U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says that he knows the president is eager to get back home for the night’s events.
Durbin believes there can be progress made on issues such as the Farm Bill and immigration reform.
Federal lawmakers from several states along the Mississippi River are pressing to modernize the waterway’s locks-and-dams system, which they say desperately needs repair.
“Liberal Democrats from the city and suburbs … don’t like our reforms in the food and nutrition portion,” says Shimkus.
The U.S. leads the world in this category, in terms of incarceration per 100,000 residents.
Commonly referred to as “what goes around, comes around’, the Republicans are finding plenty to take shots at as the Democrats conduct their week in the ‘often dubious’ political spotlight called “the Convention”.
Rep. Frank Wolf said he does not want Guantanamo detainees coming to Illinois. Durbin says that’s not going to happen, and Wolf knows it.
Action means Metro-East homeowners won’t be forced to buy flood protection.
Members of Congress from Illinois are praising passage of legislation to extend federal funding for highways and transit programs.
Illinois gets another chance to change FEMA’s mind on storm damage coverage.