WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Judy Biggert of Illinois, a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, will address attendees at the American Bakers Association’s HR and Labor Conference in Chicago at the conference’s welcome reception on Sunday, July 15.

“We are very pleased to have Representative Biggert attend the A.B.A. HR and Labor Conference welcome reception,” said Cory Martin, director of government relations for the A.B.A. “Being a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Representative Biggert has been at the forefront of many critical issues impacting the baking industry. From providing much needed oversight to the National Labor Relations Board to co-sponsoring pro-baking industry legislation such as the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act, Congresswoman Biggert has led the charge to protect our industry.”

Representative Biggert began her legislative career in 1992, when she was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives to serve the newly created 81st District. She was elected to represent the Illinois 13th Congressional district in 1998.

“Representative Biggert has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the issues impacting the baking industry,” Mr. Martin said. “We look forward to discussing with her what Congress has in store for the remainder of the year and how the industry can best protect itself from future labor and HR-related challenges.”