Richard Joseph Durbin is an American politician who is the senior United States Senator from Illinois, in office since 1997. He has been the Assistant Democratic Leader , the second highest position in the Democratic Party leadership in the Senate, since 2005, serving as Minority Whip from 2005 to 2007, Majority Whip from 2007 to 2015, and Minority Whip again since 2015. Wikipedia*
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Dick Durbin has 3,050 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 8,276 views per program. Most appearances with Chuck Schumer (143), Harry Reid (132), Patty Murray (95). Most common tags: Federal Budget, Democratic Party, Immigration.