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State Representative Bob Morgan Reports Significant Gains for Illinois Residents Following White House Visit

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State Representative Bob Morgan visited the White House on February 1st to meet with the leadership team in the Biden-Harris administration, to discuss crucial policies that directly impact the residents of District 58 and the broader state of Illinois.

Discussions during the meeting centered around collaboration between Illinois and the Federal Government to create more equitable and safer communities. The primary focus was on reducing costs for residents, and promoting investments being made by President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. Some of the main topics of discussion centered around:

Healthcare Savings for Illinois Residents:
– Over 2,069,000 Illinois residents with Medicare will benefit from the $2,000 yearly cap on out-of-pocket prescription drug costs, a $35 monthly cap per insulin prescription, and free vaccines.
– 342,000 individuals in Illinois have signed up for health insurance through the ACA Marketplaces, enjoying savings of thousands of dollars per year from lower healthcare premiums.

Energy Efficiency and Savings:
– The average new homeowner in Illinois will save $194 annually, or 9.8% on their utility bills, through new grants promoting the adoption of the latest building energy codes.
– Illinois residents will be eligible for a 30% discount on solar panels, battery storage systems, heating and cooling upgrades, and weatherization, leading to substantial annual energy bill savings.
– An estimated 280,000 additional Illinois households are expected to install rooftop solar panels due to these new tax credits.

Affordable High-Speed Internet Access:
– Over 488,000 Illinois households now have access to affordable high-speed internet through the Affordable Connectivity Program investments made as part of the President’s Investing in America agenda.

Infrastructure Revitalization:
– The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is set to revitalize Illinois’ infrastructure, with approximately $11.3 billion in federal funding allocated for highways and bridges over the next five years.
– With 2,423 bridges and over 6,137 miles of highways currently in poor condition, this law represents the most significant dedicated investment in bridges since the inception of the interstate highway system.

With improvements coming to Illinois, Morgan assures the community that he will persistently advocate for his community in Springfield. He remains committed in supporting measures from both the Biden-Harris administration and the State of Illinois that promote cost saving measures for the residents, and investments made into District 58.