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Dick Durbin's Public Statements on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Sr, Democratic Assistant Minority Leader (Minority Whip)
Date Title
Nov. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Prioritize Opportunities for At-Risk Youth
Nov. 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. William Emanuel, Member of the National Labor Relations Board - Warren Leads Senate Colleagues in Calling on NLRB Member to Disclose All Potential Conflicts of Interest
Nov. 2, 2017 Letter to Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Feinstein, Colleagues Urge Sessions to Protect Transgender Workers from Discrimination
Sept. 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Neomi Rao, Administrator of the Office of Management and Budget and the Hon. Victoria Lipnic, Acting Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Congress Members Slam President Trump's Attack on Equal Pay for Equal Work
Aug. 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General and John Gore, Acting Assistant Attorney General - Senators Call on Sessions to Answer for Anti-affirmative Action Program and to Prevent Discrimination Against Career DOJ Attorneys
Aug. 8, 2017 Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions - Pallone and Cicilline Lead Letter Urging Attorney General Sessions to Uphold LGBT Worker Protections
Aug. 1, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Pascrell Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging Trump Support for Visa Reform
July 17, 2017 Grassley, Durbin: More Temporary Work Visas Harm American Workers
July 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Continue Funding Youth Job Training Programs in High Poverty, High Crime Areas
June 12, 2017 Cicilline, Durbin Reintroduce Bill to Ban Child Labor on Tobacco Farms
June 2, 2017 Letter to Ms. Irene Rosenfeld, Chairman and CEO of Mondelez International - Pressing Mondelez International to Stop Shifting Production from the U.S. to Mexico
May 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Demand Protections for American Workers before DHS Issues More Temporary Work Visas
May 5, 2017 Durbin, Grassley: Congress Needs To Give Labor Department Authority To Investigate H-1B Visa Abuse
May 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John M. Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Maintain Revision of Employment Form to Improve Wage Data, Address Pay Gap
April 27, 2017 Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Marketplace Fairness Act of 2017 to Allow States to Close Sales Tax Loophole
April 4, 2017 Grassley, Durbin: New H-1B Oversight Measures a Welcomed Step
March 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Edward Hugler, Acting Secretary of Labor - Urging the Department of Labor to Restart the Intake of Students at the Golconda Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
March 3, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Guest Worker Visa Program Reform
Feb. 8, 2017 Hirono Leads Pledge to Fight Unfair Trump Attacks on Federal Workers
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze
Nov. 17, 2016 Durbin: Gainful Employment Rule Helps Students And Parents Make Smarter College Choices
Nov. 1, 2016 Senators Baldwin, Blumenthal, Murray, Durbin Announce Legislation to Strengthen Servicemember Employment and Reemployment Protections
Oct. 26, 2016 Letter to Federal Regulators - Strengthen Accountability Measures for Executive Pay
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee - Call for a Provision Rolling Back Critical Workplace Protections Be Stripped From Final Defense Authorization Bill
July 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Promote Diversity at Federal Land Management Agencies
July 12, 2016 Letter to Chairman John McCain and Ranking Member Jack Reed of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Protect Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces in Defense Bill
July 12, 2016 Letter to Chairman John McCain and Ranking Member Jack Reed of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Protect Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces in Defense Bill
July 11, 2016 Durbin Announces More Than $1.3 Million to Support Seasonal Farmworkers
May 12, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Janet Yellen, Chair, Federal Reserve Board of Governors - Calling for Diversity at the Federal Reserve Bank
April 12, 2016 National Equal Pay Day
April 12, 2016 Letter to Mr. Robert Waterman, U.S. Department of Labor - Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
Feb. 29, 2016 Letter to Miles D. White, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Abbott Laboratories - On Outsourcing Jobs
Feb. 29, 2016 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Extend Overtime Pay to Thousands of Connecticut Workers
Nov. 13, 2015 Letter to Joh Cousins, CEO, Compass Group - Let Workers Organize
Nov. 13, 2015 Letter to Joh Cousins, CEO, Compass Group - Let Workers Organize
Oct. 7, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Land and Water Conservation Fund
Sept. 30, 2015 Durbin Announces $2.36 Million Grant to Create Jobs and Boost Development in Granite City, Illinois
Sept. 16, 2015 Reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank
Aug. 12, 2015 Durbin Urges Kraft Heinz Company To Reconsider Plan To Eliminate 700 Jobs In Illinois
Aug. 6, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, and Chuck Schumer, Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee - Advocating for Better Employee Wages
July 27, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015
July 20, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Strong Support of New Overtime Rule
July 20, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Strong Support of New Overtime Rule
June 23, 2015 Durbin Statement On Decision By D.C. District Court To Uphold Gainful Employment Regulations
June 11, 2015 Durbin And Franken Introduce Bill To Expand Student Loan Forgiveness Program To Adjunct Professors
May 15, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Employees
May 11, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Ban the Box
April 29, 2015 Sessions, Durbin Issue Statement on DHS Declining to Investigate H-1B Visa Abuses
April 27, 2015 Durbin, Sanders Lead Call For Living Wage For Senate Employees
April 27, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee - Fair Wages for Senate Workers
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