October 15, 2013

Shutdown Impacting Medicare Sign Up

The open enrollment period for Medicare began on Tuesday, but because of the partial government shutdown, signing up could be a little more challenging.

October 15, 2013

Cullerton: Pension Issue Could Bypass Committee

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says the state's pension crisis could be addressed in the fall legislative session even if a committee working on it remains split. 

House Speaker John Boehner
(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
October 15, 2013

House Hints At Plan To Counter Senate’s, But Details Are Scant

House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that Republican leaders were "trying to find a way forward" in the partisan impasse over the partial government shutdown and debt ceiling, but gave no specifics of a reported counter-proposal to an emerging Senate plan.

Pat Quinn
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October 14, 2013

Gov. Quinn Calls For New Capital Construction Program

Illinois’ largest capital construction program expires next year, and Gov. Pat Quinn say he hopes to introduce a similar plan. However, it is unclear how that would be funded.

Still Right Twice A Day: Visitors look at the Ohio Clock outside the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill Sunday. The clock that has stood watch over the Senate for 196 years stopped running shortly after noon Wednesday. Employees who wind the clock weekly
(Jose Luis Magana/AP)
October 14, 2013

Reid And McConnell Cite ‘Progress’ As Default Deadline Looms

The House and Senate were in session on Columbus Day, the 14th day of the federal government shutdown. A meeting that had been arranged between President Obama, Vice President Biden and the four main leaders of Congress was postponed, as the White House cited the progress being made in negotiations.

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