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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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Illinois Congressman Sorensen Announces Investment to Expand Education

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are announcing $602,799 for the Regional Office of Education (ROE) #26 to expand distance learning opportunities to students in rural communities.    “Creating opportunities for our neighbors who live in our rural communities remains a top priority for me,” said Sorensen. “This investment from […]

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Illinois Congressman Sorensen Helps Introduce Bill to Protect Access to Abortions

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) joined Congresswoman Yadira Caraveo (CO-08) in introducing the Abortion Care Enhancement and Support Services (ACCESS) Act of 2024, a bill that creates a grant program to increase capacity to provide reproductive health care services across the country.     “In those moments where women have to make incredibly difficult decisions, they deserve […]

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Illinois Congressman Sorensen Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Crack Down on Artificial Intelligence Robocalls

Illinois Congressman Sorensen Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Crack Down on Artificial Intelligence Robocalls

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) along with Congressman Juan Ciscomani (AZ-06) introduced the bipartisan Quashing Unwanted and Interruptive Electronic Telecommunications (QUIET) Act, which requires robocallers to disclose when artificial intelligence (AI) technology is used and increases penalties for violators who use AI to impersonate individuals.   “These scammers are getting better at tricking seniors and working families into […]

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