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Dick Durbin's Public Statements on Issue: Crime

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Sr, Democratic Assistant Minority Leader (Minority Whip)
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Dec. 6, 2017 Tweet - "More than 91 Americans die every day from our nation's opioid crisis. Last year, the US Surgeon General sent these @CDCgov guidelines on responsible opioid prescribing to every doctor in the country."
Dec. 6, 2017 Tweet - ".@NRA-backed bill to undermine state concealed carry laws just passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. Earlier today, Police Chief Thomas Manger of the Major Cities Chiefs Association described the bill as "misguided" and "dangerous for his police officers."
Nov. 21, 2017 Tweet - This decision is good news for the rule of law in America. Attorney General Sessions cannot hold hostage the federal funds our police departments count on to fight violent crime in cities like Chicago. ….
Nov. 20, 2017 Tweet - My Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act would require the federal government to focus on the threat of violent white supremacists.
Nov. 17, 2017 Tweet - I've introduced legislation to ensure the FBI focuses on the real domestic terrorism threat -- violent white supremacists.
Nov. 17, 2017 Tweet - Russia launched a cyber war against our election. They attacked our democracy. We need to be honest about what's at stake, not joke about it.
Nov. 16, 2017 Durbin Introduces Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act
Nov. 16, 2017 Tweet - Violent white supremacist groups & other right-wing extremists are the most significant domestic terror threat facing the U.S. today. I'm introducing legislation to address that.
Nov. 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine C. Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Reverse Administration Decision to Expose Thousands to Dangerous Deportations
Nov. 8, 2017 Tweet - I joined @SenFeinstein to introduce an assault weapons ban. Weapons of war don't belong on America's streets.
Nov. 8, 2017 Tweet - In the wake of Hurricane Maria & Irma, many Puerto Ricans continue to be exposed to unsafe water--including streams and rivers contaminated by raw sewage
Nov. 7, 2017 Tweet - 93% of gun owners want background checks on every gun sale. Why can't the United States Congress take this up?
Nov. 7, 2017 Tweet - 311 days into 2017 and America has already seen 307 mass shootings. We can't go back to business as usual.
Nov. 6, 2017 Tweet - 94% of Americans (93% of gun owners) want background checks on every gun sale. Retweet if you do too.
Nov. 6, 2017 Tweet - In February @POTUS & GOP blocked Social Security Administration from sharing mental illness info with the NICS gun background check database
Nov. 6, 2017 Tweet - Republicans in Congress say it's too early to talk about gun violence. But for 26 victims & loved ones in Sutherland Springs, it's too late.
Nov. 6, 2017 Tweet - How many moms, dads, kids, grandparents, friends, loved ones have to die before Congress has the courage to act on gun violence?
Nov. 6, 2017 Tweet - MORNING READ: History will harshly judge a U.S. Congress too cowardly to act while kids are shot dead. No more, not here. #Enough
Nov. 5, 2017 Tweet - The shooter turned his gun on people -- kids -- in a place of worship. America is in the grips of a gun violence crisis. Congress must act.
Nov. 3, 2017 Durbin Statement On Trump's Opioid Commission Recommendations
Nov. 3, 2017 Tweet - Glad to join #SmartDecar17 at @UChicagoSSA today to discuss ways to break the cycle of recidivism and end mass incarceration
Nov. 1, 2017 Tweet - @SenDuckworth and I joined in an amicus brief to support rights of LGBTQ Americans. Discrimination because of who you love is un-American.
Nov. 1, 2017 Tweet - Bump stock manufacturer Slide Fire has resumed taking orders for bump stocks. It's been one month since the Las Vegas shooting.
Oct. 30, 2017 Letter to Brock Long, FEMA Administrator and General Todd Semonite, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers - Senators Urge Administration to Expedite Infrastructure Repairs for Safety and Health for Those in Puerto Rico, Us Virgin Islands
Oct. 25, 2017 Durbin, Duckworth Introduce Background Check Expansion Act To Reduce Gun Violence
Oct. 25, 2017 Senators Introduce Background Check Expansion Act to Reduce Gun Violence
Oct. 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Nikki Haley, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations - Young, Merkley Lead Bipartisan Letter Calling for Action on Burma Crisis
Oct. 20, 2017 Letter to Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services, Robert Patterson, Acting Administrator of Drug Enforcement Administration - Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act
Oct. 19, 2017 Durbin Introduces Bill To Curb Gun Violence From Stolen Firearms
Oct. 19, 2017 Durbin Backs Fix To Bill That Weakened DEA Opioid Oversight
Oct. 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine C. Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Accuracy of the Fatality Count in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria
Oct. 18, 2017 Durbin Calls Out AG Sessions For Attempting To Eliminate Vital Federal Funds From Chicago's Gun Violence Prevention Efforts
Oct. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General, the Hon. Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, the Hon. Rachel Brand, Associate Attorney General, and the Hon. John Gore, Acting Assistant Attorney General - DOJ to Produce Documents that May Show Coordination with Trump Voter Fraud Commission
Oct. 11, 2017 Letter to Dr. Francis S. Collins, National Institutes of Health - Warren, Murphy, Cortez Masto Lead Colleagues in Urging NIH to Renew Funding for Firearm Violence Research
Oct. 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Answer Questions on Conversations with Trump
Oct. 10, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Sustained American Diplomatic Campaign to Defuse Current Korean Crisis
Oct. 6, 2017 Letter to Mr. Jose B. Carrion - Suspension of Puerto Rico's Austerity Fiscal Plan in Hurricanes' Aftermath
Oct. 6, 2017 Durbin, Duckworth, Colleagues Introduce "No Check, No Sale" Bill To Close Loophole Allowing Gun Sales Without A Completed Background Check
Oct. 4, 2017 Leahy Joins In Bipartisan Introduction Of Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform Package
Oct. 4, 2017 Durbin, Grassley Introduce Bipartisan Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform Package
Oct. 3, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Step Up Disaster Relief Efforts for Puerto Rican Islands of Vieques and Culebra
Sept. 29, 2017 Durbin: We Must Do More For Puerto Rico During Humanitarian Crisis
Sept. 28, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, and the Honorable Mark Green, Administrator of US Agency for International Development - Safety and Accountability for Burmese Rohingya People
Sept. 28, 2017 Letter to Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Provide Puerto Rico With Food Aid
Sept. 28, 2017 Letter to the President - Humanitarian Assistance for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands
Sept. 28, 2017 Durbin, Colleagues Introduce Legislation To Ensure Transparency & Accountability In DEA Quotas For Prescription Opioid Painkillers
Sept. 27, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Support Relief Efforts for Puerto Rico
Sept. 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Senators Call for Extension of DACA Renewal Deadline in Wake of Storms
Sept. 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Senators Urge Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to Uphold Protections for Sexual Assault Survivors, Invest in Civil Rights Office
Sept. 12, 2017 Letter to Mr. Richard F. Smith, CEO of Equifax, Inc. - End Use Of Consumer-Harming Forced Arbitration Clauses
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