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

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; 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: Health Care
Issue Position: Women's Issues
Issue Position: Health and Wellness
Issue Position: Agriculture and Rural Development
July 8, 2014 Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014 - Motion to Proceed
July 8, 2014 Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014 - Motion to Proceed - Continued
June 30, 2014 The Times of Northwest Indiana - Durbin Tours South Suburban Facility That Puts People to Pork in Medical Careers
June 27, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Medicare Part D Policy
June 18, 2014 Durbin Meets with Veteran Service Organizations as Progress Continues on Legislation to Bring Accountability to the VA
June 11, 2014 Chicago Tribune - Durbin Meets with VA Secretary Over Schedule Woes in Illinois
June 11, 2014 Durbin: Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Accountability to Senior Staff at VA Medical Centers
June 10, 2014 Letter to Martin Barrington, Nicandro Durante, Ling Chenqing, Alison Cooper, Pierre de Labouchere, Murray Kessler, Andre Calantzopoulos, Daniel Delen, J. Pieter Sikkel, and George Freeman III - Protect Children from Nicotine Poisoning
June 9, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States - Investigate Evidence of Criminal Wrongdoing at VA Medical Facilities
June 9, 2014 Durbin Statement on Internal VA Audit on Waitlist Practicies
June 9, 2014 WUIS919 - Durbin: Raise Tobacco Tax To Fund Medical Research
June 9, 2014 The State Journal-Register -
June 9, 2014 Durbin Pushes To Find A Cure
June 3, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
May 30, 2014 Durbin Statement on Shinseki Resignation
May 28, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Regarding Lung Cancer Screenings
May 27, 2014 WGN -Durbin: New Legislation Would Expand Prosthetics Programs for Wounded Veterans
May 27, 2014 Durbin Addresses VA Scandal at Memorial Day Ceremonies
May 26, 2014 Mundelein Review - U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin's Memorial Day Remarks Address VA Scandal
May 22, 2014 Durbin Meets with Secretary Shinseki, Calls for Public Report on Illinois VA Facilities
May 21, 2014 Nomination of David Jeremiah Barron to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit -- Continued
May 21, 2014 WJBC -
May 8, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarette's Harmful Chemical Releases
May 7, 2014 Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 -- Motion to Proceed -- Continued
May 7, 2014 Durbin Meets With CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden
April 30, 2014 Minimum Wage Fairness Act - Motion to Proceed
April 29, 2014 Durbin: Federal Government Must Help Law Enforcement Respond to Disabled Americans
April 14, 2014 The St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Durbin Says U.S. Unprepared for Lingering Military Mental Health Challenges
April 9, 2014 Durbin Chairs Hearing on Defense Department's Health Programs
April 2, 2014 World Autism Awareness Day
April 2, 2014 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014
April 1, 2014 Health Care
March 31, 2014 Letter to Ray Mabus, U.S. Navy Secretary - Prohibit Tobacco Sales at Naval Bases and Aboard Ships
March 25, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of US Food and Drug Administration - FDA Must Regulate E-Cigarettes and Other Nicotine Delivery Products
March 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Finalize Regulations for Tobacco Products
March 5, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - FDA's Proposed Rule to Protect Consumers of Generic Drugs
Feb. 5, 2014 Durbin Applauds CVS Caremark Decision to Stop Tobacco Sales
Feb. 4, 2014 Letter to Chuck Schumer, Chairman, and Pat Roberts, Ranking Member US Senate Committee on Rules and Administration - Ban of E-Cigarettes on Capitol Grounds
Jan. 16, 2014 Space Launch Liability Indemnification Extension Act
Jan. 15, 2014 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013 -- Motion to Proceed
Jan. 14, 2014 Letter to Theo Kingman, President Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and Stephen A. Burke, Chief Executive Officer NBC Universal, - E-Cigarette Advertising at Golden Globe
Jan. 13, 2014 Durbin & Blumenthal Optimistic FDA's New Online Reporting System Will Better Detect Unsafe Dietary Supplements
Jan. 1, 2014 Illinois Public Radio - Durbin Calls for More Federal Funding for Medical Research
Dec. 20, 2013 Letter to Acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel - Durbin Asks IRS to Issue Rule Limiting What Hospitals Can Charge Poor, Uninsured for Care
Dec. 13, 2013 Durbin Introduces Legislation to Ensure All Foreign Medical Schools are Held to Same Standards
Nov. 21, 2013 National Rural Health Day
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