“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.
Rumors of his run for the United States Senate have been put to rest today.
Shimkus, rejecting the two-month extension, says a one-year extension would get the issue “out of political debate.”
Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat is one of the top targets for Republicans hoping to regain a Senate majority in the 2012 elections.
However, members of the group say the plan requires a temporary extension on the debt limit to develop a bill.
Todd Akin had nearly $1.2 million in his campaign account at the end of June.
Congressman Akin says he is very, very serious about possible run.
Following a strong run for the U.S. House, St. Louis attorney takes aim at upper chamber