government shutdown http://peoriapublicradio.org en Schock Takes Criticism http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schock-takes-criticism <p>A conservative group is criticizing Illinois congressman Aaron Schock for his vote to end the government shutdown and extend the treasury’s borrowing authority. Even so, it does not appear he will be challenged in next year’s primary. Illinois Public Radio’s Scott Stuntz reports.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:21:32 +0000 Daryl Scott 13623 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schock Takes Criticism Hastert compares government shutdowns http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/hastert-compares-government-shutdowns <div>Denny Hastert wasn&#39;t the Speaker of the U.S. House during the last government shutdown, but he was an Illinois Congressman in 1995 and &#39;96. &nbsp;He told IPR&rsquo;S Amanda Vinicky, this time is different.</div><div><p>Hastert<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says back then, Republicans were trying to get a handle on spending. He says it worked.</span></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:44:15 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 13088 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Hastert compares government shutdowns Congressman Rodney Davis says he supports individual spending bills to end shutdown http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/congressman-rodney-davis-says-he-supports-individual-spending-bills-end-shutdown <div>President Obama wants House Speaker John Boehner to call a vote on a so-called &ldquo;clean&rdquo; continuing resolution to end the partial government shutdown. But Congressman Rodney Davis says he IS supporting &ldquo;clean&rdquo; resolutions, by voting for individual appropriations bills. The 13th District Republican says these measures reflect the way Washington used to govern in the days before gridlock.</div><div> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:08:01 +0000 Jim Meadows 13079 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Congressman Rodney Davis says he supports individual spending bills to end shutdown Partial shutdown to impact Il National Guard http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/partial-shutdown-impact-il-national-guard <div>The Illinois National Guard says the partial government shutdown is going to have a big&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">impact on its operations and on communities. </span>IPR&#39;S<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Patrick Smith reports.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Captain Dustin </span>Cammack<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">says only about 70 of the guard&rsquo;s 13 hundred civilian&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">technicians will be allowed to work during the shutdown.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That means more than 12 hundred maintenance workers, administrators and trainers who&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">keep the guard running will be forced to stay home.&nbsp;</span>Cammack<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says he and his fellow technicians are supposed to come into work today...</span></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:52:43 +0000 Patrick Smith 12737 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Partial shutdown to impact Il National Guard Congressman Rodney Davis says fellow lawmakers shouldn't focus on government shutdown http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/congressman-rodney-davis-says-fellow-lawmakers-shouldnt-focus-government-shutdown <div>Congressman Rodney Davis isn’t taking the same view of some colleagues who are threatening a government shutdown on a spending plan that includes the Affordable Care Act.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Taylorville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Republican says while he still wants to </span>de-fund<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the health care measure, he says conservative senators like Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas should turn their attention elsewhere:</span></div><div> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 11:18:10 +0000 Jeff Bossert 10106 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Congressman Rodney Davis says fellow lawmakers shouldn't focus on government shutdown