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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
Birth Date: 11/21/1944
Birth Place: East Saint Louis, IL
Home City: Springfield, IL
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
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 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 the Honorable Ray LaHood, Secretary of U.S. Department of Transportation - TIGER Grant Funding
June 18, 2013 Letter to Honorable Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation - Springfield Rail Improvement
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 FAA Announcement of Illinois Air Control Tower Closings Decision
March 22, 2013 Durbin Statement on EPA Agreement with S.S. Badger Operators
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, Enyart, Davis Introduce Bill to Protect Jobs by Improving Mississippi River Management and Responsiveness to Extreme Weather
March 14, 2013 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
March 14, 2013 Durbin, Kirk, Bustos, Davis Bill Would Promote Public-Private Partnerships for Lock & Dam Modernization
Feb. 15, 2013 Letter to Chairman and CEO Parker and President and CEO Horton - American Airlines Merger
Aug. 29, 2012 Lautenberg, Rockefeller, Durbin Seek Safety Review of Rail System After Accidents
July 25, 2012 Durbin Meets with CSX CEO to Discuss Rail Safety
July 18, 2012 Kirk, Durbin, Quinn, Emanuel Announce $40 Million Federal Investment in Illinois Transit
July 16, 2012 Dubrin, Kirk: FRA Takes Action to Increase Track Safety During Extreme Weather Events
July 13, 2012 Letter to Chairman Daniel R. Elliott III, Surface Transportation Board
July 9, 2012 Letter to The Hon. Joseph C. Szabo, Federal Railroad Administration
July 9, 2012 Federal Transportation Bill Creates Jobs While Investing in Illinois Mass Transit, Highways, Durbin Says
June 25, 2012 $20 Million Federal Investment Will Jump Start Expansion of 95th Street CTA Station, Officials Say
June 25, 2012 Transportation Bill
June 19, 2012 Durbin, Jackson, Rush and Emanuel Announce Chicago's 95th Street Station to Receive $20 Million Investment Through the Tiger Grant Program Terminal
June 19, 2012 Durbin, Quinn Announce $10.4 Million Tiger Grant for Rail Improvements
June 19, 2012 Durbin Meets with Amtrak Chairman Tom Carper As House Delay Threatens Improved Illinois Amtrak Service
June 13, 2012 Letter to Republican Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation
June 7, 2012 Durbin Announces Nearly $1 Million in DOT Funding for Springfield Airport
May 2, 2012 Durbin Meets with Transportation Officials to Discuss Illinois Priorities for Federal Transportation Bill
April 30, 2012 Letter to the Illinois Congressional Delegation
April 27, 2012 Governor Quinn, Mayor Emanuel, Sen. Durbin and Others Announce Key Improvements Along Northern Red Line Stations
April 24, 2012 As Member of Conference Committee, Durbin Vows to Protect Illinois Jobs and Transportation Priorities
March 29, 2012 Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act--Resumed
March 14, 2012 Durbin: Bipartisan Senate Transportation Bill Best Route for Illinois Jobs, National Economy
March 13, 2012 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act
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