Richard Durbin

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U.S. Senate (Illinois Sr)


Family: Wife: Loretta; 3 Children: Christine, Paul, Jennifer

Born: 11/21/1944 East Saint Louis, IL

Home: Springfield, Illinois

Religion: Roman Catholic

Education: JD, Georgetown University, 1969 BS, Foreign Services and Economics, Georgetown University, 1966

Profession: Attorney, 1973-1982 Legal counsel, Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee, 1972-1982 Legal counsel, Illinois Lieutenant Governor, 1969-1973

Political: Majority Whip, United States Senate, 2006-present Assistant Floor Leader United States Senate, 2001-present Senator, United States Senate, 1997-present Assistant Minority Leader, United States Senate, 2004 Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1983-1996 Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor, State of Illinois, 1978 Democratic Nominee for Illinois State Senate, 1976

Congressional Membership: Co-Chair, Democratic Platform Committee, 2000 Co-Chair, Caucus on International Narcotics Control Member, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus Member, Congressional Internet Caucus Member, Congressional Soybean Caucus Member, Congressional Wine Caucus Political Whip Co-Chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Policy Committee Founding Member, Senate Global Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Caucus Co-Chair, Senate Hunger Caucus Member, Senate National Guard Caucus Co-Chair, Senate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education Caucus Member, Senate Steel Caucus Member, Steering Committee

Organization Membership: Co-Chair, Atlantic Conference



Joint Committee on the Library


Rules and Administration

Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs

Subcommittee on Defense

Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government

Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law

Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security

Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security

Subcommittee on The Constitution

Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies