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Kinzinger supports defense bill
The local congressman on Wednesday praised President Donald Trump for a nearly $700 billion defense policy bill.
The legislation calls for adding troops, ships, planes and other equipment, but Congress has yet to pass a spending bill for those things, with Trump calling for Democrats to get on board.
In a statement, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, said he was happy to see the defense authorization bill signed into law, especially after it received bipartisan support.
"Our military is in need of the robust funding to address our readiness crisis with a balanced approach to allocating such resources," he said.
Kinzinger also said he was glad the bill included a provision giving 3,500 additional special immigrant visas for Afghan translators and interpreters who served with the United States and its allies. This was a provision that Kinzinger had advocated for.
"These brave men and women risked their lives to assist us during the war in Afghanistan, and are now facing threats to their lives from terrorist groups," the congressman said. "We must uphold our core values and leave no man behind.”
Kinzinger named vice chair of subcommittee
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) recently announced new subcommittee leadership assignments for the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), whose 16th District includes La Salle, Bureau and Putnam counties, was named the new vice chairman of the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.
In response, Kinzinger released the following statement:
“I’m honored to take on this role … and I look forward to working with chairman Bob Latta (R-Ohio) as we work on issues surrounding interstate and foreign commerce, such as manufactured goods and trade.
“Manufacturing is the backbone of economic growth in my district and across the country. Our subcommittee tackles the issues facing our manufacturers, our farmers, and our small businesses through technological advances, safety procedures, consumer protections and various trade issues. I’m proud to take on this new role and excited to advocate for the issues that matter to the people of IL-16, and our economy.”
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Kinzinger makes stops in Rockford after filing petition for re-election
ROCKFORD (WREX) - A candidate running for re-election makes his way to Rockford Monday.
Republican Adam Kinzinger filed his petitions to run for office again. He said he had three times the number of necessary signatures.
After filing Kinzinger made a stop at Rockford Christian to talk to its student government.
He told students about his journey leading up to being a congressman.
Students say hearing about his successes and failures reassures them to keep trying when they hit a road block in life.
"As a teenager I'm told to just keep trying and trying and it's nice to hear from someone who is very successful that it works and never giving up is a good route," said Sydney Halbersen, a junior at the school.
Kinzinger visited the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford after leaving the school.
Rockford Register Star: First candidates file petitions in Springfield and Winnebago County for 2018 Primary
First candidates file petitions in Springfield and Winnebago County for 2018 primary
ROCKFORD — Hundreds of candidates or their representatives — including some from the Rock River Valley — stood in line outside the State Board of Elections office in Springfield Monday morning to formally kickoff the 2018 election season.
Among those filing petitions to run for office next March: Congressman Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, and Democrats Neill Mohammad and Sara Dady in the 16th Congressional District; state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, for lieutenant governor; state Sen. Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, in the 35th Senate district, state Rep. Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford, in the 69th House district; Democrats Wladimiro (Jesse) Aguirre, Valeri DeCastris and Maurice A. West II in the 67th House district; and Republican Scott Bloomquist for the Boone-Winnebago Regional Superintendent of Schools.
As of noon Monday, no petitions had been filed for two vacancies in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Winnebago and Boone counties.
Filing for state offices includes members of Congress, state constitutional officers and legislators, judges and regional superintendents of education.
The filing period also started Monday for local candidates running for county offices including sheriff, clerk and county board. The primary election is March 20.
The federal government takes on the ambitious goal of tackling the opioid crisis here in Illinois.
If all goes well, it'll make a big dent within the next three years. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) spoke Monday at Rosecrance's Griffin Williamson Campus. The plan is to reduce the number of opioid-related deaths in Illinois by 33%. Kinzinger says education is key in helping to solve the epidemic.
"Young people in school need to understand that the first time yo uabuse an opiate, you may as well just assume you'll end up in recovery," said Kinzinger.
Rosecrance says opioids have been involved in more than 11,000 deaths in Illinois 2008.
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, plans to seek re-election to the 16th Congressional District, he said in a news release Wednesday.
"I want to fight for my constituents, fight for our values, and fight for future generations’ chance at the American Dream," Kinzinger said in the release.
“During my time in Congress, we’ve made great strides to get our country on a path toward prosperity, but I know more can be done. Combating the opioid problem that plagues our communities is a priority.
"We have a military readiness crisis that needs to be resolved. We also need greater deregulation to remove big government’s red tape to help our farmers and manufacturers thrive. With tax reform on the horizon, we can grow the economy, create more jobs, and provide tax relief for middle class families and small business owners," he said.
“We have a lot to look forward to, and I’m confident we can accomplish big things for the good of our community and our country."
My State Line: Ogle County Marine Honored with Memorial Road 7 years after Killed in Afghanistan
"It's uniquely American," said Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). "They honor the people who have given their lives to defend freedom and so, to see a community like Byron comes together and to see the state representatives and state senators say, 'We want to memorialize Alec.' It was amazing."