Senator Dick Durbin

Senator Dick Durbin

Serving the people of Illinois. Democratic Whip.

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The American Rescue Plan clearly intended to allow state and local funding to be used to pay for gov’t services to the extent needed to replace the revenue lost during the last year. I hope the Treasury will stick to that promise.

We cannot afford to ignore the blatantly anti-democratic path down which the Republican Party is headed. I’m live on the Senate floor, discussing voter suppression efforts and the #ForThePeopleAct . Watch here:

Today I had the chance to ask Attorney General Garland about ways we can ensure that white supremacists and other violent far-right extremists are not among the ranks of law enforcement. His answer ⬇️

Had a productive meeting with advocates from the Alliance for Criminal Justice Reform to discuss the systemic reform we need to ensure accountability throughout law enforcement and make our communities safer. My hope is that we can accomplish these goals on a bipartisan basis.

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Dick Kay was an outstanding reporter and fixture of Chicago journalism. My prayers are with his family and friends as they mourn his loss.

Republican claims of transgender girls having an unfair advantage in sports is a discredited and shameful distraction to score cheap political points. We should not punish LGBTQ Americans—including LGBTQ kids—for simply living their lives.

Today I was joined by @argonne  and @IBEW  Local 134 to talk about electric vehicle research, infrastructure, and workforce development in Illinois. Thanks to their efforts, I am confident that Illinois is positioned to make a strong opening bid for this electric vehicle future.


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.

94% of Americans (93% of gun owners) want background checks on every gun sale. Retweet if you do too.

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.

No, Mr. President, not "many sides." There is one side with nazi flags and nazi salutes. America is not on that side.

White supremacists were responsible for every incident of race-based domestic terrorism in the U.S. in 2018. Every single one. But for some reason, the DOJ decided not to share this information with Congress despite my repeated requests. Why? There’s no good explanation.

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.