Senator Dick Durbin

Senator Dick Durbin

Serving the people of Illinois. Democratic Whip.

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With this Supreme Court vacancy, President Biden has the opportunity to nominate someone who will bring diversity, experience, and an evenhanded approach to the administration of justice. I look forward to moving the President’s nominee expeditiously through the Committee.

Glad to see under the Biden Administration the United States is leading the global effort to provide free COVID vaccines—a must to ultimately rein in the virus.

Today I was joined by @chicagosmayor  and other leaders at @shedd_aquarium  to celebrate $1.5 million allocated by @USACEHQ  to study the Chicago Shoreline project and $225 million to stop the spread of invasive Asian Carp into Lake Michigan. 📸: Heidi Zeiger, City of Chicago

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For the first time in a long time, we have the funding we need to advance important Illinois projects that impact the lives of us all.

The United States has a critical role in leading allied deterrence of Russian aggression in Ukraine and the Baltics. Putin must not be allowed to bully his way through Europe.

On #HolocaustRemembranceDay  we remember the 6 million Jews and many others murdered in the Holocaust. With hatred and antisemitism on the rise globally, we must remind ourselves to always stand up and speak out when others are suffering.


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.

I want to state this unequivocally: abortion is a constitutionally protected right, and the Court should uphold this constitutionally protected right. RT if you agree.

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.