SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. John D’Amico, D-Chicago, will focus on rebuilding Illinois’ infrastructure and protecting the safety of travelers as the chairperson of the Illinois House Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee.
“Our transportation infrastructure is the backbone of our economy, and touches on every aspect of our daily lives,” said D’Amico. “After four years of failure by former Governor Bruce Rauner, our infrastructure–from roads and bridges to rails and waterways–has suffered and this has imperiled the safety of travelers in Illinois. Now we have an opportunity and an obligation to rebuild our state.”
In his position as chairperson of the Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee, D’Amico will continue his commitment to bipartisanship stewardship of Illinois’ commuters, drivers and travelers. D’Amico previously led efforts to ban texting while driving in Illinois, worked with Secretary of State Jesse White to create a graduated driver’s license program to make sure new drivers have the proper training and supervision, and passed a law to require drivers to operate mobile phones in hands-free mode.
D’Amico was also named as vice-chairperson of the Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee and as a member of the Veterans’ Affairs and Labor & Commerce committees.
“I am proud to serve on the Labor & Commerce Committee in order to fight for working families, raise the minimum wage and protect workers’ rights,” D’Amico added. “With the new administration we have a unique opportunity to move our state forward and lift up working families across Illinois.”