Press Releases

04.12.21

Durbin Statement On Key Department Of Homeland Security Nominees

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement after the White House announced its nominations for key leadership positions at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including: John Tien, nominee for DHS Deputy Secretary; and Ur Jaddou, nominee to lead U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Senate Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over USCIS nominees. "I am pleased that President … Continue Reading


04.12.21

Durbin, Duckworth, Kelly, Underwod Applaud Biden Administration For Signing Illinois Waiver Extending Health Care Coverage For New Moms

WASHINGTON - During Black Maternal Health Week, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and U.S. Representatives Robin Kelly (D-IL-02) and Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) today applauded the Biden Administration for approving and signing Illinois' 1115 waiver, which will extend health care coverage for new moms on Medicaid in Illinois from 60 days after pregnancy to a full year. In February 2020, Durbin and Kelly led 14 members of the Illinois Congressional… Continue Reading


04.09.21

Durbin, Illinois AFL-CIO Discuss Dream And Promise Act

SPRINGFIELD - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and original author of the Dream Act, today discussed the House-passed American Dream and Promise Act with members of the Illinois AFL-CIO in a conference call. "The Senate should take up and pass the Dream and Promise Act to begin fixing our nation's broken immigration system," Durbin said. "We also need to move quickly to pass comprehensive immigration reform. I'll keep working in Congress to… Continue Reading


04.09.21

Durbin, Padilla: Judiciary Committee Democrats Will Restore Committee's DHS Oversight Role

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA), Chair of the Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee, today pressed back on a letter they received from Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and John Cornyn (R-TX), Ranking Member of the Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee, requesting Judiciary Committee hearings regarding migration at the southern border and oversight of… Continue Reading


04.09.21

Durbin Discusses Sewer Improvements With Centreville Residents, Local Officials

CENTREVILLE - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today discussed the ongoing sewage and flooding problems that have impacted the Centreville area for decades with residents, local leaders, and people involved in projects to make critical infrastructure improvements. "The chronic wastewater flooding issues that have impacted Centreville have led to serious problems for residents and are a threat to public health," Durbin said. "I will continue to work with state and local leaders to identify fundin… Continue Reading


04.09.21

Durbin Statement On President Biden's Creation Of The Presidential Commission On The Supreme Court

SPRINGFIELD - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement after President Biden signed an executive order creating the "Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States." The Commission's report is required by the executive order to be issued within 180 days of the Commission's first meeting. "With today's executive order, the Biden Administration has pledged to study potential reforms to the Sup… Continue Reading


04.09.21

Durbin Meets With Decatur And Macon County Leaders To Discuss Infrastructure Package

SPRINGFIELD - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke today with Decatur and Macon County leaders to discuss local transportation priorities ahead of a federal infrastructure bill. President Biden's recently announced American Jobs Plan is centered on a more than $600 billion investment in traditional transportation infrastructure including $115 billion for roads and bridges, $80 billion for rail, $85 billion for transit, and $25 billion for airports. "Illinois' highways, waterways, … Continue Reading


04.09.21

Durbin Statement On President Biden's FY2022 Budget Proposal

SPRINGFIELD - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement after President Joe Biden unveiled an outline of his Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget proposal: "With this budget, President Biden has laid out bold priorities for America that create good paying jobs. It is up to Congress to take his vision and pass a budget that supports American families and small businesses, improves our infrastructure, and protect… Continue Reading


04.09.21

Durbin, Duckworth Announce $2.9 Million For Illinois Veterans' Homes To Protect Against COVID-19

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that Illinois State Veterans' Homes have received a total of $2.9 million in additional federal grant funding to ensure residents continue to receive high quality care and are protected from COVID-19. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and was appropriated by Congress in the COVID-19 relief package passed in December. "Throughout this pandemic and beyond, it is critical that … Continue Reading


04.08.21

Durbin, Hospital Leaders Discuss Initiatives to Address Rural Health Care Challenges

SPRINGFIELD - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today held a virtual press conference with rural health leaders in Illinois to discuss efforts to protect the future of rural hospitals and address critical shortages in the health workforce, including highlighting new funding he secured in the American Rescue Plan for health care providers. Durbin was joined by the CEOs of hospitals in Macomb and Eldorado, Illinois. Small hospitals are the backbone of rural communities, and often the largest employ… Continue Reading


