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September 30, 2020 Statements

SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

September 25, 2020 Statements

September 25, 2020

Washington, DC - The restaurant industry is one of the hardest-hit industries by the dual health and economic crises.  The workers. The owners. The suppliers.  All have lost.  In Chicago, restaurants undergird the economy of entire neighborhoods. Chinatown. Greektown. Little Italy.  Downtown. They are all hurting.  The traditional soul food eateries are basically wiped out, like MacArthur’s or Wallace’s Catfish Corner. If a big restaurant like Lawry’s lacks the resources to continue, these smaller businesses have little chance.

July 10, 2019 Statements

You know, I’ve listened to all of the questions. And, as I listen, I’ve said to myself this reinforces to me the fact that I am a proud co-sponsor of the Butch-Lewis Act because it reassures tens of thousands of hard-working Americans in Illinois and across this nation that their government will protect their pensions from catastrophe. This markup is long overdue. In my District alone, at least $81 million in Central States pensions are at risk; in Illinois, over $3 billion in pensions are at-risk.

May 23, 2019 Statements

When only 39% of Americans have enough savings to cover an emergency costing $1,000, and when 67% of Americans say that they’ll outlive their retirement savings, Congress must act.

I join with over a dozen retirement and non-profit organizations to whole-heartedly support the SECURE Act because it makes long-overdue changes to help workers save for retirement.

April 12, 2018 Statements
For our Subcommittee, the right approach must include addressing structural barriers in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program or TANF. Otherwise our policies will fail our rural, urban, and suburban constituents who hit these barriers daily and are being left behind. I work closely with a number of programs in Chicago that work alongside employers to provide real opportunities for people who have been left behind by the labor market and are hitting walls every time they try to get good jobs and make a better life. But as I talk to these outstanding workforce development programs, I am struck by how few of them get any support from TANF, which is in this Subcommittee's jurisdiction.
January 29, 2018 Statements
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressmen Danny K. Davis (D-IL 07) today announced he will boycott the 2018 State of the Union address by President Trump in Washington and meet instead with constituents in Chicago to examine the State of Our Union and the State of Our Communities and listen to the Democratic response to the SOTU.
January 23, 2018 Statements
This bill is an immoral failure to address:
  • Community Health Centers and Disproportionate Share Hospitals
  • Disaster Relief 
  • A Solution for the DREAMers

Congress should work together to address the needs of the American people, like passing a budget and long-term appropriations bills, providing a long-term solution for our critical health care programs, funding disaster assistance for communities still reeling from hurricanes and wild fires, and addressing Trump’s manmade immigration crisis. 

Health Care: 

November 7, 2017 Statements
Statement on Amendment Restoring the Adoption Tax Credit, Exclusions for Employer Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance Programs, and Expanding the Child Care Tax Credit to Strengthen Families
November 7, 2017 Statements

Members Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Sugar Policy Modernization Act

WASHINGTON – Representatives Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., and Danny K.

February 28, 2017 Statements