U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-17, released the following statement announcing his support for 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton:

"America needs a president who will make income inequality and rebuilding the middle class a priority, will be a champion for education, will fight for access to paid family and medical leave, and will fulfill the promises we've made to our seniors and our nation's veterans.

"I am proud to stand beside Secretary Clinton and strongly support her candidacy to be our next president."