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Illinois Congressman Sorensen Secures Nearly $1 Million for Clean Drinking Water in Lanark

Illinois Congressman Sorensen Secures Nearly $1 Million for Clean Drinking Water in Lanark

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) joined community leaders in Lanark to highlight $959,752 he secured from Congress to repair the city’s water infrastructure. Sorensen secured this investment to fix the city’s water mains that are experiencing a high number of breaks and incidents of low pressure.   “I have had many conversations with parents who are nervous […]

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

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 […]

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Illinois Congressman Sorensen to Visit Southern Border

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 […]

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Illinois Congressman Sorensen Nominates Five Illinois Students for Service Academies

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Illinois Congressman Sorensen Bill to Foster Interagency Collaboration at NASA Advances

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 […]

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Illinois Congressman Sorensen Tours Head Start in Rock Falls

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, […]

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House Passes Defense Bill with Sorensen Priorities for Rock Island Arsenal

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 […]

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Illinois Congressman Sorensen Secures Historic Investments for Central and Northwestern Illinois

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 […]

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