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Dick Durbin's Public Statements

Full Name: Richard 'Dick' J. Durbin
Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Sr, Democratic Assistant Majority Leader (Majority Whip)
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Primary March 18, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Loretta; 3 Children: Christine (deceased), Paul, Jennifer; 3 Grandchildren: Alex, Ona, Floyd
Birth Date: 11/21/1944
Birth Place: East Saint Louis, IL
Home City: East St. Louis, IL
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
Issue Position: Budget, Jobs and the Economy
Issue Position: Consumer Safety and Protection
Issue Position: Human Rights
Issue Position: Iraq
Issue Position: Iraq, Afghanistan and Combating Terrorism
Issue Position: Foreign Policy
Issue Position: Energy
Issue Position: Transportation
Issue Position: Agriculture and Rural Development
Issue Position: Economic Stability and Poverty
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Environment
Issue Position: Homeland Security
Issue Position: Troop Support
Issue Position: Fighting Terrorism
Issue Position: Ethics and Campaign Reform
Issue Position: Education
Issue Position: Seniors
Issue Position: Economic Issues
Issue Position: Women's Issues
Issue Position: Veterans
Issue Position: Immigration Reform
Issue Position: Crime, Justice and the Judiciary
Issue Position: Homeland Security
Issue Position: Science and Technology
Issue Position: Education
Issue Position: Health and Wellness
Aug. 27, 2014 Letter to Daniel Elliott, Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board - Monitoring Rail Capacity Ahead of Expected Record Harvest
Aug. 26, 2014 Durbin Statement on Burger King Decision to Shift Tax Domcile to Canada
Aug. 26, 2014 Durbin Announces More Than $1.7 Million for Improvements to Illinois Health Centers
Aug. 25, 2014 Letter to Tammy Kennedy, Acting General Counsel of Veterans Affairs - Helping Illinois Veterans Take Full Advantage of Their Education Benefits
Aug. 25, 2014 Udall, Durbin Visit Sandia National Laboratories, Discuss Tech Transfer
Aug. 25, 2014 Durbin Supports Helping Illinois Veterans Take Full Advantage of Their Education Benefits
Aug. 24, 2014 The State Journal-Register - Ash Street Next in Line for Underpass Construction
Aug. 23, 2014 Southern Illinoisan - Durbin Blames Canadian National for Amtrak Delays
Aug. 23, 2014 WSIL-TV - Illinois Lawmaker Speaks Out about Amtrak Delays
Aug. 22, 2014 Alton Daily News/WBGZ Radio - Oil Railcar Safety
Aug. 22, 2014 News-Gazette - 'That's Amtrak Time'
Aug. 21, 2014 Durbin, Duckworth, Local Officials Announcement $432,000 Investment in Villa Park First-Responder Capabilities
Aug. 21, 2014 WAND 17 - Lawmakers and Leaders Discuss How to Bring Amtrak Service Up to Speed
Aug. 21, 2014 Durbin: Students Should Be Allowed to Refinance Student Loans
Aug. 21, 2014 Peoria Public Radio - Durbin, Transportation Board, Vow to End Record Amtrak Delays
Aug. 21, 2014 WEEK - Durbin Talks Student Debt at SIU
Aug. 21, 2014 Release: Durbin, Callis Call on Congress to Help Provide a Helping Hand to Those Facing Student Loan Debt
Aug. 21, 2014 Durbin, Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance Announce a More Than $23,000 Investment in Fire-Fighter Suicide Prevention Initiatives
Aug. 20, 2014 Chicago Tribune - Durbin Wants Tank Cars Upgraded to Avoid Repeat of Quebec Tragedy
Aug. 20, 2014 CBS Chicago - Mayors Call for Improved Safety Measures for Oil Trains
Aug. 18, 2014 Chicago Tribune - Aircraft Maintenance Company AAR to Build New Facility at Rockford Airport
Aug. 18, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Greater Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation Efforts
Aug. 18, 2014 Durbin Applauds USDA Rule to Implement More Stringent Safety Standards for Important Puppies
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