Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, a Texas Republican who first won election to the Senate in 1993, said Thursday she won't run for re-election in 2012.Texas's senior senator, the only woman so far to represent the Lone Star State in the Senate, told Dallas Morning News reporter Gromer Jeffers Jr.
House Republicans have rescheduled the vote to repeal the health care law to next week.The vote had initially been scheduled for this week. But the mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz. which killed six and left Rep.
The bill to repeal the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. The plan would allow gays to serve openly in the military.Illinois Representative Judy Biggert was one of only 15 Republicans in the House to vote in favor of the repeal.
The U.S. Senate is expected to take a procedural vote today on a deal to extend Bush-era tax cuts. The procedural vote would pave the way for a final vote on the package, possibly this week.Illinois U.S.
Illinois lawmakers are considering some hot-button measures this week. The state House of Representatives has voted down a medical-marijuana bill and approved an expansion of rights for same-sex couples.