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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Press Releases

June 14, 2019 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi hailed this week’s unanimous Oversight Committee passage of his bill, H.R.1844, to rename the Elgin Post office in honor of Corporal Alex Martinez, the first and only service person from Elgin who died in combat operations since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

June 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy launched an investigation into the youth e-cigarette epidemic and whether or not JUUL has actively marketed its product to American children.

June 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy wrote a letter to the Department of Justice to express concerns about Centene’s proposed acquisition of WellCare.  In the letter, Chairman Krishnamoorthi urged the Department to conduct a thorough review of the acquisition to preserve quality healthcare options for Illinois families.

June 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Krishnamoorthi recently voted to pass H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, legislation which provides permanent protections to our nation’s Dreamers, as well as to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders, allowing them to contribute fully to Illinois communities and our country while providing a pathway to citizenship.

May 31, 2019 Press Release

Wheaton, IL – Yesterday, Congressman Krishnamoorthi joined local public health officials and other leaders across the community to discuss what can be done to combat the opioid epidemic.

May 17, 2019 Press Release
The legislation increases student engagement in our democracy by ensuring that higher education institutions better support student voting

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi along with Senators Cory Booker and Dick Durbin reintroduced the Help Students Vote Act, a bill to strengthen student voter registration and civic participation on college campuses. Key student voting reforms of the Help Students Vote Act passed the House of Representatives earlier this year as part of H.R.

May 7, 2019 Press Release
Bill Would Impose Mandatory Penalties for Breaches, Require Cybersecurity Inspections, and Compensate Consumers for Stolen Data

Under This Legislation, Equifax Would Have Paid At Least $1.5 Billion in Penalties for 2017 Data Breach

Lawmakers Unveil New Report Showing Equifax Still Failing Consumers Long After Data Breach and Write to Regulators Demanding Action

May 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – On the heels of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-08), and Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) introduced the bipartisan States Afforded Funding Extensions To Oppose Driving Recklessly In Vehicular Engagements (SAFE TO DRIVE) Act, which creates two supplemental grants for states to use for di

May 2, 2019 Press Release

PEORIA, IL — Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-8) and Darin LaHood (IL-18) unveiled the “Lincoln Room” in the United States Capitol yesterday evening. The Congressmen were joined by former Illinois Congressman Jerry Weller, President of the Illinois State Society, and John O’Brien, President of the Lincoln Group of Washington, D.C.

April 30, 2019 Press Release
The SAFE TO DRIVE Act Would Create Grants To Support States’ Distracted Driving Prevention Programs

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-08), and Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) introduced the States Afforded Funding Extensions To Oppose Driving Recklessly In Vehicular Engagements (SAFE TO DRIVE) Act, which creates two supplemental grants for states to use for distracted driving prevention.

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