March 19, 2018 Brad's Newsletter
Last week, I was very proud that, by an overwhelming majority of 417-10, the House passed a bipartisan proposal I introduced with Mike Bost (R-IL) to help schools install panic alert buttons in classrooms.
March 13, 2018 Brad's Newsletter
Yesterday, President Trump announced his latest position on measures to address school safety. Unfortunately these proposals do not go nearly far enough to even begin to modestly address the national epidemic of gun violence.
March 6, 2018 Brad's Newsletter
Last week was an extraordinarily busy news week, but I want to take a moment to focus on two issues of importance: reducing gun violence and addressing the opioid epidemic.
February 26, 2018 Brad's Newsletter
Last week was a District Work Period and I had the opportunity to meet with constituents in my office and throughout the district. Everywhere I went, and in particular in conversations with students at Lake Forest College, College of Lake County and Neal Math and Science Academy in North Chicago, I was asked about two particular issues: (1) reducing gun violence to better protect our children, and (2) ensuring the integrity of the upcoming elections.
February 19, 2018 Brad's Newsletter
Here we are again, grieving at the incomprehensible loss of 17 innocent lives at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Less than two months into this year, this is already the 18th school shooting in America. This has to stop.
February 13, 2018 Brad's Newsletter
Last week, Congress finally moved beyond the damaging reliance on short-term, stopgap spending measures that unnecessarily burden our military and federal agencies. I voted for the bipartisan budget deal because it would avert another government shutdown and, at least for now, end the self-defeating cycle of repeated temporary spending bills.
February 5, 2018 Brad's Newsletter
Last week, President Trump appeared before a joint session of Congress to present the annual State of the Union address.
January 29, 2018 Brad's Newsletter
Congress’s continued reliance on short-term fixes, known as continuing resolutions, to fund our government should be of concern to every American because it harms both our military’s and non-defense agencies’ ability to effectively operate and plan for the long-term.
January 15, 2018 Brad's Newsletter
Today, our nation recognizes Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We honor Dr. King’s memory as well as the legacy of all those who struggled during the Civil Rights Movement to end racial segregation and discrimination, and build a more just and equal nation.
January 8, 2018 Brad's Newsletter
With the start of a new week, I return to Washington today and hopefully the weather returns to normal. While I am anxious to get back to work on the important issues facing our nation, I enjoyed a busy and productive week at home in Illinois.