Press Releases

10.27.16

Durbin Announces Federal Funding For Rural Renewable Energy Development Across Illinois

CHICAGO - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $490,000 in federal funding across Illinois to assist farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses in developing renewable energy systems, and in making energy-efficiency improvements to their operations. This funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program, will provide assistance to benefit businesses in eight counties: Clinton, Crawford, Douglas, Henry, Jo Daviess, Montgomery, Ric… Continue Reading


10.26.16

Durbin, Brown Announce Friendly Wager On The World Series Matchup Between Chicago Cubs And Cleveland Indians

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-Cubs) and Sherrod Brown (D-Indians) made a bet today on the outcome of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians. If the Cubs win, Brown will bring beer from Cleveland's Platform Brewing Company to Durbin's office. If the Indians prevail, Durbin will deliver beer from Chicago's Goose Island Brewery to Brown's office. "No team in sports has had a more storied journey to a championship series than the Chicago Cubs," said Durbin… Continue Reading


10.24.16

Durbin Announces Federal Funding For Rural Community Development In North Central Illinois

CARBONDALE - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $151,500 in federal funding for the North Central Illinois Council of Governments to support rural community development projects. Today's funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Community Development Initiative Grant, will provide assistance to benefit 27 lower-income communities located in six surrounding counties: Bureau, Grundy, LaSalle, Livingston, Marshall, Putnam, and Stark. This assistance will incl… Continue Reading


10.21.16

Durbin Announces More Than $12 Million In Federal Funding To Provide Job Training Services To Unemployed, Low-Income Seniors

CHICAGO - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded $12,219,480 to Chicago non-profit organizations to provide critical job training and employment services through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). The SCSEP fosters economic self-sufficiency for older, low-income adults by providing tangible job skills training through community service assignments at non-profit and public facilities. Participants are unemployed, l… Continue Reading


10.20.16

Durbin Joins Bipartisan Senators Urging Dot To Help Implement Maritime Strategy

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined a bipartisan group of senators urging the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to take a leadership role in the implementation of a first-ever regional strategy for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence maritime transportation system (MTS). The strategy was developed by the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers (CGLSGP) in collaboration with industry, environmental groups, representatives from U.S. and Canadian governments… Continue Reading


10.17.16

Durbin Calls for Increased Resources for Mental Health Services of College Campuses

URBANA - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today visited the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to discuss legislation to improve mental health services on college campuses. The Mental Health on Campus Improvement Act, which Durbin introduced earlier this year, would make federal help available for campuses to expand their mental health awareness, outreach, and direct counseling services. The bill was included as part of a bipartisan mental health reform package that could be considered on… Continue Reading


10.14.16

Durbin Commends Treasury Actions To Limit Corporate Inversions And Earnings Stripping

CHICAGO - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued final regulations to limit corporate tax inversions and curb earnings stripping, a tactic that has allowed American companies to avoid U.S. taxes by shifting their profits overseas. "When corporations avoid paying their fair share of taxes, it hurts all Americans. It keeps us from making critical investments in our nation's infrastructure, schools, and military," said Se… Continue Reading


10.13.16

Durbin Statement On Education Department Action Against Devry University

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Education announced it reached an agreement with DeVry University regarding the for-profit college's failure to produce student-specific records to substantiate its job placement claims. Today's agreement will immediately place DeVry on provisional certification to participate in Title IV programs for five years; require disclosures related to the agreement to students via its website; and re… Continue Reading


10.13.16

Durbin, Schakowsky Call For Congressional Action on Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Costs

CHICAGO - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-09) today discussed new efforts to combat the skyrocketing costs of certain prescription drugs and the need for congressional action. They recently introduced legislation to require drug companies to provide 30 days' notice and justification for any price increase over 10 percent. The bipartisan and bicameral Fair Accountability and Innovative Research (FAIR) Drug Pricing Act would require drug manufacturers t… Continue Reading


10.07.16

Durbin, Senators Demand Answers From Wells Fargo On Military Lending  

CHICAGO-Seeking to protect military families and active duty military personnel whose consumer rights may have been violated by Wells Fargo, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), the Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee, Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), the Ranking Member of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the Ranking Member of the Banking Committee, to call on Wells Fargo to step up compliance with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (S… Continue Reading


