Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Congressman Dan Lipinski offers remarks on Tuesday's passage of fiscal cliff avoiding legislation.
Wednesday, January 2
From U.S. Congressman Dan Lipinski (3rd): “I am greatly disappointed, that after months of talk, House and Senate leaders and the President were not able to reach agreement on a sizable deficit reduction compromise. While it is good that we’re addressing the need to extend tax relief for millions of Americans, omitted from this package is a serious effort to address spending, implement tax reform, shore up the long-term viability of entitlements, or responsibly deal with replacing the sequester. With our debt limit reaching its maximum soon, we have missed a true opportunity to get our growing debt under control. "While H.R. 8 does not do what we need to tackle our debt, it protects middle-class Americans from an income tax increase that …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Patch contacted 10 newly elected representatives to find out what they plan to do to help curb gun violence in our country in the wake of last week's mass killing in Newtown, CT. Those who actually wanted to discuss the issue say it's time for a change.
When members of the 113th Congress take their seats in January, one of the top items on their agenda very well could be a new look at federal gun control laws. In the wake of the Newtown, CT, tragedy of one week ago today, President Obama on Wednesday set a January deadline for his administration to "create concrete proposals" to curb gun violence in the United States. Obama also called on Congress to reinstate an assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 to "pursue the possibility of limiting high-capacity ammunition clips" and to "close a gun show loophole that allows people to purchase firearms from private dealers without a background check." What will come of this renewed debate is yet to be seen, but what is certain is that …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Within the redrawn 1st Congressional District, Bobby Rush will keep his seat for two more years as suburban voters weren't enough to propel Don Peloquin to a win.
Bobby Rush will continue to represent the 1st Congressional District of Illinois on Capitol Hill after winning his 11th term Tuesday. As of 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, Rush took in 212,661 votes, compared to 70,903 votes for challenger Don Peloquin, who campaigned as the Republican nominee for the seat. The count was with 582 of 617 precincts reporting from Suburban Cook County, Will County and Chicago. The new 1st Congressional District now holds a northeast boundary just around Chicago’s Bronzeville community, continuing near the Dan Ryan and along I-57, before cutting west, including towns south of I-80, before ending at rural Elwood at its farthest southwest point. The district includes Chicago neighborhoods, such as Hyde Park, Washington Park…
Monday, March 21, 2011
The U.S. Republican senator and representative from Illinois spoke at a town hall meeting at Carl Sandburg High School Saturday afternoon.
Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Hinsdale) and Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) offered their party’s perspective on increasing government debt and ways to curb the spending. The two later fielded questions from concerned residents about abortion, health care reform, subsidies for oil companies, campaign funding and mortgages. Kirk also explained how Illinois' spending and borrowing habits compare to other states and countries, not in a good way. Check out videos of the two legislators speaking before a crowd at Carl Sandburg High School, and some of the attendees' questions for them, over at Orland Park Patch.