Durbin Releases Video Statement Following the State of the Union
[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) released a video statement today following President Obama’s State of the Union address.
In what has become an annual tradition, Durbin hosted an Illinois servicemember as his guest for the President’s State of the Union address. This year’s guest is Major Gerry Sharp – a Buffalo Grove, Illinois native and Northern Illinois University graduate. Durbin has invited Illinois service members or veterans who have served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as his guests to the State of the Union since 2005 when he hosted Army Major Tammy Duckworth. Major Sharp is the 18th Illinois service member or veteran that Durbin has hosted for the State of the Union.
Photos of Senator Durbin meeting with Major Sharp, members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation, and their State of the Union Guests are available here.
B-roll of Senator Durbin meeting with Major Sharp, members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation, and their State of the Union Guests is available for TV Stations using FTP in high definition here and in standard definition here.
Ahead of tonight’s speech, Durbin also invited members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation and their State of the Union guests to an Open House in his Capitol office. U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Mike Quigley (D-IL), and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) attended.
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