As a former member of the House Committee on Agriculture, I understand the importance of this valuable industry to farmers, farm families and our communities throughout Illinois and across the nation. Agricultural production is Illinois’ #1 industry, sustaining tens of thousands of quality jobs covering more than 28 million acres–nearly 80 percent of the state's total land area.
Billions of dollars flow into the state's economy from ag-related industries, such as farm machinery manufacturing, biofuels and agriculture commodity markets. Agriculture isn’t just a rural issue; these industries and markets sustain urban jobs and feed our cities, and the world. Illinois products can be found on every continent and aboard ships on every sea.
One of my proudest accomplishments in Congress is helping draft and pass a bipartisan, long-term, comprehensive farm bill that reflects the needs and priorities of Illinois’ family farmers. We were able to make meaningful reforms, end direct payments and save taxpayer dollars. Next, we need significant tax reform to help our family farms survive and thrive through the years and generations to come. I consistently support efforts to permanently repeal the estate tax which are an unfair assault on the hard work and investment of family farmers. Click here to learn more about my position on tax reform.
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Campton Hills, IL — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today announced his Traveling Help Desk will visit Sugar Grove, Plainfield and Yorkville in the coming weeks to help assist residents of the 14th Congressional District. Staff experts will be available to address any issues constituents may have with federal agencies, listen to their concerns and deliver those concerns directly to the Congressman.
Campton Hills, IL — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has rescheduled events in Gurnee and McHenry in order to allow loyal baseball fans to enjoy watching the Cubs beat the Indians in the World Series.
“Loyal Cubs fans like me have waited a long time to see our boys get to the World Series. No one wants to miss a single game after waiting more than 70 long years. Please join me for coffee and conversation in Gurnee and McHenry to celebrate our Cubs and talk about the issues that are on your mind,” said Rep. Hultgren.
Washington, DC — The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading advocate for small businesses, today awarded U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) with its Guardian of Small Business Award for his outstanding support of America’s small business owners in the 114th Congress.
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has joined 59 of his House colleagues in cosponsoring H.R. 6100, the Protect Family Farms and Businesses Act. Recent regulations from the Treasury Department artificially increase the value of many family farms and businesses, which could ultimately force them to pay more in estate, or “death” taxes. For years the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has discounted interest held in businesses for estate tax purposes—now the IRS plans to count that interest as a percentage of what the business is worth.
U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren talked trade, veterans’ issues and taxes during a town hall with constituents Monday afternoon at the Kendall County Courthouse in Yorkville.
Hultgren, R-Plano, spoke with the group of residents from areas that included Yorkville, Oswego, Aurora, Sugar Grove, Plainfield, North Aurora, Batavia, Warrenville, McHenry, Sleepy Hollow and Orland Park.