04.08.21

Durbin Statement On Biden Executive Action On Gun Violence

SPRINGFIELD - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement after President Biden announced several executive actions to address gun violence: "When it comes to the sickening gun violence in our streets we have a choice: give up or stand up. President Biden is prepared to lead with common sense, constitutional steps to stop this uniquely American gun madness. It's time for Congress to stop making excuses and start m… Continue Reading


04.07.21

Durbin Discusses American Rescue Plan, Infrastructure With Carbondale Area Leaders

SPRINGFIELD - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) met virtually today with Mayor Mike Henry of Carbondale, Mayor Will Stephens of Murphysboro, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Chancellor Austin Lane, and local economic development officials to discuss the state and local funding included in the American Rescue Plan (ARP), local projects, and higher education issues. The legislation includes $13.7 billion in state and local funding for Illinois, with Jackson County receiving an estimated $11 m… Continue Reading


04.07.21

Durbin Statement On President Biden's Decision To Withdraw U.S. Forces From Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced that all American troops will withdraw from Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks: "The longest war in U.S. history will finally end at the cost of more than 2,300 American lives and many trillions of dollars. What began as a hunt for Osama Bin Laden and his gang of terrorists became an effort to bring order to a corrupt… Continue Reading


04.07.21

Durbin Meets With Illinois Members Of The American Library Association

SPRINGFIELD - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) met virtually today with Illinois members of the American Library Association to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of federal funding to libraries. "Libraries provide important services to Illinois communities, families, and children," Durbin said. "Beyond books and local programming, libraries may also be one of the only local opportunities for people to connect with broadband internet service. During today's call, I pr… Continue Reading


04.01.21

Durbin, Duckworth Push for Site of Emmett Till's Memorial Service to be Designated as Part of National Park System

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today requested the National Park Service (NPS) to conduct a reconnaissance survey of the Roberts Temple Church of God In Christ, located at 4021 South State Street, in the Bronzeville area of Chicago, Illinois, for consideration as a new unit of the National Park System. Roberts Temple is the site of the memorial service for fourteen year-old Emmett Till, who was abducted, tortured, and lynched in … Continue Reading


04.01.21

Durbin, Duckworth Announce $270 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Community Health Centers for COVID-19 Response in Illinois

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that 45 Community Health Centers (CHCs) throughout Illinois will receive a total of $270 million in federal funding to support COVID-19 vaccination and health services for vulnerable populations in urban and rural parts of the state. The funding, which was appropriated through the American Rescue Plan, will be awarded beginning in April by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). "Illinois … Continue Reading


03.30.21

Durbin, Colleagues Call for Transformative Investment in Affordable Housing in Build Back Better Infrastructure Package

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today joined U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Representative Ritchie Torres (D-NY-15) in urging the Biden Administration to include major investments in affordable housing in the upcoming infrastructure package. In their letter to President Biden, the members noted that without affordable housing investments, there is no path for an equitable recovery and long term financial stability for low and middle income American families. "Wi… Continue Reading


03.30.21

Durbin Statement on First Slate of White House Judicial Nominations

SPRINGFIELD - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement after the White House announced its first slate of judicial nominations: Candace Jackson-Akiwumi, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals; Tiffany P. Cunningham, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals; Regina Marie Rodriguez, District of Colorado; Judge Florence Y. Pan, District Court for the District of Columbi… Continue Reading


03.29.21

Durbin Discusses State and Local Funding in American Rescue Plan with Illinois Mayors

SPRINGFIELD - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke today with members of the Illinois Municipal League's Executive Committee and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus's Executive Board to discuss the state and local funding included in the American Rescue Plan (ARP). The legislation includes $13.7 billion in state and local funding for Illinois. "Many government entities throughout Illinois faced major budget cuts due to the financial impact of the pandemic," Durbin said. "The American Rescue Plan wi… Continue Reading


03.29.21

Durbin Discusses Mail Delays With USPS Great Lakes and Central Region Leadership

SPRINGFIELD - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke today with leaders from the United States Postal Service's (USPS) Great Lakes and Central Region to discuss changes by the Postal Service that have resulted in significant mail delays. Last month, USPS Great Lakes put out a call to mail carriers in five surrounding states asking for letter carriers to come to Illinois to help deliver a huge backlog of undelivered packages and envelopes. They also asked mail carriers in the five col… 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
Showing page   of 315