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Senator Dick Durbin
Serving the people of Illinois. Democratic Whip.
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Senator Dick Durbin 36m
. is leading the way with a contact tracing & testing strategy for the coming school year that holds the promise of benefiting students & faculty at public universities in IL. Great to speak with U of I Pres Killeen yesterday about working toward a safe fall semester.
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Congressional Democrats are willing to meet Republicans half way on relief, but we can’t talk to an empty chair. When negotiations resume, I hope Sen. McConnell and Rep. McCarthy will actually show up this time. The American people need Congress to do its job.
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Senator Dick Durbin 17h
Every American must be able to safely exercise their right to vote. The Trump Administration’s ongoing efforts to delay mail & the delivery of mail-in ballots during this pandemic are abhorrent. I joined in demanding answers for unacceptable delays at .
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During this unprecedented time—the confluence of a deadly pandemic and an election where voting by mail will be more necessary than ever—an effective Postal Service is vital to public health and our democracy. More on my thoughts in :
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Senator Dick Durbin 21h
Here is President Trump openly admitting he wants to make it harder for Americans to vote this fall, during a pandemic. The only way he can get away with this is if Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are complicit.
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Senator Dick Durbin 21h
Replying to @SenatorDurbin
80% of Black moms are the breadwinners in their home, meaning they can’t afford to get sick or stay home during this pandemic. That’s one of the many reasons why we must expand paid leave in the next round of relief.
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Senator Dick Durbin 21h
is a reminder that we still haven’t achieved and closed the wage gap, especially for women of color. I’m proud to cosponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act and will keep fighting to achieve equal pay for all.
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Senator Dick Durbin 23h
The Census is far too important to rush to completion, which is exactly what the Trump Administration is trying to do. I’m joining a bipartisan group of 48 Senators in calling for Congressional leadership to extend the statutory deadline for the Census.
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Senator Dick Durbin Aug 13
“They don’t have the money to do the universal mail-in voting. So therefore, they can’t do it, I guess,” says the one person holding up funding for . We can't let the President get away with this. We must fund the Postal Service.
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Senator Dick Durbin Aug 13
Nearly 8M student borrowers weren't eligible for CARES Act student loan relief & won't benefit from the President's executive order. I'm joining my colleagues in calling for congressional action to ensure 43M federal student loan borrowers get relief during this crisis.
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Senator Dick Durbin Aug 12
Joined the for a discussion about the Justice in Policing Act, plan for bold, comprehensive police reform. Give it a listen here:
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Senator Dick Durbin Aug 12
Another blatant attempt to silence opposition voices and undermine Hong Kong's democracy and rule of law. Sadly, we continue to see more democratic backsliding around the world under President Trump and Sec. Pompeo.
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Senator Dick Durbin Aug 12
Replying to @USPS
We also need to fully fund so that essential services can continue like delivering medicines and mail-in ballots during a pandemic when people are trying to limit their exposure.
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Senator Dick Durbin Aug 12
Today in Springfield I urged the Postmaster General to take corrective action against recent operational changes, including the elimination of overtime, and a reduction in mail sorting and processing hours that has led to significant delays in the delivery of mail to Illinoisans.
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Senator Dick Durbin Aug 12
Glad to see is no longer planning to lease land in Grand & San Juan County, Utah, for oil & gas development following my request last week. This will go a long way towards protecting these special places.
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Senator Dick Durbin Aug 12
What a sad indictment of Sen. McConnell’s priorities. Families across the US are struggling to pay rent & put food on the table & the Senate Majority Leader is focused on shielding corporations from accountability. This is Washington at its worst.
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Senator Dick Durbin Aug 12
The President’s executive order on unemployment benefits was a cheap political stunt. The only realistic way to extend these benefits is by passing comprehensive relief through Congress, which have been blocking since May.
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Senator Dick Durbin Aug 12
We can’t let Pres. Trump dismantle in the run up to an election where mail-in ballots will be vital to ensuring Americans of all political persuasions can safely exercise their right to vote. Congress must step in & provide addt'l funding to USPS.
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Senator Dick Durbin Aug 11
Spoke with today to let them know that my office is ready to assist in any way we can to help families & small businesses weather the economic and public health consequences of this pandemic.
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Senator Dick Durbin Aug 11
Had the privilege of joining for their podcast, “Messed with the Wrong Moms,” to discuss the youth vaping epidemic and my efforts to hold & vaping companies like JUUL accountable. You can listen here:
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