Illinois Congressman Honors Officer Blake SnyderSnyder grew up in Alton, Illinois and graduated from Alton High School.
Democrat Lacy Clay Wins Ninth Term in U.S. HouseClay, 60, defeated Republican Steven Bailey and Libertarian Robb Cunningham in Missouri's 1st Congressional District.
Attorney General Holder Dismisses Impeachment Calls as 'Meaningless'"I have serious things, serious things that I have to engage in. That is how I'm going to be spending my time"
Supporters, Opponents Gear Up For Another Farm Bill FightThe stakes will again be high when the House considers a $500 billion farm bill this month. House members rejected a farm bill June 20 amid divisions over food subsidies and food stamps.
Farm Bureau Bemoans, Foodbank Cheers Farm Bill's FailureMissouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst says the plan would have given farmers a consistent funding model for five years. Instead, that model will now be much shorter.
Area Politicians Push Musial Bridge LegislationRep. Rodney Davis' bill is co-sponsored by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) and Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO).
Carnahan Delivers His Final Speech On House FloorHe says passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was one of the major accomplishments made during his eight years in office.
GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours
St. Louis To Kansas City Amtrak In Jeopardy Spokesman for train service says actions in the U.S. House could force service cuts.
Durbin and Kirk Will Sit Together During SpeechTraditionally, members of Congress are split by party affiliation, with Democrats sitting on one side of the central aisle and Republicans sitting on the other.

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