Bill Enyart http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Illinois Faces Surprising Struggle To Raise Minimum Wage http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-faces-surprising-struggle-raise-minimum-wage <p class="p1">U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin knows firsthand the difficulty in getting a minimum wage increase passed through a legislative body.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois Democrat was unsuccessful in getting the U.S. Senate to increase the federal minimum wage this year. Even <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/01/us/politics/senate-minimum-wage-bill.html?_r=0" target="_blank">if Senate Republicans hadn’t filibustered that effort,</a> it would likely have gone nowhere in the GOP-controlled House.</span></p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:24:57 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37753 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Faces Surprising Struggle To Raise Minimum Wage Illinois Leaders Pledge United Front To Attract Manufacturing Jobs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-leaders-pledge-united-front-attract-manufacturing-jobs <p class="p1">Illinois’ higher education, business and political leaders are pledging cooperation for an effort to bring manufacturing jobs to the region.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Rep. Bill </span>Enyart<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, D-Belleville, convened a day-long manufacturing summit at Mid-America Airport in </span>Mascoutah<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. It was aimed at presenting a united front for southern Illinois to compete for manufacturing jobs.</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:47:25 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37740 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Leaders Pledge United Front To Attract Manufacturing Jobs Political Rancor, Fear On Display In Debate Over EPA's Coal Proposals http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/political-rancor-fear-display-debate-over-epas-coal-proposals <p><em><strong>(Updated 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, June 3)</strong></em></p><p>Within minutes after the Environmental Protection Agency announced its proposed regulations for coal-fired power plants, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt blasted the decision as a “unprecedented power grab.”</p><p>Blunt followed through on Tuesday by co-sponsoring a bill, called the “Coal Country Protection Act,’’ that would allow carbon-emissions limits to go into effect only if other federal agencies could guarantee that no jobs would be lost, electricity rates wouldn’t go up, and the nation’s economy wouldn’t be hurt.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:55:27 +0000 Jo Mannies 36673 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Political Rancor, Fear On Display In Debate Over EPA's Coal Proposals Steelworkers Rally Against Unfair Foreign Trade http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/steelworkers-rally-against-unfair-foreign-trade <p>The price of steel pipes and tubes are at the center of a rally in Granite City Friday afternoon.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's one of six rallies planned around the U.S. this spring. The goal is to bring attention to what steelworkers and steel companies say are unfair trade practices by companies in nine countries.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The products are Oil Country Tubular Goods, used in natural gas and oil exploration, an industry that has boomed in the U.S. in recent years.</span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 21:28:35 +0000 Maria Altman 36204 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Steelworkers Rally Against Unfair Foreign Trade Illinois Representative Bill Enyart Discusses Budget Deal, Farm Bill, Scott AFB, More http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-representative-bill-enyart-discusses-budget-deal-farm-bill-scott-afb-more <p>In the wake of the U.S. House vote on the federal budget, and looking ahead to the delayed vote for the Farm Bill and the future defense budget, Illinois Congressman Bill Enyart (D - Belleville) spoke with <em>St. Louis on the Air</em> host Don Marsh yesterday by phone.</p><p>Here's what he had to say on a few subjects.</p><p><strong>On his vote for the 2014 budget proposal, which passed in the House December 12.</strong></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:10:17 +0000 Camille Phillips 32381 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Representative Bill Enyart Discusses Budget Deal, Farm Bill, Scott AFB, More Enyart Formally Announces He'd Like To Continue His 'Mission' In Southern Illinois http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/enyart-formally-announces-hed-continue-his-mission-southern-illinois <p><em>Will be updated.</em></p><p>Southern Illinois Congressman Bill Enyart&nbsp;officially announced Tuesday that he's running for re-election.</p><p>The announcement is a formality as Enyart&nbsp;already shared&nbsp;<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/enyart-seeking-re-election-houses-12th-district">&nbsp;his intentions </a>back in May.</p><p>Enyart, 64, made two stops Tuesday to share the news, one in his home-base of Belleville, Ill. and another in Carbondale, Ill. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:30:55 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 31745 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Enyart Formally Announces He'd Like To Continue His 'Mission' In Southern Illinois Congressman Bill Enyart Proposes Continuing Resolution To 'Put American Government Back To Work' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/congressman-bill-enyart-proposes-continuing-resolution-put-american-government-back-work <p>Democratic Congressman Bill Enyart is frustrated with the partial government shutdown.</p><p>Enyart, who represents areas of Southern Illinois and East St. Louis, supports a continuing resolution that would allow the National Guard to be paid and put the VA and 70 percent of the CIA back to work. A veteran with over 35 years of military service, Enyart&nbsp;contends that the best way to support the troops is to reopen the government.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:10:00 +0000 Kate Essig 30420 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Congressman Bill Enyart Proposes Continuing Resolution To 'Put American Government Back To Work' Southern Illinois Congressman Enyart Looks To Spur Biofuels In Air Force http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/southern-illinois-congressman-enyart-looks-spur-biofuels-air-force <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Congressman Bill </span>Enyart<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is announcing new legislation to support biofuels used in the military.</span></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 21:46:55 +0000 Chris McDaniel 29948 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Southern Illinois Congressman Enyart Looks To Spur Biofuels In Air Force Illinois State Rep. Mike Bost To Seek Enyart's Congressional Seat http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-state-rep-mike-bost-seek-enyarts-congressional-seat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A longtime Illinois state lawmaker says he's running for a southern Illinois congressional seat.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Rep. Mike </span>Bost<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;of </span>Murphysboro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> won't seek re-election in the state's </span>115th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> District and instead will pursue the </span>12th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Congressional District seat.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:18:51 +0000 The Associated Press 28634 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois State Rep. Mike Bost To Seek Enyart's Congressional Seat Enyart Seeking Re-Election To House's 12th District http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/enyart-seeking-re-election-houses-12th-district <p>A freshman Democratic congressman for southwestern Illinois'&nbsp;12th&nbsp;Congressional District says he'll be running for a second term.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The&nbsp;</span><a href="http://bit.ly/1bgW9WD" style="line-height: 1.5;">Belleville News-Democrat reports&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">that Rep. Bill&nbsp;</span>Enyart's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;office made the announcement Monday, just six months into his first term.</span></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:15:34 +0000 The Associated Press 28247 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Enyart Seeking Re-Election To House's 12th District