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Jan. 19, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Eric D. Hargan, Acting Secretary and Deputy Secretary, HHS - Unprecedented, Harmful Medicaid Changes Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Jan. 18, 2018 Letter to Governor Bruce Rauner - Where's Your Plan For IVH Quincy Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Jan. 18, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget and Ryan Fisher, Acting Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army Civil Works - Stabenow, Peters Lead Bipartisan Push to Fund Critical Strategy to Protect Great Lakes Coastline in Next Year's Budget Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "I spoke against Thomas Farr's judicial nomination, given his decades-long history of supporting efforts to restrict the right of minorities to vote." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "To all Dreamers: I hear you, I see you, and I want to make sure you have a future in America. I won't stop working until we pass the #DreamAct." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 18, 2018 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Prioritize Military-to-Military Communication with North Korea Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
Jan. 18, 2018 Letter to Governor Bruce Rauner - Where's Your Plan For IVH Quincy Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "The Senate Judiciary Committee can't be a rubber stamp for this Administration's nominees, many of whom lack experience and have displayed troubling judgment and extreme views. Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 18, 2018 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Prioritize Military-to-Military Communication with North Korea Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "Our bipartisan deal gives the President everything he asked for: Border Security ✓ Family Unification ✓ Visa Lottery ✓ Dream Act ✓ This is what compromise is all about. Democrats and Republicans support it. Why wouldn't Congress pass this deal?" Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "There is urgency when it comes to our Dreamers. There's an urgency in their lives because of the uncertainty of tomorrow. Will they be deported or given a chance to continue their lives in America? Yes, there is an urgency to pass the #DreamActNow." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "We must move forward on fixing the DACA crisis NOW. Our bipartisan deal is still the only bipartisan deal that would finally give Dreamers the future they deserve #DreamActNow." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 18, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget and Ryan Fisher, Acting Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army Civil Works - Stabenow, Peters Lead Bipartisan Push to Fund Critical Strategy to Protect Great Lakes Coastline in Next Year's Budget Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
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." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "Unless we pass the #DreamAct, I won't support another short-term funding bill. Our Dreamers have waited far too long for a chance to be a part of this country's future." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 18, 2018 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Prioritize Military-to-Military Communication with North Korea Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2018 Tweet - "Without a free and open press, how can we hold a government and public officials accountable for their actions? The notion of "fake news" or "alternative facts" cannot be allowed to diminish our commitment to protecting this basic constitutional freedom." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 17, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Blumenthal, Murphy, Senators Stand Up to Protect Consumer Bureau's Independence Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2018 Duckworth Demands Answers Over DHS Refusal to Release Watchdog Report Investigating Travel Ban Implementation Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Blumenthal, Murphy, Senators Stand Up to Protect Consumer Bureau's Independence Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
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." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
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." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
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." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 16, 2018 Duckworth, Gallego Return From South Korea & Japan, Warn About True Risks of War with North Korea Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Jan. 16, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Appropriations and the Hon. Jeanne Shaheen, Ranking Member - Warren, Colleagues Urge Senate Appropriators to Expand Funding for Equal Employment Opportunity Office to Combat Workplace Sexual Harassment Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Jan. 16, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Appropriations and the Hon. Jeanne Shaheen, Ranking Member - Warren, Colleagues Urge Senate Appropriators to Expand Funding for Equal Employment Opportunity Office to Combat Workplace Sexual Harassment Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
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." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 14, 2018 Tweet - "Republicans and Democrats negotiated in good faith to reach a deal that gives you what you asked for in front of the country on Tuesday. It's time to lead and support the bipartisan deal." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 12, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, and Nita Lowey, Ranking Member on the Committee on Appropriations - Push for Marijuana Fix Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2018 Tweet - "I'm not going to quit my singular mission to pass the #DreamAct. Our deal is a genuine compromise--it addresses all the areas outlined by the President and represents honest concessions on both sides. That is the nature of compromise." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 12, 2018 Tweet - "The clock is ticking on thousands of Dreamers. Congress has to pass the #DreamAct to keep families together, and I'm hoping my colleagues will join me next week in doing what is right and just. RT if you agree. Let's not lose focus on what's at stake." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 12, 2018 Durbin Statement On Trump Remarks, Bipartisan Immigration Deal Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
