Durbin Honored to Represent Illinois in Fifth Term as U.S. Senator

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today issued the following statement after being sworn in to his fifth term as a U.S. Senator representing Illinois.  Durbin was escorted to his swearing in on the Senate floor by U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).

“I am honored that the people of Illinois have given me the opportunity to represent them in Washington.  During my time in the Senate, I have worked to create good-paying jobs, promote Illinois businesses, fight for marginalized communities, and ensure that our state is receiving its fair share of federal funding.  I look forward to continue fighting for Illinoisans in this next term.  

“The last four years did not break America, but revealed what was already broken.  In this new Congress, I call on my colleagues to come together to help heal some of the painful wounds of our nation’s past, and together, create a better, more just, more prosperous America for all.”

Video of Durbin’s official swearing-in is available here.

Audio of Durbin’s official swearing-in is available here.

Footage of Durbin’s official swearing-in is available here for TV Stations.

Durbin is the longest-serving, popularly-elected Senator from Illinois.  After Durbin, the longest-serving, popularly elected Illinois Senators were Everett Dirksen and Paul Douglas, both of whom served 18 years in the Senate.