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09.27.22

Durbin Highlights Health Care Provisions In Inflation Reduction Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today took to the Senate floor to deliver a speech about health care provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act that will save Medicare recipients thousands of dollars. Durbin began his remarks by sharing the story of a 73-year-old Illinoisan who relies on an expensive medication to control his diabetes. "Americans have paid the highest price in the world for prescription drugs… I have stories sent to me from time to time by peopl… Continue Reading


09.23.22

Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $37 Million To Combat Opioid Crisis in Illinois

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded the Illinois State Department of Human Services a total of $37,195,746 in federal funding through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response (SOR) and Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) grant programs and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Rural Com… Continue Reading


09.22.22

Durbin, Klobuchar, Colleagues Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Address the Rise in Threats Targeting Election Workers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, today introduced comprehensive legislation to address the rise in threats targeting election workers. The Election Worker Protection Act would provide states with the resources to recruit and train election workers and ensure these workers' safety, while also instituting federal safeguards to shield e… Continue Reading