Jan. 12, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, and Nita Lowey, Ranking Member on the Committee on Appropriations - Push for Marijuana Fix Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2018 Tweet - "I cannot believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday. President Trump said things that were hate-filled, vile, and racist. He used those words repeatedly." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 11, 2018 Letter to Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - Duckworth Urges DOE to Fully Fund Cutting-Edge Research Programs at Argonne and Fermi National Laboratories Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security - Senators Murray, Cantwell Join 25 Colleagues Calling on DHS To Reverse Decision To End TPS For El Salvador Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2018 Letter to Arthur E. Keiser, Chairman of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity and Frank H. Wu, Vice Chairman - Warren, Colleagues Call on Education Department's College Accreditation Advisory Panel to Address For-Profit Colleges Converting to Non-Profit Status in order to Skirt Oversight Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2018 Letter to Trey Gowdy, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform - Oversight Dems Insist That Gowdy Finally Start Investigating President's Compliance with Emoluments Clause of U.S. Constitution Rep. Robin Kelly Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2018 Bipartisan Senators Reach Agreement On Immigration Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2018 Letter to Trey Gowdy, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform - Oversight Dems Insist That Gowdy Finally Start Investigating President's Compliance with Emoluments Clause of U.S. Constitution Rep. S. Krishnamoorthi Washington, DC
Jan. 10, 2018 Letter to Dr. Wayne Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, DoE - Student Loan Disbursement Prepaid Card Pilot Program Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Jan. 10, 2018 Reps. Grijalva, Espaillat and Gutiérrez force unscheduled floor votes for adjournment Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Washington, DC
Jan. 10, 2018 Tweet - "The Department of Education is proposing to disburse federal student aid through prepaid cards. This raises concerns about fees, privacy, and how student info is used. I'm pressing for answers." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
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." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 9, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Condemn Trump Administration Offshore Drilling Reversal Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2018 Durbin Statement On Bipartisan Immigration Meeting At White House Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Condemn Trump Administration Offshore Drilling Reversal Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
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." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 9, 2018 Tweet - "Funding CHIP has always been a bipartisan issue. 100 days since funding ran out, it's past time to end the anxiety that countless parents are facing. 300,000 kids in Illinois need us to do the right thing, now." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
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." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
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." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 8, 2018 Duckworth Calls on Congress to Fully Fund Community Health Centers Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Jan. 8, 2018 Lawmakers File Amicus Brief Against Sessions' Efforts To Block Byrne-JAG Funds From American Cities Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Jan. 8, 2018 Lawmakers File Amicus Brief Against Sessions' Efforts To Block Byrne-JAG Funds From American Cities Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Washington, DC
Jan. 8, 2018 Duckworth Statement on Trump Decision to End Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans & Tear Thousands of Families Apart Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Jan. 8, 2018 Lawmakers File Amicus Brief Against Sessions' Efforts To Block Byrne-JAG Funds From American Cities Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
Jan. 8, 2018 Lawmakers File Amicus Brief Against Sessions' Efforts To Block Byrne-JAG Funds From American Cities Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
Jan. 8, 2018 Lawmakers File Amicus Brief Against Sessions' Efforts To Block Byrne-JAG Funds From American Cities Rep. Brad Schneider Washington, DC
Jan. 8, 2018 Lawmakers File Amicus Brief Against Sessions' Efforts To Block Byrne-JAG Funds From American Cities Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Jan. 8, 2018 Tweet - "Natural disasters have caused a record-setting amount of damage in the U.S. this year. There's no denying that climate change will cost the U.S. trillions more in the next decade and that we have a financial and national security reason to act." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 8, 2018 Tweet - "A heartless & dangerous decision. Ending this protection will tear families apart and expose 200,000 people to deportation to a country where their lives will be placed at risk." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
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." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 8, 2018 Tweet - "Almost 40% of low-income seniors in the U.S. pay more than half their monthly income for rent. Now is the time to invest in @HUDgov programs like HOME and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, which provide critical support to families." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
