U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy (D-CT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) in introducing the Students Before Profits Act of 2015. The bill aims to protect college students from deceptive practices in the for-profit college sector, while ensuring students have access to important and accurate information.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) voted with a Senate majority on Wednesday, along with a House majority, to prevent a partial shutdown of the federal government by supporting a short-term measure that extends current levels of funding for programs vital to Illinois, including veterans' care, efforts to protect the Great Lakes and anti-gang initiatives.
Sen. Dick Durbin, along with fellow Illinois Democrats Reps. Mike Quigley and Jan Schakowsky, held a press conference this week to discuss the impact a government shutdown would have on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
The city of St. Charles said Tuesday that its water main project on North Fifth Avenue has been delayed due to the scope and complexity of the project, weather delays and unforeseen circumstances. The project had been scheduled to be completed in September; completion now has been pushed back to later this fall.
U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley (D-Dist. 5) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released a statement on Thursday praising the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's introduction of the Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act of 2015.
U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Dist. 14) said on Thursday that he is co-sponsoring the Medicare Common Access Card Act of 2015. H.R. 3220 would require Medicare to use smart-card technology that would reduce fraud, as well as reform the way Medicare reimbursements work, mandating electronic confirmation of payments to reduce the abuse of and costs to the Medicare program.
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Dist. 3) joined U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Reps. Tammy Duckworth (D-Dist. 8), Bill Foster (D-Dist. 11), Mike Quigley (D-Dist. 5) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Dist. 9)on Wednesday in revealing that a Department of Transportation (DOT) Inspector General's (IG) probe found that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s contingency plans and security protocols were insufficient at Chicago air traffic control facilities at the time of a 2014 fire at an Aurora facilit
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) on Thursday failed to gain the needed support on the Senate floor for his Military Construction and Veterans Affairs bill that would funds veteran’s care at record levels and extend whistleblower protections to Veterans Administration doctors and nurses.
Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Robert Dold (R-IL), Paul Cook (R-CA), Tom Emmer (R-MN), Steve Israel (R-NY) and Frank Pallone (D-NY) recently requested a meeting with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to discuss protecting U.S.airlines and their workers from unfair competition coming from government-subsidized Persian Gulf carriers.
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.
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. 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.