At Home With Senator Dick Durbin

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SPRINGFIELD- A non-conventional press conference providing remedies for some of  Illinois' issues.

United States Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) hosted the press Sunday afternoon at his Springfield home. On the agenda were discussions on the latest issues over stricter gun laws and the federal highway and transportation trust fund that is due to expire July 31st.

Senator Durbin said, "We are fast approaching another deadline for the highway trust fund we extended it, the Republican majority offered to extend it for 60 days. This is the 33rd short term extension of the federal highway trust fund. And people may say well what difference does it make? You cannot build highways on a long term basis, repair bridges make investments 30 or 60 days at a time. It is impossible."

Durbin hopes for a budget agreement to be made by August 6.

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