Mike Quigley represents the 5th District of Illinois, a seat he has held since winning the special election to replace Rahm Emanuel in April of 2009. Quigley is currently a member of the House Committee on Appropriations as well as the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD), Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and the Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch. His legislative priorities include increased government transparency and accountability, as well as progressive priorities including LGBTQ+ rights and a woman’s right to choose.
In Congress, Rep. Quigley has proven himself an ally on J Street issues. Last Congress, he signed the Raskin-led letter urging the Senate to lift the hold on Palestinian aid, as well as signing the Price-led letter calling for the Biden administration to facilitate a ceasefire during the violent escalation with Gaza. In a press release from that period, he noted that "The United States must work with the international community to help broker peace."
So far in the 118th Congress, he has signed on to the Kuster-Schakowsky led H.Con.Res 61, underlining the importance of democracy in Israel. Rep. Quigley has increasingly supported J Street positions these last few years, and has strong relationships with J Streeters in Chicago.