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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
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 18, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Loretta; 3 Children: Christine (deceased), Paul, Jennifer
Birth Date: 11/21/1944
Birth Place: East Saint Louis, IL
Home City: Springfield, IL
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
April 16, 2014 Durbin Announces More Than $404,000 Investment in Illinois First-Responder Capabilities
April 15, 2014 Kirk, Durbin, Simon Join Secretary of the Air Force at Scott Air Force Base
April 14, 2014 Durbin Urges Congress to Raise Federal Minimum Wage to $10.10 an Hour
April 14, 2014 Durbin Statement On U.S. District Court of Appeals Decision Regarding Conflict Materials
April 14, 2014 Durbin, Waxman, Harkin, Rockefeller, and Members of Congress: Report Shows E-Cigarette Marketing Campaigns Lighting Up Among Young Users
April 14, 2014 Durbin Announces Futuregen 2.0 Labor Agreement
April 11, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Sens. King, Collins & Reps. Michaud, Pingree Fight USDA Plan to End Valuable Resource for Maine Farmers
April 10, 2014 Cardin Leads Reintroduction Of Bill To Create Nationwide Standard For Restoring Voting Rights For Americans Released From Prison
April 10, 2014 Durbin Meets with Baltic and Polish Ambassadors to Discuss Ukraine and Russia
April 10, 2014 Nomination of Michelle T. Friedland to Be US Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit
April 9, 2014 Durbin Chairs Hearing on Defense Department's Health Programs
April 9, 2014 Letter to Jack Reed, Chairman and Lisa Murkowski, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies - Strong Investment in Important Land Conservation Programs
April 9, 2014 Letter to Calvin Scovel, Inspector General of the US Department of Transportation - Asks for IG Investigation Into Federal Agency's Oversight of Trucking Companies with a History of Violations
April 8, 2014 Paycheck Fairness Act
April 8, 2014 Durbin Meets with Transportation Secretary to Discuss Illinois Transportation Issues
April 7, 2014 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of Federal Trade Commission - Protect Consumers from False Advertising Claims by E-Cigarette Makers
April 7, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - Protect Consumers from False Advertising Claims by E-Cigarette Makers
April 7, 2014 Durbin Announces $2.67 Million Federal Training Grant for Chicago Education and Manufacturing Colation
April 7, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - False Advertising by E-Cigarette Makers
April 4, 2014 Letter to Tom Harkin, Chairman and Jerry Moran, Ranking Member of Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, & Education
April 4, 2014 Letter to Dianne Feinstein, Chairwoman and Lamar Alexander, Ranking Member of Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development - Sens. Collins, King Seeking Boost to LIHEAP Fuel Assistance, Weatherization Programs
April 4, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Fight to Protect U.S. Producers Against Ridiculous EU Trade Demands on Names of Meat Products
April 4, 2014 Letter to Chairman Murray and Ranking Member Collins - New Investments in Crude-by-Rail Safety
April 3, 2014 Letter to Patrick Leahy, Chairman and Lindsey Graham, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs - Funding for Great Lakes
April 3, 2014 Letter to Dianne Feinstein, Chairman and Lamar Alexander, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development - Funding for Great Lakes
April 3, 2014 Letter to Senators Mikulski, Shelby, Feinstein, and Alexander - Funding for Great Lakes
April 3, 2014 Durbin Calls for Regulation of E-Cigarettes Following CDC Report on Liquid Nicotine Poisonings
April 3, 2014 Durbin, Harkin, Cummings: More Coordination Needed in Federal Oversight of For-Profit College Industry
April 3, 2014 Letter to Chairman Murray and Ranking Member Collins - Support Safe Transportation of Energy Products Fund to Increase Rail Safety
April 3, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairwoman and Richard Shelby, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science & Related Agencies - Funding for Great Lakes
April 3, 2014 Letter to Jack Reed, Chairman and Lisa Murkowski, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations - Funding for Great Lakes
April 3, 2014 Letter to Tom Harkin, Chairman and Jerry Moran, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Seniors Programs
April 2, 2014 Durbin Statement on Supreme Court Striking Down Limit to Campaign Contributions
April 2, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Richard Shelby, Mary Landrieu, and Daniel Coats - Strong Support for Firefighters
April 2, 2014 World Autism Awareness Day
April 2, 2014 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014
April 1, 2014 Health Care
April 1, 2014 Letter to Tech Giants - Uphold Your Commitment to Comprehensive Immigration Reform
March 31, 2014 Congressman Quigley, Mayor Emanuel, Senator Kirk, and Senator Durbin Announce Federal Funding for an Additional 110 New U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at Chicago's Airports
March 31, 2014 Letter to Ray Mabus, U.S. Navy Secretary - Prohibit Tobacco Sales at Naval Bases and Aboard Ships
March 28, 2014 Letter to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy - Prohibit Tobacco Sales at Naval Bases, Aboard Ships
March 27, 2014 Letter to John Minge, CEO of BP America Incorporated - Kirk, Durbin Ask for Meeting with BP Following Oil Spill in Lake Michigan
March 27, 2014 Strengthening the Federal Student Loan Program for Borrowers
March 27, 2014 Syrian War Crime Tribunal
March 27, 2014 Durbin Commends House Members for Joining Effort to Protect Children from E-Cigarettes
March 27, 2014 Letter to John Minge, CEO BP America Inc - Oil Spill in Lake Michigan
March 26, 2014 Durbin and Silicon Valley Leaders Meet to Discuss Support for American Innovation & Discovery Durbin and Silico
March 25, 2014 Ukraine
March 25, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of US Food and Drug Administration - FDA Must Regulate E-Cigarettes and Other Nicotine Delivery Products
March 25, 2014 Kirk, Durbin Statement on BP Whiting Refinery Oil Spill Into Lake Michigan
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