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Congressman Brad Schneider

Representing the 10th District of Illinois

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Jul 16, 2014 Press Release

U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) voted for the Highway and Transportation Funding Act, which extends federal surface transportation programs and ensures that the Highway Trust Fund remains solvent through May 2015. 

Jun 27, 2014 In The News

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-10th) is set to tour two Wheeling businesses and conduct employee town hall meetings at both early next week.

As part of his “Brad At Your Business Tour” Schneider will tour and host a town hall with employees at Simmons Engineering, 1200 Willis Ave., from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday and with employees at D.L.S. Electronic Systems, 1250 Peterson Dr., from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Jun 24, 2014 Press Release

U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) offered a measure today that would help protect the Great Lakes and Ogallala Aquifer from pipeline spills by preserving important environmental reviews for new infrastructure projects and preventing companies with a track record of pipeline spills that result in environmental contamination from receiving special treatment to build additional pipelines.

Jun 19, 2014 Press Release

U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10), along with Rep. Steve Chabot (OH-01), Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), Sen. Patrick Toomey (R-PA) and Sen. John Thune (R-SD), introduced the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act today, which would remove burdensome restrictions from startups seeking opportunities to meet with groups of prospective investors.

Jun 18, 2014 In The News

Six Democratic members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation had a perfect voting record in 2013 on legislation important to people living in poverty, according to a new scorecard and report published by the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

Jun 17, 2014 In The News

A bipartisan caucus is giving hope to the heads of medium-sized companies dealing with a web of government regulations — like Horizon Pharma CEO Tim Walbert.

Walbert says he is optimistic about the Middle Market Growth Caucus, launched May 29 by U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-10th, of Deerfield, and three other members of the House of Representatives.

Jun 10, 2014 Press Release

U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law today the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which includes two measures offered by U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10).

“The Great Lakes are an essential part of our community and local economy,” Schneider said. “Expediting critical infrastructure projects, like dredging for our harbors, and preventing the harmful influx of invasive species are key to preserving our Great Lakes.”

Jun 9, 2014 In The News

A who’s who of  Illinois Democrats called on immigration reform advocates Monday to demand a vote on the issue in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Gov. Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined other state officeholders and several members of Illinois’ congressional delegation during a Loop rally at the University Club of Chicago, hosted by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition.

Emanuel told the crowd Chicago is a “city of immigrants” and that “immigrants have come to this great city to give their children a chance at the American Dream.”

Jun 6, 2014 In The News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration needs to change if it wants America’s patient care to be on par with the rest of the world.

That’s according to John Kershaw, CEO and president of Sysmex America, a world leader in clinical lab systems and solutions.

Jun 3, 2014 In The News

Six Chicago-area members of Congress say current tax law discriminates against those who use public transit to get to work and are asking their leadership to do something about it.

In a joint letter to the chairman and ranking minority member of the House Ways and Means Committee, the six note that those who drive are able to exempt up to $250 a month from taxes if the money is used to pay for parking, but those who ride Metra, Pace or the Chicago Transit Authority are limited to a maximum of $130 a month. (Read the letter below.)