Tag: House of Representatives

House Redistricting Hearings Underway Around State

From the office of Tom Cross, Ill. GOP leader… A series of public hearings on the redrawing of Illinois House district boundaries are underway this week, including today in Aurora, East St. Louis and Elgin (see below for a list of locations, dates and times). The hearings will provide residents with a platform to provide... Read more »

Obama Open Mic Snafu: 'You Think We're Stupid'

-By Warner Todd Huston At a private meeting with Chicago area donors, Barack Obama leveled some though talk at Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner and the Republicans. His posturing, we are told, was supposed to be private for the ears of his donors only but the White House communications staffers left Obama’s microphone... Read more »

Obama's Media Passover: Rep. Walsh Takes it To The Media

-By Warner Todd Huston Joe Walsh (R, 8th District), a Tea Party backed Congressman from Illinois, slams the Old Media on why Obama has been allowed to present not one, but two budgets without the media saying a word about it. Exactly right, Joe. If any Republican president had issued a budget that failed to... Read more »

One Last Word About Boehner's Budget Deal of Last Week...

-By Warner Todd Huston I know, I know, I know… many conservatives are mad at the whole thing. It was too small, it was too timid, Boehner caved on Planned Parenthood, etc., etc., etc. But, can I just point out one other thing in Boehner’s favor, just for a little perspective? The goal of party... Read more »

Kinzinger Statement on FY 2011 Spending Cuts

From the office of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R, IL, 11th District)… Washington, DC – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-11) issued the following statement on the agreement to fund the federal government through the remainder of fiscal year 2011 while cutting $78.5 billion below the President’s 2011 budget proposal. “Our country has come a long way since... Read more »

Roskam Awarded Highest Honor by U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

From the office of Congressman Peter Roskam (R, ILL, 6th District)… Roskam honored for his Leadership on Behalf of Job Creators WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), was recently awarded the “President’s Award” by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Roskam accepted the award at the Hispanic Chamber’s Annual Legislative Summit on March 30th. Roskam... Read more »

Roskam Statement on March Jobs Report

From the Office of Rep. Peter Roskam, (R, ILL)… WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released their March jobs report: “These numbers continue to show that our economy is moving in the right direction but not recovering nearly fast enough. For the... Read more »

Ill GOP House News

From Ill. GOP House Leader Tom Cross… Years of advocating for fiscally conservative and responsible budgeting by members of the House Republican caucus finally seems to be resonating with leading Democrats in the House. Wednesday, House Republican Leader Tom Cross testified alongside House Speaker Michael Madigan before the House Elementary and Secondary Appropriations and the... Read more »

Peter Roskam, Ill. Delegation Mostly Disappointed With Obama's Libya Policies

-By Warner Todd Huston Despite initially intending to skip a public address, President Obama finally came before the nation last night to speak about his plans and ideas for America’s engagement in Libya. Unfortunately there are more questions than answers still and members of the Illinois congressional delegation are less than satisfied with Obama’s Libya... Read more »

John Boehner Adamant About Not 'Shutting Down Government'

-By Warner Todd Huston RedCounty.com recently re-launched with an enhanced platform and as part of the relaunch, Chip Hanlon has been featuring a multipart interview with Speaker of the House John Boehner (R, OH). Today’s part two segment features the Speaker adamantly refusing to allow any government shut down and saying he will work hard... Read more »