the panel on the outbreak of lung illnesses associated with using vaping devices and e-cigarettes.
ITASCA, IL – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), held a roundtable discussion on distracted driving at the National Safety Council with local leaders, elected officials, and advocates on the States Afforded Funding Extensions To Oppose Driving Recklessly In Vehicular Engagements (SAFE TO DRIVE) Act, bipartisan legislation co-authored by Republican Congressman Mike Gallagher from Wisconsin. This legislation expands access to grant funding for states to use in distracted driving prevention.
Washington, D.C. (September 5, 2019)—Today, Rep.