Sean (Sean) Casten (D-USH06)
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Capitol: 202.225.4561
FAX: 202.225.1166
District: 630.520.9450
Room 2440 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-1306

Residence: Downers Grove, IL
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Kara   DOB: 11/23/1971
Committee Assignments
FC MemberCongressional Grid Innovation Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Task Force
FC MemberState and Local Tax (SALT) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Task Force
MemberHouse Task Force on Artificial Intelligence
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force (Joint)
FC MemberCongressional Freethought Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberCollege Affordability Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
FC MemberFuture of Transportation Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Environment
MemberHouse Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Digital Citizenship
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
MemberHouse Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
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As a scientist, clean energy entrepreneur and CEO, and now as a Member of Congress representing the western suburbs of Chicago, Congressman Sean Casten has dedicated his life to fighting climate change. Casten draws upon his previous private sector experience in Congress to craft market-based solutions to reduce emissions while creating jobs and spurring economic growth. Casten serves on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and is the Vice Chair of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets. He also serves as Co-Chair on the New Democrat Coalition Climate Change Task Force.

Rep. Casten has a Master of Engineering Management and a Master of Science in Biochemical Engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. While at Dartmouth, he did fundamental research in thermophilic fermentation technology to produce cellulosic ethanol and engineering analyses of integrated ethanol, heat and power plants. Casten worked as a clean energy consultant and manager at Arthur D. Little then served as the president and CEO of Turbosteam Corporation, which focused on utilizing energy recycling technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by generating heat and power from previously wasted energy. In 2006, Casten co-founded Recycled Energy Development (RED), which focused on recycling wasted energy and converting energy facilities to cleaner, more economic uses. Casten was a founding chairman of the Northeast CHP Initiative, a nonprofit advocacy organization with a mission to advance policies that favor energy efficiency in the Northeast United States. While working diligently in Washington on behalf of Illinois' 6th Congressional District, Rep. Casten is also committed to keeping in close contact with his constituents To date, he has held over 50 town halls and over 400 community events.