Senator Dick Durbin

Senator Dick Durbin

Serving the people of Illinois. Democratic Whip.

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@SenFeinstein  . @RepJerryNadler , @RepZoeLofgren , & I are demanding that DHS immediately stop putting these vulnerable children back in harm's way. DHS cannot use the coronavirus threat as an excuse to deport these children back to the violence they fled.

Our ability to supply nurses, doctors, & other health care workers with the PPE they so desperately need is a critical part of the fight against #COVID19 . Spoke with @SGottliebFDA  & @SecAzarmp ; to reiterate that there is no time to waste in getting these supplies to IL hospitals.

For first responders, staying home isn't an option. Great to see local pharmacies like Doug's Compounding Pharmacy help keep our first responders safe by producing & donating hand sanitizers to local police departments. #CompoundingHandoff 

This #EqualPayDay , I'm thinking about the women with jobs on the frontline & in industries currently experiencing massive layoffs who will be severely impacted by #COVID19 . This pandemic is yet another reminder of how important it is to end the gender pay gap.

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This pandemic will have a lasting impact on businesses of all sizes. Spoke with @ILChamber  leaders about how the CARES Act to will help businesses retain their workers & stay afloat during this difficult time.

Vulnerable staff & inmates within our federal prisons are already starting to contract #COVID19 . It’s imperative for BOP to immediately move to stop the spread of this disease before it is too late.

Today, I urged BOP Director Carvajal to take action – like placing vulnerable and older inmates in home confinement – to prevent this virus from getting a greater foothold at federal prisons throughout the country.

Countless working families in Illinois are dealing with the impact of this public health crisis. Spoke with @ILAFLCIO  about providing relief to individuals & families in Illinois through unemployment insurance enhancements & cash payments provided within the CARES Act.

The brave men & women working on the frontlines of this pandemic need our help. I joined @GovernorHassan  @RepDuckworth  , & others in urgin @HHSGov  to expand child care options for health care workers & all those performing necessary services in the fight agains #COVID19  .

As coronavirus cases continue to surge, we must ensure that IL hospitals have the resources & equipment they need to handle the crisis. Thanks to Aurora's @rw_conveyor  factory for stepping up to produce hospital beds to help with the influx of patients.


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.

Calling on all sides to deescalate violence and for Senator McConnell to have an immediate vote on the bipartisan Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act.

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.

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.

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