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Dick Durbin's Public Statements on Issue: Crime

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 10, 2014 Cardin Leads Reintroduction Of Bill To Create Nationwide Standard For Restoring Voting Rights For Americans Released From Prison
April 9, 2014 Durbin Chairs Hearing on Defense Department's Health Programs
March 27, 2014 Syrian War Crime Tribunal
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Merkley Leads Over 200 Members of Congress in Calling for Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination
March 13, 2014 Durbin, Bustos: Work Can Begin As Bureau Of Prisons Commits Over $53 Million In Funding To Thomson Prison
Feb. 27, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Funding For Thomson
Feb. 26, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - Crack Down on Consumer Scams
Feb. 25, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Reassessing Solitary Confinement II: The Human Rights, Fiscal, and Public Safety Consequences
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Janet Yellen, Chair Federal Reserve Board of Governors - Protect American Consumers From Payment Card Fraud
Jan. 26, 2014 MSNBC "Meet the Press" - Transcript: Edward Snowden's Release of Classified Information
Jan. 13, 2014 Durbin, Bustos: Robust Funding for Prison Activation in Omnibus Appropriations Bill is Good News for Thomson
Jan. 10, 2014 Senators Kirk, Brown And Durbin Introduce Bipartisan Resolution To Honor Famed Prohibition Agent, Eliot Ness
Dec. 19, 2013 Durbin, Bustos Applaud New Task Force to Fight Violent Crime in Winnebago County
Nov. 26, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Department of Justice - Request for DOJ to Collect More Data on "Stand Your Ground" Laws
Nov. 20, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act
Oct. 29, 2013 Durbin: It is Time For Stand Your Ground Law To Be Carefully Reconsidered
Aug. 13, 2013 Durbin Urges Law Enforcement to Take Advantage of Federal Gun Tracing Resources
Aug. 12, 2013 Durbin Statement on Drug Sentencing Reform Speech by AG Holder
Aug. 2, 2013 Feinstein, Durbin: DOJ Decision Allows More Effective Hate Crimes Response
Aug. 1, 2013 Durbin, Bustos Meet with Federal Bureau of Prisons Director to Discuss Activation of Thomson Prison
Aug. 1, 2013 Murray Special Victims Counsels Receive Full Funding
Aug. 1, 2013 Smarter Sentencing Act
Aug. 1, 2013 Political Prisoners and Political Repression in Russia
July 31, 2013 Durbin Statement on the Confirmation of B. Todd Jones to be the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
July 25, 2013 Crime Guns Tracing Act
July 23, 2013 The Daily Herald - An Important Tool to Reduce Gun Violence
July 22, 2013 Durbin Bill Urges Law Enforcement to Take Advantage of Federal Gun Tracing Resources
July 10, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Force Feedings
June 20, 2013 Letter to Alvin L. Parks, Mayor of East St. Louis - Nightclub Hours of Operation
June 7, 2013 Durbin Hosts Gun Violence Listening Session with Rockford Area Law Enforcement Officials
May 15, 2013 Durbin Statement on Investigation Into Possible Sexual Assaults and Misconduct at Fort Hood
May 15, 2013 Sexual Assault in the Military
May 1, 2013 Letter to Chairwoman Mikulski and Vice Chairman Shelby - Fund Federal COPS Hiring Program
April 21, 2013 NBC "Meet the Press" - Transcript - The Boston Marathon Attack
April 16, 2013 Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013
April 14, 2013 FOX NEWS "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace" - Transcript - Immigration, Guns, and the Budget
April 11, 2013 Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013
April 10, 2013 Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013
March 19, 2013 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
March 5, 2013 Stop Illegal Trafficking of Firearms Act
March 5, 2013 Stop Illegal Trafficking of Firearms Act
Feb. 7, 2013 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Continued
Feb. 4, 2013 Durbin Statement on Federal Bureau of Prisons Assesment of Its Solitary Confinement Practices
Jan. 23, 2013 Durbin Joins Leahy in Introducing Legislation to Combat Illegal Straw Purchasing and Firearms Trafficking
Oct. 5, 2012 Lawmakers Demand Action from Former Village Voice Execs
Oct. 2, 2012 Durbin, Quinn Announce Sale of Thomson Correctional Center to the Federal Government
Sept. 21, 2012 Sportsmen's Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
Sept. 19, 2012 Durbin Chairs Hearing on Hate Crimes and the Threat of Domestic Extremism
Sept. 19, 2012 Hearing of the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Hate Crimes and the Threat of Domestic Extremism
Aug. 23, 2012 Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder
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