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Illinois Congressman Sorensen to Visit Southern Border

April 30th, 2024
Illinois Congressman Sorensen to Visit Southern Border

The Bipartisan Policy Center and Congressman Eric Sorensen (D-IL) along with Congressman Greg Stanton (D-AZ), Congressman Juan Ciscomani (R-AZ), Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (D-IL), and Congressman Nick LaLota (R-NY) will visit the southern border for discussions and site visits in Phoenix, Tucson, Sonoita, and Nogales. The representatives will learn more about challenges and opportunities for bipartisan collaboration on immigration and border policy. WHO:   The Bipartisan Policy Center Congressman Eric Sorensen (D-IL) Congressman Greg Stanton (D-AZ) Congressman Juan Ciscomani (R-AZ) Congresswoman... Read More

Illinois Congressman Sorensen Introduces Bill to Help Working Families Access Clean Drinking Water

April 18th, 2024
Illinois Congressman Sorensen Introduces Bill to Help Working Families Access Clean Drinking Water

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) along with Congresswoman Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05), Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (PR-AL), and Congresswoman Kim Schrier (WA-08) introduced the bipartisan Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Establishment Act. This legislation will provide states with federal grants to help working families afford clean drinking water and wastewater services.    “We have wonderful communities here in Central and Northwestern Illinois, and I know too many of our working families are struggling to pay their bills and make ends meet,” said... Read More

Illinois Congressman Sorensen, Miller-Meeks Introduces Bill to Create Manufacturing Jobs

April 16th, 2024
Eric Sorensen

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) along with Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-01) introduced the bipartisan Opportunities for Non-developed Sites to Have Opportunities to be Rehabilitated for Economic Development (ONSHORE) Act. This legislation will help strengthen our supply chains by giving communities the tools that they need to attract manufacturing jobs, companies, and facilities.    “Manufacturing is the heartbeat of what keeps our economy strong and our communities thriving,” said Sorensen. “Unfortunately, the Illinois side of the Quad Cities has struggled to attract investment... Read More

Illinois Congressman Sorensen Bill to Foster Interagency Collaboration at NASA Advances

April 2nd, 2024
Illinois Congressman Sorensen Bill to Foster Interagency Collaboration at NASA Advances

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17), Ranking Member of the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee, released a statement on the passage of his bipartisan NASA Streamlining Partnerships for Research and Education for Engineering and Science Act, which passed unanimously out of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Sorensen’s bill will foster interagency collaboration between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and other federal agencies.       “NASA is leading the world in developing new technologies that help our neighbors better understand the world they... Read More

Illinois Congressman Sorensen to Host ‘State of the District’ Virtual Press Conference

March 7th, 2024
Illinois Congressman Sorensen to Host ‘State of the District’ Virtual Press Conference

On Thursday, March 7 at 1:30 PM CT, Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) will host a virtual press conference to discuss the President’s State of the Union Address to Congress and give ‘State of the District’ remarks where he will provide the media with updates from around Central and Northwestern Illinois. WHO: Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17)   WHAT:   To discuss the President’s State of the Union Address to Congress and give ‘State of the District’ remarks where he will provide the media with updates from around Central and Northwestern Illinois   WHEN:   Thursday,... Read More

Illinois Congressman Sorensen Advocates for Workers’ Rights

January 16th, 2024
Illinois Congressman Sorensen Advocates for Workers’ Rights

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) delivered a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of making sure workers have the right to collectively bargain.  “I’ve heard from so many working families across Central and Northwestern Illinois who feel that they’re left behind, like the government does not stand for them as they work paycheck to paycheck trying to do the right thing for themselves and their families,” Sorensen said in his remarks. “All the while, big corporations automate jobs and misclassify workers, all to save a quick buck while reporting record profits... Read More

Illinois Congressman Eric Sorensen Helping Launch Fleet Of Zero-Emission School Buses

January 15th, 2024
Eric Sorensen

On Friday, December 8, 2023, Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) will join environmental leaders during a ribbon cutting event to launch a fleet of zero-emission school buses for Williamsfield School District. Press will be permitted to cover the ribbon cutting event and Sorensen will be made available for questions.   WHO: Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) Williamsfield School District Superintendent Tim Farquer EPA Region 5 Representative Tony Maietta   WHAT:   To launch new fleet of electric school buses and highlight work in Congress to improve air quality for Illinois families... Read More

Illinois Congressman Sorensen Highlights Accomplishments for Central and Northwestern Illinois

December 31st, 2023
Illinois Congressman Sorensen Highlights Accomplishments for Central and Northwestern Illinois

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) is highlighting how he and his office worked throughout 2023 to be a good neighbor to Illinoisans, ensure government works for middle-class families, and make Central and Northwestern Illinois more sustainable for the next generation. “This past year, we’ve made a lot of progress in creating strong, healthy, and sustainable communities for the future,” said Sorensen. “It has been my honor to serve Central and Northwestern Illinois as their trusted neighbor in Congress and I look forward to continuing to be a bipartisan voice for all Illinois families.”  WATCH:  SORENSEN,... Read More

Moms Demand Action Quad Cities Holding Sandy Hook Memorial

December 13th, 2023

(Davenport, Iowa) Moms Demand Action Quad Cities, Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities, One Human Family, and Quad Cities Interfaith are sponsoring a memorial/remembrance service for the victims and survivors of the Sandy Hook shooting on 12/14/2012 where 20 students and 6 adults were killed.  On the 11-year mark of the shooting there will be a brief program at the church to honor the victims and the families still grieving from this tragedy, as well as to honor all lives lost to gun violence in all its forms. Local Moms Demand Action Lead, Kaleigh Rogers, says mass shootings like... Read More

Illinois Congressman Sorensen Joins UAW Workers at Picket Line

October 12th, 2023
Illinois Congressman Sorensen Joins UAW Workers at Picket Line

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) joined a United Auto Workers (UAW) picket line with workers from UAW Local 1268 at the Belvidere Assembly Plant outside Rockford.  “It was inspiring to be in Belvidere today and stand in solidarity with Local 1268 in their fight for higher wages, better benefits, and safer workplace conditions,” said Sorensen. “I will continue to have their backs, and the backs of the more than 10,000 UAW workers across Central and Northwestern Illinois, who are simply asking for their fair share at a time when big corporations and CEOs are reaping record profits.”   You... Read More