Serving the people of Illinois. Democratic Whip.
Today I had the chance to ask Attorney General Garland about ways we can ensure that white supremacists and other violent far-right extremists are not among the ranks of law enforcement. His answer ⬇️
Had a productive meeting with advocates from the Alliance for Criminal Justice Reform to discuss the systemic reform we need to ensure accountability throughout law enforcement and make our communities safer. My hope is that we can accomplish these goals on a bipartisan basis.
Republican claims of transgender girls having an unfair advantage in sports is a discredited and shameful distraction to score cheap political points. We should not punish LGBTQ Americans—including LGBTQ kids—for simply living their lives.
Today I was joined by @argonne and @IBEW Local 134 to talk about electric vehicle research, infrastructure, and workforce development in Illinois. Thanks to their efforts, I am confident that Illinois is positioned to make a strong opening bid for this electric vehicle future.
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.