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  • Rep. Lipinski: Infrastructure Plan Needs Work

    Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Western Springs, said the draft of an infrastructure plan from House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., is a good start, but it needs work.
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  • A Gas Tax for Illinois Roads and Transit Gains Some D.C. Momentum

    For the first time in, well, a very long time, a ranking congressional Republican has rolled out an infrastructure plan that includes a hike in the gasoline tax. And while the proposal is in the early stages, it could mean an additional $1 billion a year for Illinois road and transit projects, according to a Chicago congressman.
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  • Lipinski Hits Trump on Immigration, Praises Him on Trade

    Seating capacity in the Holiday Inn meeting room at 65th and Cicero was 68, but it was large enough to hold an elephant. The elephant in the room last Saturday was President Trump–and perhaps not surprisingly, the first question at the town hall meeting hosted by U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-3rd) was about the nation's commander-in-chief.
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  • Congress, Pentagon Step Toward Allowing Far More Shoppers on Base

    Defense Department officials have told Congress they conditionally support opening on-base shopping to disabled veterans, Purple Heart recipients and caregivers of severely injured veterans – changes to current law that would add at least a few hundred thousand weekly shoppers to commissaries and exchanges nationwide.
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