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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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March 16, 2018 Tweet - "A new report from @CDCgov found 4 in 5 teens are being exposed to e-cigarette ads. That's over 20 million middle and high school students. More has to be done to prevent Big Tobacco from hooking the next generation on its addictive products."
March 15, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, and the Hon. Patty Murray - Take Action On Legislation To Fund Gun Violence Research At CDC
March 15, 2018 Letter to the Hon. John Gore, Acting Assistant Attorney General - Demand Answers from DOJ on Potential Census Citizenship Question
March 15, 2018 Letter to the Hon Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Cantwell, Colleagues Warn Against DHS Cuts to Mass Transit Security
March 15, 2018 Letter to Mr. Clark - Halt New GI Bill Enrollments Amid Questions Of Eligibility
March 15, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Call for Top DeVos Adviser's Recusal from Decisions on For-Profit Colleges Owned by Former Employer
March 15, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury and the Hon. John Sullivan, Deputy Secretary of State - Senators Push to Stop Russia's Nord Stream II Natural Gas Pipeline
March 14, 2018 Durbin: President Trump And Congressional Republicans Should Listen To Students, Majority Of Americans And Finally Act To Help Prevent Gun Violence
March 14, 2018 Tweet - "These students are fed up with politicians who ignore the overwhelming majority of Americans who want common sense gun reform. And they are showing leadership in calling for change #EnoughIsEnough."
March 14, 2018 Tweet - "We can't continue to let the NRA have veto power over gun policy in this nation. We are facing an epidemic of violence, with hundreds of Americans shot every day. Let's put the safety of our kids and our neighborhoods ahead of the gun lobby's agenda of selling more guns."
March 14, 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act
March 13, 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act
March 13, 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act--
March 13, 2018 Tweet - "Whether its witnessing violence or a parent's drug abuse, trauma can have a lasting impact on children. My bill with @SenatorHeitkamp would help train teachers, doctors & first responders to help kids heal from this adversity & prevent future health & academic challenges."
March 13, 2018 Tweet - "President Trump travels to California today to look at prototypes of his wasteful and ineffective border wall. Might he find time on his schedule to meet with any of the hundreds of thousands of Dreamers he's holding hostage to his anti-immigrant agenda?"
March 12, 2018 Letter to Scott Pruit, Environmental Protection Administrator - 28 Senators to EPA: Don't Weaken Rules Protecting Workers & Children from Toxic Pesticides
March 12, 2018 U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) Introduces Bipartisan Opioid Quota Reform Bill
March 12, 2018 Tweet - "Every day, more than 100 Americans die from an opioid overdose. While we know that there are legitimate uses for opioid painkillers, we also know that these dangerous pills are being over-produced, over-prescribed, and over-dispensed."
March 12, 2018 Tweet - "In two televised meetings with lawmakers on critical life and death issues--DACA and gun reform--President Trump has proven three things: he can't keep a promise. He isn't a serious negotiator. He still thinks he's making reality TV."
March 9, 2018 Durbin-Reed Offer Amendment to Protect Student Loan Borrowers
March 8, 2018 Syria
March 8, 2018 Durbin Statement On Trump Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum
March 8, 2018 Gun Violence
March 8, 2018 Letter to Jean-Jacques Ruest, Interim CEO, Canadian National Railway - Implementation Of Positive Train Control Safety Technology
March 8, 2018 Letter to The Hon. Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security - Senators Murray, Cantwell Call On Trump Homeland Security Secretary to Expedite DACA Renewal Process
March 8, 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act
March 7, 2018 Letter to Mr. Timothy J. Sloan, CEO, Wells Fargo - Halt Any Plans To Expand Presence On College Campuses
March 7, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Bruce Rauner, Office of the Governor - We Need More Than Vague Assurances That Next Steps Are Coming At IVH Quincy
March 7, 2018 Tweet - "Today is the 53rd anniversary of Bloody Sunday, a day to remember and honor the courageous men & women who marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to draw attention to the systematic disenfranchisement of African Americans in the Deep South."
March 7, 2018 Tweet - "I stand with the 97% of Americans who support universal background checks for gun sales. We have to close the loopholes in our laws that make it easy for dangerous people to get their hands on guns."
March 7, 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act--Motion to Proceed
March 7, 2018 Tweet - "By comparison, the Trump #infrastructure plan is nothing more than a giveaway for the private sector that will actually cut infrastructure funding for IL, resulting in fewer projects, jobs & #TrumpTolls that will increase costs for hardworking families."
March 7, 2018 Tweet - "Today DHS Secretary Nielsen promised me that DHS will not deport any DACA recipient with a pending DACA application, even if their DACA status has expired. I intend to hold her to this commitment and I urge every DACA recipient to file a renewal application immediately."
March 6, 2018 Durbin, Duckworth Statement On Nominations For U.S. Marshal For Central And Southern Districts Of Illinois
March 6, 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act--Motion
March 6, 2018 Tweet - "I'm working to make college more affordable by supporting a $10 million investment in the upcoming omnibus for #opentextbooksFY18 grants. This is critical funding that can help our students succeed."
March 5, 2018 Tweet - "Six months ago, President Trump created the DACA crisis. For six months, his administration has used every available legal option to prevent Dreamers from keeping their DACA protection."
March 5, 2018 Tweet - "6 months ago, President Trump ended DACA by saying he still had "great love" for Dreamers. Since then, he's turned down bipartisan deal after bipartisan deal. It's time for him to live by his words & endorse a deal that doesn't hold Dreamers hostage to his anti-immigrant agenda."
March 5, 2018 Durbin: Trump Created The DACA Crisis Six Months Ago Today. What Happens Next Is Up To Republican Congressional Leaders
March 5, 2018 Executive Session
March 2, 2018 Tweet - "Must-read story of genocide happening right now--right in front of our faces--against the #Rohingya in Myanmar. There are bipartisan bills to condemn and sanction the perpetrators -- all are being blocked by @SenateMajLdr. How many more times will we say "never again?""
March 1, 2018 Letter to Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator - Oppose Changes That Would Undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
March 1, 2018 Durbin, Duckworth Introduce Bill To Make Community And Technical School More Affordable
March 1, 2018 Tweet - "Sanctions are necessary. The Venezuelan people continue to suffer immensely under the Maduro regime's repressive actions. It's why the Senate introduced a resolution this week condemning this criminal regime and its complete disregard for democracy."
Feb. 28, 2018 Tweet - "Students and businesses are showing leadership in working to reduce gun violence--will Republicans in Congress?"
Feb. 28, 2018 Tweet - "Gov. Rauner and his Administration appeared more concerned about saving face than saving our veterans in the midst of a Legionnaires' outbreak at IVH Quincy. Three years later, IVH Quincy STILL awaits action from him to solve this public health crisis. Unacceptable."
Feb. 27, 2018 Tweet - "I've heard back from the VA and it plans to offer additional expert consultation and advice to Illinois state officials about the ongoing Legionnaires' outbreak at IVH Quincy. Gov. Rauner should accept its offer to help keep our veterans safe."
Feb. 27, 2018 Tweet - "Introduced a Senate resolution condemning repressive & undemocratic actions taken by the Venezuelan government - including cruelly using food rations to influence votes amid food shortages and terrible hunger."
Feb. 27, 2018 Executive Session
Feb. 27, 2018 Tweet - "Sexual harassment and discrimination have no place in our society. By ending the practice of secret settlements, we can hold companies accountable, improve transparency, and protect workers from harm. Proud to join @SenWarren in this effort."
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