U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Dist. 11) said on Friday that he is co-sponsoring U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly's (D-VA) legislation to create a congressional-executive commission to oversee the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Dist. 5) joined U.S. Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Ted Poe (R-TX) in introducing the Eyes on the Courts Act on Thursday in an effort to boost public access to federal court deliberations.
U.S. Reps. Randy Hultgren (R-Dist. 14) and Dan Lipinski (D-Dist. 3) recently launched the Congressional Prize Caucus, which was formed to increase awareness and support further action for prize competitions, a crucial tool to spur innovation, engage citizen solvers, address tough problems and advance core missions.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) met with Nigel Lockyer, director of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, or Fermilab, last week in Washington to discuss the importance of continued federal funding for scientific research and development programs. They met on the same day the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to two scientists for their work discovering neutrinos.
State Sen. Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst), a member of the legislative advisory council, along with fellow council members, state Reps. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) and Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale), presented an update on the group's research into state issues during a meeting Monday at Beacon Hill Retirement Community in Lombard.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) applauded Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill passed the Senate 70-27 and now heads to the president's desk.The bill provides necessary resources for the military, including funding for additional military family housing units at Rock Island Arsenal and new F/A-18 Super Hornets, manufactured at the Boeing plant in St. Louis.
U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Dist. 14) applauded House passage on Tuesday of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)Reauthorization Act of 2015. USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission that monitors the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad.
The city of Warrenville said Oct. 1 that an informational website has been set up for information and updates on the Southwest District planning project. The Southwest District planning area includes properties near the Routes 59 and 56 intersection.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin recently held a news conference to discuss the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015, a bipartisan piece of legislation he helped create in the Senate to reform the nation’s criminal justice policy.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Ed Markey (D-MA) have announced their support for the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. “Following a Chicago Tribune series in 2012 that revealed that flame-retardant chemicals added to furniture and other household goods are useless and toxic for American families, I began calling for reform of the antiquated law regulating toxic chemicals,” Durbin said.
U.S. Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) have teamed up to introduce legislation to authorize appropriations for the University Transportation Centers (UTC) program for fiscal years 2016 through 2021.