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Congressman Brad Schneider

Representing the 10th District of Illinois

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Apr 10, 2014
Press Release

U.S. Congressman U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) and Jim Costa (CA-16) sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner asking for an immediate vote on the Senate-passed unemployment insurance extension.

Rep. Schneider and Rep. Costa led the letter, which 131 of their colleagues signed, to underscore the urgent need to extend this critical lifeline for millions of Americans.

Apr 7, 2014
Press Release

U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) called for an immediate vote in the House on unemployment insurance following today’s passage of a bipartisan unemployment insurance extension in the Senate.

Rep. Schneider is helping lead the effort in the House to extend unemployment insurance, introducing a discharge petition to end the gridlock and force Speaker Boehner to allow the House to vote on an unemployment insurance bill.

Apr 2, 2014
In The News

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-10, is asking for more funding to update flood data that he said will help reduce property damage.

He and fellow lawmakers sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee urging more funds be spent on plans to control stormwater floods.

The prevention program is under the guidance of Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Known as Risk MAP, it provides communities with updated information, such as flood mapping products, risk assessment tools and outreach support.

Apr 1, 2014
Press Release

U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee urging for robust funding for the Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program. The program’s goal is to ensure that all flood data is current and optimal and foster direct community engagement to better identify, assess, communicate and mitigate flood risk.

Illinois’s Tenth District suffered devastating flooding in spring 2013, with individual and public assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency reaching nearly $140 million in Lake and Cook Counties.

Mar 29, 2014
In The News

Illinois' two U.S. senators are ratcheting up their protests over the March 24 oil spill into Lake Michigan from BP PLC's Whiting, Ind., refinery, asking for a meeting with the company's top American official.

Mar 29, 2014
In The News

Some North Shore parents prefer to lead by example when teaching their children about supporting the relationship between our country and Israel.

And during the annual Policy Conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee this month in Washington D.C. several parents from Deerfield, Highland Park and Northbrook gave their teens a firsthand look at how to lobby a member of Congress.

Mar 27, 2014
Press Release

U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Brad Schneider (IL-10), Dan Lipinski (IL-03), Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) and Danny K. Davis (IL-07) asked for a meeting with BP after oil from BP’s Whiting refinery in Indiana spilled into Lake Michigan earlier this week. The Illinois members also asked for a report about the cause of the spill, an analysis of the impact of the Whiting Refinery’s production increase on Lake Michigan and information on what is being done to prevent future spills.

Mar 26, 2014
Press Release

U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) signed a discharge petition today to force a vote on the bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill introduced in the House. If a majority of Members sign the petition, the House would be required to consider the legislation.

Rep. Schneider helped introduce the bipartisan immigration reform bill (HR 15), which would strengthen border security, increase visas for skilled workers and provide a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently in the country.

Mar 26, 2014
In The News

WHITING, Ind. -- Crews for oil giant BP worked Tuesday to clean up an undetermined amount of crude oil that spilled into Lake Michigan and affected about a half-mile section of shoreline near Chicago following a malfunction at BP's northwestern Indiana refinery, officials said.

The spill reported Monday afternoon by BP appears to have been contained by company workers who deployed absorbent booms around the spill site, said Mike Beslow, on-scene coordinator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Region 5.

Mar 25, 2014
Press Release

U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) laid out some of his key budget priorities, including sensible investments in infrastructure and workforce training, during his testimony today before the House Committee on the Budget. 

Laying out what he believes are the keys to boosting manufacturing and growing the economy, Rep. Schneider urged investments in modern infrastructure, public-private partnerships aimed at closing the skills gap and increasing exports from domestic manufacturers.