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Dick Durbin's Public Statements on Issue: Judicial Branch

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
July 18, 2014 Durbin Applauds Administration Response to GOP Obstruction of Not My Boss's Business Act, Introduce Bill Requiring Employer Notification of Contraceptive Coverage for
June 30, 2014 St. Louis Public Radio - Hobby Lobby Decision Says Corporations Have Religious Freedom; Local Cases Seek More
June 17, 2014 Yandle Nomination
June 17, 2014 Durbin: Senate Approves Yandle for Southern District Judgeship
April 2, 2014 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014
Dec. 9, 2013 Executive Session
Nov. 18, 2013 Wilkins Nomination
Nov. 12, 2013 Executive Session
Nov. 7, 2013 Durbin: White House Nominates Rosentengel to Fill Federal Judicial Vacancy in Southern District
Oct. 31, 2013 Executive Session
Oct. 30, 2013 Nomination of Jacob J. Lew, of New York, to be United States Governor of the International Monetary Fund; United States Governor of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development; United States Governor of the Inter-American Development Bank; United States Governor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Oct. 16, 2013 Executive Session
Oct. 14, 2013 Default Prevention Act of 2013 - Motion to Proceed
Oct. 7, 2013 Stirling and Ellis Nominations
Sept. 9, 2013 Executive Session
June 20, 2013 Durbin, Grassley, Introduce Bill to Require Televising Supreme Court Proceedings
June 19, 2013 Dubin Introduces Bruce, Ellis & Wood at Senate Committee Hearing on Illinois Judicial Nominations
June 18, 2013 Letter to Honorable John Roberts, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court - Live Video Broadcasts of SCOTUS Proceedings
Feb. 28, 2013 Shelby County v. Holder
Jan. 27, 2013 FOX "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace" Transcript: Obama's Second Term
Sept. 21, 2012 Sportsmen's Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
Aug. 2, 2012 Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Durkin Nomination for Illinois Northern District
July 30, 2012 Executive Session
July 11, 2012 Durbin, Kirk: Illinois Judicial Nomination for Northern District Receives Senate Committee Hearing
June 27, 2012 Durbin Outlines Process to Nominate Next U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois
June 25, 2012 Durbin Statement on the Supreme Court's Decision Not to Rehear Citizens United
June 25, 2012 Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act--Motion to Proceed--Continued
May 21, 2012 Kirk, Durbin: White House Nominates Durkin to Fill Federal Judgeship in Northern District
March 28, 2012 Imposing a Minimum Effective Tax Rate for High-Income Taxpayers
March 12, 2012 Judicial Nominations
Feb. 28, 2012 Judicial Nominations
Feb. 16, 2012 Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Federal Judicial Nominees in Northern District
Feb. 14, 2012 Letter to Supreme Court's Chief Justice, John Roberts
Feb. 9, 2012 Durbin, Grassley Bill to Require Televising Supreme Court Proceedings Passes Committee Test
Dec. 8, 2011 The DREAM Act
Dec. 6, 2011 Nomination of Caitlin Halligan
Dec. 5, 2011 Durbin, Grassley Introduce Bill to Require Televising Supreme Court Proceedings
Nov. 22, 2011 Letter to Chief Justice Roberts, The Supreme Court of the United States
Nov. 8, 2011 Senators Introduce Legislation Empowering States to Protect Consumers from Abusive Lending
Nov. 2, 2011 The DREAM Act
Aug. 3, 2011 Durbin: Senate Confirms Rock Island Resident To Fill Federal Judgeship In The Central District
July 22, 2011 Dream Act
June 9, 2011 The Dream Act
May 19, 2011 Executive Session
May 11, 2011 Durbin, Reid, Menendez, 30 Others Introduce the DREAM Act
May 6, 2011 Durbin and Manzullo Statement Following Rockford Courthouse Walk-Through
May 4, 2011 Durbin and Manzullo Express Concern Over Delay of Rockford Courthouse Opening in Meeting with GSA Administrator
Jan. 7, 2011 Durbin Announces Bipartisan Screening Committee for Federal Judges in the Northern District
Jan. 5, 2011 Durbin: White House Nominates Myerscough, Shadid and Darrow to Fill Federal Judgeships in Central District
Dec. 17, 2010 Executive Session
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