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Sep 21, 2023
METRO EAST: Budzinski Highlights Opening of Environmental Justice Academy Applications

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) highlighted the opening of applications for Illinois’ first Environmental Justice (EJ) Academy. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s EJ Academy is a training program that will help local leaders cultivate skills to identify and address environmental challenges in their communities. The academy will be hosted in East St. Louis, Illinois and is being […]

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Sep 20, 2023

Budzinski Applauds Plans for Rising Pharmaceuticals Plant in Decatur 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) issued the following statement applauding the announcement that Rising Pharmaceuticals will be opening a commercial manufacturing facility in Decatur, Illinois. The plant will manufacture and package injectables and ophthalmic products in the former Akorn Pharmaceuticals facility.  “Six months ago, Akorn Pharmaceuticals left working families high and dry with a surprise closure of […]

Sep 18, 2023

Budzinski Statement on Idling of Granite City Steel Plant

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) issued the following statement on news that U.S. Steel will be idling the B furnace at Granite City Works resulting in temporary layoffs for hundreds of employees. “U.S. Steel’s decision to idle operations in Granite City and lay off workers is an outrage. And their effort to blame this […]

Sep 18, 2023

Budzinski, New Democrat Coalition Urge GOP Leadership to Advance Bipartisan Government Funding Bills, Avoid Shutdown 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Nikki Budzinski (IL-13)joined 97 of her colleagues in the New Democrat Coalition in a letter to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy calling for urgent action on bipartisan government funding bills similar to those advanced by the Senate and consistent with the bipartisan debt ceiling agreement that Congress and the administration negotiated this […]

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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.


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.