Legislative Update 11-15-19

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

First and foremost, I want to say THANK YOU to all of our veterans for your service and sacrifice for our great nation! Monday was Veterans Day and I hope you were able to help honor and recognize the men and women who defend our freedoms at one of the ceremonies or programs around the district. (Learn more about Veterans Day here.)

This was the second week of “Veto Session” but we did not take up any items to consider overriding the Governor’s veto. There were only a handful of bills that he actually vetoed and none were called for consideration. We should have taken up the nearly thirty bills filed to address the continuing corruption scandal in Illinois! (Read more here.)

Congratulations to the Illinois Chamber of Commerce on 100 years of advocating for business and jobs! I was proud to sponsor the Resolution and present it to the Chamber this week on the House Floor. (Photo here.)

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and I hosted a visit of the Hon. Bishop Titus Khamala, Member of Parliament in Kenya, Africa and his family at the Illinois Capitol this week. Enjoy some of the photos of their trip here.

Legislative News

Unless a ‘Special Session’ is called, the next Legislative Session will be our next opportunity to address legislation beginning January 28, 2020. You can learn more about the Illinois General Assembly, research the status of legislation, and follow session days live online at www.ilga.gov.

Remembering Our Roots & Defending Our Freedoms

(This section highlights people and places around the 109th District and other topics to honor our nation and appreciate our freedoms.)

Thank you to Army Veteran and Former POW, Vince Rolves, whom we honored this week in the Illinois House for his past and continuing service to our country and his community! Mr. Rolves is standing along the Gallery Railing above as my colleague (Rep. Charlie Meier) reads the Resolution.

Staying Connected!

My office in Louisville is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. I also have established Traveling Office Hours each month around the six counties in the 109th District. You can also contact me directly through the Contact Form on my website at repbailey.com.

Visiting Your State Capitol!

If you have a group who is visiting the state capitol, or if you would like to apply for the “Page-for-A-Day” program or be considered to provide the opening prayer in the Illinois House, please contact me at my office or repbailey.com.