Congressman William Enyart

Representing the 12th District of Illinois
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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.”
Sep 16, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Representative Bill Enyart (D-IL) and Mount Vernon Mayor Mary Jane Chesley today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $3,250,000 in funding to the City of Mount Vernon, Illinois to create jobs and aide the construction of critical infrastructure. The project is expected to create 500 local jobs.
Sep 16, 2014 Press Release
A new federally-funded terminal at Williamson County Regional Airport will ensure that residents of Southern Illinois continue to have access to safe, reliable air service, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Bill Enyart (D-IL) said today. Durbin and Enyart announced that the Williamson County Regional Airport (MWA) in Marion, Illinois has received $3,262,308 in funding to construct a new terminal building through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program.
Sep 16, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) announced today that Scott Air Force Base has been selected as a finalist for the new Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC). “Once again, Scott has shown its strength, synergy, and importance to the Air Force,” said Enyart. “That’s why I am happy to announce Scott has been selected as one of ten finalists for the new Command Center. Time and time again, Scott has shown its viability to host a strategic, state of the art center like this.”
Sep 15, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) announced today the United States Military Academy application deadline for young men and women. Anyone interested in attending one of the academies should apply by November 14. “Our nation’s military academies prepare young men and women for a rewarding career in the service of their country as well as providing an excellent education,” said Enyart. “With the deadline of November 14 approaching, I encourage any student interested in an academy appointment to contact my office soon for an application packet and further information.”

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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.
Aug 28, 2014 In The News
Honor rolls earned Alton Middle School students an honor of their own Thursday — a visit from U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart. Enyart, a Democrat from Belleville who represents Illinois’ 12th Congressional District, visited classes to talk to students about his job and congratulate them on receiving the most honor roll letters of any school in a 12-county congressional district of some 700,000 people.
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Aug 18, 2014 In The News

Armed Services Committee to hold hearings on problems with a federal contractor that led to the disappearance of hundreds of privately owned vehicles belong to military members who have served over

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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.