Illinois Congressmen Surprised At Speaker Boehner's ResignationMembers of the Illinois congressional delegation said they were as surprised as anyone else when they learned House Speaker John Boehner would be stepping down next month.
Democrats Skeptical Of Iran Nuclear Deal, GOP Mostly HostileUnder the historic accord, Iran's nuclear program would be curtailed in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions. The agreement aims to avert the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran and another U.S. military intervention in the Middle East.
Iran Nuclear Deal: Fine 'New Chapter' Or 'Historic Mistake'?Iran, the United States and other world powers struck a historic deal Tuesday to curb Iranian nuclear programs in an agreement aimed at easing the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran hanging over the volatile Middle East. In exchange, Iran will get billions of dollars in relief from crushing international sanctions.
Schneider: Lack Of Immigration Reform Holding Back EconomyA year after the U.S. Senate approved a comprehensive immigration reform plan, North Shore Congressman Brad Schneider said it’s unfortunate the bill remains stalled in the House.
Durbin Hopes Senate Immigration Deal Convinces House To Vote YesWhile chances for sweeping immigration reform have improved with a Senate package of border security measures added to a bill backed by the White House, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said the proposal remains chancy in the House.
Robin Kelly Sworn In As Jackson Jr.'s Successor In CongressKelly, in remarks made after House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, administered the oath of office, stressed her commitment to combating gun violence, passing immigration reform, creating jobs and improving the health care system.
Biggert: Political Posturing Stalling Compromise To Avoid 'Fiscal Cliff'Outgoing suburban Congresswoman Judy Biggert said she’s very concerned that efforts to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” of mandated tax hikes and program cuts are falling prey to partisan bickering.
Obama Heads Back To Washington With Hard Work AheadPresident Barack Obama was on his way back to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday afternoon, for the first time since his stunning Election Day victory earned him four more years in office.
Illinois GOP Star Aaron Schock Focused On 2012, But Could Be A Force In 2014Two of the Republican Party’s biggest stars were shining in Tampa on Wednesday, at the second full day of festivities for the Republican National convention.
GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours