Dick Durbin: Strong convener of Illinois’s bipartisan congress, Richard Joseph Durbin was born on November 21, 1994, in St. Louis, Illinois. Dick Durbin id democrats politician and the 47th US Senator from the State of Illinois. He finished his schooling career in his hometown graduating from Assumption High School. Later He finished B.Sc. at Georgetown University.
During senior year, Durbin worked as an intern in for Senator Paul Douglas. Later he also earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Durbin is well known for his efforts, especially in the Committee, for the people. He has been actively advocating and supporting the people of Illinois. He has cosponsored Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, which aims to combat media privacy, and also amended the Improving America’s Schools Act, to let the students get more aware on the effects of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol from the primary level.
Not only that, he also cosponsored Darfur Accountability Act, for inculcating peace in Darfur and authored Fair Sentencing Act 2010. He also introduced the Sudan Disclosure Enforcement Act and the African Health Capacity Investment Act. Through the latter, the Act has helped the African nations with $600 million, safer medical facilities and working conditions, and trained doctors.
Dick Durbin was elected to the U.S. senate in 1996 and was further re-elected in 2002, 2008, and 2014. He also, after getting involved in the public service, served as the Assistant Democratic Leader, and also as the Minority Whip in the House.
Moreover, Dick Durbin also works on the Senate Judiciary, Appropriations, and Rules Committees in the Senate. He is the Ranking member of Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee andAppropriations Committee’s Defense subcommittee.
Dick Durbin is married to Loretta Schaefer Durbin and they have three children and six grandchildren together. They reside in Springfield happily.