Building Peaceful Bridges (BPB) is excited to welcome Congressman Brad Schneider at our Learning Luncheon on Monday, March 22nd at 12:00 p.m. CST in a discussion of proposed reforms of U.S. Immigration Policy 2021 and beyond.
Congressman Schneider (D) is a fourth-term representative for the 10th District of Illinois. He has made international affairs a staple of his policies, specifically immigration rights, as evidenced by his membership in the Congressional Refugee Caucus. Together with other members of Congress, he works to ensure “protection, humanitarian needs, and compassionate treatment of refugees”. Other memberships are in the House Committee on Ways and Means, where he focuses on health and Social Security, and the House Committee on Small Business, focusing on economic growth, tax, and capital access.
Within the House of Representatives, he is an official cosponsor of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which if passed would seek to reform the current immigration system, provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, and humanely address the root causes of forced migration. Other recently sponsored bills address campaign finance, ethics in government, federal lobbying transparency, protections for local businesses, Medicare beneficiaries, and domestic terrorism. Congressman Schneider has also repeatedly voted in favor of strengthening and expanding existing voter protections.
BPB hosts educational luncheons listening to refugee stories and “knowledge experts” speak on immigration and refugee programs.