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Dick Durbin's Public Statements on Issue: Foreign Affairs

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
Primary March 18, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Loretta; 3 Children: Christine (deceased), Paul, Jennifer; 3 Grandchildren: Alex, Ona, Floyd
Birth Date: 11/21/1944
Birth Place: East Saint Louis, IL
Home City: East St. Louis, IL
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
Issue Position: Iraq, Afghanistan and Combating Terrorism
Issue Position: Iraq
Issue Position: Foreign Policy
Aug. 5, 2014 The Washington Free Beacon - Durbin Warns of "Great Problems Ahead' in Afghanistan and Iraq
July 31, 2014 Making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2014 -- Motion to Proceed
July 24, 2014 Nomination of Pamela Harris to Be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Curcuit
July 22, 2014 Durbin Lauds Committee Passage of Treaty on the Rights of the Disabled
July 18, 2014 Durbin Statement on MH17, Situation in Ukraine
July 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians
July 17, 2014 Dubin Statement on Use of Human Shields by Hamas in Gaza
July 17, 2014 Los Angeles Times - Members of Congress Call for Putin to Halt Intervention in Ukraine
July 15, 2014 Cyprus
July 8, 2014 Durbin Statement on the Weekend Events in Jerusalem
July 1, 2014 Durbin Statement on Death of Israeli Teenagers
June 26, 2014 Congo
June 19, 2014 Sens. Menendez, Durbin, Hirono, and Reps. Gutierrez and Roybal-Allard Discuss Humanitarian and Refugee Children Crisis at the Border
June 17, 2014 The Washington Post - Republicans Call for Captured Benghazi Suspect to be Held at Guantanamo
June 11, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Palestinian Unity Government
June 9, 2014 WQAD - Rock Island Arsenal Gets $110 Million in Federal Funding
June 5, 2014 Letter to Francois Hollande, President of France - Regarding Warship Delivery to Russia
May 12, 2014 WLS Radio 890AM - Dubin On Putin: This Man Has to Be Stopped
May 6, 2014 Letter to Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria - Boko Haram Kidnapping
May 6, 2014 Senate Passes Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Abduction of Nigerian School Girls
May 1, 2014 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Abduction of School Girls in Nigeria
May 1, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - The Escalating Crisis in South Sudan
May 1, 2014 Senate Resolution 433-Condemning the Abduction of Female Students by Armed Militants from the Government Girls Secondary School in the Northeastern Province of Borno in the Federal Republic of Nigeria
April 29, 2014 Durbin Honors Three Illinoisans Killed in Attack in Afghanistan Hospital
April 14, 2014 The State Journal-Register - Durbin: Russia Must Pay Price for Aggression
April 10, 2014 Durbin Meets with Baltic and Polish Ambassadors to Discuss Ukraine and Russia
April 10, 2014 Nomination of Michelle T. Friedland to Be US Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit
April 4, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Fight to Protect U.S. Producers Against Ridiculous EU Trade Demands on Names of Meat Products
March 27, 2014 Syrian War Crime Tribunal
March 24, 2014 Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine -- Motion to Proceed
March 23, 2014 CBS "Face the Nation" - Transcript: 2014 Crimean Crisis
March 19, 2014 Letter to Lamberto Zannier, Secretary General of the OSCE Secretariat - International Monitors in Ukraine
March 5, 2014 Wicker Leads Bipartisan Effort Condemning Russian Aggression in Ukraine
March 5, 2014 Ukraine
March 2, 2014 CNN "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" - Transcript: Crisis in Crimea
Feb. 28, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Assist Peaceful, Democratic Transition in Ukraine
Feb. 23, 2014 FOX "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace" - Transcript: Ukraine and Russia
Feb. 20, 2014 Durbin Statement on Crisis in Ukraine
Jan. 16, 2014 Elections in Belarus
Dec. 20, 2013 Senate Approves Kirk, Durbin Resolution Condemning Iran's Continued Persecution of Baha'i Minority
Dec. 20, 2013 Bangladesh Elections
Dec. 20, 2013 Senators Coons, Durbin Condemn Passage of Anti-LGBT Legislation in Uganda
Dec. 18, 2013 Durbin to Chair Hearing on Ongoing Syrian Refugee Crisis
Dec. 17, 2013 Foreign Medical School Accountability Fairness Act
Dec. 15, 2013 ABC "Face the Nation" - Transcript - Protests in Kiev and Budget Agreement
Dec. 13, 2013 Murphy, Johnson, Shaheen, Durbin Introduce Resolution Calling for Peaceful End to Crisis in Ukraine, Closer Cooperation with Europe
Dec. 13, 2013 Durbin Introduces Legislation to Ensure All Foreign Medical Schools are Held to Same Standards
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