Press Releases

05.17.23

DURBIN CALLS ON SENATE COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT EFFORTS TO PROTECT CHILDREN’S SAFETY ONLINE

WASHINGTON - In a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, urged his colleagues to support a package of bipartisan bills that aim to stop the exploitation of children online. In his remarks, Durbin described how social media companies design their products to keep children hooked to their platforms, and discussed the serious, even deadly, harms that children face online, as well as the inadequate efforts of social media c… Continue Reading


05.17.23

Durbin Meets With Improve The Dream To Discuss Impact Of Green Card Backlog On Documented Dreamers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today met with members of Improve the Dream, a grassroots, youth-led organization that advocates for "Documented Dreamers," who have grown up in the U.S. but are unable to obtain a green card due to decades-long backlogs. During the meeting, Durbin listened to Documented Dreamers share their stories and concerns as they fear deportation because of the inaccessibility of green cards. Durbin empha… Continue Reading


05.17.23

Senate Confirms Jeremy Daniel To Serve As District Court Judge For The Northern District Of Illinois

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Jeremy Daniel to serve as a District Court Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois: "We are pleased that the Senate has confirmed Jeremy Daniel to serve as a District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. He was highly regard… Continue Reading


05.17.23

DURBIN, DUCKWORTH JOIN BOOKER, UNDERWOOD, ADAMS TO REINTRODUCE BICAMERAL MOMNIBUS ACT TO END AMERICA’S MATERNAL HEALTH CRISIS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), author of the MOMMA Act, and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and U.S. Representatives Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) and Alma Adams (D-NC-12) to reintroduce the bicameral Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act, historic legislation to save moms' lives and address every driver of maternal mortality, morbidity, and disparities in the United States. "In the U.S., Black women are three times more likely… Continue Reading


05.17.23

Durbin Questions Circuit Court Nominees At Latest Judiciary Committee Nominations Hearing

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today questioned Ana de Alba, nominated to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, and Irma Carrillo Ramirez, nominated to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, at the latest Senate Judiciary Committee nominations hearing. Durbin began by asking Judge Ramirez about the reentry court that she presides over in the Northern District of Texas. The program provides super… Continue Reading


05.17.23

Durbin, Duckworth Announce $14.2 Million For Runway Improvements At Quincy Regional Airport

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced $14,200,000 in federal funding awarded to Quincy Regional Airport from the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to support the airport's runway reconstruction project. "The runway reconstruction project at Quincy Regional Airport will enhance safety and promote economic growth," said Durbin. "By improving our airport's infrastructure, we are laying the founda… Continue Reading


05.17.23

Durbin Statement On Ethics Investigations Of U.S. Attorney Rollins

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement regarding the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General's (IG) final report and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel's (OSC) final report on the ethics investigations into U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins. Yesterday, Ms. Rollins announced that she will be submitting a letter of resignation to President Biden by close of business Friday. "I'm deeply concerne… Continue Reading


05.16.23

Durbin, Graham Introduce Resolution Recognizing National Police Week

WASHINGTON - Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member, and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), Senate Judiciary Committee Chair, and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) introduced a resolution designating the week of May 14 through 20, 2023 as National Police Week. The resolution was cosponsored by 77 of their colleagues. "Police Week is a time when law enforcement officers across the country travel to Washington to meet with lawmakers and honor their peers who have lost their l… Continue Reading


05.16.23

Durbin Questions Witnesses During Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing On Oversight Of Artificial Intelligence

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, questioned witnesses at the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law hearing entitled, "Oversight of A.I.: Rules for Artificial Intelligence." Today's bipartisan hearing, led by Senators Blumenthal (D-CT) and Hawley (R-MO), examined the development of artificial intelligence (AI) with a focus on what safeguards and oversight are necessary to minimize risks associat… Continue Reading


05.16.23

Durbin, Moran Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Boost Agricultural Research Funding

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), both members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today reintroduced legislation that would require a five percent annual funding increase, plus inflation, each year for the next ten years for research activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). With federal agriculture research investments on the decline, the America Grows Act would restore the United States' commitment to publicly f… Continue Reading


