Durbin Statement On Senate Passage Of Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement on Senate passage of the Continuing Resolution (CR), which will fund the federal government through December 11, 2020: "The CR that passed the Senate today is essential to keeping the government funded through the end of the year, as well as helping American families and small businesses continue to weather this pandemic. I'm pleased it also include… Continue Reading


Durbin Slams President Trump's Refusal To Condemn White Supremacists

WASHINGTON - In a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) slammed President Donald Trump's refusal to condemn white supremacists during the course of last night's Presidential debate. Durbin also called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to bring Durbin's bill, the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2020, to the floor for a vote. Last week, on a unanimous vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the House companion to Durbin's Domestic T… Continue Reading


Durbin: Rush To Confirm Judge Barrett Is About Eliminating The Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today slammed Senate Republicans' reversal on filling a Supreme Court vacancy in a presidential election year and argued it is a thinly-veiled effort to destroy the Affordable Care Act (ACA) after numerous failed attempts to undo the law in Congress. With President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) actively working to dismantle the ACA, Durbin emphasized the dangerous r… Continue Reading