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  • The Ripon Advance: House Energy & Commerce Committee advances Kinzinger’s bipartisan anti-violence bill
    Posted in Latest News on September 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    A bipartisan trauma-prevention and anti-violence bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) received approval from the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Sept. 9. “Without question, we have a violence epidemic here in America, and I believe the community plays a critical role in addressing this crisis,” said Rep. Kinzinger. The Bipartisan Solution to Cyclical Violence Act of 2020, H.R. 5855, which Rep. Kinzinger cosponsored in February with bill sponsor U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersbe... Read more

  • WCSJ News: Coal City Fire Protection District Receives More Than $170,000 in Grants From FEMA
    Posted in Latest News on September 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    The Coal City Fire Protection District received two grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The fire department was awarded $164,861 for the purchase of replacement Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus air packs. These air-packs are used for firefighters to enter areas that would be toxic atmospheres. Many of the air packs being replaced are more than 20 years old. The district is currently evaluating the best option for replacement. The fire department also received $6,637 to supplem... Read more

  • WROK: Congressman Kinzinger Calls Byron Plant Closure a "Gut Punch"
    Posted in Latest News on August 29, 2020 | Preview rr

    The announcement came this week that Excelon would be "retiring" the Byron plant in September of next year and the Dresden plan in Morris in November of 2021. In the aftermath, you've got thousands of Illinois residents wondering what this will mean to them, and the towns that have counted on those plants for economic stability. Right now, as far as I can tell, there have been no concrete answers. For many in the Rockford area, the Byron plant has always been there. I remember being a twelve yea... Read more

  • WIFR: Rep. Kinzinger, Sen. Stewart respond to Byron, Dresden plant closures
    Posted in Latest News on August 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Jobs & the Economy

    OTTAWA, Ill. (WIFR) - Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released a statement on the announcement to close two nuclear power plants in Illinois. “Today’s announcement to close both the Byron and Dresden power plants is a gut-punch to the people of Illinois, especially to the counties that surround these generating stations. Hundreds of people will now be out of jobs and our efforts to produce clean, affordable, safe nuclear energy will be crushed. As a nation, we cannot reach our climate goals w... Read more

  • LaSalle News-Tribune: Congressman Adam Kinzinger tours DePue soil remediation sites
    Posted in Latest News on August 26, 2020 | Preview rr

    Adam Kinzinger, 16th District Congressman, was in DePue on Wednesday afternoon taking a tour of the cleanup of heavy metals and contaminants left in the village by now-defunct manufacturing facilities. The remediation – the process of replacing the contaminated soil with non-contaminated soil – is more than two decades in the making, finally getting off the ground after being added to an Administrator’s Emphasis List, a new effort under EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and President Donald Trum... Read more

  • CNN: House lawmakers introduce bipartisan resolution to condemn 'dangerous' QAnon conspiracy theory
    Posted in Latest News on August 25, 2020 | Preview rr

    (CNN) Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski and Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman on Tuesday introduced a bipartisan resolution in the US House to condemn QAnon, which has increasingly started to take hold in mainstream politics after originating as a fringe conspiracy theory on the internet. The resolution "condemns QAnon and rejects the conspiracy theories it promotes," according to a draft released by Malinowski's office. Although the legislation is largely symbolic, it does provide Republican lawma... Read more

  • Politico: Rep. Kinzinger: ‘It’s time’ for leaders to disavow QAnon
    Posted in Latest News on August 16, 2020 | Preview rr

    The Illinois Republican called on leaders of both parties to stand up against far-right wing conspiracy theories that have circulated in recent days. Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Sunday emphasized the importance of President Donald Trump and other leaders calling out QAnon — a set of far-right conspiracy theories that allege the existence of a “deep state” against Trump. The Illinois Republican, who posted a video on YouTube explaining QAnon on Sunday morning, said it’s time for other lawmakers to def... Read more

  • WCSJ: Kinzinger Discusses Madigan-ComEd Scandal
    Posted in Latest News on August 10, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Adam Kinzinger discussed how the ongoing Michael Madigan scandal has impacted energy companies in the area during a phone town hall last week. According to ABC News, Federal prosecutors said electric utility ComEd has agreed to pay $200 million to resolve a federal criminal investigation into a long-running bribery scheme that implicates Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. They say the company has admitted that from 2011 to 2019 it arranged for jobs and vendor subcontracts “for v... Read more

  • WCSJ: Kinzinger Touts the Great American Outdoors Act
    Posted in Latest News on August 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Adam Kinzger is touting a new bipartisan conservation bill that is expected to be signed into law by President Trump. The Great American Outdoors Act (H.R. 1957) provides permanent, full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and establishes the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund. The LWCF has been around since 1965 and members of congress call it their most successful conservation program. Until 2019, the fund was financed through royalties from ... Read more

  • ABC7: Illinois lawmakers demand transparency regarding COVID-19 relief funds
    Posted in Latest News on August 1, 2020 | Preview rr

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Illinois Republican lawmakers are calling for transparency regarding the state's use of federal COVID-19 relief funding. These lawmakers include U.S. Reps. Darin LaHood, John Shimkus, Adam Kinzinger, Rodney Davis, and Mike Bost. The group said Gov. JB Pritzker failed to utilize funding already allocated by Congress in multiple COVID-19 relief packages. They also said Pritzker did not disclose information regarding how smaller, rural municipalities can receive this... Read more

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