Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch

(D-Hillside)
7th District
Rep Emanuel Chris Welch

 

Springfield Office:
300 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-5350

District Office:
10055 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Suite E
Westchester, IL 60154
(708) 450-1000
(708) 450-1104 FAX
Biography
Attorney; B.A., Northwestern University; J.D., John Marshall Law School; former member and president, Proviso Township High Schools District 209 Board of Education; partner, Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman, LLP; married, has two children.
Speaker Welch’s Statement of Support for Comprehensive Energy Proposal Sponsored By Leader Evans

Speaker Welch’s Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Passing U.S. Senate

“I am thrilled to see the U.S. Senate pass the bipartisan infrastructure deal. This is a monumental package that shows Washington can still work together, so I thank Senators Durbin and Duckworth for their leadership and contributions to reaching across the aisle. This deal is important for the people of Illinois to ensure we maintain our status as the transportation and logistics hub of the Midwest. I am also incredibly eager to see progress with the human infrastructure proposal, which includes significant investments to support working-class families. This is the type of progress we all need and deserve.”

Speaker Welch’s Statement on Passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Speaker Welch’s Statement on Passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

“I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka. I had the pleasure of meeting and discussing important issues for our working families with Rich just last week. Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to Rich for his tireless efforts in fighting for the rights of working families. He was a steadfast champion for all and will be dearly missed. His family and loved ones will be in my thoughts and prayers.”

Speaker Welch’s Statement of Support for Comprehensive Energy Proposal Sponsored By Leader Evans

Speaker Welch’s Statement On S&P’s Ratings Upgrade

“For the first time in decades, Illinois has received not one, but two bond rating upgrades. I am incredibly proud of our state’s responsible financial choices that continue to improve our fiscal standing, as well as put hardworking Illinoisans and their families first. These are the types of positive changes you see when government leadership is truly working for the people they represent.”

Speaker Welch’s Statement of Support for Comprehensive Energy Proposal Sponsored By Leader Evans

Speaker Welch’s Statement Regarding Fitch Ratings Upgrade

“This improved outlook is yet another example of what our state is capable of with strong leadership and responsible economic policy decisions. All three rating agencies have upgraded Illinois’ outlook which is proof we can support families, invest in underserved communities, and be fiscally prudent at the same time. I am incredibly grateful to our House Budgeteer Greg Harris for all of his hard work, as well as the bipartisan budget working groups, for making the fiscal health of our state a top priority. “