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.
April 10, 2017 Brad's Newsletter
Growing opioid abuse is ravaging our communities and overprescribing of this highly-addictive drug adds to the problem.
April 3, 2017 Brad's Newsletter
Last week, I introduced the “Congressional Leadership in Mitigating Administration Threats to the Earth” or CLIMATE Act, (H.R. 1812). This bill would declare President Trump’s recent anti-environment executive order null and void and prohibit federal funds from implementing, administering, or enforcing the order.
March 27, 2017 Brad's Newsletter
The Republican proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act would have been a disastrous step backwards for our health care system -- leaving 24 million more Americans without health insurance, increasing premiums for working families and seniors, and cutting back on essential health benefits. Had it come to the floor, I would have voted no.
March 20, 2017 Brad's Newsletter
The death of a child is a loss like no other, yet current law leaves no time for employees to grieve and begin the recovery process. Last week, I was proud to join Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and a bipartisan group of members to introduce the Sarah Grace-Farley-Kluger Act. This legislation would amend the Family and Medical Leave Act to permit employees to take the unpaid time off they need to care for their families and heal following such a tragic loss.