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Illinois Roads Could Benefit from Potential $84.7M WindfallA spending bill approved by Congress in late 2015 contains a clause allowing unused transportation earmarks to be dispensed to states for related work.
West Lake Citizens Headed to Washington Over Nuclear WasteA formal congressional hearing on a bill that would transfer jurisdiction of the landfill from the EPA to the Army Corps is expected to take place in March.
Mo. & Ill. Reaction To Budget Bill PassageHouse Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) was able to get support from both sides of the aisle, & so did Senate leaders
Craft Brewers Balk At AB InBev Bid For SAB MillerCEO Carlos Brito defends the mega beer deal in front of Congressional panel.
Slay, James Sign Letter Welcoming Syrian RefugeesSixty-two U.S. mayors lobbying Congress to avoid blockade
New Rules Rein in Lawmaker SpendingMembers of Congress have been handed a stricter set of rules on how they can spend their tax-supported allowances.
Pope Francis to Address U.S. Congress at 9 a.m.CNN correspondent John Allen says Pope Francis is making a point to not serve one political party in particular.
Missouri Senator Leaves Job to Focus on Bridgeton LandfillMaria Chapelle-Nadal says Attorney General Koster called the landfill a possible "Chernobly like event."
Legislative Reforms Lagging a Year After Michael Brown's DeathThe Wall Street Journal reports that other than a few successful bills on body cameras for police officers, most other measures have failed or stalled amid opposition from police unions and prosecutors.
Paul Berry: Don't Raise Min. Wage, Eliminate Earnings TaxHe says there would even be enough money to give police a 25 percent pay increase.
Durbin Open to Extending Deadline for Rail Systems to Install Positive Train ControlCongress mandated in 2008 that railways have it installed within seven years, but didn't provide financial support past the first year. Facing a Dec. 31 deadline, Durbin says he's open to setting a new target date to let railroads become compliant.
Missouri Advocates Praise Ruling for Health Care SubsidiesMissouri health care advocates praised a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that backs nationwide subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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