December 1, 2021 Press Releases

Foster, Schneider, 10 Additional Members of US House Endorse Rep. Sean Casten for Re-Election

Downers Grove, IL — Today, U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) announced the first round of endorsements from Members of Congress in his re-election campaign, including the endorsements of Illinois Reps. Bill Foster (IL-11) and Brad Schneider (IL-10).

These endorsements show a wide range of support for Rep. Casten from his peers who want to bring him back to Congress. The impressive list includes U.S. House Committee chairs and Members of the New Democrat Coalition, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, and the Blue Dog Coalition.

“I’m incredibly proud of the work I’ve accomplished during my three years in Congress–from putting $3 million back into the pockets of my constituents through casework and securing funds to ensure our small businesses could keep their doors open to crafting the largest investment in climate action in American history. I will continue to fight to lower taxes for Illinois families, stand up for science, and build a stronger more equitable economy by standing up to powerful special interests like big oil and big tech,” said Rep. Sean Casten.

“Ever since my first campaign, I’ve committed to run on my values and I’ve delivered real results. I’m honored to have the support from such a wide range of my colleagues, and I look forward to continuing to serve the people of the 6th District,” said Rep. Sean Casten.

Rep. Casten was previously endorsed by the DuPage County Build and Constructions Trades Council, which represents 29 local unions.

The following Members of Congress have endorsed Rep. Sean Casten:
Rep. Bill Foster (IL-11)
Rep. Brad Schneider (IL-10)
Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43) Chair, House Financial Services Committee
Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) Chair, Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-01) Chair, New Democrat Coalition
Rep. Don McEachin (VA-04) Vice-Chair, Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition
Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02)
Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07)
Rep. Jahana Hayes (CT-05)
Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ-07)
Rep. Sylvia Garcia (TX-29)
Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-05)

Member endorsement quotes are below:

“Since his first campaign started in 2017, Sean has shown a steadfast commitment to the people of Illinois,” said Rep. Bill Foster (IL-11). “He’s an exemplary public servant who expertly threads the needle of being a global leader on climate change and fighting for local issues in his district. I’m proud to endorse him in his re-election.”

“Sean Casten is a smart, effective and dedicated leader,” said Rep. Brad Schneider. “In Congress, Sean is committed to protecting our environment, expanding access to quality healthcare, and creating economic opportunity for all. Sean is a tireless advocate for the people of the 6th district. I am proud to support Sean Casten.”

“Sean Casten has spent the last four years working with his constituents and fighting for the needs of his district,” said Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14), Chair of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. “We need to address climate change and we need Sean Casten’s expertise in Congress to help us do it. I’m proud to endorse him.”

“As a Member of Congress, Sean Casten has shown time and time again that he is dedicated to creating good paying jobs and making life better for all working families,” said Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Chair of the New Democrat Coalition. “In the New Democrat Coalition, Sean’s voice has had a critical role in leading the Climate Change Task Force and ensuring we tackle the climate crisis with the scale and urgency science demands. I strongly endorse him and look forward to his ongoing work for our communities in Congress.”

“Sean Casten is a hardworking, smart, caring, and authentic public service. His commitment to climate change is extraordinary,” said Rep. Don McEachin (VA-04), Vice Chair of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition. “He is a driving force in crafting impactful public policy for Illinois. I am proud to endorse him and will work to bring him back to Congress.”

“I’m thrilled to endorse Sean Casten because he knows exactly what it takes to build our clean energy future,” said Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02). “His expertise and experience expanding clean energy and fighting climate change has enabled him to quickly become a leader on these issues in Congress. He will put America in the forefront of clean energy technology and in combating global climate change.”

“As Members of Congress, one of our most important jobs is to be accessible and responsive to our constituents,” said Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07). “Between town halls, roundtables, and other in-person or virtual meetings, Congressman Sean Casten has shown time and time again that he is an advocate for the 6th District of Illinois. I am proud to endorse him in his re-election.”

“Sean Casten embodies the independent thinking and values that are much needed in Congress at this moment in history,” said Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ-07). “I’m proud to endorse him and bring his voice back to Congress.”

“I trust Sean Casten to fight for the progressive values Democrats care about,” said Rep. Sylvia Garcia (TX-29). “Sean is a champion for reproductive rights, paid family leave and quality, affordable and universal health care. I strongly endorse Sean Casten.”

“Since he came to Congress, Sean Casten has been focused on creating common sense solutions to solve even the most difficult issues,” said Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-05). “I look forward to working with him to give everyone access to affordable healthcare, protecting our planet, and ensuring that we continue to build a robust economy.”

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