Rep. Grant passes first bill out of committee, vows to continue fighting for her constituents
Newly elected state Rep. Amy Grant (R-Wheaton) is just getting started putting forth the kind of legislative agenda that she feels is critical to the lives of her 42nd-District constituents.
Grant recently led the charge in getting House Bill 2613 passed in committee. The bill amends the Professional Service Corporation Act to include within the scope of the terms "related professions" and "related professional services" the practice of speech-language therapy.
“A constituent of mine wanted the 2016-passed bill changed to include all such language,” Grant told DuPage Policy Journal. “It’s a cleanup and technical fix of a bill. I think it may have been just an oversight, but it was important that it be rectified.”
With her first 60 days in the legislature now officially in the books, Grant wants her voters to know that she keeps the reasons why they sent her to Springfield at the very top of her mind.
“I think any voter that knows me will know that I’m still arguing that property taxes are too high and in favor of my pro-life position,” she added. “I would also hope that they know I’m still all about looking out for their best interests, understanding my district and responding to the will of my constituents.”
Even as the realization settles in that the numbers won’t always be on their side, given the makeup of the Congress, Grant vows to soldier on.
“It’s a lot of hard work, but that’s what we all should be here for,” she said. “I think the Republican caucus is working hard together with the goal being to do the best job we can for the people who sent us here to fight for their interests.”
For the right to replace former Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton, Grant knocked off Democrat Kathleen Carrier in November’s general election with roughly 55 percent of the vote.