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Congress putting impeachment proceedings ahead of Americans' needs, says Sen. Oberweis


By Glenn Minnis | Dec 2, 2019

Illinois state Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) |

Illinois state Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) vows to keep his priorities in line if elected to congress next November.

“Instead of wasting time with the impeachment, congress should be making time to do something that helps all Americans,” Oberweis recently posted on Facebook.

Running against U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Naperville) in the 14th Congressional District in November 2020, Oberweis' ire was recently raised when U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) cast doubt on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal's prospects despite once being heralded as “imminent.” Like a growing number of Republicans, Oberweis believes the time and attention that Democratic lawmakers have devoted to impeachment efforts have caused them to neglect more pressing issues like the USMCA that Trump has made a central theme of his 2020 reelection effort.

U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Naperville) |

“The national debt stands at more than $23 trillion and continues to rise,” Oberweis said in a separate post. “We need to focus on reducing spending and congress needs to get serious about eliminating waste and redundancies in the budget.”

After six years in Springfield representing the 25th District, Oberweis launched his campaign against Underwood on a platform of conservative values and fiscal responsibility. The veteran lawmaker recently bagged the Lake County Republican Federation endorsement from a GOP primary field that also includes state Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) and former Kendall County Republican Chairman James Marter.

Oberweis serves on the Senate Appropriations, Labor and Commerce, and Environment and Public Health committees, and his 25th District includes portions of St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Elburn, Sugar Grove, Aurora and North Aurora.

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