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July 11, 2017 Senators Booker, Warren, Durbin, Harris Introduce Landmark Bill to Reform the Way Women Are Treated Behind Bars Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 6, 2017 Duckworth Calls for Economic Justice During Meeting with Peoria NAACP President Sen. Tammy Duckworth Peoria, IL
June 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, Chair of the European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism - European Union Actions to Address Anti-Semitism Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
June 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, Chair of the European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism - European Union Actions to Address Anti-Semitism Rep. Peter Roskam Washington, DC
June 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, Chair of the European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism - European Union Actions to Address Anti-Semitism Rep. Brad Schneider Washington, DC
June 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, Chair of the European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism - European Union Actions to Address Anti-Semitism Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
June 14, 2017 Durbin Statement On This Morning's Shooting Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 14, 2017 Duckworth Statement on Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
June 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, United States Attorney General - New Charging and Sentencing Policy Announced by AG Sessions Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Boozman, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, and the Hon. Jon Tester Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security - Senators Urge DHS to Protect Domestic Violence Victims' Access to Justice Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
May 27, 2017 Raja Recognizes Sacrifices Of Men Slain And Wounded In Portland Intervening Against Hate Speech, Renews Call For Federal Action Rep. S. Krishnamoorthi Schaumburg, IL
May 25, 2017 House Makes Combating Child Exploitation & Human Trafficking a Priority Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
May 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Provide Increased Support for Gun Violence Initiatives in Chicago Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
May 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, and the Hon. Jeanne Shaheen, Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science - Investment in Community Policing Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
May 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, and the Hon. Jeanne Shaheen, Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science - Investment in Community Policing Sen. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
May 17, 2017 Congresswoman Kelly Marks National Police Week by Calling for Gun Reform to Protect Officer's Lives, following 56% Jump in Officers being Shot and Killed Rep. Robin Kelly Matteson, IL
May 12, 2017 Durbin Statement On AG Sessions Move To Force Needlessly Harsh Prison Sentences For Nonviolent Drug Offenses Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
May 2, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Durbin, Hearing on Responses to the Increase in Religious Hate Crimes Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Congressmembers Urge DHS to Increase Transparency of U.S. Detention System Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
May 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Congressmembers Urge DHS to Increase Transparency of U.S. Detention System Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
May 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Congressmembers Urge DHS to Increase Transparency of U.S. Detention System Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
May 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Congressmembers Urge DHS to Increase Transparency of U.S. Detention System Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Washington, DC
April 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rod Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland - DOJ Criminal Justice and Police Reform Developments Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 5, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States - Do Not Roll Back Citizen Protections Against Police Killings and Misconduct Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
April 4, 2017 Duckworth, Cohen, Clay Introduce Bill to Help Prevent Police-Involved Deaths, Provide Justice to Impacted Families Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
April 3, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Presidential Task Force to Combat Hate Crimes Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 3, 2017 Letter to the President - Call For Presidential Task Force to Combat Hate Crimes, Violence Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
April 3, 2017 Letter to the President - Call For Presidential Task Force to Combat Hate Crimes, Violence Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 3, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Presidential Task Force to Combat Hate Crimes Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
March 22, 2017 Duckworth Condemns Rise of Anti-Semitism & Hate Crimes in Meeting with Chicago Jewish Federation Members Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
