SCHIMPF WEEK IN REVIEW MARCH 27 - 31
MURPHYSBORO, IL - Illinois Senate committees met throughout the week, as State Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) met with a large number of constituent groups who traveled to the Capitol.
The Illinois Association of Electrical Cooperatives held their Youth Day on March 29 and a number of students from the 58th Senate District attended the annual event.
Illinois agricultural interests were on full display as FFA youth descended on the Capitol March 30, for the 47th annual legislative day. FFA chapters from DuQuoin, Marissa, Mt. Vernon, Valmeyer, Waterloo, and Shawnee High School in Union County were greeted by Senator Schimpf.
Senator Schimpf announced his public support of President Trump's Executive Order which calls for a federal review of nearly all EPA regulations that were installed by the Obama Administration that were largely negative towards the Southern Illinois coal industry.
A controversial gun-dealer licensing bill was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 29. Senator Schimpf has already voted against Senate Bill 1657 twice and plans on working against the measure when it comes up for a vote before the entire Illinois Senate.
Senator Schimpf has been working hard to defeat Chicago-centered bills that are working against the Second Amendment.
Two federally-funded grants were awarded during the week to the City of Pinckneyville and Village of Percy for critical water infrastructure. Senator Schimpf applauded the efforts and hopes that a lawmakers will be able to capital construction bill that will enable more repairs.
Senator Schimpf also held a full day of constituents meetings in the Sparta satellite office and ended his week with a tour of the Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.