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Following Illinois Congressman Sorensen’s Advocacy, EPA Expands E15 Sales

May 9th, 2024
Eric Sorensen

Following his advocacy in Congress to expand the use of E15 fuel, Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17), a member of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus, applauded a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow for the sale of E15 fuel for this summer. E15 is gasoline blended with 10.5 percent to 15 percent ethanol, meaning increased profits for farmers.   “Allowing for the sale of E15 this summer means lower prices at the pump for working families and support for our hardworking corn farmers,” said Sorensen. “In Congress, I am fighting every day to make sure we use biofuels... Read More

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 Nominates Five Illinois Students for Service Academies

April 29th, 2024
Eric Sorensen

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) announced that he has nominated five students from Central and Northwestern Illinois for admission to the United States Service Academies for the class entering the fall of 2024. The nominated students are:     United States Military Academy:  John Nienhaus- Moline High School, Moline, IL     United States Naval Academy:  Sean Conner Beckford – Auburn High School, Rockford, IL  Mason Caltagerone- Boylan Catholic High School, Rockford, IL  Patrick Conklin – W.T Woodson High School, Canton, IL  Arthur Horn – River Ridge High School, Freeport,... 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 Tours Head Start in Rock Falls

March 28th, 2024
Eric Sorensen

On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) toured Head Start facilities in Rock Falls to discuss efforts in Congress to invest in early childhood education programming in Western Illinois. Congressman Eric Sorensen serves on the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Prior to serving in Congress, Sorensen was a local meteorologist in Rockford and the Quad Cities for nearly 20 years. His district includes Illinois’ Quad Cities, Rockford, Peoria, and Bloomington-Normal.  Read More

House Passes Defense Bill with Sorensen Priorities for Rock Island Arsenal

March 27th, 2024
House Passes Defense Bill with Sorensen Priorities for Rock Island Arsenal

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) voted to pass a bipartisan defense spending bill that includes historic wins to support the Rock Island Arsenal and strengthens national security. The package Sorensen helped pass also includes a 5.2 percent pay raise for service members – the largest in over two decades.   “Our neighbors and their families who put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe deserve a well-earned pay raise,” said Sorensen. “Furthermore, these critical investments coming to Western Illinois from this bill ensure that workers at the Rock Island Arsenal will have... Read More

Illinois Congressman Sorensen Secures Historic Investments for Central and Northwestern Illinois

March 11th, 2024
Illinois Congressman Sorensen Secures Historic Investments for Central and Northwestern Illinois

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) voted to pass six bipartisan spending bills in the House of Representatives that include funding he secured for 12 transformative projects across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District.  “My top priority in Congress is making sure that the federal government works for the people of Central and Northwestern Illinois. One of the important ways I can make sure that happens is by bringing federal tax dollars back home to support middle-class families,” said Sorensen. “By working across the aisle, I was able to secure over $130 million to upgrade our infrastructure,... 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