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Dick Durbin's Public Statements on Issue: Transportation

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: Transportation
July 18, 2014 Durbin, McCaskill, Enyart Praise Funding for Extension of Growler Production Line in Senate Defense Spending Bill
July 7, 2014 Daily Herald - Durbin: 'A Lot at Stake' If Road Fund Dries Up
July 7, 2014 Peoria Public Radio - Senator Durbin Talks Road Construction
July 7, 2014 WTAX News Radio - Durbin Warns of Shut Down of Highway Projects
July 7, 2014 Durbin Calls for Action to Avert Looming Shortfall in Highway Trust Fund
July 7, 2014 Durbin Calls for Action to Avert Looming Shortfall in Highway Trust Fund
July 2, 2014 Letter to David Friedman, Acting Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Early Warning Reporting System
July 1, 2014 Illinois Radio Network - Highway Fund Dilema
June 30, 2014 CBS St. Louis - Durbin: Federally Funded Road Projects in Illinois Could be Halted
June 30, 2014 Progressive Railroading - UP, Illinois DOT to Fund Third Main Track on Metra's West Line
June 27, 2014 Governor Quinn, Senator Durbin, Union Pacific Announce $90 Million Investment in West Line, Celebrate End of $82 Million CREATE Project
June 17, 2014 Letter to Pat Quinn, Governor of Illinois - Infrastructure Improvements to Illinois' Waterways
June 10, 2014 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation - E-Cigarettes on Airplanes
June 5, 2014 Durbin: Funding Bill for Departments of Transporation & Housing and Urban Development Protects Illinois Priorities
June 1, 2014 WBGZ Radio - Highway Fund Dilema
May 15, 2014 Durbin, Kirk, Bustos, Davis: Bipartisan Bill to Improve Illinois Locks & Dams Included In Water Resources Reform And Development Act
May 7, 2014 Durbin Fights for Illinois Rail Projects
May 7, 2014 Letter to Barbara Boxer, Chairman, and David Vitter, Ranking Member, of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - Help Stabilize Highway Trust Fund, Protect Illinois Priorities In Next Surface Transportation Bill
May 1, 2014 Letter to Joe Boardman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Amtrak - Ventilation System at Union Station's Old Post Office
April 20, 2014 State Journal Register - Durbin, Oberweis Spar Over Earmarks, Minimum Wage
April 14, 2014 Peoria Public Radio - Durbin Calls for 'Earmarks' Return
April 9, 2014 Letter to Calvin Scovel, Inspector General of the US Department of Transportation - Asks for IG Investigation Into Federal Agency's Oversight of Trucking Companies with a History of Violations
April 8, 2014 Durbin Meets with Transportation Secretary to Discuss Illinois Transportation Issues
April 4, 2014 Letter to Chairman Murray and Ranking Member Collins - New Investments in Crude-by-Rail Safety
April 4, 2014 DNAinfo Chicago - O'Hare International Terminal's Luxury Rehab Unveiled
April 3, 2014 Letter to Chairman Murray and Ranking Member Collins - Support Safe Transportation of Energy Products Fund to Increase Rail Safety
March 31, 2014 Congressman Quigley, Mayor Emanuel, Senator Kirk, and Senator Durbin Announce Federal Funding for an Additional 110 New U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at Chicago's Airports
Feb. 7, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), and Thomas Bostick, Chief of Engineers - Great Lakes Senators Call for Funding to End Harbor Maintenance Backlog
Jan. 14, 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Makes Funding Available for CTA Under Core Capacity Program
Dec. 19, 2013 Letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx - Support Argonne Proposal to Help Mass Transit Systems Handle Emergency Events
Dec. 11, 2013 Durbin: Amtrak Ridership in Illinois is on the Rise
Dec. 5, 2013 Letter to Acting Chairman of Metra Board of Directors - Clarify Position on Ne Safety System
Oct. 23, 2013 Bustos, Durbin, Kirk, Davis Provision To Improve Illinois Locks & Dams Passes House Of Representatives
Aug. 30, 2013 Springfield to Receive $14.4 Million in Federal TIGER Grant Funds for Carpenter Street Underpass
Aug. 13, 2013 Durbin: FRA Taking Proactive Steps to Ensure Continued Safety of Metra Riders
Aug. 1, 2013 Durbin: THUD Bill Is the Latest Casualty of the Failed GOP Budget
July 31, 2013 Clean Cruise Ship Act of 2013
June 18, 2013 Letter to Honorable Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation - Springfield Rail Improvement
June 18, 2013 Letter to Ray LaHood, Secretary of U.S. Department of Transportation - TIGER Grant Funding
June 4, 2013 Durbin and Kelly Meet to Discuss Transportation, Economic Development Priorities
May 30, 2013 Letter to Anne K. Quinlan, Acting Secretary of Surface Transportation Board - STB Decision Prevents Time Deadline Allowing Canadian National to Evade Responsibility to IL Communities
May 10, 2013 DOT confirms Congressional action will protect contract tower operations in Alton, Carbondale, Decatur, Bloomington & Waukegan
April 24, 2013 Executive Session
March 22, 2013 Durbin Statement on EPA Agreement with S.S. Badger Operators
March 22, 2013 Durbin Statement on FAA Announcement of Illinois Air Control Tower Closings Decision
March 20, 2013 Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
March 19, 2013 Durbin Meets with Illinois Corn Growers to Discuss Mississippi River Navigation and Other Agricultural Priorities
March 14, 2013 Durbin, Kirk, Bustos, Davis Bill Would Promote Public-Private Partnerships for Lock & Dam Modernization
March 14, 2013 Durbin, Enyart, Davis Introduce Bill to Protect Jobs by Improving Mississippi River Management and Responsiveness to Extreme Weather
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