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U.S. House Democrats joined mayors from around the country Thursday calling for an end to the partial government shutdown. Illinois Representatives Cheri Bustos, Chuy Garcia, and Brad Schneider joined colleagues from other states urging the Senate to pass bills to reopen the federal government.

Schneider discussed federal workers who have missed paychecks during the shutdown. He also expressed concern for safety and national security.

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An Illinois Democrat has been elected to head her party's Congressional campaign committee. 

Representative Cheri Bustos is only the second woman to head the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. She beat out two other representatives from Washington State who wanted to lead the organization that’s tasked with getting more Democrats elected to the House.