President Trump is speaking about border security at the White House.

Annette Elizabeth Allen/NPR

February 15, 2019

WATCH LIVE: Trump To Address Situation At Southern Border

President Trump is speaking about border security at the White House. Congress passed a compromise spending measure Thursday to avert a government that includes some funding for the border barrier.

Robin Linn/Illinois Public Media

February 14, 2019

Rep. Cheri Bustos On Representing The Midwest In House Leadership, Gun Control, And More

Representative Cheri Bustos is a Democrat representing Illinois’ 17th Congressional district, which includes parts of Peoria, Rockford and the Quad Cities. She spoke with Niala Boodhoo, host of The 21st, at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee offices in Washington, D.C. on Thursday morning.

Susan Walsh/AP

February 14, 2019

Representative Cheri Bustos; NPR’s Scott Simon; How Shutdowns Affect Science Research

On The 21st: Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is the fifth-ranking House Democrat and is in charge of making sure the party wins House elections across the country. We'll sit down with her at NPR headquarters in Washington D.C. And, we catch up with NPR host Scott Simon. Plus, around $300 million in funding from the National Science Foundation each year goes to academic researchers in Illinois. How did last month's shutdown affect not just operations but scientific research across the country? 

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