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Senator Kirk Supports Funding to Boost Economic Activity on Illinois Waterways, Support Groundbreaking Research at Illinois Labs

Energy & Water Appropriations Bill Is Third Funding Measure Blocked by Partisan Filibuster

WASHINGTON –-(ENEWSPF)--October 8, 2015.  U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today voted for critical funding to enhance shipping on Illinois waterways and to support research laboratories like Argonne National Lab in Lemont and Fermi National Lab in Batavia. The fiscal year (FY) 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act was blocked by 47 senators despite passing the Appropriations Committee 26-4 and is the third funding bill to be filibustered this year.

“This bill to keep our waterways open for business . . .

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