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Dick Durbin's Public Statements on Issue: National Security

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Sr, Democratic Assistant Minority Leader (Minority Whip)
Date Title
April 18, 2018 Durbin, Quigley, Duckworth Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation To Map Urban Flooding & Help FEMA Better Assess Risks
April 17, 2018 Durbin Questions National Guard Chief On Troop Deployment To The Border
April 16, 2018 Letter to the Hon. John Sullivan, Acting Secretary of State, and the Hon. Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security - Extend Temporary Protected Status for Nepalese Nationals
April 4, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Lisa Murkowski, Chairman and the Honorable Maria Cantwell, Ranking Member, Committe on Energy and Natural Resources - Call for Investigation into Puerto Rico's Ongoing Power Woes
April 3, 2018 Tweet - "I'm not sure which country he's getting his inspiration from, but here in the United States, the President does not have the legal authority to use the women and men of our Armed Forces for his own personal boondoggles."
March 21, 2018 Tweet - "American Muslims face a growing threat from white supremacists and other domestic terrorists. We have an obligation to protect our fellow Americans. Congress can help by passing my Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act."
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 13, 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act--
March 6, 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act--Motion
Feb. 27, 2018 Illinois Flooding
Feb. 20, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security - Include Israel in Global Entry Program
Feb. 7, 2018 Letter to Acting Director English and Director Mulvaney - Reports Of CFPB'S Stalled Investigation Into Equifax Breach
Feb. 1, 2018 Letter to the Hon. John Boozman, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Homeland Security, the Hon. Jon Tester, Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Homeland Security, the Hon. John Carter, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Homeland Security, and the Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Ranking Member on the Senate Subcommittee on Homeland Security - Include Adequate Funding For Critical Department Of Homeland Security Science And Technology Laboratories In Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Bill
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "Today I urged the Trump Administration to send a new nominee to replace Brian Benczkowski. We need a head of the DOJ Criminal Division who is free and clear from Russian connections."
Jan. 17, 2018 Tweet - "President Trump is demanding $20 billion for an unrealistic wall -- that won't make us safer -- as a condition to give Dreamers a chance to be here in the U.S. legally. It's an outrageous way to handle the fate of hundreds of thousands of young people."
Jan. 9, 2018 Tweet - "MORNING READ: A costly and ineffective border wall will not make America safer. Instead the White House should work with Congress on a bipartisan solution combining the #DreamAct and reasonable border security."
Jan. 8, 2018 Tweet - "I've been clear from the start: I will consider reasonable border security measures to pass the #DreamActNow. $18 billion for a wall we don't need and the American people don't want doesn't fall into the "reasonable" category."
Jan. 2, 2018 Tweet - "More than 100 days after Hurricane Maria, over 1 million Puerto Ricans are still without power and thousands have been displaced. We must do better for our fellow Americans."
Dec. 18, 2017 Tweet - "For the last 3 months, Puerto Rico has been without power, and without power there has been no reliable source of clean water, schools have remained closed, health care is questionable, and small businesses are struggling"
Dec. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Call for Open and Transparent Debate
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. 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 - 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
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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 12, 2017 Congress Approves Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution Condemning White Nationalists, Neo Nazis, KKK and Other Hate Groups
Sept. 5, 2017 Hurricane Harvey
Aug. 18, 2017 Letter to Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - After Charlottesville Attack, Senators Press DHS on Trump Administration's De-emphasis of Domestic Terrorism Efforts
July 14, 2017 Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $130,000 In Federal Funding For Huntley, Illinois First Responders
July 12, 2017 Durbin, Klobuchar, Cardin, Reed Introduce Legislation To Prevent Creation Of Cybersecurity Unit With Russia
July 12, 2017 Klobuchar, Cardin, Durbin, Reed, Senators Introduce Legislation to Prevent Creation of Cybersecurity Unit with Russia
July 7, 2017 Letter to Vice President Mike Pence and Kris Kobach, Vice Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity - Senators Demand Presidential Advisory Commission Rescind Request for State Election Officials' Voter Roll Data
July 5, 2017 Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $3 Million In Federal Funding For Firefighter Resources
June 29, 2017 Durbin Statement On Trump Administration's Unfair Travel Ban Criteria
June 29, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State, the Honorable Jefferson Sessions, United States Attorney General, and the Honorable John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - US Refugee Admissions Program
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
June 13, 2017 Durbin Statement On Sessions Testimony In Intel Committee
June 8, 2017 Durbin Statement On Comey Testimony In Intel Committee
May 24, 2017 Letter to the President Donald Trump - Paris Climate Agreement
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