“COVID-19 has created so many new challenges for our state as a whole and has drastically altered daily life for many residents, but the General Assembly has not been able to meet in the state Capitol due to the governor’s stay at home order and social distancing guidelines,” said Hurley. “The legislative working groups are an opportunity for bipartisan groups of lawmakers to meet remotely, host discussions and develop plans to address these issues, and set them into motion when we return to Springfield.”
Hurley was appointed to the Labor and Unemployment Insurance Working Group and will serve as Co-Chair of the Health Care and Human Services Working Group. The working groups are intended to function similarly to House committees, but they do not effectually pass legislation, and instead are designed for lawmakers to identify solutions to help the state address the impact of COVID-19.
“Through my work on these legislative working groups I am fighting to build a stronger Illinois by prioritizing plans to rebuild and grow our economy and advocating for access to affordable, quality health care,” continued Hurley. “The obstacles facing Illinois will be hard to overcome, but I am committed to working with legislators from across the state to develop solutions to help get us back on the right path.”
For more information, please contact Hurley’s constituent service office at 773-445-8128 or RepFranHurley@gmail.com.