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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

November 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement on the passage of the House Republican tax plan earlier today.

November 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, a co-chair of the House Democratic Caucus New Economy Task Force, led a discussion with Members of Congress and experts on jobs, education, and the skills gap to discuss how Americans can further promote commonsense policies that benefit America’s working families. Joined by co-chairs Representatives Delbene, Dingell, Soto, and their guests, Congressman Krishnamoorthi brought Jehan Wickramasuriya, a Senior Software Architect from Motorola to address the forum.

November 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi today released the following statement in response to the Senate Republican tax plan:

November 3, 2017 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the House Oversight Committee today called upon Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services Hargan to provide additional information regarding the Trump administration’s unprecedented plan of shutting down HealthCare.Gov for 12 hours each Sunday during the open enrollment period, a policy which could make it harder for millions of Americans to sign up for health insurance.

November 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to the House Republican tax plan:

“This tax plan will explode the deficit by $1.5 trillion without giving working families and small businesses the relief they need. We need tax reform, but this plan would eliminate the SALT deduction for most local sales and income taxes, thus increasing taxes on working families and the middle class.

October 29, 2017 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the House Oversight Committee provided the following response to Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s request that the board of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) cancels its contract with Whitefish Energy:

October 27, 2017 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Today, in response to news that Whitefish Energy’s no-bid, $300 million contract to restore power to Puerto Rico included a provision specifically preventing the government from reviewing or auditing the reported costs of the company’s services, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi asked the leadership of the Oversight Committee to investigate the full scope of anti-auditing language in government contracts.

October 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to this morning’s passage of the Republican leadership’s budget resolution:

October 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in response to reports that the House Republican leadership is considering sharp cuts to 401(k) contribution limits, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi wrote to Chairman Brady and Ranking Member Neal of the Ways and Means Committee to urge them to reject any plan to slash the contribution caps to the retirement accounts of millions.