U.S. Senator from Illinois reacts to scandal involving former House Speaker from Illinois
Former U.S. House Speaker and Yorkville,Ill. teacher indicted for structuring currency transactions.
Both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are considering plans to raise the penalty for straw purchasing a gun.
McCaskill admitted the deal “isn’t perfect” but said “it achieves what’s most important here by protecting middle class families.”
Wagner cruised to an expected win over Democrat Glenn Koenen after building up a large fundraising advantage in Missouri’s 2nd district.
Wagner was favored in the race which had become overshadowed by the hotly-contested 1st District race as well as the equally contentious Republican Senate primary race.
“The House Republican transportation bill, which has failed three times to pass, would cut federal aid for highways to Illinois by 15 percent over the next five years.
The Illinois Public Interest Research Group says closing the loopholes would even the score when it comes to paying taxes.
Illinois stands to lose $650 million in federal motor fuel tax under a transportation bill that is poised to come up for a vote in the U.S. House this week.
The Missouri Supreme Court earlier this month ordered further legal review of the congressional districts.