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Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch on abortion, the SAFE-T act, labor rights, and more.

 IL House Speaker Emanuel Chris Welch (D-Hillside)

IL House Speaker Emanuel Chris Welch (D-Hillside) Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP

Republicans in the Illinois House and Senate have chosen new leaders to begin in January 2023, but Democratic lawmakers are going to continue under their current leaders. In the Illinois House, that means another term for Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch. 

He joined The 21st to discuss cash bail, the recently passed Workers' Rights Amendment, the state budget, and more.


Speaker Chris Welch

Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, D-Hillside



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