Update: Congressman Kinzinger voted with his party today to defund the Affordable Care Act and issued the following statement:
“House Republicans today voted to fully fund the federal government while at the same time protecting the American people from the ravages of the President’s unworkable healthcare law. It is now up to our colleagues in the Senate to continue this fight.”
Original story, which aired during Morning Edition on WNIJ, 9/20/13
A Republican congressman from northern Illinois doesn't agree with his party's efforts to defund the Affordable Care Act.
In Washington, the debate over an immigration overhaul is taking on a different tone. Some Republicans in the House are softening their stance against a key provision. That includes a member of Illinois’ Congressional delegation. Will other Illinois Republicans follow suit?