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." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 5, 2018 Letter to Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division - Closely Scrutinize Proposed Sinclair-Tribune Merger Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Jan. 5, 2018 Durbin Statement On New White House Immigration Proposal Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Jan. 5, 2018 Letter to Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division - Closely Scrutinize Proposed Sinclair-Tribune Merger Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Jan. 5, 2018 Tweet - "MORNING READ: State officials must heed CDC advice and begin considering options that can fully guarantee safety for our veterans. I'm visiting the veterans' home in Quincy today to get an update from folks on the ground." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 5, 2018 Tweet - "Latest White House demand on immigration: $18 billion for a border wall. Outrageous. President Trump has said he may need a good government shutdown to get his wall. With this demand, he seems to be heading in that direction." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 5, 2018 Tweet - "I urge Gov. Rauner to present a real plan to turn this around and I'll be there to help at the federal level. Implementing CDC's recommendations and committing to disclosing all new cases of Legionnaires' disease to the public in a timely manner would be a good start." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
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" Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 4, 2018 Letter to Minister McKenna - Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in Canada Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Jan. 4, 2018 Letter to Minister McKenna - Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in Canada Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Jan. 4, 2018 Letter to Minister McKenna - Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in Canada Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
Jan. 3, 2018 Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi: "House Republicans Are Attacking The FBI To Sabotage Special Counsel Mueller's Investigation Apparently In Fear Of What He May Uncover About President Trump" Rep. S. Krishnamoorthi Schaumburg, IL
Jan. 3, 2018 Letter to Ajit Pai, Chairman, FCC - Closely Scrutinize Proposed Sinclair-Tribune Merger Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Jan. 3, 2018 Durbin: The Clock Is Ticking On Dreamers Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
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" Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
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" Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Jan. 3, 2018 Letter to Ajit Pai, Chairman, FCC - Closely Scrutinize Proposed Sinclair-Tribune Merger Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
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." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Dec. 29, 2017 Tweet - "It's cruel and counterproductive for this Administration to put more red tape between Congress and the people we represent. But my casework staff is second to none -- we won't stop fighting for the people we serve." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Dec. 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. David J. Shulkin, Secretary of VA - VA Illegally Hiring Docs with Revoked Licenses Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
Dec. 24, 2017 Tweet - "The richest 1% will get 83% of the tax cuts from the Republican tax plan while the bottom 99% share the leftovers. President Trump knows who he's helping and it's not middle-income families." Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Dec. 22, 2017 Kinzinger Introduces Bipartisan "Truth in Spending Act' Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Blunt, Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Trump Administration to Prioritize Resources for Upper Mississippi River System Infrastructure Improvements Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2017 Congresswoman Kelly's Connected Government Act Passes Congress Rep. Robin Kelly Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Transparency in Corporate Political Spending Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Transparency in Corporate Political Spending Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Pass Vietnam Veterans Legislation Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Pass Vietnam Veterans Legislation Rep. S. Krishnamoorthi Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and the Hon. Jerrold Nadler, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee - Pro-Choice Leaders Call on Judiciary Committee to Subpoena Witnesses in Case of Abortion-Seeking Teen Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Blunt, Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Trump Administration to Prioritize Resources for Upper Mississippi River System Infrastructure Improvements Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Pass Vietnam Veterans Legislation Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Emergency Supplemental is "Completely Inadequate" for Puerto Rico and Gutierrez Will Oppose Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Seema Verma, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Approve Illinois's 1115 Medicaid Waiver Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Seema Verma, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Approve Illinois's 1115 Medicaid Waiver Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rod J. Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General - End Efforts to Undermine Special Counsel Robert S.Mueller III Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Kinzinger Statement on Government Funding Legislation Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jerrold Nadler, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee - Be Prepared to React Immediately if Trump Fires Mueller over Christmas Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Washington, DC
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