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Senate Democrats’ Unity Strategy Will Face Tough Tests

Democrats are still getting used to being a minority in the Senate.

February 10, 2015
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Senate Debates 18 Amendments To Keystone Pipeline Bill

Congressional Republicans don’t intend to let reality stop their Keystone XL push.

January 29, 2015
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Under New Bill, States Would Report Police-Triggered Deaths To Attorney General

Before skipping town, Congress passed a bill responding to police shootings.

December 12, 2014
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Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin Wins Fourth Term

The Democratic whip is headed back to Washington for a fourth term.

November 4, 2014
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Durbin Hopes Tide Turning Against Corporate Inversions

Find out how Senate Democrats are beating corporate tax-dodgers.

October 17, 2014
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Democrats To Introduce Bill To Target Corporate Inversions

By Katherine Skiba, Chicago Tribune WASHINGTON — Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said he and other Democrats will unveil a bill Tuesday to curb corporate tax dodging. No federal contracts would go to businesses that engage in corporate “inversions” to lower their tax bills, Durbin said. The measure is called the No Federal Contracts for Corporate Deserters […]

July 29, 2014
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Will Putin Bring Us Together?

WASHINGTON — Vladimir Putin’s grab of Crimea has exposed the paradoxes in American attitudes toward foreign policy. Congress has been unusually united in condemning the Russian leader’s aggression and calling for his isolation. His belligerent offensive has been denounced by such liberals as Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), and by many conservatives, […]

March 20, 2014
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Top Democrat Sounds Alarm On Right-Wing Spending: ‘We Can’t Keep Up With Them’

Republican-leaning outside groups are spending unprecedented amounts on the 2014 midterm elections, stoking Democratic fears that their candidates could be buried early on in the critical campaigns. The 2014 elections are on track to be easily the most expensive in American history, and right-wing, 501(c)(4) “dark money” groups are leading the way. The Koch brothers-backed […]

February 18, 2014

Durbin Says American Jobs Act Can’t Pass Senate

Since his high profile September 8th address to Congress, President Obama has taken every available opportunity to implore legislators to pass the American Jobs Act. Economists from both sides of the aisle have argued that the bill would stave off a dreaded double-dip recession. The Congressional Budget Office gave a the bill a de facto […]

September 30, 2011

Senate Dems Push Obama To Get Out of Afghanistan

Top Senate Democrats Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), as well as a litany of others from their own party and even two tea-party caucus members wrote the president today insisting on a substantial reduction of the U.S. military commitment to Afghanistan: We write to express our strong support for a shift in strategy […]

June 15, 2011