Rep. Welter makes statement on Governor’s failure to act on HB 359

MORRIS – Illinois House Republican Conference Chair Rep. David Welter (R-Morris) issued the following statement today after Governor Pritzker failed to act within 60 days on legislation that creates a veterans’ accountability unit within the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs:

“Governor Pritzker’s woefully inadequate response to the deadliest outbreak at a state-run facility in Illinois history continues to fail our veterans by forgetting to sign a bill to provide accountability in the wake of the fatal COVID-19 outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home. Fourteen months later, we continue to get the same excuse citing internal miscommunication from the Pritzker Administration, making us no more confident in the Governor’s ability to prioritize the health and well-being of our veterans.”

Representative Welter serves the 75th District which includes portions of Kendall, Grundy, LaSalle and Will Counties.