Durbin, Duckworth Announce $65 Million Reimbursement For Illinois COVID-19 Emergency Spending

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that Illinois will receive $65.3 million in back payments from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) thanks to President Biden's decision to waive the 25 percent state cost share requirement for assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March 2020, Durbin and Duckworth have been calling for the federal government to cover 100 percent of the costs under the COVID-19 National Emergency Declar… Continue Reading


Durbin Honors USCP Officer Billy Evans On Senate Floor

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today honored the life and service of United States Capitol Police (USCP) Officer William "Billy" Evans, who was tragically killed on April 2 defending the Capitol building from an attacker. Durbin called Officer Evans a hero who was a familiar and friendly face to members of the Senate and staff at the Capitol. "The loss of Officer Evans is heartbreaking, and I join in praying for his family … Continue Reading


Durbin Statement On Key Department Of Homeland Security Nominees

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement after the White House announced its nominations for key leadership positions at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including: John Tien, nominee for DHS Deputy Secretary; and Ur Jaddou, nominee to lead U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Senate Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over USCIS nominees. "I am pleased that President … Continue Reading