Dick Durbin

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*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
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.

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: 2,632

Previously

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

Recent Appearances

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    During debate on an immigration bill, the Senate rejected four amendments. One would have provided a path to citizenship for…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate agreed to officially begin debate on an immigration bill. Several amendments were introduced, including one by Senator…

  • Minority Whip Durbin on DACA and President's Immigration Plan

    Minority Whip Durbin on DACA and President's Immigration Plan

    Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) talked about the need to deal with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and “DREAMers”…

  • Senate Session, Part 1

    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate began work on an immigration bill. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)…

  • Senate Democratic Agenda

    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Following their weekly caucus luncheon, Minority Leader Charles Schumer (NY) and other members of Senate Democratic…

  • Senate Session, Part 2

    Senate Session, Part 2

    Senators gave speeches on immigration policy and other issues. No votes were taken.

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