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Shimkus: Look For Transportation Bill Compromise

WASHINGTON (IRN) – A Metro-East Congressman is confident federal lawmakers will finally hammer out a long-term transportation plan.

The U.S. House wanted a five-year, $260 billion plan, but was unable to pass it. 129 more words


Charlie Brennan: John Shimkus

Charlie talks with U.S. Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) about the student loan crisis, what the U.S. should do about the Chinese dissident, the $15 trillion debt and social security. 16 more words

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Sea Floor Unstable

Sea Floor Unstable

Gulf of Mexico Sea Floor Unstable, Fractured, Spilling Hydrocarbons

Oil and gas are still seeping unabated, says expert. Toxic leakage poses significant public health risks. 3,883 more words

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Shimkus Cool on Obama's Jobs Bill

GRANITE CITY, IL –(KMOX)–It’s not dead on arrival, but it’s no slam dunk either.  That’s how Republican Congressman John Shimkus of Illinois sees President Obama’s $477 billion jobs bill. 151 more words


Washington Politicians Playing Defense

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IRN/KMOX) – With Congress’s approval rating at an all-time low, some Americans are concerned there’s a lot of heated rhetoric going back and forth in Washington, but it’s not generating enough results. 282 more words


Charlie Brennan - Thursday, July 28th

Charlie talks debt limit showdown with U.S. Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL).

U.S. Congressman Russ Carnahan (D-MO) gives CHARLIE his take on the 2-part debt limit plan proposed by Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner. 177 more words