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Longtime Southern Illinois Congressman John Shimkus has announced he will not seek re-election.

The 61-year-old Collinsville republican has served in the U.S. House since 1997. He received 71 percent of the vote last year.

Illinois News Connection

Those annoying robocalls that drive people crazy are the targets of a bill headed to a floor vote before the U.S. House.

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The House of Representatives is debating a civil contempt resolution against Attorney General William Barr and former White House Counsel Don McGahn. House Democrats want access to materials related to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The administration has cited security and legal reasons for not disclosing the information. Lawmakers are voting to authorize a lawsuit to get the materials, including an unredacted version of the Mueller Report.

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Longtime Trump Attorney Michael Cohen testifies before the U.S. House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, February 27.

Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost is calling on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs secretary to investigate allegations of mismanagement at the Marion VA Medical Center.

Bost is joined in his effort by House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Jack Bergman of Michigan.

Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

A group of around 60 people took part in a pop-up demonstration during the noon hour Monday outside Congressman Mike Bost's office in Carbondale.

They were there to protest Bost's yes vote last week on the American Health Care Act.