The bill, sponsored by U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark S. Kirk threatens up to a 15-year prison sentence for those who illegally purchase a gun for someone.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) goes to bat for lessening out-of-state tuition costs for those who served.
The official name of the new bridge would be the “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge” if the bi-partisan effort is successful.
McCaskill (D-MO) said she and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) will introduce federal legislation requesting that the new bridge be named after the late Cardinal Hall of Famer.
“John Boehner, the speaker of the House, basically threw in the towel. He said ‘we can’t do it here, do it in the Senate'”
Hagel’s nomination has caught some flack because of charges that he is a weak supporter of Israel.
Durbin met Thursday with authorities in the Chicago area to talk about strategies being used to reduce crime and prevent mass shootings in the city and its suburbs.
He heard from the Chicago Police Department, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police and suburban police officers.
Two members of the Illinois congressional delegation got a firsthand look at urgent efforts to clear the Mississippi River bedrock that’s crimping shipping and say they’re closely monitoring the situation on the waterway.
The Illinois Republican was greeted at the foot of the Capitol steps by an open-armed Vice President Joe Biden.