05.16.23

Durbin: No American Is Immune To The Scourge Of Gun Violence In This Country

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, spoke on the Senate floor urging his colleagues to address the gun violence epidemic across our country. Durbin began his speech by honoring fallen Chicago Police Officer Aréanah Preston, who was murdered outside of her home. Officer Preston was set to graduate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law on Saturday, one week after she passed away. "Officer Preston was the best of Chic… Continue Reading


05.16.23

Durbin Delivers Opening Statement During Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing On Oversight Of Artificial Intelligence

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, delivered an opening statement at the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law hearing entitled, "Oversight of A.I.: Rules for Artificial Intelligence." The bipartisan hearing, led by Senators Blumenthal (D-CT) and Hawley (R-MO), examined the development of artificial intelligence (AI) with a focus on what safeguards and oversight are necessary to minimize risks as… Continue Reading


05.15.23

Durbin, Peters Introduce New Legislation To Respond To Immediate Needs At Our Southern Border

WASHINGTON – As Title 42 emergency health authorities expire, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), today introduced a legislative proposal to respond to the immediate needs on our southern border.  While not a substitute for comprehensive immigration reform or legislation to address the root causes of migration, the Senators… Continue Reading


05.13.23

Durbin Delivers Commencement At Loyola Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine

CHICAGO - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, delivered the commencement address to Loyola Chicago Stritch School of Medicine's Class of 2023 during a ceremony Saturday at the Gentile Arena in Chicago. Durbin reflected on the resilience and hard work of this year's graduates and commended Loyola's commitment to preparing the next generation of doctors and researchers. "Just take the Blue Line from the Loop to the 'L' stop in East Garfield Park,… Continue Reading


05.12.23

Durbin Meets With Moldovan President

CHICAGO - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Co-Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, today met with Moldovan President Maia Sandu. During the meeting, they discussed continued relations between the U.S. and Moldova and the ongoing Russian threat to Ukraine and the region. Durbin expressed appreciation for the Moldovan people's generosity to Ukrainian war refugees and continued support for Moldova's democracy and security. They also discussed Durbin's recent trip to Romania and Geor… Continue Reading


05.12.23

Durbin Discusses Gun Violence Prevention With Illinois Physicians From March Fourth

CHICAGO - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today met with Illinois-based physicians representing March Fourth, a gun violence prevention organization that was founded in the aftermath of the July 4, 2022, Highland Park shooting. During their meeting, Durbin and the physicians discussed garnering support for an assault weapons ban and how the federal government can use public health approaches to reduce gun violence. "What happened last yea… Continue Reading


05.12.23

Durbin Visits Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center To Discuss Legislation To Crack Down On Online Child Sex Abuse

CHICAGO - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, visited Chicago Children's Advocacy Center (CCAC) to discuss his legislation to crack down on the proliferation of child sex abuse material online, which cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday by a unanimous vote. The Strengthening Transparency and Obligations to Protect Children Suffering from Abuse and Mistreatment (STOP CSAM) Act supports victims and increases accountability and transparency for on… Continue Reading


05.11.23

Durbin Urges Secretary Of Defense To Support ICC’s Investigation Into The Atrocities Committed In Ukraine In Senate Appropriations Hearing

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Co-Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, today questioned Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense hearing about the Department of Defense's (DoD) Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) budget request. Durbin asked Secretary Austin why the Department of Defense is not supporting sharing evidence of Russian atrocities in Ukraine with the International Criminal… Continue Reading


05.11.23

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Three Bills To Stop Exploitation Of Kids Online, Six District Court Judge Nominations To The Full Senate

WASHINGTON - Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted on a bipartisan basis to advance three bills as part of the Stopping the Exploitation of Kids Online legislative package - as well as six district court judge nominees - to the full Senate. On the successful votes of the three bipartisan pieces of legislation, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said: "In our February hearing that kicked off our legislative effort to protect children onl… Continue Reading


05.11.23

Durbin, Lankford Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Support Rural Hospitals

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-OK) introduced the bipartisan Rural Hospital Closure Relief Act, which would support financially vulnerable rural hospitals facing risk of closure. The legislation would update Medicare's "Critical Access Hospital" (CAH) designation so more rural hospitals can qualify for this financial lifeline and continue to serve their communities with quality, affordable health care services. Small and rura… Continue Reading

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