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 2,944 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 6,706 views per program. Most appearances with Harry Reid (131), Chuck Schumer (131), Patty Murray (88). 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: 2,526

Previously

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

Recent Appearances

  • Immigration and Gang Membership

    Immigration and Gang Membership

    Various federal law enforcement representatives testified at a hearing on the problems associated with the international street…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed the nomination of Sigal Mandelker to be treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes.…

  • Senate Session, Part 3

    Senate Session, Part 3

    Members re-convened following a briefing on Senate security in light of the previous-week’s shooting of House Majority Whip…

  • Free Speech on College Campuses

    Free Speech on College Campuses

    College students, university officials, and law professors testified at a hearing on the First Amendment and free speech on…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 98-2 to approve a bill imposing additional sanctions on Iran and Russia. The new sanctions on Iran penalize…

  • Fiscal Year 2018 State Department Budget

    Fiscal Year 2018 State Department Budget

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testified at a hearing on his department’s fiscal year 2018 budget request, which cuts funding by…

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