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Dick Durbin's Public Statements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Sr, Democratic Assistant Minority Leader (Minority Whip)
Date Title
Aug. 4, 2016 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Broad Coalition of Senate Democrats Call on Top Consumer Agency to Move Swiftly to Limit Unfair Arbitration Agreements in Everyday Financial Contracts
July 22, 2016 Letter to Various Koch-Connected Groups - Senators Hit Back in Letter to Denial Front Groups
July 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Finacial Protection Bureau - Strengthen Proposed Small-Dollar Lending Rules
July 20, 2016 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the CFPB- 28 U.S. Senators Encourage CFPB to Strengthen Proposed Small-Dollar Lending Rules
July 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Calling for Stricter Limits on Opioid Pills
July 14, 2016 and The HLetter to the Honorable Mark Rosekind, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission - FTC Settlements Allowing Used Car Dealers to Advertise Cars with Unrepaired Recalls as "Safe" Are Anti-Consumer & Anti-Safety
June 16, 2016 Cantwell Introduces Bill to Crack Down on Coal Companies' Risky Business Practices
May 27, 2016 Letter to Ambassador Froman - Urging the International Trade Commission to Investigate Unfair Trade Practice by Chinese Steel Producers and Distributers
May 20, 2016 Letter to Inspector General Levinson - Urging the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General to Conduct Study to Determine Amount of Waste From Single Use Vial Drugs
April 28, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communication Commission - Urging Justice for Telecommunications Consumers
April 14, 2016 Reforming the H-1B Visa Program
April 12, 2016 Durbin, Brown, & Warren Meet with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to Discuss Actions to Curb Corporate Inversions, Earnings Stripping
April 1, 2016 Durbin, Davis, Bost Respond to NGA Decision
March 28, 2016 Letter to Administrator McCarthy - Urging EPA to Release Strong Renewable Fuel Standard to Support Homegrown Ethanol Production
Feb. 11, 2016 Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015--Conference Report
Dec. 21, 2015 Blumenthal, Durbin Statement on FDA Creation of Dietary Supplement Program
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 25 Candy, Cereal, Food and Drink Companies - Liquid-Nicotine Retailers Using Trademarked Brand Names
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 167 Liquid Nicotine Retailers - Marketing Flavored Liquid-Nicotine Using Recognizable Brand Names
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - To Urge the Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Liquid-Nicotine Retailers' Advertising
Dec. 16, 2015 Competitive Space Launch
Dec. 3, 2015 Durbin: Congress Sends Long-Term Transportation Bill to President
Nov. 24, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Exective Action on Gun Control
Nov. 23, 2015 Durbin Statement on Pfizer-Allergan Inversion
Nov. 23, 2015 Durbin Statement on Pfizer-Allergan Inversion
Nov. 23, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Take Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence
Nov. 20, 2015 Cohen, Jones, Durbin: Congress Should End Loophole that Encourages For-Profit Colleges to Target Veterans & Servicemembers
Nov. 18, 2015 Durbin, Blumenthal Statement on DOJ, Federal Agencies Bringing Criminal and Civil Charges Against More than 100 Dietary Supplement Makers and Marketers
Nov. 17, 2015 Durbin: Education Department to Provide Additional Relief to Corinthian Students
Nov. 16, 2015 Durbin Statement on DOJ, ED, State Attorneys General Settlement with EDMC
Nov. 16, 2015 Durbin Engages Community Banks, Credit Unions in Effort to Protect Consumers from Predatory Payday Lending
Nov. 4, 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016 -- Motion to Proceed-- Continued
Nov. 3, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Prison Prepaid Cards
Oct. 29, 2015 Trade Act of 2015
Oct. 21, 2015 Markey, Boxer, Colleagues Praise the Federal Trade Commission for Plans to Increase Scrutiny of E-Cigarette Marketing Practices
Oct. 19, 2015 Blumenthal, Boxer, Colleagues Praise the Federal Trade Commission for Plans to Increase Scrutiny of E-Cigarette Marketing Practices
Oct. 15, 2015 Blumenthal, Durbin Statement on New Study Identifying Dietary Supplement Use Causes More Than 20,000 E.R. Visits Every Year
Oct. 6, 2015 Durbin Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators, Consumer Groups Calling for Passage of Chemical Safety Reform Legislation
Sept. 30, 2015 Sen. Warren Joins Sens. Schatz, Durbin, Brown, and Colleagues to Introduce Bill to Raise Smoking Age to 21
Sept. 30, 2015 Senator Markey Joins Senators Schatz, Durbin, Brown and More to Introduce Legislation to Raise Smoking Age to 21
Sept. 16, 2015 Reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank
Sept. 16, 2015 Members of Congress Introduce Bill to Restore Pell Eligibility for Students
Sept. 11, 2015 DeLauro, Durbin, Levin, Reed, Doggett, Whitehouse, Warren Urge Treasury Secretary to Take Action on Inversions
Sept. 3, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Small Business Administration Disaster Declaration
Aug. 12, 2015 Durbin Urges Kraft Heinz Company To Reconsider Plan To Eliminate 700 Jobs In Illinois
Aug. 11, 2015 Durbin Urges Illinois Company To Keep Tax Address In U.S.
July 30, 2015 Senate, House Leaders Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill To Protect Trade Secrets
July 29, 2015 Durbin, Vitter Bill To Level Playing Field For Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Passes Committee
July 29, 2015 Senate, House Leaders Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Protect Trade Secrets
July 14, 2015 Durbin Urges Monsanto CEO To Reconsider Inversion Strategy That Would Cost U.S. Taxpayers Hundreds Of Millions Each Year
July 10, 2015 Letter to John Roth, Department of Homeland Security, and David Quantock, US Army Inspector General - Investigations Into Ingersoll Rand's Federal Contracts
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