Congressman William Enyart

Representing the 12th District of Illinois
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  • Remembering U.S. Congressman Ken Gray

    I spoke about another great man from Southern Illinois, U.S. Congressman Ken Gray. Ken was a true advocate for Southern Illinois and he will be greatly missed.
  • Remembering Senator Alan Dixon

    I spoke on the House Floor this morning to honor my good friend, Alan Dixon, "The Gentleman from Illinois."
  • Energy & Water Appropriations bill

    Offering the motion to recommit tonight on the Energy & Water Appropriations bill.
  • Enyart Convenes Key Manufacturing Stakeholders

    MidAmerica Airport was the meeting place for key stakeholders in manufacturing, brought together by U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12). “Today’s summit was an overwhelmingly productive collaboration across the board,” said Enyart. “I wanted to bring these key players together in a format to ultimately produce real results and tangible progress in Southern Illinois’ manufacturing sector. And we did just that.”
  • Enyart: Two New Squadrons Coming To Scott

    U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) announced today the addition of two new cyber protection squadrons at Scott Air Force Base. “This is a direct message from the Air Force about Scott’s critical role in cyber security,” said Enyart. “These two squadrons will create 320 new positions at Scott, and will come with a 16 million dollar investment in the base’s existing infrastructure. As a 35 year member of the military, I can tell you that this addition is a huge win for Scott and our region.”

Latest News

Jul 23, 2014 Press Release
Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Sloan Gibson, visited the St. Louis VA Hospital Tuesday, July 22. His visit comes on the heels of concerns about wait times, quality of health care services, and access to care at VA medical facilities nationwide.
Jul 21, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) announced the reversal of cuts from the Social Security Administration handed down earlier this month. “We wrote letters, we crafted legislation, we fought to reverse the cuts – and they did just that,” said Enyart. “Social Security offices must be there for our seniors to provide the services they have earned. We cannot balance the budget on the backs of our seniors.”
Jul 19, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) spoke at the funeral of former U.S. Congressman and friend, Ken Gray today in West Frankfort. "Today, we come together to mourn the loss of our dear friend, our advocate, our Congressman – Kenny Gray.
Jul 18, 2014 Press Release
The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the funding needed for Boeing Co.’s Growler aircraft production line to remain open for another year and 3,000 jobs that were going to be eliminated once the line shut down to be saved, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and U.S. Representative Bill Enyart (D-IL-12), said today at Boeing Defense, Space & Security in St. Louis.
Jul 16, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) is taking a stand against cuts to open hours of Social Security offices in Southern Illinois.

In The News

Jul 11, 2014 In The News

Congressman Bill Enyart of Illinois discusses the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), the Inland Waterways System, and his military background with Agri-Pulse's Spencer Chase.

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Jul 3, 2014 In The News
MidAmerica Airport was the meeting place for key stakeholders in manufacturing Wednesday, brought together by U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart, D-Belleville. “Today’s summit was an overwhelmingly productive collaboration across the board,” Enyart said in a news release. “I wanted to bring these key players together in a format to ultimately produce real results and tangible progress in Southern Illinois’ manufacturing sector. And we did just that.”
Jul 2, 2014 In The News
Leaders from local colleges, business and economic development met Wednesday as stakeholders of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute to discuss economic development in the region. U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart, D-Ill., hosted the event at MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah. The summit, which was closed to public, began at 10 a.m. The group met and toured the Boeing manufacturing plant site at the airport. The stakeholders discussed ways to collaborate by tapping technology as a means to develop manufacturing and create jobs across the state.
Jun 22, 2014 In The News
When it comes to ensuring that our veterans receive the medical care they deserve, our nation is at a critical juncture. It is time to stop pointing fingers and time to fix the problems. The 35,000 Southern Illinois veterans enrolled at the St. Louis and Marion facilities don't deserve games, they deserve results.
Jun 2, 2014 In The News
Saying that Congress finally did something to help create U.S. jobs, unions are lauding congressional passage of a comprehensive water-and-sewer projects bill. The House approved the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) on May 20. The Senate OKed it on May 22.

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We have a winner!  Congratulations to Kaye (Harkins) McClintock of West Frankfort! Kaye tells us this is a photo of John Lee's farm in West Frankfort. The photo was taken by Kaye who is 73 years old and has lived in Southern Illinois her entire life. She is a great grandmother, historian, and genealogist.

Thank you for your submission Kaye! We will be hanging your photo in my office and posting it to our social media accounts. Congratulations!

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