Senator Durbin Asks Trump To Reconsider Thomson Hiring Freeze

(Washington, DC)  —  The Quad Cities’ Democratic congresswoman and the state’s senior U.S. senator are asking President Trump to reconsider the federal hiring freeze.  Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and Senator Dick Durbin yesterday sent a letter to the Trump administration asking for permission to hire guards at the Thomson prison.  Without a waiver from the President, the pair say the prison in northwestern Illinois won’t be able to open on time.