March 10, 2017 Cummings, Maloney Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Make Gun Trafficking a Federal Offense, Impose Stronger Penalties on Straw Purchasers Rep. Robin Kelly Washington, DC
March 8, 2017 Combat Veteran Tammy Duckworth Discusses Military's Handling of Sexual Predators with Air Force Generals Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
March 8, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Solutions to Chicago's Violence Requires More Than 140 Characters Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
March 7, 2017 Letter to John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, James Comey, FBI Director - Address Threats to Jewish Institutions Across the Country Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
March 7, 2017 Letter to John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, James Comey, FBI Director - Address Threats to Jewish Institutions Across the Country Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
March 2, 2017 Bustos Statement on Developments at Caterpillar Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
March 1, 2017 "Trump's Speech Was… Campaign Promises on Steroids" and, Chicago Needs Solutions Not Rhetoric Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
March 1, 2017 Rush Calls for Civil Rights Cold Cases to Be Declassified to Bring Justice and Closure to Families Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2017 Statement on Rise in Anti-Semitic Incidents Rep. Brad Schneider Unknown
Feb. 28, 2017 Hearing of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Davis, Hearing on the Second Chance Act Rep. Danny Davis Unknown
Feb. 24, 2017 Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi Condemns Hate Crime In Kansas And Calls On Congress And Executive Branch To Address Rising Tide Of Hate Crimes Across The Country Rep. S. Krishnamoorthi Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice, The Hon. James B. Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Bomb Threats Made Against Jewish Community Centers Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice, The Hon. James B. Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Bomb Threats Made Against Jewish Community Centers Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice, The Hon. James B. Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Bomb Threats Made Against Jewish Community Centers Rep. Peter Roskam Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice, The Hon. James B. Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Bomb Threats Made Against Jewish Community Centers Rep. Brad Schneider Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice, The Hon. James B. Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Bomb Threats Made Against Jewish Community Centers Rep. Daniel Lipinski Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice, The Hon. James B. Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Bomb Threats Made Against Jewish Community Centers Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice, The Hon. James B. Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Bomb Threats Made Against Jewish Community Centers Rep. Danny Davis Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice, The Hon. James B. Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Bomb Threats Made Against Jewish Community Centers Rep. Robin Kelly Washington, DC
Feb. 22, 2017 Rush Introduces The "Laquan McDonald Camera Act of 2017" Which Restricts Federal Funds From Law Enforcement Agencies That Fail to Enforce Body Camera and Dash Cam Policies Rep. Bobby Rush Chicago, IL
Feb. 21, 2017 Schakowsky Statement on anti-Semitic bomb threat on Hyde Park Jewish Community Center Rep. Janice Schakowsky Unknown
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois - Demanding that Gov. Rauner Fully Fund Domestic Violence Programs in Illinois Rep. Robin Kelly Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois - Demanding that Gov. Rauner Fully Fund Domestic Violence Programs in Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois - Demanding that Gov. Rauner Fully Fund Domestic Violence Programs in Illinois Rep. Brad Schneider Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois - Demanding that Gov. Rauner Fully Fund Domestic Violence Programs in Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois - Demanding that Gov. Rauner Fully Fund Domestic Violence Programs in Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois - Demanding that Gov. Rauner Fully Fund Domestic Violence Programs in Illinois Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois - Demanding that Gov. Rauner Fully Fund Domestic Violence Programs in Illinois Rep. S. Krishnamoorthi Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois - Demanding that Gov. Rauner Fully Fund Domestic Violence Programs in Illinois Rep. Daniel Lipinski Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois - Demanding that Gov. Rauner Fully Fund Domestic Violence Programs in Illinois Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Rush Goes After Gun Traffickers with the Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Act of 2017 Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois - Demanding that Gov. Rauner Fully Fund Domestic Violence Programs in Illinois Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois - Demanding that Gov. Rauner Fully Fund Domestic Violence Programs in Illinois Rep. Danny Davis Washington, DC
