Dick Durbin

Richard Joseph Durbin is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Illinois, a seat he was first elected to in 1996. He has been Assistant Democratic Leader since 2005, the second-highest position in the Democratic leadership in the U.S. Senate. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Dick Durbin has 3,405 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 208 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2017 with an average of 9,228 views per program. Most appearances with Chuck Schumer (180), Harry Reid (134), Patty Murray (116). Most common tags: Federal Budget, Immigration, Democratic Party.

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: 2,986


U.S. Representative, D-IL 20th View Map January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1997 Videos: 415

Recent Appearances

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate approved John Cronan’s nomination to be a U.S. District Court judge for the Southern District of New York. Off…

  • Transportation Department Confirmation Hearing

    Transportation Department Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a confirmation hearing for positions in the Transportation Department,…

  • Hearing on Review of FBI Russia Investigation

    Hearing on Review of FBI Russia Investigation

    Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general at the start of the Trump administration, testified before the Senate Judiciary…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    Senators spoke on various subjects as, off the floor, negotiations continued on another coronavirus pandemic economic relief…

  • Hearing on Protests Across U.S.

    Hearing on Protests Across U.S.

    A Senate subcommittee convened a hearing to examine protecting free speech and preventing violent demonstrations. Several members talked…

  • Senate Session, Part 1

    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate confirmed Mark Menezes' nomination for deputy energy secretary.

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District Map Ideology Rankings Past Elections

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .

Historic election results compiled from data found on FEC.gov

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