August 14, 2017 Brad's Newsletter
I’m heartbroken over the bigotry, racism and violence we witnessed in Charlottesville this weekend. The hate spewed by the white supremacists gathered there does not represent our American values. In the face of this senseless violence, we must stand united as a country that embraces its diversity.
August 7, 2017 Brad's Newsletter
I hope you and your family are enjoying a happy and relaxing end of summer. As back-to-school time approaches, we're planning a series of events this month throughout the Tenth District, starting with a Health and Wellness Fair this Saturday in Round Lake.
July 31, 2017 Brad's Newsletter
July 24, 2017 Brad's Newsletter
Across the country, we’ve seen states impose burdensome restrictions intended to suppress voting, and the Administration spread troubling falsehoods about widespread fraud. Instead, I believe we should be working to ensure every American has a fair and full opportunity to exercise their right to vote, which is why last week I introduced legislation to improve procedures around absentee voting.
July 18, 2017 Brad's Newsletter
As the waters begin to recede, I want to thank all the first responders, government workers and volunteers who have worked around the clock on behalf of our communities.
July 11, 2017 Brad's Newsletter
Being home last week for the Independence Day holiday provided a wonderful opportunity to hear from people all around the Tenth District.
June 27, 2017 Brad's Newsletter
My focus remains on protecting the initial progress we’ve made on health care from ongoing, ill-conceived repeal efforts. Please read on for updates on that fight, as well as a touching story from the Tenth District on last week's Refugee Day. Also below are two invitations to upcoming events in early July.
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.