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Dick Durbin's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

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
Jan. 8, 2014 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act -- Motion to Proceed
Dec. 18, 2013 Durbin to Chair Hearing on Ongoing Syrian Refugee Crisis
Dec. 9, 2013 Remembering President Nelson Mandela
Aug. 4, 2013 NBC "Meet the Press" - Transcript: Al Qaeda and NSA Surveillance
July 28, 2013 ABC "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" - Transcript: Edward Snowden and the NSA
June 27, 2013 Voting Rights Act
June 25, 2013 Durbin Statement on the Supreme Court's Decision on the Voting Rights Act
June 24, 2013 Durbin Statement on the Supreme Court's Decision in Fisher v. University of Texas
June 23, 2013 MSNBC "Meet the Press" - Transcript - National Security and Privacy Rights
June 18, 2013 Durbin Meets with Director of National Intelligence Clapper
June 12, 2013 St. Louis Beacon - Blunt Concerned about NSA's Data Collection, Especially 'Future Uses'
June 12, 2013 Durbin Raises Concerns Over Collection of Americans' Personal Information by Government Agencies
June 6, 2013 Durbin Statement on NSA Phone Tracking and the Patriot Act
May 23, 2013 Cardin Bill Would End The Use Of Racial Profiling By Law Enforcement
March 7, 2013 Letter to Secretary Kerry - Prioritize Global Women's Rights
March 6, 2013 Unanimous Consent Request - Executive Calendar
Feb. 28, 2013 Shelby County v. Holder
Feb. 4, 2013 Durbin Statement on Federal Bureau of Prisons Assesment of Its Solitary Confinement Practices
Dec. 19, 2012 Senators Move Forward with D.C. Statehood Bill
Sept. 25, 2012 Letter to Raúl Castro, President of the Republic of Cuba - Release Alan Gross
Aug. 23, 2012 Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder
July 26, 2012 Senators Seek Answers from DNI on How Many of Americans' Communications Have Been Monitored
June 19, 2012 Hearing of the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee - "Reassessing Solitary Confinement: The Human Rights, Fiscal and Public Safety Consequences"
May 25, 2012 Bipartisan Group of Senators Announce Support for Disability Treaty
April 30, 2012 Durbin Announces Field Hearing on Ohio Voting Law
April 17, 2012 Hearing of the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee - "Ending Racial Profiling in America"
April 17, 2012 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of U.S. Department of Justice
April 17, 2012 Cardin Testifies on the Need to End Racial Profiling in America
Feb. 21, 2012 Senators Seek Study on Voter Laws
Jan. 27, 2012 Durbin Chairs First-Ever Field Hearing on Florida's Voting Law
Jan. 12, 2012 Durbin Announces Field Hearing on Florida Voting Law
Oct. 7, 2011 Cardin Introduces Bill to End Racial Profiling by Law Enforcement
Sept. 8, 2011 Durbin: States Making it Harder for People to Vote
Sept. 8, 2011 Voting Rights
July 30, 2011 Establishing the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays
June 29, 2011 13 Senators Team Up to Assure LGBT Youth that "It Gets Better"
April 11, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Rene Fasel, President of Switzerland
March 29, 2011 Durbin Chairs First-Ever Hearing on the Civil RIghts of American Muslims
March 29, 2011 Hearing of the Constitution, Civil Rights, Human Rights, and the Law Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee - "Protecting the Civil Rights of American Muslims"
March 16, 2011 Senator Feinstein Introduces DOMA Repeal Legislation
March 11, 2011 Letter to His Excellency Minh Triet Nguyen, President, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
March 10, 2011 Statement on Durbin-Lee Wiretap Amendmente to the PATRIOT Act
March 7, 2011 Politico: Tyrants Can Use Facebook, Too
Feb. 14, 2011 Durbin to Chair New Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights Subcommittee
March 2, 2010 Durbin Chairs Follow-Up Hearing On Global Internet Freedom
Feb. 20, 2010 Durbin and Whitehouse React to Report on Torture Authorizations
Feb. 2, 2010 Senator Burris and Representative Costello Introduce Resolutions to Issue Commemorative Stamp Honoring the Life of Abolitionist Elijah Parish Lovejoy of Alton, Illinois
Dec. 16, 2009 Durbin's Human Rights Enforcement Act Passes House, Sent to President for Signature
Oct. 27, 2009 Executive Session
Oct. 14, 2009 Durbin: Bill to Award Muhammad Yunus Congressional Gold Medal Unanimously Passes Senate
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