Senator Dick Durbin

Senator Dick Durbin

Serving the people of Illinois. Democratic Whip.

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The Constitution is clear—only Congress has the power to declare war. It’s time we take that responsibility more seriously. To that end, @SenatorLeahy , @SenOssoff , & I are introducing legislation to ensure no AUMFs last longer than 10 years after they are initially enacted.

The American Dream is alive and well. Immigrants are a critical part of our nation—they always have been.

This is where Senator McConnell wants to take us. All to avoid paying for the debt he helped create with the Trump tax cuts. He alone owns this disaster.

Instead of relitigating the 2020 election over baseless conspiracies, let’s come to the table, pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis #VRAA  , and set safe, secure standards for voting that allow everyone to participate equally in our democracy.

Republicans are risking the full faith and credit of the United States with this self-created debt limit standoff. They need to stop playing games with America’s financial future. Far too much is at stake.

This weekend, I attended @Rivian’s “First Mile” event in Normal to celebrate the launch of its flagship pickup truck. Illinois is becoming a national leader for electric vehicle production, research, and infrastructure.

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Let’s be clear—raising the debt ceiling has nothing to do with future spending. It’s about paying what we already owe and averting economic calamity. Anyone who says otherwise is not telling the truth.


BREAKING: Senate Democrats just tried to get Senate Republicans to adjourn for a few days and take the time to actually read their tax bill. RT if you agree that reading bills before they’re voted on is the least we can do.

I'm gravely concerned that the 14 criminal referrals from Special Counsel Mueller related to the investigation are under the supervision & control of AG Barr. He's virtually disqualified himself to be the kind of person we can expect to stand back & make sure justice is served.

The President denies calling fallen American military heroes “losers.” He also denied saying “s...hole countries” in a White House meeting. I was there. He said it.

Remember Brian Benczkowski? He represented Russia’s Alfa Bank and was a top staffer to then-Senator Sessions. Senate Republicans plan to vote next week to confirm him to head the DOJ Criminal Division.

"My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed." - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg   I’m with RBG.  RT if you are too.

An insurrection without consequences or examination is a dress rehearsal for the next one. We must establish a bipartisan commission on January 6 and the events leading up to it. Anything less is unacceptable.

I’m calling on Delta to end its relationship with Belarussian state owned airline Belavia after that nation’s dictator brazenly forced down a civilian airliner this weekend to arrest a Belarussian passenger opposed to his autocratic rule.