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Dick Durbin's Public Statements on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Sr, Democratic Assistant Minority Leader (Minority Whip)
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March 22, 2018 Letter to Mr. Kelly - Investigate Allegations Of Separation Of Children From Asylum-Seeking Parents At U.S. Border
March 21, 2018 Tweet - "As we work to prevent the tragedy of school shootings in America we must address another reality: the effect trauma can have on those who witness the violence:"
Feb. 14, 2018 25th Anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act
Feb. 7, 2018 Tweet - "Philip Morris is again trying to hook a new generation of children on its deadly & addictive tobacco products. That's why I sent a letter with Senate colleagues urging FDA to reject all tobacco products that target youth or fail to improve public health."
Feb. 5, 2018 Tweet - "The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed 25 years ago--it was an important step for America's women and families. It's time for paid family and medical leave in the United States. For everyone. #paidleave #FMLA25 #PaidLeaveMeans"
Feb. 1, 2018 Tweet - "Raising the age for tobacco sales to 21 can help reduce tobacco use among our youth, which is why I support making this a national policy too. Illinois should lead the way on this effort."
Jan. 23, 2018 Tweet - "No more delays - strong @US_FDA oversight is needed to ensure e-cigarette companies aren't leading our youth down a path to dangerous and deadly addiction."
Jan. 22, 2018 Durbin Statement On Path Forward For Bipartisan Immigration Bill
Jan. 21, 2018 Tweet - "Met with #Dreamers from across the country tonight who are in Washington fighting for their chance to be a part of this great nation, the only home they've ever known. I'm honored to stand side-by-side with them and to keep fighting for their American dream."
Jan. 20, 2018 Tweet - "There are Dreamers in Washington from every corner of America right now--I was honored to hear from some of them today with my friend, Senator @maziehirono. They inspire me every day to keep fighting for the #DreamAct & to keep pushing forward."
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "Dreamers are sons and daughters of America who want be part of our future. They guarantee to us that the American dream will be alive for another generation because they are willing to work for it, study for it, and fight for it. They inspire me everyday."
Jan. 17, 2018 Tweet - "MORNING READ: This editorial from the @washingtonpost hits the nail on the head. There is only ONE bipartisan immigration deal in town, and it represents a fair and honest compromise on border security and a path to citizenship for Dreamers."
Jan. 16, 2018 Tweet - "The Administration's approach of putting the entire burden of comprehensive immigration reform on the shoulders of Dreamers is fundamentally unfair and impractical, and jeopardizes their future and their lives."
Jan. 16, 2018 Tweet - "Introduced Alejandra and Jhon -- two incredible Dreamers -- at today's Judiciary Committee hearing. They deserve a chance to be a part of America's future, and I'm going to keep fighting to pass the #DreamAct for them and hundreds of thousands of other Dreamers."
Jan. 9, 2018 Tweet - "If the #DreamAct was called for a vote today, it would pass. It's long past time to get serious about the fate of hundreds of thousands of young people brought to America as children. Let's pass the #DreamActNow."
Jan. 9, 2018 Durbin Statement On Bipartisan Immigration Meeting At White House
Jan. 9, 2018 Tweet - "The President and every member of Congress in that room agreed on the urgent need to fix this DACA crisis now. Republicans laid out their four priorities, and Democrats laid out ours: the Dream Act."
Jan. 8, 2018 Tweet - "The White House set this crisis in motion when it ended DACA four months ago. Now, they are using Dreamers as a bargaining chip to pass a wish-list of hardline anti-immigrant bills. That's being unreasonable #DreamActNow."
Jan. 5, 2018 Durbin Statement On New White House Immigration Proposal
Jan. 4, 2018 Tweet - "The clock is ticking on Dreamers like Zarna, a @LoyolaChicago medical school student who has signed up to serve in an underserved community once she graduates. Why on earth would we expose this bright, aspiring doctor to the threat of deportation? #DreamActNow"
Jan. 3, 2018 Tweet - "A group of former DHS Secretaries join the bipartisan calls for swift passage of the Dream Act. The Senate can't afford to delay any longer #DreamActNow"
Jan. 3, 2018 Durbin: The Clock Is Ticking On Dreamers
Jan. 3, 2018 Tweet - "14,586 DACA recipients have lost their status as of today. As the Senate convenes for 2018, we must prioritize fixing the crisis President Trump created by immediately passing the #DreamActNow"
Dec. 6, 2017 Tweet - "Health care funding for 9 million kids expired more than 2 months ago. Republicans promised to reauthorize CHIP -- so far all they've offered are words and half measures."
Nov. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Prioritize Opportunities for At-Risk Youth
Nov. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Duke, DHS Acting Secretary - Accept DACA Applications Delayed by Postal Service
Nov. 9, 2017 Cortez Masto Highlights Essential Skills Dreamers Offer to Our Military and Advocates for Passage of the Bipartisan DREAM Act
Sept. 20, 2017 Durbin, Scott, Menendez, Young, Donnelly, Duckworth Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Children In Federally-Assisted Housing From Lead Exposure
Sept. 18, 2017 Executive Session
Sept. 18, 2017 Executive Session
July 27, 2017 Durbin, Duckworth Introduce Mentoring To Succeed Act
July 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Senators Challenge Trump Administration Over Move to Slash Teen Pregnancy Prevention; Democrats Say Action "Short-Sighted," Will Make it Harder to Prevent Unintended Pregnancies
July 14, 2017 Duckworth, Durbin Announce Nearly $19 Million for Head Start Programs
June 12, 2017 Cicilline, Durbin Reintroduce Bill to Ban Child Labor on Tobacco Farms
May 2, 2017 Duckworth, Durbin Announce More Than $2.4 Million For Head Start Programs In Central And Southern Illinois
Feb. 13, 2017 Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $2.5 Million For Head Start In Champaign County
Feb. 7, 2017 Booker, Paul, Durbin, Lee, Lankford, and Casey Renew Bipartisan Senate Push to Ban Juvenile Solitary Confinement
Jan. 13, 2017 Menendez, Durbin Praise Final HUD Lead Safe Housing Rule
Oct. 7, 2016 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security - Prolonged Detention
Aug. 3, 2016 Durbin Announces More Than $1.2 Million for Early Head Start in Cook County
July 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children
June 28, 2016 Durbin Announces More Than $20.5 Million for Head Start and Early Head Start
June 13, 2016 Durbin Announces $2 Million to Protect Cook County Families from Lead Hazards
June 9, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Murphy, Blumenthal Join Senate Colleagues in Calling for Halt to Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children
May 13, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services and Robert Califf, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarettes Regulations
April 26, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
April 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jerry Moran, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Jeff Merkley, ranking member of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies - Kaine Calls For Testing Of Lead Levels In School Drinking Water
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations
April 18, 2016 America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015
April 14, 2016 With E-Cigarette Use on the Rise, Durbin & Blumenthal Demand FDA Action
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