One of the four Illinois Congressmen who attended a closed-door briefing on Capitol Hill about Syria says a U.S. response is essential.
At one point, the hearing had to be gaveled to order when Durbin and National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre accused each other of missing the point on mandatory background checks for gun purchases.
Workers unloaded box after box at the Jackson family home, bringing dozens of boxes of books, cartons of files, and wardrobes of Jackson’s work clothes taken from his former office on Capitol Hill.
Nearly a year after a stroke left him barely able to move the left side of his body, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is expected to climb the 45 steps to the Senate’s front door this week — a walk that’s significant not just for Illinois’ junior senator, but also for medical researchers and hundreds of thousands of stroke patients.
While questions still swirl around the news that U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated for an unspecified “mood disorder,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested Thursday there shouldn’t be a rush for the congressman to get back to Capitol Hill when Congress isn’t getting any work done anyway.