Articles Tagged 'Dick Durbin'
Sen. Dick Durbin teases Green New Deal sponsors: ‘What in the heck is this?’
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.
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ILL Gov Rauner must talk to Trump about construction program, lawmaker says
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
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
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
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
With Republicans faultingÂ President Obama for failing to offer a deficit-reducingÂ 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.Â Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was one of 18 individuals appointed toÂ Obama’s deficit commission, which failed… READ MORE
Senate Democrats give up push for pre-election tax cut vote
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
By GLENN THRUSH & MANU RAJU, Politico
Sen. Dick Durbin slipped into the West Wing last week to ask Rahm Emanuel for White House help in saving Barack Obamaâ€™s old Senate seat.
Â But he didnâ€™t leave with any ironclad commitments.
Â Durbin told Emanuel that Democratic nominee Alexi Giannoulias could use some serious presidential intervention in his uphill race … READ MORE