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 2,956 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 6,243 views per program. Most appearances with Chuck Schumer (132), Harry Reid (131), Patty Murray (89). 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: 2,538

Previously

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

Recent Appearances

  • Immigration Legislation

    Immigration Legislation

    Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the Dream Act of 2017, a bill allowing certain undocumented…

  • Senate Session, Part 1

    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate advanced the nomination of John Bush to be a judge on the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

  • Senate Session, Part 2

    Senate Session, Part 2

    Senators made speeches about the Affordable Care Act. At approximately four hours and 35 minutes into this House session,…

  • FBI Director Confirmation Hearing

    FBI Director Confirmation Hearing

    Christopher Wray, President Trump’s nominee to be the next FBI director, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his…

  • Visa Overstays Review

    Visa Overstays Review

    Homeland Security Department representatives from various divisions testified at a hearing on visa overstays and the national…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the nomination of David Nye to be U.S. district judge for the District of Idaho.

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