Durbin: Budget cuts could affect Argonne research

February 28, 2011 4:32:13 PM PST
Researchers at the Argonne National Laboratory say spending cuts approved by the U.S. House may cost them their jobs.

They were joined by Senator Dick Durbin Monday at the lab in the southwest suburbs. They also toured the facility and outlined how the spending cuts would affect their operation.

"We don't need to make cuts today that will kill jobs, kill research, and kill the competitive edge that America needs to succeed in the 21st century," said Durbin.

Senator Durbin is headed back to Washington to join the rest of the Senate in working on their version of the national spending plan.