America now owes over $14 trillion to our creditors. This is simply unsustainable.
Last year I served on President Obama’s Fiscal Commission, which was charged with creating a long term plan to reduce our debt. When the final recommendations were put to a vote, I voted Yes.
It was not an easy decision, and I knew then that my vote will be widely criticized by some, but I believed then that it was the right thing to do. I still do.
|1/28/14||Durbin Statement on President Obama's State of the Union Address|
|10/1/13||Durbin Statement on the Government Shutdown|
|6/10/13||Durbin Statement on Senate Passage of Farm Bill That Provides Certainty for American Farmers|
|1/25/13||Durbin to Chair Defense Appropriations Subcommittee|
|1/10/12||Durbin: Amazon Agreement with Indiana Paves Way for Bipartisan Bill to Level the Playing Field for Main Street Retailers|
|12/13/11||Senators Announce U.S. Postal Service Agreement to Delay Postal Facility Closures for Five Months|
|12/13/11||Durbin Announced U.S. Postal Service Agreement to Delay Illinois Postal Facility Closures for Five Months|
|11/30/11||Durbin Chairs Hearing on Balanced Budget Amendment|
|11/9/11||Durbin and Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Level the Playing Field for Illinois Retailers|
|10/27/11||Durbin still hopeful on deficit package|