Senator Dick Durbin

Senator Dick Durbin


Serving the people of Illinois. Democratic Whip.

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The Trump Administration knows very well that this rule will be swiftly blocked by the courts, but they continue to play political games instead of working with Congress on a bipartisan basis to fix our broken immigration system.

The President’s scorched-Earth trade policies aren’t working, and American consumers are paying the price.

Gun violence is traumatizing an entire generation. That’s why I've passed legislation to help children who face trauma & joined forces with hospitals to launch the Chicago HEAL Initiative, aimed at addressing the root causes of this violence.

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the Equal Educational Opportunities Act, which prohibits discrimination in our schools. @BestyDevosEd  should use this opportunity to recommit to the mission of that bill - ensuring equal participation & an equitable education for every child.

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My heart goes out to Officer Ronald Prohasca’s family and friends. This is a tragedy.

Gun violence is a constant and deadly threat to our nation’s law enforcement officers. Thankful as always for the bravery of the Illinois State Police and wishing this officer a speedy recovery.

MORNING READ: Great to see the Administration at Joseph Arthur Middle School in O’Fallon working to create such a fun and engaging learning environment for their students.

When a passenger on their plane had a medical emergency mid-flight, these capable @ScottAFB  service members stepped in quickly to help. I’m grateful every day for the service and sacrifices of the men and women in our armed services.

The service members of the @Arsenal_Island  are some of our nation’s best & brightest. I’m proud to announce, along with @RepDuckworth  and @RepCheri , a $52M federal investment that will improve the installation and enhance mission readiness for years to come.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why won’t Sen. McConnell allow a vote on election security legislation? Ever since 2016, when our top intelligence chiefs urged him to speak up and he refused, he has consistently failed to stand up to Russia’s election interference. Inaction is putting our democracy at risk.

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

I cannot believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday. President Trump said things that were hate-filled, vile, and racist. He used those words repeatedly.

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