U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, is lobbying the House to extend some federal benefits by year's end.On Tuesday, the House rejected a two-month extension of unemployment benefits and the payroll tax cut that overwhelmingly passed the Senate last week. Both are set to expire on Jan.
The U.S. Supreme Court may soon decide if it's constitutional to make Americans buy health insurance. Illinois' two U.S. Senators are both in favor of the Court taking up the issue, but for different reasons.Republican Sen.
Illinois' two U.S. senators are proposing federal legislation to protect students with severe allergies.Earlier this year, the state of Illinois passed a law allowing school nurses to give epinephrine, or an epi-pen, to any student having an allergic attack.
Some Illinois lawmakers are reacting to President Barack Obama's announcement that he'll withdraw all US troops from Iraq by the end of this year.Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said the United States has made a great sacrifice in the Iraq war.