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Fiat/Chrysler is the latest company to offer bonuses to employees in the wake of the passage of President Trump's and Republicans' tax cut law, and they're big ones. Approximately 60,000 employees will receive a $2000 bonus in the 2nd quarter of 2018, including employees at the Belvidere Assembly plant according to a FCA spokesperson.
The new law, which cuts the corporate tax rate to 21%, eliminates loopholes, and doubles the standard deduction for individuals and families, was supported by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL 16) but opposed by Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL 17), and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
Thursday marks Human Trafficking Awareness Day, a moment where we raise awareness for the fastest-growing criminal industry in the world. One Republican representative from Illinois is using the day to reveal the strides he is taking to combat the sinister crime.
Adam Kinzinger, a U.S. representative for Illinois’ 16th congressional district, published a blog on Tuesday detailing his plans to combat human trafficking, a rampant problem in the state.
In October, I hosted a community forum on human trafficking with local leaders who deal with the issue from the front lines. We were fortunate to have representatives from The Salvation Army, Department of Homeland Security, Demand Abolition, Rockford Diocese & Catholic Charities, Rockford Police Department, Cook County Sheriff’s Office, and Rockford Rescue Mission; and we were joined by nearly 200 concerned citizens. The forum focused on the issues we face in the Rockford area, but also how the problem is being handled and reported on a national scale. One of my big takeaways was community awareness – people seemed shocked to know the number of cases, the wide range of victims, and the impact this issue has on our community.
Babies born alive after an abortion and then purposely allowed to die made headlines in 1999 when nurse Jill Stanek discovered the practice going on a Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois.
After the Democrat-controlled Illinois House and Senate refused to pass any measures banning the practice, it took President George W. Bush and a pro-life Congress to move at the federal level. The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002 ("BAIPA" Pub.L. 107–207, 116 Stat. 926, enacted August 5, 2002, 1 U.S.C. § 8) extended legal protection to an infant born alive after a failed attempt at induced abortion, but had no legal teeth to enforce the law or protect the innocent victims.
H.R. 4712 was co-sponsored by Republican U.S. Reps Bost, Peter Roskam, Adam Kinzinger, Rodney Davis, John Shimkus, and Randy Hultgren. One Democrat - Dan Lipinski - signed on as a co-sponsor, as well.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Musicians on Call (MOC) recently honored U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) with its “Service to Heroes” award for his dedication to veterans, especially those at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger explained why he believes President Donald Trump's strategy against ISIS is paying dividends in his first year in office.