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    • Full Show 5/15/15 (Felipe Esparza, IL House Leader Lou Lang, Aly Jados) - WGN Radio May 18, 2015
      WGN RadioFull Show 5/15/15 (Felipe Esparza, IL House Leader Lou Lang, Aly Jados)WGN RadioPatti kicks off the show by riding sidecar with Elliott Serrano and Esmeralda Leon. Then, comedian Felipe Esparza swings by to talk about his upcoming shows and more. Later, IL house leader Lou Lang talks to Patti about her recent trips downstate and ...
    • Right-to-work goes down in flames in Illinois House with zero yes votes - Chicago Sun-Times May 14, 2015
      Chicago Sun-TimesRight-to-work goes down in flames in Illinois House with zero yes votesChicago Sun-TimesLou Lang, D-Skokie, accused Republicans of selling out, saying that Rauner moved money into state lawmakers' funds in advance of Thursday's vote: “$400,000 this week. What were those checks for?” Lang needled Republicans who were expected to vot […]
    • State lawmaker's plan to curb heroin abuse moves forward - Chicago Daily Herald May 21, 2015
      State lawmaker's plan to curb heroin abuse moves forwardChicago Daily HeraldThe sponsor of the most far-reaching anti-heroin legislation in Springfield this year sparred with a state agency official over the cost of the proposal Wednesday. State Rep. Lou Lang, a Skokie Democrat, says he's come up with a compromise that garners ...
    • County College of Morris 2015 graduation (PHOTOS) - NJ.com May 22, 2015
      NJ.comCounty College of Morris 2015 graduation (PHOTOS)NJ.comRANDOLPH – Hundreds of students from the County College of Morris celebrated their graduation Friday morning. Approximately 400 students attended the college's 46th commencement ceremony at the Randolph campus. The graduates included students ...and more »
    • Memorial Day 2015: Veterans Feel Solemn Sense Of Duty To Remind Us Of ... - CBS Local May 23, 2015
      CBS LocalMemorial Day 2015: Veterans Feel Solemn Sense Of Duty To Remind Us Of ...CBS LocalIt is a solemn time for many, but especially for surviving combat veterans who feel they have the duty to remind the rest of us of the sacrifices they witnessed, CBS2's Lou Young reported Friday. For them, this holiday is more than a list of names, or ...
    • Senate approves extension of medical marijuana trial program - The State Journal-Register May 21, 2015
      CBS LocalSenate approves extension of medical marijuana trial programThe State Journal-RegisterLou Lang, the architect of the medical marijuana program, sponsored the bill in the House, where it passed by an 81-28 vote. Lang has said an extension is necessary so patients are not subject to higher prices. Rauner, a Republican, has routinely said ...Illinois L […]
    • Why is the Anti-BDS Lobby Celebrating Their Non-Victory in Illinois? - The Chicago Monitor May 23, 2015
      Why is the Anti-BDS Lobby Celebrating Their Non-Victory in Illinois?The Chicago MonitorThe sponsors of the House bill were Sara Feinenholtz, Assistant Majority Leader; Michael Madigan, Speaker of the House; Daniel Burke, Assistant Majority Leader; and Lou Lang, Deputy Majority Leader – all the Democratic leaders of the House. Remember ...and more »
    • Protected: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Some good news… - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog) May 21, 2015
      Protected: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Some good news…The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)Lou Lang via twitter 5:21 PM. “Measles is one of the most preventable illnesses. While the vast majority of our population is vaccinated, we... fb.me/44ETQNY9x. by ILSenateGOP via twitter 4:03 PM. Rep Steven Andersson Joins Colleagues in Call for Term ...and more »
    • Heroin Bill Moves Forward In House Chamber - WICS-TV May 20, 2015
      WICS-TVHeroin Bill Moves Forward In House ChamberWICS-TV"The state agencies have had a chance to look at this bill, or at least a cousin of the current bill, for many, many months," said Representative Lou Lang. "And to come forth today, in the third week of May, to talk to me about their objections to the ...and more »
    • Rauner: 'Expect A Very Long Extra Session' For Budget - WNIJ and WNIU May 21, 2015
      WNIJ and WNIURauner: 'Expect A Very Long Extra Session' For BudgetWNIJ and WNIULou Lang have noted there's not enough support for Rauner's pro-business, anti-union agenda, saying earlier this week that Rauner's "list of 10 or 15 things are just not going to happen." Lang compared Rauner's treatment of the General Assem […]
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Illinois House Backs Affordable Health Care, Financial Security as Top Priorities

(Springfield, IL) — As you know, difficult problems  confront the nation, as a people and as a state – but together we can work to solve those problems. Divided We Fail, a nationwide effort is focusing on the biggest and most critical issues–affordable health care and financial security.

The Divided We Fail campaign is assembling the AARP, SEIU, the Business Roundtable, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, and lawmakers from across the nation to find solutions to affordable health care and financial security.

To nudge the campaign along, I sponsored and won passage on January 8, 2009 of an Illinois House Resolution–H.R. 127–that commits Illinois lawmakers to break political gridlock that has, at times, crippled the legislative process and address health care and financial security here in Illinois to the extent we can.

The new General Assembly, the new Senate leaders, and potential change in the Governor’s office can only help move the process along.

Lou Lang

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