Press Releases

07.11.22

Durbin, Mayor Lightfoot, Transportation Leaders Announce Coalition In Support Of The Chicago Union Station Access Project

CHICAGO - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, and regional transportation leaders joined together at Chicago Union Station to announce a broad coalition of leaders in support of the Chicago Union Station Access Project, which will transform passenger rail in the region. The $418 million project is a joint effort by Amtrak, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the City of Chicago, Metra, Cook County, and Michigan's Department of Transportat… Continue Reading


07.11.22

In A Letter To Illinois Public Schools, Durbin Highlights Federal Funds That Support Mental Health And Counseling Efforts In Bipartisan Gun Safety Bill

CHICAGO - Today, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) sent a letter to Illinois education leaders highlighting the federal funds secured through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act for mental health services to help students prevent and cope with the emotional scars related to gun violence. The bill provides $3 billion for school and community mental health grants and activities to support counseling and trauma-informed care, including at least $28 million over four years for the Trauma… Continue Reading


07.08.22

Durbin, Duckworth Announce $2,000,000 For WIU's New Emergency Operations Center

MACOMB - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced $2,000,000 in new Congressionally Directed Spending they secured in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 omnibus appropriations bill for Western Illinois University's (WIU) new Emergency Operations Center. The federal funds will renovate WIU's library to add a permanent emergency operations center (EOC) for the region. The center will also train public safety professionals and provide apprenticeships for the next generatio… Continue Reading


07.08.22

Durbin Visits USP Thomson Amid Investigation Into Inmate Deaths, Allegations Of Abuse

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and lead cosponsor of the First Step Act, and staff from the offices of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) today visited United States Penitentiary Thomson (USP Thomson), a Bureau of Prison (BOP) facility in Thomson, Illinois. In addition to touring the facility, Durbin met with the penitentiary's Warden and institution leadership, as well as the BOP… Continue Reading


07.07.22

Durbin, Mayor Lightfoot, Transportation Leaders Announce Coalition in Support of the Chicago Union Station Access Project

CHICAGO - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, and regional transportation leaders joined together at Chicago Union Station to announce a broad coalition of leaders in support of the Chicago Union Station Access Project, which will transform passenger rail in the region. The $418 million project is a joint effort by Amtrak, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the City of Chicago, Metra, Cook County, and Michigan's Department of Transportat… Continue Reading


07.07.22

Durbin, Duckworth, Bustos Secure $15 Million For New Air Traffic Control Tower At Peoria International Airport

PEORIA - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) today announced $15 million in federal funding awarded to the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to construct the airport's new Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT). Durbin, Duckworth, and Bustos secured language in the IIJA making the outdated air traffic control tower eligible for federal funding. In … Continue Reading


07.06.22

Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $400,000 In ARP Funding To Support The Pullman National Monument Project, Rockford Area Convention And Visitors Bureau

CHICAGO - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that, thanks to the American Rescue Plan, the Pullman National Monument Project and the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau will receive a total of $407,500 in federal funding to improve travel and tourism following the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding, awarded through the Economic Development Administration, will renovate and upgrade the Historic Pullman National Monument in Chicago, and invest in the R… Continue Reading


07.06.22

Durbin Announces $750,000 For UCAN's Trauma-Informed Violence Prevention Programming

CHICAGO - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today announced $750,000 in new Congressionally Directed Spending-also known as an earmark-in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 omnibus appropriations bill for UCAN to expand its trauma-informed violence prevention and intervention program to more communities. Programming includes individual and group coaching, mediation, planning and case management, and mental health services to individuals who have experienced trauma… Continue Reading


07.06.22

Durbin Statement On FDA's Decision To Stay JUUL Marketing Denial

CHICAGO - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision to "stay" its marketing denial order of all JUUL Lab Inc.'s products after previously finding these e-cigarettes fail to meet the agency's public health standard for authorization: "I was heartened two weeks ago when FDA finally acted to remove JUUL e-cigarettes from the market. After a lengthy review, FDA scientists determined that JUUL failed to meet th… Continue Reading


06.30.22

Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $14 Million For Varity Of Health Care Programs And Initiatives

SPRINGFIELD - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced $14,446,505 for a variety of health care programs, initiatives, and community projects across the state. "Illinois has a wide-range of initiatives and programs aimed at keeping residents healthy-from efforts to end the HIV epidemic, to preventing strokes and heart disease, to advancing our understanding and treatment of Alzheimer's. This robust federal funding will help these progr… Continue Reading


06.30.22

Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $2.4 Million For Education Programs For Illinois Medical Professionals

SPRINGFIELD - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced $2,438,724 for education programs for Illinois medical professionals. The funding will go toward Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's Graduate Medical Education Program and Loyola University of Chicago's Nurse Faculty Loan Program. "The medical field is constantly evolving. To keep up with the latest lifesaving treatments and medical advancements, we must invest in continuing edu… Continue Reading


06.30.22

Durbin Statement On Supreme Court Decision Gutting EPA Authority

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision in West Virginia v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): "EPA has the critical task of addressing our climate crisis and ensuring that Americans have clean air to breathe. Congress gave that authority to EPA with the Clean Air Act, which the Supreme Court has affirmed again and again. Today's decision by this Sup… Continue Reading


06.29.22

Durbin Urges U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers To Include Cahokia Heights Residents In Water Infrastructure Project Planning

SPRINGFIELD - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Environmental Justice Caucus, today sent a letter to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) St. Louis District Engineer & Commander Colonel Kevin R. Golinghorst urging him to use the funding Durbin secured in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Fiscal Year 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Act to remedy the persistent water infrastructure issues in Cahokia Heights, Illinois. In his letter, Durbin emphasizes the … Continue Reading