Feb. 14, 2017 Rush Calls On "Coward' Who Shot and Killed 11-Year-Old Takiya Holmes to Surrender to Authorities Rep. Bobby Rush Chicago, IL
Feb. 7, 2017 Booker, Paul, Durbin, Lee, Lankford, and Casey Renew Bipartisan Senate Push to Ban Juvenile Solitary Confinement Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 6, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Brendan Carr, Acting General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission - Concerns Regarding Prison Phone Rates Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
Feb. 6, 2017 Schakowsky Statement on anti-Semitic Vandalism in Chicago Synagogue Rep. Janice Schakowsky Chicago, IL
Feb. 3, 2017 Congresswoman Kelly's Statement on Rejection of Rule Designed to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of People Who Shouldn't Have Them Rep. Robin Kelly Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2017 Congresswoman Kelly Responds to KKK Flyers Found in Park Forest & Manteno Rep. Robin Kelly Matteson, IL
Jan. 31, 2017 Reps. Cohen, Kinzinger, Cárdenas and Wagner Introduce Bipartisan Human Trafficking Bill Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2017 Congresswoman Kelly Responds to Trump's Attacks on Chicago Rep. Robin Kelly Chicago, IL
Jan. 25, 2017 Rep. Gutiérrez Responds To Trump Tweet On Chicago Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Washington, DC
Jan. 13, 2017 Congresswoman Robin Kelly Calls DOJ Report on CPD "Deeply Concerning" Rep. Robin Kelly Washington, DC
Jan. 13, 2017 Duckworth Reacts to Department of Justice's Report on Chicago Police Department Institutional Misconduct Sen. Tammy Duckworth Chicago, IL
Jan. 13, 2017 Durbin Statement On Results Of Doj Investigation Of Chicago Police Department Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
Jan. 13, 2017 Rush Statement on the Department of Justice Pattern-or-Practice Investigation of Chicago Police Department Rep. Bobby Rush Chicago, IL
Jan. 12, 2017 Hultgren Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill to Stifle Demand for Sex Slavery Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
Jan. 6, 2017 Rep. Kelly Responses to Hate Crime Livestreamed on Facebook Rep. Robin Kelly Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2016 Rush Introduces Two Legislative Initiatives: The Laquan McDonald Camera Act and the Family Reconstruction Act Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2016 Sen. Booker and Rep. Rush Introduce Concurrent Resolution to Address Prison Reform and Changes to Exorbitant Prison Phone Rates Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
Dec. 7, 2016 Letter to Timothy Sloan, CEO of Wells Fargo - Call On Wells Fargo To End Use Of Forced Arbitration So That Consumers Can Seek Justice In Court Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Dec. 2, 2016 Support of Federal Trade Commission We Don't Serve Teens Initiative Rep. Danny Davis Washington, DC
Nov. 14, 2016 Anti-Spoofing Act of 2016 Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2016 Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Call for Peace Between Police and Communities Rep. Robin Kelly Washington, DC
Oct. 11, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator, Small Business Administration, the Hon. Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Hon. Thomas J. Curry, Comptroller of the Currency - Requesting an Investigation Into Wells Fargo Business Practices Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2016 Hearing of the Oversight Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Roskam, Hearing on "Health Care Fraud Investigations" Rep. Peter Roskam Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Dept. of Homeland Security - Demanding Answers from DHS on Use of Private Prisons Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Sept. 12, 2016 Davis Votes to Protect Rights of Sexual Assault Survivors Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2016 Congressional Policing Strategies Working Group Convenes Roundtable With Detroit Community Leaders Rep. Robin Kelly Unknown
Aug. 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education - More to Do to Further Strengthen Education Dept. Rule For Debt Relief in Higher Education Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John Roth, Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security - Urban Area Security Initiative Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andrian Candu, Speaker Of The Parliament - Opposing Discriminatory Legislation in Parliament Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andrian Candu, Speaker Of The Parliament - Opposing Discriminatory Legislation in Parliament Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andrian Candu, Speaker Of The Parliament - Opposing Discriminatory Legislation in Parliament Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
July 16, 2016 obin Kelly Announces New Fundraising Effort To Boost Candidates Supporting Commonsense Anti-Gun Violence Measures Rep. Robin Kelly Chicago, IL
July 15, 2016 America Must Heal Rep. Robin Kelly Unknown
July 13, 2016 Letter to Chief David Brown, Dallas Police Department - Supporting Dallas Police Rep. Daniel Lipinski Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to Chief David Brown, Dallas Police Department - Supporting Dallas Police Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016--Conference Report-- Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
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