Schneider Announces Health Director Mark Pfister as Guest to Wednesday’s Presidential Address to the Joint Session of Congress

April 27, 2021
Press Release

DEERFIELD, IL –  Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10), announced that he would be watching the President’s Address to the Joint Session of Congress virtually with Mark Pfister, the executive director of the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center. Traditionally, each Congressman brings one guest in-person to watch the State of the Union and Presidential Addresses to Joint Sessions of Congress; however, due to COVID-19 restrictions, President Biden’s Address will be delivered virtually Wednesday night.

Schneider and Pfister will host a Facebook Live discussion previewing the Address and updating the community on our fight against COVID-19 on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

“I expect President Biden’s first Address to Congress to be focused on how we can build America back better after the difficult year we have all experienced. Importantly, I hope that the President focuses on the success of the American Rescue Plan and the work it has done to put shots in arms and money in pockets, putting Americans back to work while saving lives. I’m proud that as part of the address, I can spotlight Mark Pfister for the incredible work he and his team have done navigating our community through this pandemic. It is thanks to him and all our public health professionals that our communities are safer. While we still have a long way to go, I know that Lake and Cook Counties are in good hands,” said Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10).

“Lake County Health has transformed in the last year to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, we and our partners have administered over 450,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine thanks to the support of federal funding and leadership. This has been and will continue to be a whole community effort to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible. I hope that President Biden will give a clear vision Wednesday for how America will safely move beyond this virus,” said Mark Pfister executive director of the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center.