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March 2, 2020 Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-08) issued the following statement in response to news that a suburban Cook County patient has been diagnosed with coronavirus and is currently receiving treatment:

February 28, 2020 Press Release
The bill includes key provisions from Rep. Krishnamoorthi’s legislation, the PREVENT Act, to fund youth vaping prevention programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S.

February 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-08) released the following statement strongly urging the Administration’s Coronavirus Task Force to immediately issue a concrete plan to cover and protect uninsured and underinsured Americans from the coronavirus in the United States:

February 26, 2020 Press Release

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.

February 25, 2020 Press Release
Congressman Danny Davis and Greater Chicago Food Depository Executive Director Kate Maehr also spoke out against the proposed $181 billion in cuts


February 13, 2020 Press Release
Eight Representatives and Senator Murray invoke their personal experience with SNAP and the Food Stamp Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, nine members of Congress, whose families all received government food assistance at some point in their lives, wrote to President Donald J. Trump opposing his proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which currently serves 36 million Americans of modest means.

February 12, 2020 Press Release
The Trump budget plan would transfer the FDA’s tobacco oversight powers to a new agency with a director appointed directly by the president

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi responded to President Donald Trump’s recent budget proposal that shifts the oversight of tobacco products from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to its own independent agency run by a Trump-picked director.

February 11, 2020 Press Release
Bipartisan Group Urges Secretary Wolf to Re-engage Higher Education Institutions through HSAAC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and Congressman Ralph Norman (R-SC) led a bipartisan group of fifty-one members of Congress in a letter to Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf encouraging him to expand the department’s outreach to higher education institutions through the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC).

February 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in the wake of NJOY’s announcement that it would voluntarily cease all sales of fruit-flavored disposable e-cigarette, Congressman Krishnamoorthi reaffirmed his call for the FDA to ban all flavored e-cigarettes, including flavored disposable e-cigarettes.

January 31, 2020 Press Release
Ruby Johnson has become a tireless advocate against youth vaping following her daughter’s hospitalization from e-cigarette use last year

WASHINGTON, D.C.Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) announced today that the Parents Against Vaping E-Cigarettes (PAVe) Illinois advocate, Ruby Johnson, will join him as his guest at the State of the Union in Washington, DC, February 4, 2020. Ruby Johnson is the mother of a college-aged student who was hospitalized last summer for severe respiratory problems linked to vaping products.