Serving the people of Illinois. Democratic Whip.
@SenFeinstein . @RepJerryNadler , @RepZoeLofgren , & I are demanding that DHS immediately stop putting these vulnerable children back in harm's way. DHS cannot use the coronavirus threat as an excuse to deport these children back to the violence they fled.
This #EqualPayDay , I'm thinking about the women with jobs on the frontline & in industries currently experiencing massive layoffs who will be severely impacted by #COVID19 . This pandemic is yet another reminder of how important it is to end the gender pay gap.
This pandemic will have a lasting impact on businesses of all sizes. Spoke with @ILChamber leaders about how the CARES Act to will help businesses retain their workers & stay afloat during this difficult time.
Vulnerable staff & inmates within our federal prisons are already starting to contract #COVID19 . It’s imperative for BOP to immediately move to stop the spread of this disease before it is too late.
Today, I urged BOP Director Carvajal to take action – like placing vulnerable and older inmates in home confinement – to prevent this virus from getting a greater foothold at federal prisons throughout the country.
The brave men & women working on the frontlines of this pandemic need our help. I joined @GovernorHassan @RepDuckworth , & others in urgin @HHSGov to expand child care options for health care workers & all those performing necessary services in the fight agains #COVID19 .
As coronavirus cases continue to surge, we must ensure that IL hospitals have the resources & equipment they need to handle the crisis. Thanks to Aurora's @rw_conveyor factory for stepping up to produce hospital beds to help with the influx of patients.
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.