Durbin Urges the Senate to Bring His Credit Card Competition Act to the Floor for a Vote

WASHINGTON – In a speech on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, urged the Senate to bring his Credit Card Competition Act, bipartisan legislation he introduced with U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), to the Senate floor for a vote.  The bill would enhance competition and choice in the credit card network market, which is currently dominated by the Visa-Mastercard duopoly.  During his speech, Durbin applauded key un… Continue Reading


Durbin, Van Hollen, Kaine, Schatz & Colleagues Announce Amendment Requiring That Use of U.S. Supplemental Aid Comply with U.S., International Law

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Brian Schatz (D-HI), as well as Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Peter Welch (D-VT), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Tom Carper (D-DE), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Ed Markey (D-MA) in announcing that they are working on an amendment to require that the weapons received by any country under the proposed national se… Continue Reading


Durbin Joins Kaine in Bicameral Congressional Delegation Visits to Guatemala and Honduras to Discuss Democracy, Stability, Migration, Economic Growth, and Security

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) will join U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, who serves as Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, on a congressional delegation visiting Guatemala and Honduras to meet with elected officials, the private sector, and civil society leaders.  Durbin and Kaine will be joined by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Peter Welch (D-VT), and Laphonza Butler (D-CA) and U.S. Representatives Delia Ramirez (D-IL-03) and No… Continue Reading