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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.


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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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February 13, 2019

Rep. Rodney Davis On Taxes This Year And Universal Background Checks

Representative Rodney Davis is a Republican from Illinois’ 13th Congressional district, which includes all or part of 14 counties across central and southwestern Illinois, including Champaign, Bloomington, and Springfield. We spoke to him from NPR headquarters in Washington D.C. 


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February 13, 2019

Senator Dick Durbin On Avoiding The Shutdown And President Trump’s AG Nominee

The deadline to finalize an agreement over a southern border wall between the US and Mexico is fast approaching. And U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) is one of the members of Congress trying to prevent another shutdown. We spoke with Senator Dick Durbin in his Washington D.C. office on Tuesday afternoon.


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February 13, 2019

Sen. Dick Durbin; ‘The Religious Left’ In Illinois; Rep. Rodney Davis

On The 21st: When it comes to religion in politics, Christian conservatives on the right have long held a deciding vote. But, a new wave of religious progressives are also getting out the vote. Plus, we speak with Rep. Rodney Davis, Republican Congressman representing Illinois’ 13th Congressional district. But first, the deadline to finalize an agreement over a southern border wall between the US and Mexico is fast approaching. We sit down with Senator Durbin, one of the members of Congress trying to prevent another shutdown. 


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February 12, 2019

Rep. Darin LaHood On Biodiesel, The Green New Deal And Trade With China

Republican Congressman Darin LaHood represents Illinois’ 18th Congressional district, which includes parts of Peoria, Bloomington-Normal, and stretches all the way west to the Missouri border. We spoke with Rep. LaHood in Washington D.C. at NPR. 


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