State Rep. Jeanne Ives
November 29, 2016

Five Bills To Watch

The Illinois House of Representatives returns to Springfield today with numerous important bills on the calendar. Session is scheduled to begin at 12:00pm.

You can watch the House session LIVE by clicking HERE, selecting “11-29-2016 House Floor Debate” and entering password “vetosession”. 

Here are five of the most important bills you may want to keep an eye on:
“A Week in Review”
Rep. Ives Weekly Recap
November 14th – November 20th 


“From my family to yours, wishing you all the blessings of joy, health and happiness this
Thanksgiving season and every day throughout the year.” – State Rep. Jeanne Ives, 42nd District


The First Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation

President George Washington – Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1789 
By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.
Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:” …read President Washington’s full message here


Rep. Ives: Keeping You Informed

"October Jobs Report: +2,200 Jobs, But Workforce Dropout and Unemployment Rise” Illinois Policy Institute: Though Illinois showed a net gain of 2,200 payroll jobs in October, the state’s workforce shrank for the sixth month in a row, according to a Nov. 17 economic release from the Illinois Department of Employment Security, or IDES. The state unemployment rate rose to 5.6 percent from 5.5 percent because the number of unemployed Illinoisans increased by 6,100… read the full story here