SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Following adjournment of the General Assembly’s 2021 legislative session, state Rep. Anne Stava-Murray, D-Naperville, released the following statement:
“This year, our top priority was focusing on relief efforts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that impacted families, businesses, schools and workers in every corner of our state. The work is not done and we will continue to feel the devastating impacts of this crisis, but I am proud of the work we were able to accomplish this year to help get us on a strong path to recovery.
“We passed emergency housing relief legislation with House Bill 2877, which provides a safety net for families struggling through the COVID-19 crisis with an approach to protect individual’s health and welfare, prevent homelessness, facilitate housing access and preserve individual’s and families’ livelihoods at a critical and uncertain time.
“As the COVID pandemic highlighted social inequities in our health care system, I supported House Bill 158 to combat implicit bias in health care by addressing maternal and infant mortality and expanding access to care and mental health treatments. To help make prescription drugs more affordable, we successfully passed House bill 1745 to limit a patient’s monthly out-of-pocket costs of prescriptions and give patients increased access to medications.
“After a very challenging year for all Illinoisans, I was happy to be back in Springfield representing the priorities of our community and working to help put our state back on track.”