Congressman William Enyart

Representing the 12th District of Illinois
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Sep 24, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) announced today that the Kaskaskia Regional Port District has been awarded $322,000 to develop road and water infrastructure for industrial growth. “Southern Illinois needs job growth and economic opportunity in the region,” said Enyart. “The grant awarded today is a great opportunity for the Kaskaskia Port region to continue developing jobs and attract new business to the area.”
Sep 24, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) announced today that the Village of Waltonville has been awarded $1.9 million to develop a new road, along with water and sewer lines, in support of a proposed ethanol plant in the village. “This grant is a good indicator of support for the ethanol plant,” said Enyart. “The almost two million dollar investment will be utilized to build roads, water lines, and sewer lines in support of the project and in support of the local school and businesses.”
Sep 23, 2014 In The News

EDWARDSVILLE — National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center at SIUE staff was in Washington, D.C., for the second year in a row to award U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart (D-Illinois) a Fueling Growth Award from Growth Energy in recognition of his commitment to the ethanol industry.

Sep 22, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) announced an investment award of $1,163,019 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the Southern Illinois Airport Authority and the Carbondale Township Highway Department. “Robust and modern infrastructure is critical for the successful development of the High Tech Zone,” said Enyart. “This fits with our regional plan to make Southern Illinois more attractive for economic development which translates into – JOBS!”
Sep 17, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12), Co-Chair of the Coal Caucus, announced today an extension on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) public comment period for proposed regulations against coal-fired power plants. “On June 2, the President announced new regulations against coal-fired power plants that would devastate the Southern Illinois coal industry,” said Enyart. “I’ve been fighting against those proposals, and asking Southern Illinoisans to join me and submit comments to the EPA. It is critical that we tell the EPA and the administration that our families depend on the jobs created by coal, and that our homes, businesses, and schools depend on coal generated electricity.”

In The News

Sep 23, 2014 In The News

EDWARDSVILLE — National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center at SIUE staff was in Washington, D.C., for the second year in a row to award U.S. Rep.

Sep 16, 2014 In The News

— Scott Air Force Base has been chosen as one of 10 finalists for the home of the newly created Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center.

Sep 3, 2014 In The News
U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) and House of Representatives Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (MD-5) visited the Southwestern Illinois College campus in Granite City Wednesday to discuss the importance of the trade program there and throughout the country.
Sep 2, 2014 In The News
Today U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) celebrates Women’s Equality Day, and the 94th anniversary of the 19th amendment – granting women the right to vote. “Women’s equality has come a long way in our nation, but it hasn’t gone far enough,” said Enyart. “Women are two-thirds of minimum wage workers in our country and they deserve a raise, and women still aren’t making dollar for dollar compared to their male counterparts.”
Aug 28, 2014 In The News
U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart, D-Belleville, has made a formal request to the chairman of House Armed Services Committee to hold a hearing on problems that led to the disappearance of thousands of private vehicles belonging to service members who have served overseas.

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EPA Extends Comment Period on Proposed Power Plant Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) public comment period for proposed regulations against coal-fired power plants has been extended.  Southern Illinoisans can share their thoughts about the EPA’s proposed rules through December 1.  See my press release for more details, including a link to the website where you can submit your comments.