The latest on U.S. Senator Dick Durbin. A Democrat, he was elected to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate in 1997. He has served in a number of leadership positions in the U.S. Senate, including Senate Majority Whip. He previously represented Illinois's 11th congressional district from 1983 to 1997.
One sentence in Supreme Court decision in spotlight amid ethics complaints
The Supreme Court has been at the helm of an ethics battle after justices failed to disclose personal decisions that some say could impact their decision.
Clarence Thomas' "tangled web" gets worse and worse: Senator Durbin
"I thought I'd heard it all, but more disclosures about his activities, it just embarrasses me," the Democratic senator said on Sunday.
Democrat confronted over "supermajority" of voters against Biden 2024 run
A recent NBC News poll showed large majorities of voters opposed both Biden and Trump seeking reelection, with age cited by many as a factor.
Dianne Feinstein faces resign calls after missing 60 Senate votes in 2023
The veteran senator who is recovering from shingles has been accused of holding up the judicial nomination process with her absence.
Senators seek deal to fight gun-fentanyl smuggling over the southern border
"The illicit cross-border economy that smuggles drugs north and weapons south remains a serious risk to ... Arizonans," Senator Sinema told Newsweek.
Top Democrats slam Biden's handling of classified documents: "Unacceptable"
Two prominent Senate Democrats also called the president's handling of the documents "irresponsible," but still praised his cooperation with investigators.
Dem Senate Whip: Frustrated by Manchin But Won't Strip Him of Energy Chair
"We shouldn't be purging our ranks," Majority Whip Dick Durbin reportedly said about calls to remove Senator Joe Manchin as Senate Energy Committee chair.
Democrats Willing to Break With Biden, Give GOP Win on the Border
Two Senate Democrats have indicated they would possibly cut a deal with Republicans regarding White House plans to rescind Title 42 immigration restrictions.
Dick Durbin Tells Clarence Thomas to Recuse Himself from Jan. 6 Cases
Durbin told The Hill that the situation involving Thomas' wife "really creates an obvious conflict" for him on cases related to the Capitol insurrection.
Dick Durbin Accuses GOP of Appealing to QAnon Crowd With Jackson Attacks
GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson was too lenient her sentencing in child pornography cases.
GOP Ketanji Brown Jackson Attacks 'Beneath Dignity' of Senate: Dick Durbin
The Democratic senator said Republicans' attacks on Jackson hearings were "unfair, unrelenting and beneath the dignity" of the Senate.
Durbin Tells Jackson 'No Point in Responding' Amid Ted Cruz Questioning
Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin advised Senator Ted Cruz to "play by the rules" as his questioning time expired on Wednesday.
Dick Durbin Fact-Checks Graham, Cornyn on Jackson 'War Criminal' Comments
Two Republican senators claimed that Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson referred to President George W. Bush as a "war criminal."
Ketanji Brown Jackson Hearings Put Democrat Crime Record in GOP Crosshairs
Some Republican senators have already pointed to parts of her record as evidence of her being "soft on crime."
Durbin Slams Hawley's 'Inaccurate and Unfair' Criticism of Judge Jackson
This week Josh Hawley claimed Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson has been soft on child sex offenders.
Tom Cotton Blames Beef With DOJ for Blocking Vote on U.S. Attorney Nominees
The Arkansas Republican held up multiple Justice Department nominees over U.S. marshal's legal bills. Democrats said his position made no sense.
Third Inmate Death Reported at Federal Prison; Dick Durbin Calls for Reform
An inmate at a high-security Colorado prison died in an altercation Monday, the third inmate death at a federal prison in one month.
Garland Pressed to Fire Federal Prisons Director Amid Misconduct Complaints
The federal prison system has faced COVID-19 outbreaks, deaths, dozens of inmate escapes within the past two years as well as staff shortages.
Sen. Dick Durbin Says Claims of Massive Voter Fraud Are 'Ruse'
Durbin referred to the firm Cyber Ninjas, which conducted the recent "audit" in Arizona, as "the Ninja Turtles" while dismissing GOP claims of massive fraud.
Durbin Says Trump's Process to Interfere in Election 'Leading Up' to Coup
The Senate Majority Whip described the pressure that Trump allegedly placed on ex-Acting AG Jeffrey Rosen as "very real" and "very specific."
Durbin Praises Jeffrey Rosen for Testimony, Withstanding Trump Pressure
Former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of the panel's investigation into efforts by Trump and his allies to interfere in the 2020 election results.
Laura Ingraham Doubles Down on Anti—Vaccine Claims: 'Experimental Drug'
The Fox News host made the claim while responding to criticism from Senator Dick Durbin, who called her and colleague Tucker Carslon "anti-vaxx quacks."
Tucker Carlson Slams Durban After Senator Called Him 'Anti-Vaxx Quack'
"Durbin and hacks like [Dr. Anthony] Fauci persist in pretending that anyone who has questions is somehow a right-wing ideologue, and that's a lie," Tucker Carlson said on Monday.
Dick Durbin Says Passing Massive Immigration Reform Is 'Very Difficult'
The House will vote on two specific pieces of immigration reform—a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and protections for farm workers—in separate bills this week.
Dick Durbin Sides With Progressives, Breaks With Biden on Ending Filibuster
"If enough members in the Senate agree, we'll change the rules," the Senate Majority Whip said.
GOP Senators Urge Congress to Probe Andrew Cuomo's Nursing Home Scandal
Republican senators want to schedule hearings for the Cuomo administration's alleged withholding of the number of nursing home COVID-19 deaths.
12 Senators Will Serve as Impeachment Trial Jurors for a Third Time
Just over two decades ago, a dozen senators were already serving in the Senate during former President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial.
76% of Young People, Compared to 53% of Seniors, Back a $15 Minimum Wage
If the increase is successful, it would mark the first increase in the federal minimum wage in 12 years.
Lindsey Graham Refuses Merrick Garland Hearing, Blames Trump Impeachment
"Democrats do not get to score political points in an unprecedented act of political theater on one hand while also trying to claim the mantle of good government on the other," Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wrote to incoming chairman Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).
Senator Dick Durbin Confirms Discussions Underway to Pass $15 Minimum Wage
However, Democrats face several procedural hurdles to successfully pass the measure into law without GOP assistance.