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Dick Durbin's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Sr, Democratic Assistant Minority Leader (Minority Whip)
Date Title
June 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Paul Ryan, U.S. Speaker of the House - Call for New Round of Talks on Zika to Produce Bipartisan Bill Free of Ideological Poison Pill Riders
June 27, 2016 Durbin Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Whole Woman's Health V. Hellerstedt
June 23, 2016 Durbin Announces More Than $17 Million for HIV Care & Support in Illinois
June 22, 2016 Durbin Warns of Consequences of Inaction on Emergency Funding for Zika Crisis
June 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Sec. of the Dept. of Health & Human Services; the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Sec. of the Dept. of Labor; the Hon. Jacob J. Lew, Sec. of the Dept. of Treasury - Implement ACA Tobacco Cessation Benefits, Offer Tobacco Users Tools to Quit
June 16, 2016 Durbin Introduces Legislation to Prevent Prescription Opioid Addiction
June 13, 2016 Durbin Announces $2 Million to Protect Cook County Families from Lead Hazards
June 10, 2016 Durbin Announces New Bill to Combat Opioid Epidemic
June 9, 2016 Durbin: Senate Committee Approves Study of One-Size-Fits-All Cancer Medication that Costs Patients & Taxpayers Billions
June 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense- Protect Servicemembers, Civil Servants and their Families in Zika-Affected Areas
June 7, 2016 Durbin Statement on Senate Passage of Toxic Chemical Safety Law
June 2, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services for the HHS- Murphy and Colleagues Call on HHS to Follow Senate Lead in Increasing Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
May 20, 2016 Bicameral, Bipartisan Deal Reached on TSCA Reform
May 20, 2016 Letter to Inspector General Levinson - Urging the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General to Conduct Study to Determine Amount of Waste From Single Use Vial Drugs
May 20, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Daniel Levinson, Inspector General of the Dept. of Health and Human Services - Conduct Study to Determine Amount of Federak Waste From One-Size-Fits-All Drug Vials
May 13, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services and Robert Califf, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration- E-Cigarettes Regulations
May 12, 2016 Durbin: Comprehensive Legislation To Improve Services For Veterans Introduced In Senate
May 11, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services, and The Honorable Robert M. Califf, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- FDA Rule is Critical Step to Protecting Children and Teens from Tobacco Products
May 11, 2016 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency- Air Pollution from National Transportation Systems
May 6, 2016 Durbin Discusses Initiatives To Address Opioid Crisis With DuPage County Leaders
May 6, 2016 Durbin & Blumenthal Statement On FDA Tobacco Regulations
May 2, 2016 Durbin Discusses Bill To Expand Access To Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid
April 29, 2016 Durbin Calls On Congress To Pass Emergency Funding For Zika Virus
April 27, 2016 Letter to Dr. Collins - Call for Improved Data on Child Participation in NIH Clinical Health Trials
April 27, 2016 Durbin: DOD Tobacco Policy Tobacco Policy Is Good, But Not Good Enough
April 26, 2016 Durbin: Republican Inaction On Zika Virus Threatens Public Health Preparedness & Response In Illinois
April 26, 2016 Durbin, Brown, Blumenthal Renew Call For FDA To Ban Retail Sale And Marketing Of Deadly Pure, Bulk Caffeine
April 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jerry Moran, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Jeff Merkley, ranking member of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies - Kaine Calls For Testing Of Lead Levels In School Drinking Water
April 22, 2016 Durbin Discusses New Initiatives to Address High Rates of Lead Exposure Across the Nation
April 20, 2016 Senate Democrats Introduce "True LEADership Act" to Remove Lead from Pipes and Invest More in America's Crumbling Water Infrastructure
April 20, 2016 Durbin: Government Needs to be Part of the Solution to America's Lead Crisis
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Call for Immediate Passage of President's Emergency Funding Request
April 14, 2016 With E-Cigarette Use on the Rise, Durbin & Blumenthal Demand FDA Action
April 11, 2016 Durbin Discusses New Initiatives to Address High Rates of Lead Exposure in Cities
March 24, 2016 Durbin Discusses Bill to Expand Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on DEpartments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies and the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - End the Ban on CDC Gun Violence Research
March 15, 2016 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Mental Health Services on College Campuses
March 15, 2016 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Mental Health Services on College Campuses
March 10, 2016 King, Colleagues Call for Investigation into One-Size-Fits-All Cancer Medication
March 8, 2016 Durbin Presses HUD Secretary to Strengthen Lead Standards to Protect Children
March 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Lindsey Graham, Chairman of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Patrick Leahy, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education; Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education - On Zika Outbreak
March 2, 2016 Durbin, Blumenthal Applaud DOT Action To Ban E-Cigarette Use On Airplanes
Feb. 29, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Department of Veterans Affairs - Regarding Hines VA Hospital
Feb. 29, 2016 Durbin Introduces Bill To Expand Access To Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid
Feb. 25, 2016 Durbin, Cardin Introduce "CLEAR Act' To Ensure Safer Drinking Water For American Communities
Feb. 23, 2016 Durbin: Bipartisan Legislation to Allow for Danville VA Land Swap Heads to President's Desk
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Health Care In Light of Spreading Virus
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and Mitch McConnel, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Heath Care in Light of Spreading Virus
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