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        U.S. Senate
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        11/5/1996
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        2014
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        98.93%
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    • Richard Joseph "Dick" Durbin is the senior United States Senator from Illinois, in office since 1997. He has been the Senate Majority Whip, the second highest position in the Democratic Party leadership in the Senate, since 2007.
      He was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, he graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and Georgetown University Law Center. Working in state legal counsel throughout the 1970s, he made an unsuccessful run for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois in 1978. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, representing the Springfield-based 20th congressional district. In 1996 he won election to the U.S. Senate by an unexpected 15-point m...
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News Article Icon NEWS ARTICLE 12/19/2014
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Durbin: STB Stands with Illinois Communities, Extends Monitoring Period of Canadian National

“Canadian National has claimed that track upgrades would decrease the number and duration of blocked... Read Full Article

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News Article Icon NEWS ARTICLE 12/18/2014
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Richard Durbin  has a new article.

Release of Alan Gross, Normalization of Relations with Cuba

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) commented on the President's decision to open talks with Cuba aimed ... Read Full Article

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News Article Icon NEWS ARTICLE 12/17/2014
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Richard Durbin  has a new article.

President Signs Into Law Bipartisan Legislation To Name Galesburg VA Clinic After Lane Evans

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Today, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) and U.S. Represent... Read Full Article

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News Article Icon NEWS ARTICLE 12/17/2014
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Alan Gross Arrives in the United States

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) greets Alan Gross an American aid worker imprisoned by the Cast... Read Full Article

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News Article Icon NEWS ARTICLE 12/17/2014
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Richard Durbin  has a new article.

Durbin Statement On The Release Of Alan Gross, Normalization Of Relations With Cuba

JOINT BASE ANDREWS—U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement while en route t... Read Full Article

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News Article Icon NEWS ARTICLE 12/17/2014
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Durbin: Senate Approves Federal Judicial Nominees In Northern District Of Illinois

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the Senate has confirmed Jorge Alons... Read Full Article

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News Article Icon NEWS ARTICLE 12/16/2014
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Richard Durbin  has a new article.

Durbin Calls On FDA To Act As Teen E-Cigarette Use Surpasses Traditional Tobacco Products

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement today in respo... Read Full Article

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News Article Icon NEWS ARTICLE 12/16/2014
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Richard Durbin  has a new article.

Senate Passes Durbin-Corker Water For The World Act

WASHINGTON—The Senate today unanimously passed The Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014, bipar... Read Full Article

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News Article Icon NEWS ARTICLE 12/16/2014
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Richard Durbin  has a new article.

Durbin Announces New Chair Of Illinois Farm Service Agency

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that U.S. Department of Agricul... Read Full Article

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  • NEW BILL VOTE
  • 12/16/2014
Richard Durbin
Richard Durbin  has voted Yes on bill HR5771

HR5771   Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014



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News Article Icon NEWS ARTICLE 12/15/2014
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Richard Durbin  has a new article.

Durbin: Now Is The Time To Confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy As Surgeon General

[WASHINGTON, DC]. – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) took to the Senate Floor today in support of the... Read Full Article

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News Article Icon NEWS ARTICLE 12/15/2014
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Richard Durbin  has a new article.

Durbin-Sponsored Ukraine Freedom Act of 2014 Heading To President's Desk

[CHICAGO] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced the Senate and U.S. House of Representat... Read Full Article

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News Article Icon NEWS ARTICLE 12/15/2014
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Richard Durbin  has a new article.

Durbin Announces Priorities Included In Omnibus Appropriations Bill Passed By Congress

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today a... Read Full Article

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News Article Icon NEWS ARTICLE 12/15/2014
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Richard Durbin  has a new article.

Now Is The Time To Confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy As Surgeon General

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) took to the Senate Floor today in support of the nomination of Dr. V... Read Full Article

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  • NEW BILL VOTE
  • 12/13/2014
Richard Durbin
Richard Durbin  has voted No on bill HR83

HR83   To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of action plans aimed at reducing reliance on imported fossil fuels and increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, and for other purposes.



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