HARRISBURG, IL – Lawmakers will return to the Illinois State Capitol on Feb. 7 to continue deliberations on a series of bills which seek to end the two-year budgetary impasse, according to State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg).
Senator Fowler spent the majority of his time during the legislative break on the road touring the communities of the 59th Senate District. He also used to the time to survey the district’s constituents on their views of the legislative package awaiting debate.
Fowler and his colleague State Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) toured the Choate Mental Health Center in Union County on Jan. 30. The two freshman lawmakers viewed the critical care that is provided to more than 200 residents of the facility. More than 550 people are employed at Choate. The facility to home to numerous community activities that benefit the entirety of Union County.
Later in the week, Fowler conducted his first media tour as the 59th District State Senator, with stops in Carterville, Marion, Vienna, Cairo, Metropolis, and Golconda. The Senator traveled more than 200 miles roundtrip during his first tour on the southern end of the district.
During each in-district work period, Senator Fowler uses his time to meet with local leaders and catch up on constituent case work.
ICYMI – Fowler Committee Assignments
Senator Fowler received his first committee assignments for the 100th General Assembly.
The Senator will serve as the Republican spokesman for the Senate’s Commerce & Economic Development Committee. His spokesman duties will focus on the state’s policy toward creating economic opportunities for the nearly 13 million Illinoisans.
Fowler will also serve on the Senate’s Agriculture; Gaming; Higher Education; and Transportation committees.