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US Senator Dick Durbin weighs in on gun control controversy

There have been additional calls for action on gun control in the wake of shootings in places like Uvalde, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. US Senator Dick Durbin is the latest to speak about weapons like assault rifles being in the hands of the general public. In the past week alone,...

Senator Dick Durbin highlights Family Peace Center in Rockford

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) made a stop in Rockford on Wednesday, making stops at the Family Peace Center and Coronado Performing Arts Center. Senator Durbin is one of the lead cosponsors of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act, and helped secure federal funding to help expand the center’s services.

Senator Dick Durbin speaks about gun control measures

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Senator Dick Durbin wants one thing more than any other to come out of the school shooting in Uvalde that left 19 children dead. “First, let’s start with the obvious,” Durbin said. “No one needs an assault weapon.” But he doesn’t think that’s possible, due to the 50-50 split between Republicans […]

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin calls for gun reform ahead of anticipated summer violence

CHICAGO (CBS) – Ahead of the expected spike in summer violence - and the tragedy in Texas, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) is calling for sensible gun reform.During a news conference at Lurie Children's Hospital Friday morning -- he acknowledged the tough political climate for change but remained hopeful. "Politics is no excuse, election is no excuse, it's a reason for us to roll up our sleeves and get it done," Durbin said. He says one of the most frequent conversations he has with constituents involves them telling him to "do something" about the violence and the toll it's taking on young people and communities.

Sen. Dick Durbin blasts Pelosi Communion denial 18 years after own ban

Sen. Dick Durbin came to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s defense on Tuesday, blasting the San Francisco Archdiocese for banning her from receiving Communion — 18 years after the Illinois lawmaker was barred from receiving the sacrament in his home state.  “It’s very personal to Speaker Pelosi as it is to me,” Durbin told Fox News’ Chad Pergram during a press conference, blasting Catholic bishops for making decisions that should be left to one’s own conscience.  “The decision of the Catholic bishops and the treatment of pro-choice Catholics is different in diocese by diocese as a policy, they were poised to act for...
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Sen. Dick Durbin addresses efforts to cap cost of insulin at $35 monthly

CHICAGO (CBS)-- U.S. Senator Dick Durbin addressed the efforts in the Senate to cap the cost of insulin. "Limit the price of insulin to $35 dollars. Today the cost of insulin can range from several hundred dollars to more than a thousand," Durbin said. "I'm cosponsoring a bill, we have Dems and Republicans on both sides of the aisle supporting it."A Chicago area family also spoke at a news conference Friday about the financial burden when their young daughter was diagnosed with diabetes. Illinois is one of only a few states already capping the cost of insulin at $100 per month for certain patients. But Durbin says federal action is needed to cover more Illinois patients with diabetes and reduce costs further. More than one-quarter of patients who rely on insulin have been forced to ration their doses due to cost, which can lead to deadly consequences.  

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin looks to expand CTA electric bus program

CHICAGO (CBS) -- It's another big step in cutting down pollution on Chicago streets. Expanding CTA's electric bus program.   Senator Dick Durban (D-IL) walked around an electric CTA bus and says there are about two dozen of them already. He has helped secure $2 million to build more charging stations.  "The deadline for being all-electric buses on the CTA is 2040, 18 years from now. We want this to happen much sooner. Making sure we clean up the air in and around Chicago with these electric buses before that," Durban said.   Senator Durbin also announced a half-million-dollar grant for a program at the electrical workers' union to train high school students for electric and renewable energy careers.  
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Illinois Senator Dick Durbin Visits Loyola Inside Government

U.S. Senator from Illinois Dick Durbin spoke to Loyola students about his career, his work on immigraton reform and chairing the confirmation hearing of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson during an April 20 event hosted by Loyola’s Inside Government. During the event which was hosted on Loyola’s Water Tower Campus,...

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to deliver commencement speech at Augustana College

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., will deliver the address at Augustana College’s 162nd Commencement Convocation May 22. Durbin is the fourth Illinois senator to speak at an Augustana commencement in recent years, following Adlai E. Stevenson, Alan Dixon and Mark Kirk, the college said in a media release.

Sen. Dick Durbin accuses GOP of political posturing during SCOTUS hearings

CHICAGO - Illinois Senator Dick Durbin has accused some of his Republican colleagues of political posturing during confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. "They're trying to test this critical race theory, whatever that is, as a possible wedge issue in the next election," Durbin said. Durbin planned to move...