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November 11, 2010

Congresswoman Melissa Bean’s Statement on Veterans Day

Thursday, 11 November 2010   Congresswoman Melissa Bean (IL-08) released the following statement in honor of Veterans’ Day:   “Veterans Day reminds our nation to honor and thank those who’ve committed to military service and personal sacrifice to protect ...

October 15, 2010

Bean, Durbin Announce $2.8 Million for Ej&E Mitigation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congresswoman Melissa Bean and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the City of Barrington will receive a $2.8 million grant to fund 100 percent of the planning, designing and engineering of ...

September 27, 2010

Bean Joins Obama at Signing of her Small Business Lending Bill

WASHINGTON – As a national advocate for small business credit issues, Congresswoman Melissa Bean proudly joined President Obama today as he signed Bean’s Small Business Lending Fund Act (H.R. 5297) into law. “Small businesses are our ...

August 09, 2010

District Newsletter - August 2010

Like most parents, I appreciate that America’s children are our greatest legacy and our future leaders. Providing them with the security and opportunity to realize our nation’s potential is my top priority and informs my legislative ...

June 30, 2010

District Newsletter - June 2010

Separating the ‘gotta haves’ from the ‘nice to haves’ is an important part of budgeting. As we end an era of excessive consumption and borrowing, our families, businesses, and government must learn to better prioritize, ...

June 07, 2010

District newsletter - May 2010

Graduation season marks a transition for many students to college or work. Just as the spring blossoms remind us that this long winter is finally over, welcome signs of economic recovery provide hope for those ...

July 19, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill

On April 20, 2010, an explosion occurred on BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The explosion caused the tragic death of 11 workers and led to what has now become the worst oil spill in U.S. ...

May 27, 2010

Wall Street Reform

What went wrong and how to fix it By U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean (As published in the Daily Herald, May 6, 2010) "What went wrong? And what are you doing to make sure it doesn't happen again?"  Citizens have a right and a responsibility to deman...

May 12, 2010

Health Insurance Reform

“In the years since I came to Congress, I’ve heard from thousands of families and small businesses across the 8th District, whose stories illustrated their concerns with rising health care costs and the need for reform. This ...

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