Illinois GOP Ask Pritzker for Transparency Regarding State and Local Funding
The Illinois House Republicans sent a letter to Governor J.B. Pritzker urging transparency in the funding for state and local entities.
Washington, DC -- U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis (IL-13), John Shimkus (IL-15), Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), Mike Bost (IL-12), and Darin LaHood (IL-18) sent a letter to Governor Pritzker requesting information regarding the allocation of federal funding to state and local governments that was authorized and appropriated under the recently enacted bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Recently, a report by the National League of Cities found that Illinois continues to withhold funding from local municipalities.
"We continue to hear from many of our local governments who are struggling because of the pandemic and stay-at-home orders that remain in place. This funding was passed on a bipartisan basis and released to states nearly a month ago to help local governments continue basic functions and we remain concerned that this funding has seemingly not been distributed. While Chicago and other larger municipalities have already received this funding from the federal government, our smaller localities continue to wait. We hope Governor Pritzker will provide more transparency about the timeline and process for distribution," said Republican members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation.
Text of the letter sent to Governor Pritzker can be found attached as a PDF and here with other legislative actions Congressman Kinzinger has taken to address the coronavirus pandemic.