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Dick Durbin's Public Statements on Issue: Technology and Communication

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Sr, Democratic Assistant Minority Leader (Minority Whip)
Date Title
April 16, 2018 Letter to Ajit Pai, Chairman, FCC - Sinclair Dictating Content To Local News Stations While It Weighs Proposed Mega-Merger With Tribune
April 10, 2018 Durbin Questions Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
April 10, 2018 Tweet - "That may be what this is all about: your right to privacy--the limits of your right to privacy, and how much you give away in modern America in the name of connecting people around the world."
April 3, 2018 Tweet - "If the Sinclair-Tribune merger is approved, one company would be able to dictate TV content to 72% of American households. Simply put, a merger like this could fundamentally reshape the competitive broadcast landscape. The DOJ and FCC have an obligation to closely scrutinize it."
March 29, 2018 Letter to Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission - Merkley, Senators Push Back on FCC Proposal to Cut Phone and Broadband Service From Struggling Americans
March 27, 2018 Letter to the Honorable John Sullivan, Deputy Secretary of State - Commit to Countering Russia's Anti-Semitic "Information Warfare"
March 22, 2018 Letter to Autonomous Vehicle Manufacturers - Use of Forced Arbitration Clauses
Feb. 22, 2018 Letter to Chairman Pai, FCC - Sinclair's Dubious Divestment Plan For Tribune Mega-Merger
Jan. 10, 2018 Tweet - "I look forward to casting my vote in favor of #NetNeutrality because every single Illinoisan deserves a free and open internet."
Jan. 5, 2018 Letter to Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division - Closely Scrutinize Proposed Sinclair-Tribune Merger
Jan. 3, 2018 Letter to Ajit Pai, Chairman, FCC - Closely Scrutinize Proposed Sinclair-Tribune Merger
Dec. 15, 2017 Durbin Joins Resolution To Restore FCC's Net Neutrality Rules
Dec. 13, 2017 Tweet - "Calling on @FCC Chairman Pai to abandon his plan to repeal the agency's #netneutrality rules, which would give internet providers the ability to freely block or slow down consumers' access to the internet."
Dec. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Abandon Plan to Repeal Net Neutrality Rules
Nov. 17, 2017 Tweet - Yesterday the @FCC made it easier for big media companies to buy your local newspapers and television stations.
Nov. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. David L. Hunt, FCC Inspector General - Impartial Investigation into Potential Quid Pro Quo between Chairman Ajit Pai, Trump Administration, and Sinclair Broadcasting
Nov. 15, 2017 Tweet - We asked @FCC Inspector General to investigate potential quid pro quo between @AjitPaiFCC, Trump Administration, & Sinclair Broadcasting
Nov. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Federal Communications Commission Chairman - Impartial Investigation into Potential Quid Pro Quo between Chairman Ajit Pai, Trump Administration, and Sinclair Broadcasting
Nov. 13, 2017 Tweet - The public's interest should come before corporate growth. Rolling back media ownership rules will be a blow to diversity & competition in local news.
Nov. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - FCC Efforts to Rollback Media Ownership Rules
Oct. 31, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Michael O'Rielly, Mignon Clyburn, Jessica Rosenworcel, Brendan Carr, Federal Communications Commission - Ensure Access to Affordable Broadband in Rural Communities
Oct. 31, 2017 Letter to the Federal Communications Commissioners - Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge FCC to Ensure Access to Affordable Broadband in Rural Communities
Oct. 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Sinclair - Tribune Mega-Merger
Sept. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jay Clayton, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General and the Hon. Maureen Ohlhausen, Acting Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission - Senators Urge Trump Administration to Investigate Equifax Stock Sales Following Massive Data Breach
Sept. 11, 2017 Letter to Richard Smith, CEO of Equifax - End Use of Consumer-Harming Forced Arbitration Clauses
June 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Act on Russian Cyber Intrusions to U.S. Energy Infrastructure
June 21, 2017 Durbin Meets With Illinois Board Of Elections Director To Discuss Election Security
June 15, 2017 Letter to 110 Illinois County Clerks and Election Board Executive Directors - Assessing the Current State of Illinois' Election System's Cybersecurity
April 11, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Ajit Pai, Michael O'Reilly, and Mignon Clyburn, Federal Communications Commission - Advance Broadband Deployment in High-Cost Rural Areas
March 30, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Veto S.J. Res. 34, Rescinding Federal Communications Commission Broadband Privacy Rules
March 8, 2017 Durbin, Duckworth Announce $4 Million Loan To Expand Broadband Service In Moultrie County
Feb. 24, 2017 Letter to Election Assistance Commissioners - Address Russian Cybersecurity Threat
Feb. 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Broadband Internet Access and Quality
Jan. 31, 2017 Letter to the President - Urging to Include Broadband in any Infrastructure Initiative
Jan. 24, 2017 Remarks at the Center for American Progress - "Foreign Threat to the U.S. Presidency & Attack on our Democracy"
Feb. 22, 2016 Senators Introduce Legislation to Clarify Law on Internet Threats
Jan. 8, 2016 Durbin Announces Progress Towards Restoring U.S. Commitment to Scientific and Biomedical Research
Dec. 17, 2015 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs - Release of Proposed Rules for Internet Access Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Dec. 16, 2015 Competitive Space Launch
Dec. 9, 2015 Durbin Announces New Cybersucirty Team to be Headquartered in Illinois
Oct. 15, 2015 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman Federal Communications Commission - End Exorbitant Phone Rates for Prison Inmates and Their Families
July 29, 2015 Senate, House Leaders Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Protect Trade Secrets
June 24, 2015 Bustos, Durbin, Quigley Call on U.S. Supreme Court to Bring Live Audio to the Courtroom
May 19, 2015 Udall, Flake, Durbin, Enzi Lead Bipartisan Legislation to Build Cuba's Digital Economy
Oct. 30, 2014 Governor Quinn Joins UI LABS to Break Ground on New Digital Manufacturing Hub
Sept. 25, 2014 Pekin Daily Times - Durbin, Bustos Promote Digital Innovation
Sept. 24, 2014 Peoria Journal Star - Bradley Panelists Agreed on Digital Lab's Potential
Sept. 17, 2014 Durbin Announces a More Than $756,000 Investment in Illinois Justice Program to Protect Children from Internet Crimes
Sept. 12, 2014 Durbin Announces $225,000 in DOJ Funding for DuPage County Justice Program
Aug. 25, 2014 Udall, Durbin Visit Sandia National Laboratories, Discuss Tech Transfer
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