Dick Durbin

Richard Joseph "Dick" Durbin is an American politician who is the senior United States Senator from Illinois, in office since 1997. He has been the Assistant Minority Leader , the second highest position in the Democratic Party leadership in the Senate, since 2015. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Dick Durbin has 2,989 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1983 House Proceeding as a Democratic Representative for Illinois's 20th district. The year with the most videos was 2009 with 207 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2017 with an average of 7,933 views per program. Most appearances with Chuck Schumer (137), Harry Reid (131), Patty Murray (91). Most common tags: Federal Budget, Democratic Party, Immigration.

Appearances by Title:November 5, 1996 - Present U.S. Senator, D-IL View Map Minority Whip (Jan 03, 2015 - Present) Majority Whip (Jan 03, 2007 - Jan 03, 2015) Videos: 2,571


U.S. Representative, D-IL 20th View Map January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1997 Videos: 414

Recent Appearances

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on several nominations, including Eric Hargan to be deputy Health and Human Services (HHS)…

  • Democratic Senators on Combating Gun Violence

    Democratic Senators on Combating Gun Violence

    Gun safety advocates and a group of Democratic senators held a news conference on gun legislation following a mass shooting…

  • Rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

    Rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing on President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai’s renomination for a second term.

  • Senate Session, Part 1

    Senate Session, Part 1

    Members spoke about the latest Senate Republican Affordable Care Act replacement bill and relief from Hurricane Harvey.

  • Judicial Nominations

    Judicial Nominations

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for Allison Eid to serve on the U. S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.…

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