Bryant E News February 3 2017

Dear Friend,

Another busy week has come and gone. In this week’s E News, I reveal my recent Committee assignments, and discuss a bill that I’m sponsoring to keep paying state employees.

My legislative agenda is also taking shape. To follow my legislation as it moves through the House and Senate, please visit the Illinois General Assembly’s website at

To express your opinions on my legislative agenda, or if you have opinions on other bills as they start to move through the legislative process, please contact me using contact form at my website by CLICKING HERE

House Committee Assignments
The 100th General Assembly will feature 58 standing Committees. You can review these Committees by clicking here. As a third-term Representative, I was afforded the opportunity this Session to take a leadership role as Minority Spokesperson on the House Committee on Aging.

I will also be a standing member of these other Committees: Health Care Licenses, Higher Education, Judiciary-Criminal Law, and Tourism, Hospitality and Craft Industries.

Legislative Agenda and State Employee Pay Issue
This week, I signed on as a co-sponsor of HB 1787. The measure would create a continuing appropriation to ensure that state workers continue to receive their paychecks on time and in full, regardless of whether or not a larger state spending plan has been passed.

Last week I told you about Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s attempts in court to stop paying state workers. I vehemently oppose this move by the Attorney General. Now is NOT the time to blow up negotiations by forcing a crisis. The employees that could be adversely affected by this legal maneuver are providing necessary public safety, health care, and a host of other vital services to the State of Illinois. Click here to read my full statement on HB 1787

Stay Connected!
My office in Mt. Vernon has a new location! Our new address is 2929 Broadway, Suite 3. The office is staffed Monday through Friday and my office in Murphysboro is staffed Monday through Thursday, each from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. You can find me on Facebook to keep up with my travels throughout the district. You can also contact me directly through the Contact Form on my website at – Your opinions on important topics facing the State of Illinois are invaluable to me. Keep them coming!