Durbin Questions USDA Secretary About New Revenues From Clean Energy Generation On Farms

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today participated in a Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee hearing entitled "Oversight of the U.S. Department of Agriculture." During the hearing, Durbin questioned U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack about how the federal government can support farmers in creating new revenue streams from clean energy generation on the farm to help combat climate change. "Farm organizations are arguing that it … Continue Reading


Durbin Applauds The Administration’s Response To Collapse Of Silicon Valley Bank

WASHINGTON - In a speech on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke about the recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and applauded the Biden Administration's swift action to minimize the damage. During his speech, Durbin slammed former President Trump's decision in 2018 to roll-back critical parts of the Dodd-Frank Act-the strongest bank regulations since the Great Depression. "Americans woke up with a bad case of déjà vu. We witnessed the bigg… Continue Reading


Durbin, Grassley Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Televise Supreme Court Proceedings In Real Time

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) led a group of their colleagues in re-introducing the bipartisan Cameras in the Courtroom Act today. The legislation, which advanced out of the Judiciary Committee last Congress on a bipartisan 15-7 vote, would require the Supreme Court to permit television coverage of all open Court sessions, unless the Court decides by a majority vote of Justices that tele… Continue Reading