or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Public Statements

Dick Durbin's Public Statements on Issue: Unemployed and Low-Income

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: Economic Stability and Poverty
Issue Position: Economic Issues
May 21, 2014 Health Care
May 14, 2014 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Predatory Payday Loans
April 30, 2014 Durbin: People Who Work Hard Everyday Should Not Have to Live in Poverty
April 14, 2014 Durbin Urges Congress to Raise Federal Minimum Wage to $10.10 an Hour
April 4, 2014 Letter to Dianne Feinstein, Chairwoman and Lamar Alexander, Ranking Member of Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development - Sens. Collins, King Seeking Boost to LIHEAP Fuel Assistance, Weatherization Programs
April 4, 2014 Letter to Mark Pryor, Chairman and Roy Blunt, Ranking Member of Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - The Emergency Food Assistance Program
April 2, 2014 Letter to Mark Pryor, Chairman and Roy Blunt, Ranking Member of Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - WIC Benefits
April 1, 2014 Health Care
Jan. 15, 2014 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013 -- Motion to Proceed
Jan. 14, 2014 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act
Jan. 8, 2014 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act -- Motion to Proceed
Jan. 8, 2014 On Fiftieth Anniversary of the War on Poverty, Durbin Calls for a Renewed Commitment to Creating Opportunity for all Americans
Jan. 7, 2014 Cleveland.com - Senate Agrees to Proceed with Unemployment-Benefits Extension, with Both Ohio Senators Voting Yes
Jan. 7, 2014 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act -- Motion to Proceed
Dec. 20, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Protect Vital Home Energy Funding
Dec. 19, 2013 Durbin Discusses Priorities for Creating Jobs and Growing America's Middle Class
Dec. 9, 2013 Remembering President Nelson Mandela
Dec. 6, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Republican Leader McConnell, Chairman Baucus, and Ranking Member Hatch - Urge Reauthorization of Unemployment Insurance
Nov. 1, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Release Winter Heat Aid
Oct. 31, 2013 Executive Session
Oct. 31, 2013 Executive Session
Oct. 28, 2013 Letter to Farm Bill Conferees - Do Not Cut SNAP
July 14, 2013 CBS "Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer" - Transcript - Immigration Reform and the Farm Bill
June 10, 2013 Forty-Eighth Anniversary of Griswold V. Connecticut
April 26, 2013 On The Heels of Tax Day, Senators Brown and Durbin Introduce Working Families Tax Relief Act
March 28, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Energy Steven Chu - Save Weatherization Assistance Program
Dec. 27, 2012 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 - Continued
Dec. 3, 2012 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader, and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader - Unemployment Insurance Programs
Oct. 11, 2012 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services - Restore Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funds
Sept. 23, 2012 CNN "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" - Transcript
Sept. 21, 2012 Sportsmen's Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
June 7, 2012 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed--Resumed
June 6, 2012 National Hunger Awareness Day
March 28, 2012 Imposing a Minimum Effective Tax Rate for High-Income Taxpayers
Nov. 30, 2011 Durbin Chairs Hearing on Balanced Budget Amendment
Nov. 18, 2011 Healthy School Lunches
Oct. 11, 2011 The American Jobs Act
Sept. 15, 2011 Eye-Opening Poverty
Sept. 13, 2011 The President's Job Speech
Aug. 12, 2011 Durbin Visits Food Bank, Says Programs Keeping Families Above Water Must be Protected in Deficit Reduction Negotiations
July 14, 2011 U.S Credit Rating
June 3, 2011 Durbin: Fighting Hunger Must Remain a Priority
May 27, 2011 Casey Resolution Recognizes National Hunger Awareness Day
April 3, 2011 NBC "Meet the Press" - Transcript
March 4, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Pat Donahoe, Postmaster General, United State Postal Service
Feb. 17, 2011 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Feb. 17, 2011 Durbin, Reed, Brown Introduce Bill to Ensure Long-Term Stability of Unemployment Insurance
Feb. 13, 2011 Durbin Announces New Legislation to Ensure Long-Term Viability of Unemployment Insurance Program
Back to top