Several members of the Illinois Senate Republican Caucus have introduced a resolution urging the U.S. Congress to return ComEd’s $200 million fine to their ratepayers in Illinois either through direct payments or by directing the funds to the Illinois Commerce Commission for distribution to ratepayers.
As residents have come to learn, ComEd is paying a $200 million criminal fine as part of a federal investigation into a years-long bribery scheme in the State involving jobs, contracts, and payments.
The $200 million fine will be deposited in the federal treasury, and the U.S. Congress has the ability to direct where those funds are sent.
Sponsors of the measure include Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady along with Senators John Curran, Don DeWitte, Dan McConchie, Craig Wilcox, Neil Anderson, Jason Barickman, Jim Oberweis, Sue Rezin, Brian Stewart, Dave Syverson and Chuck Weaver.
Copies of Senate Resolution 1290 will be delivered to the U.S. Senate Majority Leader, the U.S. Senate Minority Leader, the U.S. Speaker of the House, the U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader, and all members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation.