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Dick Durbin's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Sr, Democratic Assistant Minority Leader (Minority Whip)
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Feb. 19, 2019 Tweet - "The majority of Americans know that the President's "national emergency" amounts to nothing but grandstanding for his base.
Feb. 19, 2019 Tweet - "Illinois joined 15 other states standing up against the President's bogus emergency declaration to justify expanding his beloved wall. The real emergency is our nation's need for leadership we can trust."
Feb. 19, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Sandra D. Bruce, Acting Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Education - Durbin & Delauro Call For OIG Investigation Into Department Of Education's Handling Of Dream Center Transaction, Possible Misuse Of Federal Funds
Feb. 19, 2019 Durbin, Duckworth Statement On Seal Order Of Sterigenics
Feb. 16, 2019 Tweet - "The next time you hear about over regulation by the EPA, think of Willowbrook's Sterigenics with cancer causing ethylene oxide gas readings 350 times the acceptable risk level and Trump's EPA sitting on its hands. Thanks to @GovPritzker for stepping up."
Feb. 15, 2019 Tweet - "I hope that Republicans who loudly and repeatedly challenged President Obama's lawful exercise of his executive authority will be equally outspoken in condemning this lawless power grab by President Trump. #NationalEmergencyDeclaration"
Feb. 15, 2019 Tweet - ".@SenDuckworth and I joined our Illinois colleagues in the House asking Gov. Evers to consider the Illinois environmental impacts -- like increased flooding -- of the new #Foxconn plant."
Feb. 15, 2019 Durbin, Schakowsky, Krishnamoorthi Introduce Legislation To Expand Access To Health Care By Creating Public Option
Feb. 15, 2019 Durbin Statement On President Trump's Emergency Declaration
Feb. 15, 2019 Tweet - "Through his #NationalEmergencyDeclaration, President Trump is continuing his fear-mongering approach to innocent families and children who come to our border fleeing persecution."
Feb. 15, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Kathy Kraninger, Director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau - Durbin & Duckworth Voice Concerns About Trump Administration Siding With Predatory Payday Loan Sharks Over Consumers
Feb. 15, 2019 Tweet - "While the President claims he wants to build this wall to stop the flow of drugs, his own Administration has stated that the vast majority of lethal narcotics that cross our southern border come through legal ports of entry. #NationalEmergencyDeclaration"
Feb. 14, 2019 Durbin Statement On Bipartisan Agreement To Fund The Government
Feb. 14, 2019 Durbin Opposes William Barr For Attorney General
Feb. 14, 2019 Tweet - "A big step forward for Illinois workers today as the General Assembly just approved a $15 minimum wage. Nobody who gets up every morning and does their job should have to live in poverty in America. They deserve a raise. #RaiseTheWage"
Feb. 14, 2019 Letter to Doug McMillon, President and CEO of Walmart - Lawmakers Urge Pharmacies To Stop Selling Tobacco Products
Feb. 14, 2019 Tweet - "As we remember the 17 innocent lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School a year ago today, we must summon the courage in Congress to pass common sense gun reform. Our words are not enough. We have to act to prevent gun violence. #ParklandStrong"
Feb. 14, 2019 Tweet - "It's outrageous that for more than a century, Congress has failed to make lynching a federal crime. The House should pass this legislation as soon as possible."
Feb. 14, 2019 Duckworth, Durbin Cosponsored Anti-Lynching Legislation Passes Senate Unanimously
Feb. 14, 2019 Letter to Stefano Pessina, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc - Lawmakers Urge Pharmacies To Stop Selling Tobacco Products
Feb. 13, 2019 Duckworth, Ruiz Introduce Bipartisan Legislation Supporting Families Of Fallen First Responders
Feb. 13, 2019 Letter to Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Durbin Urges EPA To Complete Rule Allowing E15 Gasoline To Be Sold Year-Round
Feb. 13, 2019 Tweet - "Introduced the Medicare at 50 Act with @SenDuckworth today. It would give people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old the option of buying into Medicare."
Feb. 13, 2019 Tweet - "Today, Senate Republicans, led by Leader McConnell, voted in committee to change Senate rules to limit debate on judicial nominees--even as Senate Rs brag about the "record number" of judicial confirmations under Trump."
Feb. 13, 2019 Executive Session
Feb. 13, 2019 Tweet - "In Illinois, 532 children have died from gun violence in the last 5 years. This is unacceptable. It's time to pass stronger national gun control laws to protect children from deadly weapons & stop the epidemic of gun violence."
Feb. 13, 2019 Tweet - "Today, I joined @SherrodBrown to introduce the VA Employee Fairness Act. This bill restores VA health care professionals' collective bargaining rights that will allow workers to advocate for better work environments, competitive pay, and patient care concerns."
Feb. 13, 2019 Tweet - "For hardworking people in Illinois and across the country, the #GOPTaxScam has brought one harmful surprise after another. They deserve far better."
Feb. 12, 2019 Tweet - "In Illinois, even unpaid leave under current federal law is inaccessible for 60% of working people. This means Illinoisans are continuously faced with tough choices when starting families and dealing with personal and family health issues. #FAMILYAct"
Feb. 12, 2019 Duckworth, Durbin Help Reintroduce Paid Family & Medical Leave Legislation
Feb. 12, 2019 Tweet - "Illinoisans are now realizing that not only are they not receiving the $4,000 raise that was promised to them by the President and Republicans, but they could owe more on their taxes this year because of the Republican tax law."
Feb. 12, 2019 Tweet - "Hopes of real reform under the Saudi Crown Prince have been cruelly dashed by Mr. Badawi's continued jailing, the premeditated murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and the jailing and torture of other peaceful voices of change."
Feb. 12, 2019 Tweet - "Be wary of these fraudulent robocalls looking to scam you in to giving away your Social Security numbers. They left me a message just this morning."
Feb. 12, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Hon. L. Francis Cissna, Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services - Lawmakers Write Oversight Letter to Administration on DACA Recipients' Ability to Travel Abroad
Feb. 12, 2019 Durbin: EPA Must Treat Sterigenics Emissions As The Public Health Crisis It Is
Feb. 12, 2019 Durbin, Duckworth, Schneider, Foster, Lipinkski, Casten Introduce Bills To Hold EPA Accountable For Poor Oversight Of Ethylene Oxide Emissions
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Feb. 11, 2019 Duckworth, Durbin Help Introduce Legislation To Require Supreme Court Justices To Adopt Ethics Code
Feb. 11, 2019 Durbin Introduces New Bill To Prevent Large Drug Price Hikes
Feb. 11, 2019 Tweet - "There is a growing trend of criminals getting guns by breaking into gun shops after business hours and stealing the guns on display. Those guns are often used to commit violent crimes. Here's an in-depth look at a problem:"
Feb. 11, 2019 Tweet - "I was glad to stand with @LurieChildrens medical professionals and @JDRFIllinois this morning to talk about the FLAT Prices Act, my new bill to prevent large price spikes for prescription drugs by cracking down on abusive Pharma monopolies."
Feb. 11, 2019 Tweet - "E-cigarettes are the main drivers for an increase in youth tobacco use. These products are reversing the progress we've made by hooking our children onto a deadly and addictive habit."
Feb. 11, 2019 Tweet - "Very pleased that the FDA sent out warning letters to dietary supplement companies who claim their products - without any proof - are able prevent, treat, or cure Alzheimer's, diabetes, and cancer.Senator Dick Durbin added,"
Feb. 11, 2019 Tweet - "This holds promise to be the first real dietary supplement safety improvement in 25 years. Under this new plan, Consumers will be informed quicker when there's a problem with a product, and FDA can enforce new strategies and take action against bad actors."
Feb. 8, 2019 Tweet - "Happy to say a few words this morning at the @CiscoBuildUnion Annual Meeting about the importance of strong unions and workforce training."
Feb. 8, 2019 Durbin, Duckworth Introduce Antiquities Act To Protect America's National Monuments
Feb. 8, 2019 Tweet - "Repealed individual mandate. Trying to replace real health plans with "junk plans." Actively supporting TX court case which would eliminate #ACA & protections for pre-existing conditions. Slashed funding for staff who sign people up for insurance. Sounds like sabotage to me."
Feb. 8, 2019 Tweet - "Sad to hear about John Dingell. He was a giant in the history of the House and the undisputed champion of universal health care. My condolences to his wife @RepDebDingell and John's family."
Feb. 8, 2019 Tweet - " Spoke to Acting EPA Administrator Wheeler this morning on the reports of high emissions of ethylene oxide at Sterigenics, and misconduct at the facility. I made it clear to him that EPA has no time to waste in getting to the bottom of this, and that Illinoisans deserve answers."
Feb. 7, 2019 Tweet - "I will be voting NO on William Barr's nomination to Attorney General in today's Judiciary Committee hearing. I remain concerned that Mr. Barr hasn't made a commitment to make Special Counsel Mueller's findings public & w/ the memo he voluntarily sent to Pres. Trump's legal team."
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