Rep. Ann Wagner Picked For House GOP LeadershipMissouri Congresswoman to serve as senior deputy whip & on elected leadership committee
Missouri GOP House Members Voted Against Deal to Reopen GovernmentOn the brink of a debt default, Congress finally approved a plan late Wednesday evening to temporarily end the shutdown, but nearly every Missouri Republican in Congress voted against the deal.
Illinois Republicans Cross Party Lines, Support Domestic Violence BillMany House Republicans are against such use of funds, but U.S. Reps. Judy Biggert (R-Hinsdale) and Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) say they support the legislation.
Illinois Republicans Defend Stance On Payroll Tax CutShimkus, rejecting the two-month extension, says a one-year extension would get the issue "out of political debate.''
Ill. House Reconsiders Closing Pension LoopholesThe lawmakers argued Sunday that reversing benefits after they've been earned, even by questionable means, is probably unconstitutional.
Akin Will Not Support Republican PlanSpeaker John Boehner's debt limit bill is up for a vote today, but its future is still uncertain.

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