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 3,083 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 8,415 views per program. Most appearances with Chuck Schumer (144), Harry Reid (132), Patty Murray (96). 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: 2,665

Previously

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

Recent Appearances

  • National Institutes of Health 2019 Budget Request

    National Institutes of Health 2019 Budget Request

    Directors from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human…

  • Cambridge Analytica and Data Privacy

    Cambridge Analytica and Data Privacy

    Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower at the defunct Cambridge Analytica who exposed the British data firm’s collection of…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Mitchell Zais to be deputy education secretary. Members also voted 52-47 to overturn the FCC’s repeal of the…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed two judges to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

  • Secretary Azar on Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request

    Secretary Azar on Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request

    Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar testified on his department’s fiscal year 2019 budget reques. He also talked…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The confirmed Kurt Engelhardt to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Members also…

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