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Mar 29, 2023
Budzinski Highlights Food Access Needs in Hearing with Secretary of Agriculture

WASHINGTON — This week, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) highlighted food access needs in Central and Southern Illinois during a congressional hearing with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack. During the hearing, Budzinski relayed her concerns that the recently announced closure of the Cahokia Heights Walmart will worsen an already existing food desert for local residents.  WATCH: Budzinski Questions […]

News and Announcements

Mar 28, 2023

Budzinski Announces 2023 Congressional Art Competition

Submissions are due by Wednesday, April 26th SPRINGFIELD, IL — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski announced the start of the 2023 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in Illinois 13th Congressional District. The winning submission will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year, alongside artwork from congressional districts across the country. “Every year, students from […]

Mar 27, 2023
Federal Grants

Budzinski Announces $3.2 Million for SIU School of Medicine

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) announced that the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine will be receiving $3,240,745 in federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services through the Health Center Cluster program. The program was created to support community health centers acting as a safety net for underserved, underinsured and vulnerable populations.  […]

Mar 27, 2023
Health Care

Budzinski Joins Bipartisan Working Groups Focused on Addiction and Overdose Crises

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) announced her participation in the Bipartisan Fentanyl Prevention Caucus and the Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force where she will work across the aisle on solutions to the ongoing addiction and overdose crises.  “Every day, too many of our loved ones struggle with mental health and substance use […]

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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.

Upcoming Events

Macoupin County Office Hours

whenApr 04, 2023 / 9-4:30 p.m. CST
Bunker Hill, Gillespie and Staunton

Monticello Office Hours

whenApr 11, 2023 / 1-4:00 p.m.
Monticello Municipal Building
210 North Hamilton Street
Monticello, Illinois 61856

Macoupin County Office Hours

whenApr 20, 2023 / 9-4:30 p.m. CST
Carlinville, Girrard and Virden