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

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Sr, Democratic Assistant Minority Leader (Minority Whip)
Date Title
March 7, 2017 Letter to John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, James Comey, FBI Director - Address Threats to Jewish Institutions Across the Country
Feb. 28, 2017 Senators Call on Egyptian Government to Swiftly Release Unjustly Imprisoned Egyptian-American Aya Hijazi
Feb. 28, 2017 Senate Passes Venezuela Resolution as Crisis Deepens
Jan. 25, 2017 Durbin Calls Ratification Of Equal Rights Amendment Long Overdue
Dec. 8, 2016 Senators' Legislation Would Help States Improve Access to Voting
Dec. 8, 2016 Blumenthal-Sponsored Legislation Would Help States Improve Access to Voting
Nov. 18, 2016 Durbin Vows To Fight Reinstatement Of Federal "Muslim Database'
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee - Call to Remove Section 1094 of the National Defense Authorization Act
July 22, 2016 Letter to Various Koch-Connected Groups - Senators Hit Back in Letter to Denial Front Groups
June 29, 2016 Third Anniversary of Shelby County V. Holder
June 22, 2016 Durbin, Senate Steering Committee Meet with Civil Rights Leaders to Discuss Voting Rights
June 9, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Halt Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children
June 8, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2017
May 17, 2016 62nd Anniversary of Brown V. Board of Education
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the US Department of Education - Urge to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students
Jan. 19, 2016 The Continuing Challenge of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan. 11, 2016 75th Anniversary of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's ``Four Freedoms'' Speech
Dec. 17, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the Department of Justice - Concerning Voter Registration Opportunities
Dec. 14, 2015 Durbin: Anti-Muslim Bigotry Has No Place in America
Dec. 8, 2015 Student Success Act - Conference Report
Nov. 17, 2015 Terrorist Attacks Against France
Nov. 11, 2015 Letter to His Excellency, Nicolas Maduro, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela - Calling for Transparent and Democratic Legislative Elections in Venezuela
Nov. 9, 2015 World War II Heroes and Holocaust Survivors
Nov. 9, 2015 Condemning Palestinian Terror Attacks Against Israel
Oct. 8, 2015 Political Prisoners
Oct. 8, 2015 Political Prisoners
Sept. 28, 2015 Corker, Durbin, Cardin, Rubio Applaud Committee Passage of USCIRF Reauthorization Bill
Sept. 15, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015
July 29, 2015 Schakowsky, Durbin Introduce Legislation to Increase Competition and Lower Costs in Medicare Part D
July 27, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015
March 9, 2015 Fiftieth Anniversary Of Bloody Sunday
March 4, 2015 150th Anniversary Of The Second Inaugural Address Of President Lincoln
Jan. 29, 2015 Durbin, Cardin, Mccain Reintroduce Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act
Jan. 28, 2015 50 Years After Landmark Legislation, Durbin Calls Attention To Voting Rights During Nomination Hearing For New Attorney General
Dec. 9, 2014 Hearing of the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee - The State of Civil and Human Rights in the United States
Oct. 31, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Urging a Rejection of Bush-Era Interpretation of International Treaty Against Torture
Oct. 8, 2014 Voter ID Laws Put Price on Voting and Hurt Turnout, GAO Finds
June 19, 2014 Durbin Statement on Juneteenth Independence Day
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
July 24, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Vietnam Human Rights
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 Durbin Raises Concerns Over Collection of Americans' Personal Information by Government Agencies
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