Durbin, Duckworth, Foster, Underwood Introduce Legislation To Name Fermilab Research Center After Renowned Physicist Dr. Helen Edwards

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, and U.S. Representatives Bill Foster (D-IL-11) and Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) today introduced legislation to rename Fermilab's Integrated Engineering Research Center (IERC) after the late Dr. Helen Edwards, who worked at Fermilab as a particle physicist for 40 years. The newly-constructed IERC, which was recently authorized for official use, will be home to new office and lab space that will host an interse… Continue Reading


Durbin Meets With Springfield Naacp And Religious Leaders To Discuss Protecting Historic 1908 Springfield Race Riot Site

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with members of the Springfield NAACP, including President Teresa Haley, and religious leaders to discuss federal efforts to protect the 1908 Springfield Race Riot Site. Durbin and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced the 1908 Springfield Race Riot National Monument Act to establish the site as a unit of the U.S. National Park Service. In January 2021, Durbin and Duckworth penned a letter to then-President-Elect Bide… Continue Reading


Durbin Statement on Senate Passage of Legislation to Avoid a Rail Strike

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today released the following statement after the Senate passed legislation to avert a potential railroad strike: "While I am disappointed that not enough of my Republican colleagues would support legislation to increase paid sick leave for union rail workers, I'm relieved that we could come together to quickly pass the labor agreement in order to prevent a rail strike-which would have been devastating to the American economy and put mil… Continue Reading