Senator Jim Oberweis has been asked to continue serving as Republican spokesperson for the Labor Committee for the 100th General Assembly.
The Labor Committee examines legislation affecting business and labor communities and impacting the state’s economy, jobs and trade. The 25th District Senator has also been named as a member of the Appropriations II, Environment, Human Services, State Government, and Transportation committees.
The Senate’s standing committees analyze legislation dealing with specific subject areas, such as education, agriculture and transportation. Committees screen legislation introduced by all members and usually, only those bills approved by a committee may be considered by the entire Senate.
The 25th District Senator has also been asked to continue serving on the Legislative Audit Commission, which is responsible for the oversight of the State Audit Program, review of the stewardship of public funds, and the monitoring action to correct weaknesses disclosed by the audits of state agencies. The Commission was involved in hearings about several controversial programs during the administration of former Gov. Pat Quinn, including the failed Neighborhood Recovery Initiative (NRI) that was the subject of federal and state investigations. Oberweis was the only member of the Legislative Audit Commission to vote against recommending Frank Mautino for the Auditor General position. Mautino has since come under intense scrutiny for his questionable handling of his campaign account.
Oberweis has a legislative office at 959 Oak St., North Aurora, IL 60542 (630-800-1992); and has moved to a different Capitol office at 108D State House, Springfield, IL 62706 (217-782-0471). His legislative e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org and his Web site is http://senatoroberweis.com/.
The 25th District encompasses all or some of the communities of Aurora, Bartlett, Batavia, Campton Hills, Elburn, Geneva, Montgomery, Naperville, North Aurora, Oswego, Plano, South Elgin, St. Charles, Sugar Grove, Warrenville, Wayne, West Chicago and Yorkville.