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Dick Durbin's Public Statements on Issue: Education

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 7, 2014 Durbin Announces $2.67 Million Federal Training Grant for Chicago Education and Manufacturing Colation
Dec. 18, 2013 Making Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013
Sept. 10, 2013 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education - Time to Crack Down on For-Profit Medical Schools That Use Offshore Loophole
June 12, 2013 Durbin Praises Illinois University at Senate Hearing Examining For-Profit Colleges & DOD Education Programs
April 18, 2013 Marketplace Fairness Act -- Motion to Proceed
April 9, 2013 Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013
March 6, 2013 For-Profit Colleges
June 13, 2012 Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act--Motion to Proceed--Continued
Feb. 28, 2012 Letter to Ms. Joan L. Ryan, Administrator, Illinois State Approving Agency
Feb. 21, 2012 Letter to Ms. Sylvia Manning, President the Higher Learning Commission
Feb. 14, 2012 The Budget
Feb. 1, 2012 College Costs
Dec. 7, 2011 For-Profit Colleges
Oct. 21, 2011 Durbin, Kirk Extend Impact Aid Funding Formula For Schools Serving The Great Lakes Naval Base
Sept. 26, 2011 Durbin Urges Passage of Bill that would Modernize Schools and Prevent Teacher Layoffs
Aug. 2, 2011 Amending the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002
July 27, 2011 Durbin Announces Funding for Education Programs and Research Initiatives at Illinois Cultural Institutions
July 27, 2011 The Economy
July 22, 2011 Dream Act
June 29, 2011 Senators Condemn For-Profit Colleges' Mistreatment of America's Veterens
June 27, 2011 Durbin Announces First-Ever Senate Hearing on the Dream Act
June 2, 2011 Durbin Statement on Education Department's Gainful Employment Rule
May 26, 2011 Durbin, Cohen and Others Introduce Legislation to Restore Fairness in Student Lending
May 19, 2011 For-Profit Education Companies
May 16, 2011 Letter to Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education
May 11, 2011 Durbin, Reid, Menendez, 30 Others Introduce the DREAM Act
April 15, 2011 During Autism Awareness Month, Durbin, Casey, Menendez, Lautenberg, Gillibrand Introduce Bill to Establish a National Autism Strategy
April 14, 2011 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
April 13, 2011 Durbin, Kirk, Polis, Paulsen Introduce Bill to Expand Successful Charter Schools
April 13, 2011 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
April 13, 2011 Polis Introduces Bill to Expand Successful Charter Schools
April 13, 2011 Durbin, Kirk, Polis, Paulsen Introduce Bill to Expand Successful Charter Schools
March 30, 2011 Durbin Asks National Urban League to Support Effort to Protect Students and Taxpayers from Abuses in the For-Profit College Industry
March 15, 2011 Westwood College and the GI Bill
March 14, 2011 Letter to University Accreditation Agencies
March 9, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense
March 4, 2011 Budget Crisis
Feb. 17, 2011 In Wake of Budget Challenges, Sen. Brown Calls for Continuation of Children's Graduate Medical Education Program
Feb. 16, 2011 Reid, Senate Democrats Roll out Agenda for Winning the Future by Cutting Spending, Creating High-Paying Jobs and Keeping America Competitive
Feb. 15, 2011 Education Funding
Feb. 14, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Feb. 1, 2011 Durbin Calls on College and University Heads to be "Better Stewards of Taxpayer Dollars"
Jan. 26, 2011 Investing in America
Dec. 18, 2010 Durbin Statement on the DREAM Act
Dec. 14, 2010 Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010--Continued
Dec. 9, 2010 Durbin: Report Shows Veterans and Servicemembers Charged Highest Tuition by For-Profit Colleges, Leading to Record Student Loan Defaults
Sept. 28, 2010 Department Of State, Foreign Operations, And Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2010--Motion To Proceed
Sept. 15, 2010 Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010
Sept. 10, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Arne Duncan Secretary of Education U.S. Department of Education
Aug. 30, 2010 Durbin Commends Education Department for Release of $415 Million for Illinois Education Jobs Bill
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