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Dick Durbin's Public Statements on Issue: National Security

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: Human Rights
Issue Position: Homeland Security
Issue Position: Homeland Security
Issue Position: Iraq, Afghanistan and Combating Terrorism
Issue Position: Fighting Terrorism
Aug. 20, 2014 Chicago Tribune - Durbin Wants Tank Cars Upgraded to Avoid Repeat of Quebec Tragedy
Aug. 18, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Greater Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation Efforts
July 23, 2014 KFVS - Anna Fire Department to Receive FEMA Grant
July 17, 2014 FY15 Defense Full Committee Markup Bill Summary
July 16, 2014 Progress Illinois - Chicago Area Gets $31M In Federal Disaster Aid For April 2013 Storms
July 15, 2014 Senator Durbin, Governor Quinn, Mayor Emanuel and Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Announce More Than $31 Million in Hud Disaster Recovery Funding for Chicago Area
June 26, 2014 Executive Session
June 19, 2014 Senator Durbin Joins Representative Gutierrez and Others to 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 17, 2014 Climate Change
May 20, 2014 Dubin Announces a More Than $1.5 Million Investment in Flood Protection Efforts in Kankakee, Illinois
April 9, 2014 Durbin Chairs Hearing on Defense Department's Health Programs
April 2, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Richard Shelby, Mary Landrieu, and Daniel Coats - Strong Support for Firefighters
March 21, 2014 Gen. Mark Welsh Visits Scott Air Force Base
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Negotiations with Iran
March 4, 2014 Kirk, Durbin Statement on FEMA Denial of Public Assistance for Nine Illinois Counties
Feb. 27, 2014 Kirk, Durbin, Schock Press for Public Assistance Funding in Meeting with FEMA Administrator
Jan. 30, 2014 Fairness in Disaster Declarations Act
Jan. 28, 2014 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013 -- Motion to Proceed
Jan. 26, 2014 MSNBC "Meet the Press" - Transcript: Edward Snowden's Release of Classified Information
Jan. 14, 2014 Letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate - Fix Funding Formulas That Hurt Downstate Illinois Communities
Jan. 9, 2014 Kirk, Durbin React To Denial Of Federal Public Assistance For Southern And Central Illinois Counties
Dec. 19, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Durbin, Kirk, Delegation Call on President to Provide Federal Public Assistance for Southern and Central Illinois Counties
Dec. 11, 2013 Remembering the Newtown Tragedy
Nov. 25, 2013 Kirk, Durbin, Delegation Call on President to Provide Federal Refief for Central and Southern Illinois Counties
Nov. 25, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Illinois Disaster Declaration Due to Tornado Damage
Nov. 20, 2013 Illinois Storm
Nov. 18, 2013 Tornadoes in Illinois
Oct. 13, 2013 Default Prevention Act of 2013 - Motion to Proceed
Sept. 17, 2013 Important Values in America
Sept. 11, 2013 Remembering 9/11
Aug. 14, 2013 Los Angeles Times - Feinstein and Durbin: How to Close Gitmo
Aug. 4, 2013 NBC "Meet the Press" - Transcript: Al Qaeda and NSA Surveillance
July 31, 2013 Durbin Statement on the Confirmation of B. Todd Jones to be the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
July 28, 2013 ABC "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" - Transcript: Edward Snowden and the NSA
July 24, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - "Closing Guantanamo: The National Security, Fiscal and Human Rights Implications"
June 23, 2013 MSNBC "Meet the Press" - Transcript - National Security and Privacy Rights
June 18, 2013 Durbin Meets with Director of National Intelligence Clapper
June 12, 2013 Durbin Raises Concerns Over Collection of Americans' Personal Information by Government Agencies
May 9, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Illinois Disaster Relief
May 5, 2013 CNN "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" - Transcript - Boston Bomber Investigation and Immigration
May 1, 2013 Letter to Chairwoman Mikulski and Vice Chairman Shelby - Fund Federal COPS Hiring Program
April 21, 2013 NBC "Meet the Press" - Transcript - The Boston Marathon Attack
March 17, 2013 FOX "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace" - Transcript - Budget Compromise
March 7, 2013 Executive Session
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