Longtime Illinois Rep. to step down in 2012
October 4th, 2011
01:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Longtime Illinois Rep. to step down in 2012

(CNN) - Democratic Rep. Jerry Costello will not run for reelection to Congress in 2012, he announced Tuesday.

The twelve-term Illinois congressman, who serves as dean of the Illinois delegation, said he is leaving the House to pursue "other interests and opportunities that may come along."
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To return or not to return, that is the question for Congress
August 10th, 2011
05:16 PM ET
3 years ago

To return or not to return, that is the question for Congress

Washington (CNN) - Four conservative Democratic members of the House called on Congress Wednesday to address the country's fiscal challenges by returning to Washington, despite House Speaker John Boehner opposing the idea on a conference call with GOP members.

Representatives Jim Cooper of Tennessee, Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, Michael Michaud of Maine and Henry Cuellar of Texas sent a letter to Boehner and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi urging them to end the August recess.
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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Economy