10.07.16

Durbin Announces Over $1.1 Million In Federal Funding For Chicago Area Community Policing Development

CHICAGO - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced today that the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) has awarded organizations and law enforcement agencies in the Chicagoland area $1,194,307 in funding through Community Policing Development awards. "This funding is an important investment in the Illinois justice system, and in the safety and security of communities throughout our state," said Durbin. "Our nation's law enforcement officers are called up… Continue Reading


10.07.16

Durbin, Lipinski Announce $400,000 To Upgrade Ventra App System To Include Divvy Bikes

CHICAGO - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski (D-IL-03), today announced that the Federal Transit Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has awarded the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $400,000 to develop two modifications to the Ventra App that will allow customers to more easily access Divvy bikes at more than 580 bike share stations throughout Chicago. The enhancements will allow the nearly one million Ventra App customers to locate Div… Continue Reading


10.07.16

Durbin, Leading Senators Call For The Release Of Children In Prolonged Detention & An End To Family Detention

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with a group of leading Senators, pressed the Obama Administration to end the detention of women and children who have fled gang violence in Central America's Northern Triangle region. The letter was led by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and came after world leaders met in New York for the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants. In their letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, the lawmakers note that w… Continue Reading


10.06.16

Durbin, Senators Call For Justice Dept To Hold Wells Fargo Execs Accountable 

CHICAGO - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and 12 other Senators to urge the Justice Department to investigate and, if appropriate, prosecute wrongdoing by executives at Wells Fargo after revelations that the bank's employees had opened millions of accounts without customer approval. In September, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its largest penalty to date of over $100 million to the bank as a result of this multi-year, multi-state fra… Continue Reading


10.05.16

Durbin Demands Answers From Novum Pharma On Skyrocketing Drug Prices

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) called on Chicago-based Novum Pharma to explain sudden, dramatic price increases for three dermatological gels that treat common skin conditions like acne, dermatitis, and eczema. In a letter to Novum CEO Todd Smith, Durbin expressed concern that price hikes like those of Novum and Mylan, which has recently come under fire for increasing the price of the Epi-Pen, result in higher health insurance premiums for patients and increased costs for federal h… Continue Reading


10.05.16

Durbin, Senators Praise Dea Decision To Lower Opioid Quotas

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Angus King (I-ME), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) today praised the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) decision to reduce next year's production quotas for nearly all Schedule II prescription opioids by 25 percent or more. Three powerful, addictive painkillers will see the most significant reductions from what is allowed on the market this year: hydrocodone (34% reduction), oxymorphon… Continue Reading


10.03.16

Durbin Announces $1.1 Million To Support Runaway And Homeless Youth In Illinois

CHICAGO - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded state organizations grants totaling $1,186,435 to provide housing support, case management, and treatment services for runaway and homeless youth in Illinois. These investments will provide critical services to keep homeless youth from entering the juvenile criminal justice system, mental health facilities, or child welfare programs. "This funding is an investment in … Continue Reading


10.03.16

Durbin Announces $2.4 Million In Hud Funding For Illinois Fair Housing Initiatives

CHICAGO - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that Illinois organizations and non-profits will receive a total of $2,445,083 in grant funding through the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP), a federal grant program administered by Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination. "Unfortunately in this day and age, families and individuals across Illinois continue to experience discrimination when it … Continue Reading


10.03.16

Citing Patient Concerns, Durbin, Illinois Lawmakers Call For Delay Of Medicare Home Health Pilot Program

CHICAGO - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with the entire Illinois delegation, today called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to delay further implementation of the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration (PCRD) in Illinois, which has resulted in unintended consequences for patient access to care and provider capacity for Medicare home health services. Currently, between 60-80 percent of PCRD submissions in Illinois are being non-affirmed by the Medicare Administrative Contra… Continue Reading


10.03.16

Durbin Announces Over $4.1 Million In Federal Funding For Illinois Law Enforcement

CHICAGO - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced today that the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program has awarded four communities in Illinois $4,125,000 in funding to recruit or rehire thirty-three police officers. "Our nation's law enforcement officers are called upon day after day to serve and protect our residents," Durbin said. "However, tight budgets are forcing many local law enforcement agencies to reduce the number of officers on duty. … Continue Reading

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