Durbin Frustrated with Budget Troubles
By The Associated Press
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he's as frustrated as most Americans with the repeated "doomsday scenarios'' involving the federal budget.
Durbin spoke in Chicago on Friday. He says the troubles in Washington are "no way to run a government and no way to run a great nation.'' Durbin says cuts to National Institute of Health funding will cost Illinois jobs. He prefers anapproach that closes tax loopholes.
Durbin is a Democrat and is assistant majority leader in the Senate.
Durbin spoke with researchers from several Chicago medical centers. He says Illinois could lose $38 million in NIH funding because of sequestration.