The House of Representatives unanimously advanced legislation Oct. 27 co-authored by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) to re-open the federal government's Export-Import Bank, with re-authorization through September 2019.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) signed a letter to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday, urging the officials not to penalize same-sex benefits recipients for overpayments the SSA made incorrectly.
The Senate voted 93-0 on Thursday to begin debate on the 2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon/VA) Appropriations bill, written by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), which would raise funding for veterans care to a record high.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) hosted a gathering of federal officials and former Everest College students in Chicago Friday to advocate for including the students in the Department of Education's student debt relief program.
Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chuck Grassley (R-IL) introduced legislation Thursday that would reform two visa programs they say have been taken advantage of and harmed the prospects of American workers.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and eight other senators sent a letter Thursday urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make the anti-opiate naloxone more available to first responders on school campuses.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Nov. 4 that Illinois will receive over $67 million in federal grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for housing in urban areas, including Will and Kane counties.
Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) said Monday that the Department of Housing and Urban Development will contribute over $48 million in federal funding for several types of affordable housing projects in Illinois during the 2016 fiscal year.
The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County Economic Development Corp. is accepting proposals for the opening round of the Innovate HER Business Challenge, a federal contest to stimulate business solutions that benefit women and families.
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) on Wednesday spoke in honor of the 96th observance of Veterans Day and saw three pieces of veterans legislation that he wrote all advance from the Senate last week, the most notable of which would fund the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at record levels.