June 20, 2017 Brad's Newsletter
Last Friday, I was joined by 170 of my Democratic colleagues as I introduced a resolution strongly condemning President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement and further urging the Administration to reverse course and maintain U.S. participation.
June 13, 2017 Brad's Newsletter
Last week, I introduced bipartisan legislation to protect the qualitative military edge (QME) of Israel over regional adversaries. The Defending Israel’s QME Act of 2017 improves our coordination by requiring the US to consult with the Israeli government before any future regional arms sales, and comes in the midst of serious concerns by Israel over a proposed arms deal with Saudi Arabia announced by President Trump which is awaiting congressional approval.
June 7, 2017 Brad's Newsletter
Last week, I partnered with Rep. Jan Schakowsky to host a hiring event featuring 64 local employers including CVS Health, UPS, Verizon Wireless, Walgreens, and more. In total there were more than 400 open positions ranging from entry to senior-level.
May 31, 2017 Brad's Newsletter
Last week, I was proud to introduce the Housing Our Heroes Act with three of my colleagues to help veterans organizations buy, renovate, and repurpose abandoned properties into housing for homeless veterans. This bipartisan bill presents a win-win commonsense solution to help both our veterans find a safe place to call home, while also supporting the revitalization of our communities by renovating previously abandoned houses.
May 23, 2017 Brad's Newsletter
Last week, I introduced legislation to help seniors avoid Medicare late enrollment fees and make some commonsense improvements to the way employees leaving a job learn about their health care options. Rather than a destructive health care repeal plan, these are the kind of solutions that members of both parties can work on together to move our country forward.
May 16, 2017 Brad's Newsletter
Last week's district work period provided many great opportunities to meet with constituents throughout the district and delve into issues ranging from the national opioid addiction epidemic and small businesses, to veterans and immigration policy and more. Read on for a summary of some of the highlights of another busy week.
May 9, 2017 Brad's Newsletter
Last week was national Small Business Week, a time to celebrate the entrepreneurs, small business owners, and everyone that works in a small business that form the foundation of the American economy. More than half of all Americans either own or are employed by a small business.
May 2, 2017 Brad's Newsletter
Last week, I was proud to introduce bipartisan legislation with Rep. Darrell Issa of California to help increase the number of doctors available to work in underserved and rural areas. The bill to extend and expand the Conrad 30 Waiver program allows doctors here from abroad to remain in the U.S. upon completing their medical residency under the condition that they practice in underserved areas for at least three years.
April 24, 2017 Brad's Newsletter
On Saturday, we marked Earth Day by hosting a conversation on global climate change at the Chicago Botanic Garden. This enlightening discussion was an opportunity to discuss the number one challenge we face as a planet, and how we can work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to pass on a healthier, more sustainable environment to the next generation.
April 18, 2017 Brad's Newsletter
We held our seventh Congress on Your Corner In Libertyville on Saturday. Like previous meetings in Vernon Hills, Northbrook, Deerfield, North Chicago, Grayslake, and Wheeling, it was a lively event with great questions from the audience. So far, more than 1,000 people have joined me in these conversations to talk about the issues and share their thoughts.