SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – With President Donald Trump and extreme politicians in Washington calling for increases on tariffs for solar panels and other clean energy products entering the country, the Illinois House of Representatives International Trade and Commerce Committee and House Energy Committee will be holding a subject matter hearing for stakeholders voice their opinions on recent federal clean energy movement.

“With thousands of clean energy jobs and millions of dollars to benefit low-income communities on the line, we simply cannot allow the discussions or solutions on clean energy and foreign affairs be one-sided,” said state Rep. André M. Thapedi, D-Chicago, Chairman of the House International Trade and Commerce Committee. “Now more than ever, we need to come together to craft a solution that keeps jobs right here in Illinois, and points our nation on the path to a cleaner, healthier, more efficient future.”

The House International Trade and Commerce and Energy Committees will meet jointly on Wednesday, February 28 at 3:00 p.m. in room C-1 of the Stratton Building on the Capitol Complex. For more information, please contact 773-581-9250.


WHO Illinois House International Trade and Commerce Committee

Illinois House Energy Committee

State Rep. André M. Thapedi, Chairman
Illinois Commerce Commission

Illinois Power Agency

Windsolar USA


Cypress Creek

Illinois Chamber of Commerce




WHAT House International Trade and Commerce Committee subject matter hearing on President Trump’s recent tariffs on solar panels and their effect on FEJA.


WHEN Wednesday, February 28, 2018

3:00 p.m.




Room C-1, Stratton Building

Springfield, IL

Rep. Andre Thapedi Rep Andre Thapedi

32nd District

Springfield Office:
249-E Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1702

District Office:
4651 W. 79th Street
Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60652
(773) 581-9250
(773) 581-9260 FAX