Senator Burr has some polling numbers that give us hope, in terms of re-elect approvalPolitics 2010: Dems hope to steal a win in North Carolina May 02, 2010
We have agreed on a number as to the cut. Now we have to agree on the component parts of it and move forwardDurbin vows to oppose 'political' GOP cuts Apr 03, 2011
That we should protect the civil rights of American MuslimsCloud of concern above Muslims in America Apr 03, 2011
I can tell you that without unemployment benefits being extended, personally this is a non-starterJobless benefit-tax deal likely: Senators Dec 05, 2010
We've got to understand that just taking small steps at this point won't stop the obvious increase in healthcare premiums, which are making it very difficult for individuals and families to pay for health insurance and a lot of businesses are dropping health insuranceDurbin: Healthcare bill doable this year Sep 13, 2009
Richard Joseph "Dick" Durbin (born November 21, 1944) is the senior United States Senator from Illinois and the Senate Majority Whip, the second highest position in the Democratic Party leadership in the Senate.
He was the first United States Senator to support the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama, then the junior senator from Illinois.
Durbin was born in East St. Louis, Illinois to an Irish-American father, William Durbin, and a Lithuanian-born mother, Ann Kutkin (Lithuanian: Ona Kutkaitė). He graduated from Assumption High School in East St. Louis in 1962. During his high school years he worked at a meatpacking plant. He earned a B.S. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1966. He was an intern in the office of Senator Paul Douglas of Illinois during his senior year in college. Durbin earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1969 and was admitted to the Illinois bar later that year.