06.29.22

Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $5.5 Million For Health Care Research In Illinois

SPRINGFIELD - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced $5,505,820 in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) biomedical research grants for Illinois institutions. The funding will be put toward research programs across the state to support medical advancement in various fields, ranging from neurological diseases to biological chemistry research. "Federal investments in biomedical research lead to new jobs, new treatments, an… Continue Reading


06.28.22

Durbin Joins Shaheen, Tillis, Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Statement As Path Clears For Finland & Sweden's Accession Into NATO

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chris Coons (D-DE), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) in a joint statement on the announcement that an agreement was reached and Turkey will drop its hold on Finland and Sweden's application to join the transatlantic Alliance. Durbin and the Senators are currently at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Madrid to discuss congressio… Continue Reading


06.28.22

Durbin, Duckworth Announce $9.8 Million For Head Start Programs In Illinois

SPRINGFIELD - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced a total of $9,818,557 in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants to support Head Start services for children under the age of five in receiving wrap-around support in early learning and development. The funding will go to Wabash Area Development, Inc. and Parent & Child Together for West Central Illinois, allocating $5,218,606 and $4,599,951 to the organization… Continue Reading


06.28.22

Durbin, Grassley, Blumenthal, Lee Seek Information About Antitrust And Minor League Baseball

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee; U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee; U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chair of the Subcommittee on The Constitution; and U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights, today sent a bipartisan request for information regarding the impact of Major League Baseball's (MLB) a… Continue Reading


06.27.22

Durbin, Grassley Seek Additional Clarity From DHS IG On Alleged Suppression And Delay Of Widespread Sexual Harassment And Misconduct Findings

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, are once again pressing the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) to address reports that it has delayed and downplayed reports of sexual harassment and misconduct at DHS. In an April 26 letter to DHS Inspector General (IG) Joseph Cuffari, the Senators cited documents released… Continue Reading


06.27.22

Durbin Meets With U.S. Ambassador To Japan, Rahm Emanuel

WASHINGTON - Last week, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) met with U.S. Ambassador to Japan and former Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel. During the meeting, they discussed the continued strong relationship between U.S. and Japan as well as President Biden's visit to Japan, where he launched the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity economic initiative. "Japan is an important strategic partner in Asia, particularly in light of continued challenges with North Korea and China," said… Continue Reading


06.27.22

Durbin In Lithuania, Sweden, Spain To Discuss Support For NATO & Baltic States, Opposition To Russian Agression

VILNIUS-U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Co-Chair of the Baltic Freedom Caucus and the Senate Ukraine Caucus, is in Vilnius, Lithuania, today as part of travel to three European nations to discuss congressional support for the transatlantic relationship and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), as well as continued Russian aggression and interference in western democracies. In Vilnius, Durbin received the Aleksandras Stulginskis Star Award-only the second individual and … Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 148 Page 149 Page 150 Page 151 Page 152 Page 153 Page 154 Page 155 Page 156 Page 157 Page 158 Page 159 Page 160 Page 161 Page 162 Page 163 Page 164 Page 165 Page 166 Page 167 Page 168 Page 169 Page 170 Page 171 Page 172 Page 173 Page 174 Page 175 Page 176 Page 177 Page 178 Page 179 Page 180 Page 181 Page 182 Page 183 Page 184 Page 185 Page 186 Page 187 Page 188 Page 189 Page 190 Page 191 Page 192 Page 193 Page 194 Page 195 Page 196 Page 197 Page 198 Page 199 Page 200 Page 201 Page 202 Page 203 Page 204 Page 205 Page 206 Page 207 Page 208 Page 209 Page 210 Page 211 Page 212 Page 213 Page 214 Page 215 Page 216 Page 217 Page 218 Page 219 Page 220 Page 221 Page 222 Page 223 Page 224 Page 225 Page 226 Page 227 Page 228 Page 229 Page 230 Page 231 Page 232 Page 233 Page 234 Page 235 Page 236 Page 237 Page 238 Page 239 Page 240 Page 241 Page 242 Page 243 Page 244 Page 245 Page 246 Page 247 Page 248 Page 249 Page 250 Page 251 Page 252 Page 253 Page 254 Page 255 Page 256 Page 257 Page 258 Page 259 Page 260 Page 261 Page 262 Page 263 Page 264 Page 265 Page 266 Page 267 Page 268 Page 269 Page 270 Page 271 Page 272 Page 273 Page 274 Page 275 Page 276 Page 277 Page 278 Page 279 Page 280 Page 281 Page 282 Page 283 Page 284 Page 285 Page 286 Page 287 Page 288 Page 289 Page 290 Page 291 Page 292 Page 293 Page 294 Page 295 Page 296 Page 297 Page 298 Page 299 Page 300 Page 301 Page 302 Page 303 Page 304 Page 305 Page 306 Page 307 Page 308 Page 309 Page 310 Page 311 Page 312 Page 313 Page 314 Page 315 Page 316 Page 317 Page 318 Page 319 Page 320 Page 321 Page 322 Page 323 Page 324 Page 325 Page 326 Page 327 Page 328 Page 329 Page 330 Page 331 Page 332 Page 333 Page 334 Page 335 Page 336 Page 337 Page 338 Page 339 Page 340 Page 341 Page 342 Page 343 Page 344 Page 345 Page 346 Page 347 Page 348 Page 349 Page 350 Page 351 Page 352 Page 353 Page 354 Page 355 Page 356 Page 357 Page 358 Page 359 Page 360 Page 361
Showing page   of 361