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Bustos and Kinzinger in Rockford
5:21 am
Wed February 20, 2013

House Members: Sequestration Hits Home

U.S. House members Cheri Bustos and Adam Kinzinger talk about sequestration after a tour of SupplyCore in Rockford.
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Members of Congress are back home instead of trying to work out a plan to avoid massive across-the-board cuts scheduled to take effect March 1st. Many are using the opportunity to show how sequestration will hurt the people who live and work in their districts. 

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Fiscal Cliff
5:08 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Fiscal Cliff Vote Breakdown: Illinois Congressional Delegation

Credit Architect of the Capitol

All the Democrats in Illinois’ congressional delegation voted for the deal to avert the fiscal cliff. But Republicans were split. The deal means income taxes for most Americans will stay put - though a person making more than $400,000 a year will see an increase. Lawmakers also avoided deep automatic spending delaying them for two months.

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