Dick Durbin

WASHINGTON - JULY 29:  U.S. Senate Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) is surrounded by members of the press after a post Senate Democratic Caucus meeting news briefing July 29, 2011 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Senate Majority Leader Reid planned to call for a vote on his version of the debt-limit bill at 1am on Sunday.  (Getty/Alex Wong)

Sen. Durbin Wanted Metro East Police Commission Done Yesterday

It’s nothing we haven’t heard before, legislative things take time, but U.S. Senator Dick Durbin said he wanted action yesterday.

03/28/2013

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin

Durbin Continues His Fight Against Energy Drinks

Last year he asked the FDA to require them to disclose their ingredients. Now he’s asking the manufacturers not to market to children.

03/26/2013

Low water levels on Mississippi River near St. Louis could cause barges to stop costing billions

Lawmakers Enyart, Davis Worried About Mississippi River’s Future

U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart, and U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis have teamed up to co-sponsor bi-partisan legislation to avoid close calls on the Mississippi.

03/19/2013

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Stan Musial Memorial Bridge Passed Unanimously in US Senate

“I’m thrilled to see the ‘Stan Span’ so close to becoming a reality, and urge my colleagues in the U.S. House to quickly approve this tribute,” said U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill.

03/12/2013

Illinois Senators Lead Legislative Fight On ‘Straw Purchases’

The bill, sponsored by U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark S. Kirk threatens up to a 15-year prison sentence for those who illegally purchase a gun for someone.

03/08/2013

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Sending Veterans To College

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) goes to bat for lessening out-of-state tuition costs for those who served.

02/10/2013

Portrait of American baseball player, Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals in uniform, circa 1960s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Bi-State Senate Delegations Sign On To Musial Bridge Plan

The official name of the new bridge would be the “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge” if the bi-partisan effort is successful.

01/31/2013

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UPDATED: McCaskill, Durbin & Nixon Endorse KMOX’s “Stan Musial Bridge” Idea

McCaskill (D-MO) said she and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) will introduce federal legislation requesting that the new bridge be named after the late Cardinal Hall of Famer.

01/23/2013

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Durbin: Gun Control Must Start In The Senate

“John Boehner, the speaker of the House, basically threw in the towel. He said ‘we can’t do it here, do it in the Senate'”

01/18/2013

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Durbin Urges Senate To Keep An Open Mind About Hagel

Hagel’s nomination has caught some flack because of charges that he is a weak supporter of Israel.

01/14/2013

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