On the final day of the fall veto session in Springfield, members of the House of Representatives honored House Republican Floor Leader and State Representative Peter Breen (R-Lombard) for his service to the people of the 48th District, to the House Republican Caucus, and the people of Illinois.

HR 1345, jointly sponsored by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and Speaker of the House Mike Madigan, recognized Breen’s commitment to responsible budgeting and spending and his commitment to easing regulations on the business community. They also recognized Breen for legislation he ushered into law that specifically helped the people of the 48th District.

House Republican Deputy Leader Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) spoke to the honorary resolution for Breen, and said, “His leadership, expertise, and strong public speaking skills allowed him to be elevated quickly to the role of House Republican Floor Leader, where he has vigorously defended our caucus positions on many critical and often controversial bills. Aside from his responsibilities as our Floor Leader, in just four years, Peter ushered 32 of his own bills into law. He has always been an advocate of responsible spending and balanced budgets, and has fought hard to address the crushing tax burden that is causing rising numbers of his constituents to flee to other states.” Click here to view Demmer’s full floor comments on the resolution.
Yesterday a member of the House Democrat caucus issued a death wish against the family of House Republican Floor Leader Peter Breen (R-Lombard) during a debate on a bill. In response to the henious verbal attack, Breen implored his colleagues to follow a path toward civility and decency. Click here to view Breen's floor comments.
State Representative Peter Breen’s 2018 voting record in support of business and manufacturing has earned him high praise from Illinois’ Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA). During Breen’s four years in office his cumulative score with the TMA is 93%, among the highest in the General Assembly.

“A thriving manufacturing industry is critical to improving the Illinois economy,” said Breen. “It’s an honor to be recognized for my work to help these job creators, by improving our manufacturing climate and reducing burdens placed on them.”

This year legislators were scored on their votes on 10 pieces of legislation that impacted the manufacturing sector, and those earning a score of 70 or higher were recognized. Only 39 members of the House of Representatives earned recognition this year.

TMA President Steven Rauschenberger applauded Breen for being a champion for the manufacturing industry, and said, “Representative Breen has distinguished himself as a legislator who cares about jobs and employment opportunities in Illinois. He has an open door and an open mind when issues important to his constituents are at issue.”

The Technology and Manufacturing Association assists Illinois’ $100 billion manufacturing sector through advice, education, and other programs and also advocates for legislation to help the industry succeed in Illinois. Close to 20,000 manufacturing firms provide over half a million jobs statewide in Illinois. Click here to view a list of the legislation included on the scorecard and a full ranking of every Illinois State Representative and Senator.