Articles Tagged 'Dick Durbin'

Sen. Dick Durbin teases Green New Deal sponsors: ‘What in the heck is this?’

by Victor Garcia
February 20, 2019
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., are facing growing pushback within their own party over their Green New Deal proposal. Sen. Dick… READ MORE

ILL Gov Rauner must talk to Trump about construction program, lawmaker says

by Rick Pearson
February 13, 2018
Republican state Rep. David McSweeney on Monday said Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s top Democrats are going to have to do something they don’t… READ MORE

Trump immigration plan hits wall of opposition

President Trump’s immigration plan is running into heavy opposition on and off Capitol Hill, suggesting the much-anticipated framework has failed to move the needle as… READ MORE

Oberweis wins GOP primary to face Durbin

by Cameron Joseph, The Hill
March 19, 2014
Illinois state Sen. Jim Oberweis (R) has won his Senate primary and will face Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) in the fall. Oberweis, a wealthy dairy magnate, hardline conservative and perennial candidate, leads businessman Doug Truax (R) by 55 percent to 45 percent, with 54 percent of precincts reporting. The Associated Press has called the race. The newly minted… READ MORE

Key senators agree on sweeping immigration reform

January 28, 2013

WASHINGTON | A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws. The deal,… READ MORE

Dick Durbin: ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Solution Unlikely Before Election

July 30, 2012
WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress is unlikely to resolve looming tax and spending issues before the Nov. 6 elections, a top Senate… READ MORE

Deficit Commission Members Resume Negotiations as Budget Crisis Looms

February 21, 2011 With Republicans faulting President Obama for failing to offer a deficit-reducing budget, some Democrats are defending the president while noting that half of the 12 elected members of Obama’s doomed deficit commission are still on the job and looking for deeper cuts. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was one of 18 individuals appointed to Obama’s deficit commission, which failed… READ MORE

Senate Democrats give up push for pre-election tax cut vote

September 24, 2010
From Dana Bash and Brianna Keilar, CNN Congressional Correspondents Washington (CNN) — Senate Democrats will not vote on extending Bush-era tax cuts for families making less than $250,000 a year before the upcoming congressional elections, the spokesman for Majority Leader Harry Reid confirmed Thursday. “We will come back in November [after the elections] and stay in session as long as… READ MORE

White House leaves Dick Durbin hanging

April 24, 2010

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