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Sen. Durbin derides Walgreen tax plan
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin on Tuesday urged Walgreen Co. to reconsider a possible move of its headquarters to Switzerland to lower its U.S. tax bill.
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John Bullis: Corporations are moving tax domiciles to save taxes
The Congressional Research Service - a policy research arm of Congress - recently told Congress 76 U.S. corporations have shifted their tax domiciles out of the United States to other countries since 1983, to avoid U.S. taxes.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Dems seek criminal penalties against companies that fail to notify...
Senate Democrats want to impose criminal penalties, including the possibility of years in prison, against company executives that fail to tell workers that they won't receive coverage for certain contraceptives as part of their health insurance.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Can Anything Stop Drug Companies From Fleeing The U.S. Tax System?
Yesterday morning, after five spurned bids, AbbVie, the North Chicago-based pharmaceutical giant finally closed in on a deal to buy Irish drugmaker Shire for $54 billion.
Los Angeles Times
Members of Congress call for Putin to halt intervention in Ukraine
Temporarily setting aside the usual partisan sniping, lawmakers in Congress turned their sights Friday on Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling on Moscow to end the separatist conflict in the aftermath of the Malaysian jetliner disaster.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
IL Sen. Durbin Meets With Corn Growers on Farm Bill Implementation
Washington-U.S. Senator Dick Durbin July 17 met with members of the Illinois Corn Growers Association to discuss implementation of the Farm Bill and other agricultural priorities.
Military Cigarette Discounts Get Sen. Durbin's Attention
Senate appropriators this week approved their version of a fiscal 2015 Defense spending bill.
The real war on women (and speech): Dick Durbin edition
According to an analysis conducted by Andrew Stiles for the Washington Free Beacon, women in the office of Senator Dick Durbin make 77 cents to each dollar earned by men.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Federal Computer Week
Squeezing Defense IT, dinging FDIC and arguing for better access to space
The Senate Appropriations Committee on July 17 approved by voice vote a bill that would spend $500 million less on defense IT than requested by the Obama administration, while maintaining a keen focus on cybersecurity.
Statement Regarding Department Of Defense Epilepsy Funding Announcement
CHICAGO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "CURE applauds the announcement today from the U.S. Department of Defense - allocating $7.5 million dedicated to epilepsy research - and thanks Senator Dick Durbin for his leadership on this issue.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Fight over human trafficking law jeopardizes U.S. response to border crisis
U.S. Democratic lawmakers' deep resistance to changing a 2008 law that combats human trafficking threatened on Wednesday to slow the government's response to a surge of 57,000 undocumented Central American children across the southern border.
Erratum In The Adler-Cannon Amicus Briefs Filed In 'Halbig' & 'King'
I discovered an error that I committed in, but that does not weaken or alter the conclusions of, the amicus briefs Jonathan Adler and I filed with the courts of appeals in both Halbig v.
Senate panel aims to maintain 11 flattops
A Senate panel on Tuesday approved nearly $550 billion in military spending as part of a bill that would keep alive weapon systems the Pentagon wanted to retire.
Sen. Durbin Pays Tribute to Late Congressman Ken Gray
Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin paid tribute to Gray on Tuesday on the Senate floor.
Senate Chops Request for New Counterterrorism Partnership Fund, White House Still Happy
Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., whose Appropriations subcommittee scaled back the new counterterrorism partnership fund, arrives in the Capitol for a vote on June 24. In a high-profile move earlier this year, President Barack Obama asked Congress for $5 billion for a new Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund that would be used to help other countries get ... (more)
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Sentencing Act threatens our national security
Senator Grassley of Ohio, yesterday, took to the Senate floor to strongly opposed S. 1410, Smarter Sentencing Act, whose chief sponsor is Richard Durbin of Illinois, the bill was written to focus limited Federal resources on the most serious offenders.
City of Chicago
Senator Durbin, Governor Quinn, Mayor Emanuel and Cook County Board...
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin , Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced that the Chicago area has been awarded a total of $31.475 million in funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs' Community Development Block Grant Disaster ... (more)
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Sen. Durbin says border kids in Illinois are not a danger
Sen. Dick Durbin speaks to the media about the growing number of child refugees from Central America who have crossed the border, on Monday, July 14, 2014.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
GOP seeks changes to Obama's $3.7 billion border bill
McCaul on Fox News SundayI think we have to act soon. It's a crisis at hand that demands action, a call for action.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Corinthian Colleges, Inc. seeks buyers while continuing to enroll students
By agreement with the U. S. Department of Education ; Everest College which operates as a subdivision of Corinthian College, Inc. has been allowed to seek buyers for its six college campuses in the state of Illinois, while continuing the enrollment process of new students.