Ask most farmers, they’re over President Trump’s Trade and Tariff War.
Ask businesses, both small and large, the growing uncertainty in the Trump economy is making life more difficult.
Ask working families, they’ve not received much if any of the benefits of the Trump-Republican massive tax cuts that have created historic Trillion Dollar Deficits.
It would be difficult for anyone to defend let alone to fight to prolong these failing economic policies for our rural communities. Continue reading Rep. Shimkus is Retiring
There should be no reason we cannot discuss issues without it descending into a disrespectful shouting match. #GaitherForIL Continue reading Discussing Politics and Religion
This campaign was about people and policies for an economy that works for everyone, education that prepares our children for the jobs of today and tomorrow, and a healthcare system that is both affordable and accessible for our residents. Despite … Continue reading A Campaign About People and Policies
I would support the Social Security Fairness Act of 2017, which has broad bipartisan support. It’s one of the areas where my opponent and I are in agreement.
Unfortunately for our teachers and spouses, this bill has been sitting in the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security since March of 2017. It is not even listed on the Subcommittee’s website as a bill introduced in the 115th Congress, so the GOP is not serious about solving this problem. Continue reading Social Security Fairness Act