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Jun 14, 2024
National Security
Budzinski Votes Against Partisan National Defense Bill

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) joined 196 House Democrats and three House Republicans in voting against a hyper-partisan National Defense Authorization Act that would take away reproductive health care access from our nation’s servicemembers.   “Congress should always be able to put politics aside when it comes to protecting our national security and supporting our servicemembers. But […]

News and Announcements

Jun 10, 2024

Budzinski Statement on the Biden Administration’s Listening Session on the Future of the 1908 Springfield Race Riot Site

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) released the following statement regarding the Biden Administration’s community meeting on the future of the 1908 Springfield Race Riot site.  This evening, the Department of the Interior held a community meeting at Union Baptist Church in Springfield, IL, allowing the Biden-Harris administration to hear directly about the community’s vision to […]

Jun 4, 2024

Budzinski Statement on Biden Border Executive Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski, a member of the Democrats for Border Security Task Force, issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s executive order: “I’m glad to see President Biden taking action to help restore order at the border,” said Congresswoman Budzinski. “While this is an important move, it doesn’t excuse Congress from taking critical steps […]

Jun 3, 2024

Budzinski Announces $11.3 Million for 40 New School Buses in Springfield, Urbana and Edwardsville  

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) announced that school districts in Springfield, Urbana and Edwardsville will be receiving a combined $11,395,000 in funding for 40 clean school buses. The funding comes through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus Program Grants Competition which aims to protect the health of students and the environment while reducing […]

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As a native of Downstate Illinois and the Representative for some of our nation’s most productive farmland, Nikki is proud to serve on the House Agriculture Committee to give family farmers in Central and Southern Illinois an important seat at the table in Washington. In Congress, Nikki is focused on revitalizing rural America, protecting the farm safety net, maintaining critical nutrition programs and investing in conservation. You can learn more about the upcoming Farm Bill here.


The grandchild of two World War II veterans, Congresswoman Budzinski understands the deep debt of gratitude owed to the men and women who’ve served our country. As a member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Budzinski is focused on ensuring every veteran in Central and Southern Illinois has access to the benefits they’ve earned and deserve. 


A Trade Unionist and proud member of the labor movement, Nikki has spent her entire career standing up for working families. As the representative for thousands of labor households in Central and Southern Illinois, Nikki is fighting to strengthen unions, protect the rights of workers and invest in career and technical education opportunities across the Heartland.