Serving the people of Illinois. Democratic Whip.
This morning I visited @ScottAFB to meet with leadership and @IllinoisNG about current base operations. Scott AFB is not only critical for our national defense, it’s a driving force for the Metro East economy.
Nearly 140,000 high schoolers suffer concussions every year according to @NFHS_Org , though many go unreported. Today, I introduced the Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act to help elementary and secondary schools prevent, identify, & treat concussions.
This morning, I joined @GovPritzker & transportation leaders to announce a new collaboration with Chicago schools as part of the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project. I’m proud to have worked to secure federal funding to help make this project a reality.
President Trump supports ethanol? I'll believe it when I see it. Farmers built ethanol and biodiesel. This President unravels it.
94% of Americans (93% of gun owners) want background checks on every gun sale. Retweet if you do too.
White supremacists were responsible for every incident of race-based domestic terrorism in the U.S. in 2018. Every single one. But for some reason, the DOJ decided not to share this information with Congress despite my repeated requests. Why? There’s no good explanation.
Why won’t Sen. McConnell allow a vote on election security legislation? Ever since 2016, when our top intelligence chiefs urged him to speak up and he refused, he has consistently failed to stand up to Russia’s election interference. Inaction is putting our democracy at risk.
I cannot believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday. President Trump said things that were hate-filled, vile, and racist. He used those words repeatedly.