NAPERVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Janet Yang Rohr, D-Naperville, will prioritize continuing the improvements in our state’s financial wellbeing, ensuring access to health insurance and services, small business growth and other goals on key House committees in the upcoming session.
“I am excited to get to work for the people of my community and Illinoisans across the state in my committee positions,” Yang Rohr said. “As vice chair of the Personnel & Pensions committee, I know that Illinois’ fiscal health depends on addressing our long-neglected pensions. I will work with the chair and other members to create smart legislation that balances our responsibility to state pension holders and their years of hard work with our budget which continues to improve after years of underfunding.”
With her decades of professional experience in finance and investing, Yang Rohr knows that keeping Illinois on the right track means fighting for sound state pension policy. Professionally, Yang Rohr’s work as a leader at Morningstar advocating for individual investors, workers and retirees to secure their financial future, uniquely positions her to balance the promises made to workers and the constraints of the state budget.
She was also appointed as a member of the Elementary & Secondary Education: Curriculum & Policies committee and the Administration, Licensing & Charter Schools committee, highlighting her experience on the Naperville School Board guiding the continued success of one of the nation’s strongest school districts.
Yang Rohr will fight for a more comprehensive and compassionate policy to bring down healthcare costs on the Healthcare Availability & Access committee. Her commitment to small business growth and making Illinois more small business-friendly will continue in her position on the Small Business, Tech Innovation & IT committee.
Yang Rohr has a history of legislative victories that make her uniquely qualified to lead her committees through the challenges ahead. Yang Rohr was instrumental in the bipartisan and bi-cameral negotiations to pass House Bill 5472, which brought more retired teachers back into the classroom in the midst of an educator shortage crisis, while also not adding to the state’s pension burden.
“I am proud to have led fights to improve our state’s pension system, and I look forward to developing targeted policy changes that improve education, healthcare and small business outcomes,” Yang Rohr said. “In these committees, we have an excellent opportunity to build on our prior successes and make lives and livelihoods better for everyone.”