Wednesday, May 15, 2013
"These actions are all emblematic of the growing arrogance and disregard for the law seen by this administration,” the 14th District congressman says.
Congressman Randy Hultgren dished out some harsh words for President Barack Obama following an admission by the Internal Revenue Service that high-ranking officials targeted conservative-leaning groups during the 2012 campaign. The IRS news comes in the wake of another revelation that the Justice Department obtained telephone records of journalists working for The Associated Press who were working on a story about a failed al-Qaida plot. “When the Department of Justice is accused of illegally obtaining telephone records to pressure journalists, the EPA is being accused of giving preferential treatment for FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests, and the State Department is actively withholding information and suppressing whistleblowers …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Congressman Randy Hultgren will announce the winners of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition during an award ceremony which will be open to the public Friday at Water Street Studios.
Student artists from area high schools, family, friends and art teachers are encouraged to attend an event at 6 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Water Street Studios, 160 South Water St., Batavia, that will name the 2013 Congressional Art Competition winner from our district. The Congressional Art Competition, launched in 1982, showcases two-dimensional student artwork from congressional districts at the U.S. Capitol. High schools from throughout the 14th Congressional District participate in the competition. Winners are chosen by professional artists without prior knowledge of the artists’ names or schools. The first-place winner also will be invited to Washington, D.C., where they will be recognized for their talent along with other young …
The "Your Federal Taxpayer Reciept" widget, attached here, tells literally how much of your tax dollar went where. U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren is using it to illustrate his call for simplifying tax codes.
Tax day came and went a few days ago, but it was an occasion Congressman Randy Hultgren used to call for tax reform in the FY14 budget. "On Tax Day, hardworking Americans are reminded of the burden of our current tax code and the need for comprehensive tax reform to create a simpler, fairer one," Hultgren said. "Tax reform will help create a stronger economy — leading to more jobs, better take home pay and more opportunity for every family. The federal budget I helped to pass in the House last month would achieve this by replacing today's complex, costly and time-consuming tax code with two common-sense brackets to allow families keep more of their hard-earned money." "I am calling on the President and the Senate to make tax reform a …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Congressman co-sponsors legislation to end tax code he calls "immoral" and "unfair."
U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren is calling for the repeal of the estate tax, often called the inheritance tax or the death tax. Last week Hultgren, a Winfield Republican, co-sponsored the "Farmers Against Crippling Taxes Act," which would repeal the tax Hultgren called "unfair" and an "assault" on small business owners and farmers. Hultgren, who represents Kendall and Kane counties, said the estate tax hurts economic growth by taxing the same assets multiple times. “As our economy continues to under perform, we must do more to make life more affordable, and encourage people to make the investments in their businesses that will get our economy moving again. The death tax flies in the face of the very foundation of the American dream. Small …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Congressman suggests a way to hold law-makers' feet to the fire.
Sunday, January 27
Fourteenth District Congressman Randy Hultgren has a different sort of idea: No pay for Congress until a budget is passed. Hultgren recently re-introduced the Constitutional Congressional Pay Accountability Act for the 113th Congress. Hultgren says he introduced the bill back in 2011, and it fall flat then. The bill is just five pages—small for Congress—and Hultgren describes it as "straightforward." It would require Congress to pass a budget and all appropriations bills by the beginning of that fiscal year. If the budget doesn’t get passed, members of Congress won’t get paid. "It holds everyone’s feet to the fire," Hultgren said. Hultgren says House leadership is supporting the concept and that it is one component of the temporary debt-…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Bill clears Congress, heads off crisis with expiration of Bush, Obama tax cuts, plus new taxes.
Congressional action late Tuesday night ended months of the nation teetering on the edge of the so-called fiscal cliff, a significant tax increase set to begin Jan. 1 with the expiration of the Bush tax cuts and temporary tax cuts put through by President Barack Obama, as well as new taxes and automatic spending cuts. Many feared that had Congress failed to address the issue, the tax increases and automatic spending cuts would have pushed the nation once again headlong into recession. Politico reported that the bipartisan solution was approved in a 257-167 vote by the U.S. House. U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-14th District, was one of those voting against the measure. “The lack of spending cuts in this package is indefensible, which is why I…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
The new caucus will concentrate on reinforcing federal investment in research and the national laboratories.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Congressman Randy Hultgren has announced the formation of the House Science & National Labs Caucus. Hultgren is joined by Congressmen Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02), Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM-03) and Alan Nunnelee (R-MS-01) who will serve as co-chairs of the new group, with other members of the 113th Congress expected to join next year. The new caucus will concentrate on reinforcing federal investment in research and the national laboratories, as well as raise awareness in and out of Congress about the role they play in long-term economic growth. “These laboratories, much like the rest of the economy, deserve certainty from the government so they can continue their important work with confidence,” Hultgren said. Hultgren, named earlier this year as the …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Northern Illinois University beats Kent State in 2 OTs at Ford Field and Randy Hultgren wins Boogie Board from Tim Ryan.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) won a friendly wager he initiated with Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH-17) on last Friday’s Mid-American Conference Championship game at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Hultgren represents No. 21 ranked Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb, Ill., and Ryan represents No. 17 ranked Kent State in Kent, Ohio. The NIU Huskies defeated the Kent State Flash at Ford Field in Detroit, MI, in two OTs Friday. The congressman representing the losing team will present the Congressman representing the winning team with treats from his district. Hultgren has offered up a holiday basket from Graham’s Chocolate in Geneva. “I look forward to sampling the gift basket of gourmet goods from Kent’s local bakeries and the …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Randy Hultgren coasts to an easy win over Democrat Dennis Anderson—the first incumbent to win 14th District re-election since Dennis Hastert.
In the days when House Speaker Dennis Hastert roamed the Earth, Illinois' 14th Congressional District was a guaranteed red-state Republican romp. The Grand Old Party had gone unbeaten, untied and unscored-upon in this conservative Chicago collar-county district since 1939, and when the former Yorkville High School wrestling coach rose to the lofty post of House speaker, it seemed there would be no end to the 14th District Republican dynasty. Then came Hastert's curious midterm retirement. And a nationwide Democratic insurgence. And Bill Foster’s 2008 win over Hastert’s hand-picked successor, Jim Oberweis. Randy Hultgren righted the 14th District ship for his political party with a close win over Foster in 2010 and sealed the deal Tuesday …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The Champion of Science Award presentation takes place on Friday, Oct. 12 at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The Science Coalition, a collection of 50 of the leading public and private research universities in the United States, will present the Champion of Science Award to 14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren at Fermilab’s Ramsey Auditorium at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in the Ramsey Auditorium. In attendance will be Matthew Greenwald, University of Chicago; Pier Oddone, Fermilab director; Robert A. Easter, University of Illinois president and Hultgren. The Science Coalition’s Champion of Science Award recognizes members of Congress "whose actions and votes consistently reflect their belief that basic scientific research, conducted at universities and national labs across the country, is essential to the nation’s ability to address …