Folks across Illinois have lost faith in government at all levels, and for good reason.
Many in Washington continue to prioritize their political careers and special interest groups rather than their constituents back home. That’s why I’m dedicated to traveling back, and spending time listening to the people across our region, as often as I can.
It’s also why I support holding Congress accountable for failing to do its job and not passing a budget. I support a 10 percent pay cut for members of Congress, and no pay raises, until members of Congress get their act together and pass a budget we can live within.
Furthermore, I support increasing transparency in government and additional measures to ensure the hard earned money of tax payers in our region is not wasted by lawmakers in Washington.
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I believe the best form of government is an open and honest government, a government that serves its people and not special interests. To that end, I am proud to post my official schedule online so Illinoisans can see who is lobbying their Congresswoman and for what. Earning your trust and operating my office in an open and transparent way is a priority for me.
Monday, July 14: