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Dick Durbin's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Sr, Democratic Assistant Minority Leader (Minority Whip)

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate (IL) - Sr

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08/14/2020 Tweet - ". @UofILSystem 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."
08/13/2020 Tweet - ""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 @USPS . We can't let the President get away with this. We must fund the Postal Service."
08/13/2020 Tweet - "#BlackWomensEqualPayDay is a reminder that we still haven't achieved #PaycheckFairness 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."
08/13/2020 Durbin Discusses COVID-19 Relief With Navy Pier Board Members
08/13/2020 Tweet - "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."
08/13/2020 Tweet - "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."
08/13/2020 Tweet - "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 @SenateDems in demanding answers for unacceptable delays at @USPS ."
08/13/2020 Durbin Discusses Operation Changes, Mail Delays With National Rural Letter Carriers Association
08/13/2020 Tweet - "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 @Suntimes :"
08/13/2020 Tweet - "Congressional Democrats are willing to meet Republicans half way on #COVID19 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."
08/13/2020 Tweet - "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."
08/13/2020 Durbin Discusses Fall Reopening With University Of Illinois System President
08/12/2020 Tweet - "Joined the @ChicagoBarAssoc for a discussion about the Justice in Policing Act, @SenateDems plan for bold, comprehensive police reform. Give it a listen here:"
08/12/2020 Letter to Robert Robbins, President of the University of Arizona - Durbin, Brown Caution University Of Arizona On Its Bid To Purchase Predatory For-Profit College
08/12/2020 Tweet - "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."
08/12/2020 Tweet - "We can't let Pres. Trump dismantle @USPS 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."
08/12/2020 Tweet - "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 #COVID19 relief through Congress, which @SenateGOP have been blocking since May."
08/12/2020 Letter to The Hon. Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General of The United States Postal Service - Baldwin Joins Senate Democratic Caucus in Urging Usps to Fix Delays and Avoid Cost Increases for Election Mail
08/12/2020 Chicago Sun Times - How Trump administration assault on Postal Service is slowing the delivery of your mail
08/12/2020 Tweet - "Glad to see @BLMNational 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. #ProtectMoab"
08/12/2020 Tweet - "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."
08/11/2020 Tweet - "Had the privilege of joining @ParentsvsVape for their podcast, "Messed with the Wrong Moms," to discuss the youth vaping epidemic and my efforts to hold @US_FDA & vaping companies like JUUL accountable. You can listen here: https://pave.buzzsprout.com"
08/11/2020 Durbin Discusses COVID-19 Relief And USPS Service With St. Louis Regional Chamber
08/11/2020 Tweet - "I had the privilege of joining members of the 116th Congress in writing an article for Urban One on Engaging Black America. You can read the full collection of articles, including my op-ed on structural racism & health disparities, here:"
08/11/2020 Tweet - "Struggling state governments can't afford to shoulder the burden for enhanced unemployment benefits. The President's executive order is not an adequate substitute for the comprehensive #COVID19 relief that is being held up by @SenateGOP ."

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