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Andrade Receives 100% Rating from Illinois Environmental Council

Aug 27, 2019

CHICAGO– In recognition of his record supporting environmental causes, the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) has awarded state Rep. Jaime Andrade, D-Chicago, a 100% rating on their annual environmental scorecard. The rating is based on Andrade’s support for the IEC’s legislative goals.

“The Illinois Environmental Council does amazing work to protect the environment in our state, and I’m glad to support them 100% of the time,” said Andrade. “I look forward to working with the IEC in the future to continue defending our environment.”

Andrade supported several important pieces of IEC-backed legislation this year including House Bill 2076 to ban the carcinogenic chemical BPA from use in receipt paper, and Senate Bill 2146 to fund clean water jobs training programs for individuals in disadvantaged communities. With Andrade’s help, the IEC also defeated House Bill 2425, which would have dismantled Illinois’ endangered species act. Andrade is thankful to be receiving a 100% certification from the IEC.

“At every opportunity, Rep. Andrade voted in the best interest of our environment, and because of his 100% voting record on these 22 key pieces of legislation, IEC considers Rep. Andrade an environmental leader in Springfield,” said IEC Executive Director Jen Walling. “We are honored by Rep. Andrade’s dedication to Illinois’ environment and we look forward to working together in the future.”