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10.22.20

Durbin-Sullivan Due Process Protections Act Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today released the following statements after S. 1380, the Due Process Protections Act, was signed into law. Durbin and Sullivan introduced the bill to help ensure that federal prosecutors respect the constitutional right of defendants to access favorable and potentially exculpatory evidence. "The Due Process Clause is enshrined in our Constitution as a check against government overreach, but there are inadequate safeguards … Continue Reading


10.21.20

Durbin To Vote Against President Trump's Supreme Court Nomination Of Amy Coney Barrett

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today announced that he will vote against President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court and will not participate in this Thursday's Judiciary Committee markup due to Republicans' repeated violations of the Committee's rules in their haste to rush through this nomination: "President Trump and Republicans are violating every tradition in the Senate to… Continue Reading


10.21.20

Durbin On McConnell COVID-19 Bill: An Effort To Find Political Cover, Not Real Help

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) partisan COVID-19 relief proposal as "an effort that throws that five-foot rope to a man drowning 30 feet from shore," and spoke about the importance of helping unemployed and uninsured Americans, hospitals and health clinics, state and local governments, schools, and small businesses amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Durbin also urged Leader McConnell to start negotiating… Continue Reading