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New state Rep. Elik begins her committee service

State Rep. Amy Elik, R-Fosterburg, this week began her service on six key committees scheduled to convene in the legislature. The House of Representatives began conducting hearings virtually on Monday.

Many important issues face the state, but one of the most significant is unemployment. A Labor & Commerce Committee hearing is scheduled Thursday to discuss the topic.

“It has been almost a year since thousands of Illinoisans were sent to the unemployment line as a result of Gov. Pritzker’s closures,” Elik said. “Unfortunately today, the same issues of fraud and delayed payments continue unresolved. I hope the agency provides a plan to make improvements instead of offering more excuses.”

In addition to serving on the Labor & Commerce Committee, Elik’s committee assignments for the 102nd Illinois General Assembly include Appropriations-Human Services; Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies; Energy & Environment; Revenue & Finance; and Transportation: Regulation, Roads committee.

Elik added: “With nearly 4,000 bills filed for consideration during the 2021 legislative session, I want to hear from my constituents concerning their support or opposition to these bills.”

She encourages people to contact or call (618) 433-8046.

Elik was seated in January after beating Democratic incumbent state Rep. Monica Bristow of Alton in the November election.

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