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Judy Biggert

Did Illinois Congressman Equate Gay Marriage To Polygamy, Bigamy?

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 10.26.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A headline-grabbing remark on gay marriage could spell trouble for U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.)'s re-election effort in the southwest su...

Biggert Bails From Debate

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 10.11.2012 | Chicago

Illinois Republican Congresswoman Judy Biggert has pulled out of the AARP-sponsored debate against Democratic rival Bill Foster saying the organizatio...

Saki Knafo

Labor Group Bankrolls 'Labor-Friendly' GOP Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

A union-funded political action committee has been steering money to Republican candidates in Congressional races in the Midwest and beyond, upending ...

Jennifer Bendery

House Passes Violence Against Women Act That Leaves Out LGBT, Immigrant Protections

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Wednesday passed their bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, despite protests from the White House, m...

Jen Sabella

5 Illinois Races National Dems Are Watching

HuffingtonPost.com | Jen Sabella | Posted 03.21.2012 | Chicago

The relatively small number of Illinois Republicans who turned out Tuesday to vote chose Mitt Romney as their GOP presidential nominee. National Democ...

Illinois Redistricting: Republican Congressmen Sue Over Dems' Map

Posted 09.26.2011 | Chicago

Following the lead of some of the top Republican members of the Illinois General Assembly, who last week filed suit over the state's redrawn House and...

Some Congressional Hearts Are in the Right Place; But Homeless Kids Will Still Suffer

Pat LaMarche | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

Recent congressional budget impasses have prompted folks from all across the country to organize in front of the capital's largest homeless shelter.

Rep. Judy Biggert, Full Body Scans Supporter, Also Invested in Them

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Sledge

A few months after investing additional money in an airport body scan manufacturer last year, Chicago-area Congresswoman Judy Biggert voted in favor of the allowing the TSA to use the devices.

William Alden

GOP Lawmakers: Elizabeth Warren's Job 'Undermines' Constitution

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the letters Reps. Spencer Bachus and Judy Biggert sent to the Treasury and the Federal Reserve, the GOP lawmakers challenge the legality of Elizabe...

GOP Targets Consumer Agency, Wants 'Rigorous' Oversight

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a challenge to the recent financial reform legislation, House Republicans sent letters asking inspectors to exert "rigorous" oversight on the new C...

Judy Biggert: Michael Steele Should Step Down Over Afghanistan Remarks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Judy Biggert, a Republican congresswoman from suburban Chicago, has called for the resignation of Republican National Committee chair Michael Ste...

The Women's Deliberation Movement

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

In this era, we can no longer afford for deliberation, defined as "leisureliness of movement or action; slowness" to define us as women.

Kirk Throws Gay Supporters Under The Bus: Votes 'No' On DADT Repeal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk's previously good reputation among the gay community has likely been blemished for good. On Thursday, the U.S. House and the Senate Armed Se...

Illinois GOP Tries To File Suit Against Health Reform, Madigan Says No Way

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Falling in line with several states, Illinois Republicans have teamed up to try and stop the health care reform bill signed by President Obama on Tues...

Health Care Reform: How Illinois Representatives Voted

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Dan Lipinski was the only Illinois Democrat to vote against health care reform--but he was not the only Illinois representative to vote "no." Republ...

ShoreBank Bailout: Did Obama Press To Save South Side Bank? Rep. Biggert Asks

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.) joined U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) in a letter to Obama asking for records concerning ShoreBank. The South Side ...

In NYC Schools, a Little 'Respect for All'

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Katherine Gustafson

New York's P.S. 24 became the site for Respect for All's launch week because of it's commitment to teaching social skills and empathy for other's to students.

Asian Carp Summit: Durbin Asks Congress For $20 Million

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With concern mounting about the invasive Asian carp, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and Representative Judy Biggert led a bipartisan forum on the subjec...

Shahien Nasiripour

Derivatives Reform Weakened By Two Little-Noticed Amendments

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two little-noticed amendments inserted Wednesday into legislation seeking to strengthen regulation of derivatives will allow private industry to conti...

GOP Taking Aim At Suburban Democrats Bean, Foster

Daily Herald | Joseph Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

National Republicans see hope for a resurgence in President Barack Obama's home state -- and they're coming here this week to help move it along....

Jeff Muskus

Bachmann, Other GOP 'Mother Bears' Decry Health Care Reform, Long Fast-Food Lines

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Why offer more people health insurance, Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) asked at a press conference Friday, if they might lengthen waits for doctors ...

Chicago Olympics Bid Gets Congressional Thumbs-Up

Los Angeles Times | Richard Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The House of Representatives today threw its support behind Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics....

Climate Change Bill: Republican Kirk Votes In Favor, Democrat Foster Against

Progress Illinois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

[W]hen it came to the Waxman-Markey climate change bill, the real wild cards among the Illinois congressional delegation were Democrat Bill Foster and...

Dems Target 12 Republicans On Stimulus

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CNN reports that a dozen House Republicans are targeted in a new House Democratic political campaign that criticizes them for opposing the $787 billio...

More Congressmen Rip Ryan Clemency Push

SouthtownStar | Nathaniel Zimmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Congresswoman-elect Debbie Halvorson (D-Crete) and U.S. Reps. Judy Biggert (R-13th) and Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-2nd) said they oppose commuting former Go...