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Dick Durbin's Public Statements on Issue: Science

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: Science and Technology
July 31, 2014 Durbin, Rockefeller, Nelson, Pryor, Coons, Markey, Introduce America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2014
June 12, 2014 Crain's Chicago Business - $10 Million Grant to Digital Lab: First of Many?
June 9, 2014 Durbin Pushes To Find A Cure
June 4, 2014 The Future is Now for Digital Lab
May 27, 2014 Durbin Announces Committee Approval of Legislation to Improve Prosthetic Care for Veterans
May 7, 2014 Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2014 -- Motion to Proceed -- Resumed --
May 7, 2014 Durbin Announces Early Career Funding For Young Illinois Research Scientists
May 7, 2014 Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 -- Motion to Proceed -- Continued
April 2, 2014 World Autism Awareness Day
March 26, 2014 Durbin and Silicon Valley Leaders Meet to Discuss Support for American Innovation & Discovery Durbin and Silico
March 17, 2014 Durbin, Foster Applaud Opening of Argonne Energy Sciences Building
Jan. 14, 2014 Durbin: Omnibus Appropriations Bill Funds Innovation & Research at Argonne National Lab and Fermilab
Jan. 1, 2014 Illinois Public Radio - Durbin Calls for More Federal Funding for Medical Research
Sept. 24, 2013 Durbin Meets with Fermi Director to Discuss Support for National Labs and Funding for Scientific Research
March 1, 2013 Durbin: Sequester Poses Imminent Threat to Bio-Medical Research in Illinois
July 31, 2012 Next Frontier in High-Performance Computing to Usher in New Chapter in Scientific Discovery
April 30, 2012 Durbin: Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Bill That Preserves Funding for Fermilab and Argonne National Lab
Oct. 13, 2011 Durbin Meets with Belleville-native Crew Member of Final Space Shuttle Mission
Sept. 8, 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
March 15, 2011 The Budget
Sept. 29, 2010 Durbin, Manzullo, Foster Tout Benefits of Partnering with Rockford to President of Embry-Riddle
June 10, 2010 Resolution Of Disapproval Of EPA Rule-Motion To Proceed
March 10, 2009 Durbin: Senate Approves Funding for Keith Creek Feasibility Study
July 28, 2008 Advancing America's Priorities Act - Motion to Proceed
May 22, 2008 Durbin, Foster, Emanuel, Biggert Announce $250 Million for Science Funding Included in Supplemental Spending Bill
April 17, 2008 Republican Filibusters
March 3, 2008 Mortgage Crisis
April 30, 2007 Supplemental Appropriations
Jan. 11, 2007 Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2007
Dec. 6, 2006 Senate Approves Durbin-Hatch-Harkin Dietary Supplement Legislation
Oct. 26, 2006 Letter to Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., USN ret., Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere U.S. Department of Commerce
Oct. 27, 2005 Durbin Says Science and Politics Don't Mix; Senate Approves Amendment to Ensure Scientific Integrity
Sept. 23, 2005 Durbin Statement on the Resignation of FDA Commissioiner Crawford
May 10, 2005 Adler Planetarium's 75th Anniversary
April 15, 2005 The Nuclear Option
Oct. 11, 2004 Christopher Reeve
June 9, 2004 Tribute to Former President Ronald Reagan
June 7, 2004 Letter to Senators Christopher Bond and Barbara Mikulski
June 4, 2004 Letter to President George W. Bush
March 11, 2004 Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2005
Feb. 24, 2004 Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies Access to Care Act of 2003-Motion to Proceed
Sept. 24, 2003 75th Anniversary of Motorola's Founding
Feb. 1, 2003 Senator Durbin Statement on Space Shuttle Columbia Tragedy
June 18, 2014 Issue Position: Education
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