Durbin Discusses Coronavirus Relief Bill With Illinois Legislative Leaders

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today discussed the Senate-passed Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act with Illinois legislative leaders, including Illinois Speaker Mike Madigan, Illinois Senate President Don Harmon, Illinois House Leader Jim Durkin, and Illinois Senate Leader Bill Brady. Durbin shared how the federal bill, which provides $150 billion in direct federal grant funding to state and local governments, can assist the State in its COVID-19 response. I… Continue Reading


Durbin, Duckworth Statement on Major Disaster Declaration in Illinois in Response to COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statements after President Donald Trump approved Illinois Governor JB Pritzker's request for a major disaster declaration for the State of Illinois to help the State respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The State had requested Individual Assistance (IA) for all 102 counties to support Illinoisans as the pandemic continues. "The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything Illinois has faced in recent mem… Continue Reading


Durbin, Duckworth Outline Illinois Priorities Included in Senate-Passed Bipartisan COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today released the following statements after the Senate unanimously passed the third coronavirus stimulus package - the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The bill now heads to the House of Representatives, where it is expected to pass tomorrow. "This historic bill puts heath care workers and hospitals first, providing the vital resources they'll need to care for Illinoisans affected by this virus… Continue Reading