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As a Member of Congress, I am actively involved in drafting, sponsoring, and voting on legislation about issues that are important to you.

Learn more about legislation I am sponsoring and cosponsoring, or view information on committees and caucuses I serve on.

To share your thoughts on current legislation, you can send me a message on the  contact me page.

From Bronzeville to Markham, Hyde Park to Evergreen Park, Chatham to Tinley Park, Auburn Gresham to Frankfort and Morgan Park to Mokena, Illinois' 1st Congressional District is one of the most poli


Education policy remains one of my top priorities as a Member of Congress, as I know through my own personal experience just how important a role a quality education can play in an individual's lif


I know firsthand the terrible toll that crime and violence takes on our community and nation. In 1999, my youngest son Huey was shot and killed in Chicago.


Expanding and ensuring access to quality, affordable health care is a top priority for me.


We have seen time and time again that multicultural immigration has been, and continues to be, an important factor in the development of the United States.

No single issue is more important to the future of our community than jobs. Most of us know someone – be it a friend, relative, or colleague – who is looking for work right now.


As a proud U.S. Army veteran, I know the sacrifice that our nation's men and women in uniform continue to make on our behalf.


As a lifelong fighter for civil rights, I am committed to sponsoring and advancing legislation in Congress that will uphold and advance civil rights and equality for all Americans.


I am excited to be a member of the House Agriculture Committee this Congress and proud to serve on the Subcommittee