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May 19, 2021 Press Release
Legislation would dramatically expand American aid to India, Argentina, and other nations to end COVID surges through vaccination, reducing risk of dangerous new variants

WASHINGTON – Today, following new CDC guidance that fully vaccinated Americans can remove masks and resume normal activities, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi announced the Nullifying Opportunities for Variants to Infect and Decimate  (NOVID) Act, an expansive coronavirus prevention program that will ensure Americans are not subject to another deadly surge of COVID-19

May 19, 2021 Press Release
Emergent BioSolutions Inc. Wasted Millions In Taxpayer Dollars Allocated By A Trump Administration Negotiated Contract

WASHINTON, DC – Today, Congressman Krishnamoorthi questioned Mr. Robert G. Kramer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Emergent BioSolutions Inc., about his company’s decisions to provide him an excessive executive salary increase even though he did not successfully deliver the product agreed to in a taxpayer funded federal contracts negotiated by the Trump Administration.

May 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi reintroduced the bipartisan Animal Welfare Enforcement Improvement Act (AWEIA) to improve Animal Welfare Act (AWA) enforcement by strengthening the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) licensing process for animal dealers and exhibitors.

May 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In response to President Biden’s announcement that the United States would share at least 20 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses with other nations by the end of next month, Congressman Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement:

May 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) issued the following statement in response to the news that Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G.

May 13, 2021 Press Release
The Amendment would prohibit the Postal Service from slowing mail-delivery or decreasing service standards

WASHINGTON – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to the House Oversight Committee’s passage of his amendment to the Postal Service Improvement Act which included the provisions of the Delivering Envelopes Judiciously On-time Year-round Act, or DEJOY Act, which would maintain the quality of USPS service:

May 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) introduced the bipartisan Partnership for American Jobs Act alongside Congressman Dan Meuser (R-PA). This bill would create a new Department of Education grant program for public media organizations to promote local educational and workforce opportunities through public media stations, which reach 99% of the American population.

May 12, 2021 Press Release
Mr. Miller’s Response Was Insufficient And His Actions Merit Further Investigation By The DOD

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-08) questioned former Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller on his involvement in responding to the January 6th, 2021 Capitol insurrection. Mr.

May 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy which holds jurisdiction over the Department of Education, announced more than $1.26 billion in emergency funding for students, colleges, and universities across Illinois through the American Rescue Plan.

May 11, 2021 Press Release
Illinois’ state and local governments are set to receive the first in series of COVID-19 aid payments which will total more than $14 billion across the state, more than expected