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Congressman Brad Schneider

Representing the 10th District of Illinois

Rep. Schneider Urges Illinois State Leaders to Ensure Continued Infrastructure Funding

June 26, 2017
Press Release
Letter with six other Illinois delegation members calls for budget agreement to prevent construction shutdown

Today, U.S. Representative Brad Schneider (IL-10) and six other members of the Illinois congressional delegation urged state leaders to reach a budget compromise to prevent a shutdown of all construction projects, including those that rely on federal funds, on June 30.

Failure to reach a compromise would lead to a halt in more than 700 projects across the state, and could cause up to 25,000 people to lose their jobs.

In a letter addressed to Governor Bruce Rauner, Senate President John Cullerton, Leader Christine Radogno, Speaker Michael Madigan, and Leader Jim Durkin, the Members of Congress express their hope that the leaders will promptly come to a budget agreement to ensure critical infrastructure projects remain funded.

“Political gridlock should not be the reason that Illinoisans lose jobs and lose access to safe and reliable roads, bridges, ports, and tunnels,” write the letter signers.

Today’s letter was signed by U.S. Representatives Danny Davis (IL-07), Bill Foster (IL-11), Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), Mike Quigley (IL-05), Bobby Rush (IL-01), and Luis Gutiérrez (IL-04).

The letter is available online.