Congressman William Enyart

Representing the 12th District of Illinois
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  • Welcoming our newest citizens of the United States at SIU

    It was a very big day for nearly three dozen people in Carbondale on Friday. They took the oath to become American citizens. The immigrants came from 16 different countries. Some of them have lived in the U.S. for decades, others for just a few years.
  • Enyart: Medicare Is Vital For Southern Illinois

    Facing cuts and a voucher proposal in a new budget proposal, U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) took time on the House of Representatives floor yesterday to remind lawmakers of the essential task ahead – to save Medicare from unnecessary partisan cuts.
  • Enyart Recognizes SIU on House Floor

    U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives today congratulating Southern Illinois University School of Law on its 40th anniversary. “As a graduate of SIU, I was proud to honor the School of Law with a statement on the House floor highlighting the school’s history,” said Enyart. The statement will go into the Congressional Record for the 113th Congress, and formally presented to the SIU School of Law on Saturday during the anniversary celebration.
  • Enyart Meets With Air Force Chief of Staff to Fight for Scott AFB

    U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (D-IL) joined U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh today to discuss the vital importance of Scott Air Force Base to national security and the community.
  • Enyart Announces 12th Congressional District Art Competition Winners

    U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (D-IL) announced the winners of the Congressional High School Art Competition, open to students in the 12th Congressional District. The Congressional Award Ceremony for the competition was held March 20 at the William and Florence Schmidt Art Center at Southwestern Illinois College. The student art pieces will be on display at the center through April 3.

Latest News

Apr 10, 2014 Press Release
Citing major potential cuts against education, cuts to Medicare, and a middle class tax increase, U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) voted against the budget proposed by Congressman Paul Ryan today.
Apr 8, 2014 Press Release
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – After pledging to fight against cuts to Medicare Advantage, U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) announced the administration’s proposal was reversed this week. Strong pushback from Enyart and other members of Congress reversed the proposed payment cuts to private health plans in Medicare Advantage.
Apr 8, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON – In an effort to employ more veterans on Capitol Hill, U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) joined a bipartisan delegation today for the formation of the new Veterans Congressional Fellowship Caucus.
Apr 8, 2014 Press Release
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) is working to move Equal Pay Day to December 31. Each year, April 8 symbolizes the day when women’s earnings finally catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year. Nationally, women earn 77 cents on the dollar compared to men, and in the 12th District of Illinois, women earn 71% of men’s earnings.
Apr 4, 2014 Press Release
Facing cuts and a voucher proposal in a new budget proposal, U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) took time on the House of Representatives floor yesterday to remind lawmakers of the essential task ahead – to save Medicare from unnecessary partisan cuts.

In The News

Apr 11, 2014 In The News
It was a very big day for nearly three dozen people in Carbondale on Friday. They took the oath to become American citizens. The immigrants came from 16 different countries. Some of them have lived in the U.S. for decades, others for just a few years. It was hard to miss the patriotism shown at the ceremony.
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Apr 5, 2014 In The News
U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart called on Congress this week to preserve Medicare funding ahead of proposed budget cuts for the upcoming fiscal year. “Simply put, we cannot balance the budget on the backs of our seniors, many of whom have spent a lifetime paying into this system. It must be there for them when they need it most,” the Belleville Democrat said.
Mar 27, 2014 In The News

SIU Law Alum Congressman William Enyart recognized the SIU School of Law on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday to kick off the law school's 40th Anniversary Celebration.

Mar 25, 2014 In The News
Army leaders had a chance to defend their proposal to wary lawmakers on Tuesday that it was necessary to cut states’ National Guard forces along with active duty forces in order to keep the total force in balance. Army officials say that under defense budget cuts, they will have to shrink its active duty to 450,000, but also shrink the National Guard to 335,000, and the Army Reserve to 195,000 by 2017.
Mar 25, 2014 In The News
U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart, D-Belleville, announced the winners of the Congressional High School Art Competition open to students in the 12th Congressional District.

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Equal Pay for Equal Work

Each year, April 8 symbolizes the day when women’s earnings finally catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year.  It’s time to start moving the Equal Pay Day recognition from April 8 to December 31. 

See my press release issued on Equal Pay Day.

 

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