Congressman Dold Holds Employee Town Hall at Astellas

DEERFIELD, IL – Earlier in the month, U.S. Congressman Robert J. Dold (IL-10) spent the morning at Astellas Pharma US, Inc. in Deerfield touring the facility and meeting with employees. Dold visited the facility as part of his Main Street Jobs Agenda and his ongoing effort to listen to hardworking people of the 10th District and take their ideas back to Washington.

“As a small business owner, I know that the best ideas come from outside of Washington,” said Dold. “I’m here today to listen to your ideas so that we can find common ground and work together to spur the economy. The best ideas come from you and your innovation. I hope that this will be one of many conversations on how we can create an environment for small businesses to grow.”

U.S. Congressman Robert J. Dold Holds Employee Town Hall at Astellas
U.S. Congressman Robert J. Dold Holds Employee Town Hall at Astellas

On April 16th, Astellas Pharma US, Inc., based in Deerfield, Ill., hosted Congressman Robert Dold from Illinois 10th Congressional District, which includes Deerfield and the company’s new headquarters for the Americas that will be located in Northbrook. Congressman Dold spoke to roughly 160 Astellas employees about the current political landscape in Washington and answered questions on a wide range of issues from the audience, including health care reform, deficit reduction and several local matters.

Rep. Dold is a small business owner and he has faced many of the challenges confronting business leaders today and is using that firsthand experience in Washington to help find ways to create more jobs and strengthen the economy. For more information on his work in Congress, visit

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