Durbin, Garcia Applaud Administration Decision to Help Developing Nations Address Economic Fallout From COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Jesús "Chuy" García (D-IL-04) today applauded Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's announcement that the Administration will support the lawmakers' proposal to release Special Drawing Rights (SDR) as one mechanism to help with the global economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Durbin and García, along with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), are lead sponsors of legislation that directs th… Continue Reading


Durbin Statement on Intel Report Linking Saudi Crown Prince to Murder of Jamal Khashoggi

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today released the following statement on the Biden Administration's release of an intelligence report that concludes that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi: "This report confirms what was already suspected, directly linking Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. This barbaric act joins a long list of outrages, inc… Continue Reading


Durbin, Duckworth Applaud Announcement of Mass Community Vaccination Center in Chicago

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today applauded an announcement that the Biden Administration will dramatically increase access to COVID-19 vaccinations in Illinois by launching a community vaccination center (CVC) Federal Pilot Site in Chicago on March 10. The site, which will be located at the United Center, will have the capacity for 6,000 COVID-19 vaccinations a day. "Getting vaccine shots into the arms of Americans will h… Continue Reading