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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

We have passed 1,000 days of the Trump Admin, & it is clear that governing-by-chaos is failing the American people. With near-constant turnover at every major position & a continuous stream of firings & resignations, is it any wonder that there is so much dysfunction in the WH? — PolitiTweet.org

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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

In another stunning example of the lack of American international leadership under President Trump, Venezuela is elected over Costa Rica to the UN Human Rights Council. First caving to Erdogan & selling out the Kurds, and now absent leadership at the UN. A new low every day. — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 18, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

It's inspiring to see @Astro_Christina and @Astro_Jessica make history with the first ever #AllWomanSpacewalk today. This momentous accomplishment shows young women across the world that their potential is limitless. — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 18, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

This October, we recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a time to renew our commitment to ensuring equal access to employment and inclusive workplaces for people living with disabilities. #NDEAM — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 18, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

Yesterday I had the honor of speaking at the Memorial Service for my friend Marca Bristo. Marca taught me — and the world — that disability rights are civil rights. We should all strive to be more like Marca. She will be greatly missed. https://t.co/ZLmgN9z9Dr — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 18, 2019
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As long as my colleagues across the aisle continue to give him the green light, President Trump will continue to put his ‘big and beautiful’ wall ahead of the needs of the U.S. military. — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 18, 2019
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I am disappointed that my Republican colleagues didn’t join Senate Democrats in choosing the Constitution over the President’s so-called ‘national emergency’ declaration yesterday. — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 18, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

Roughly 13 billion opioid doses were put on the market in 2017 with the DEA’s approval. Today I pressed @DEAHQ Acting Administrator Dhillon on the steps needed to rein in Big Pharma & respond to the opioid crisis. You can read my letter here: https://t.co/yQqpQNTzAJ — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 17, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

Textbook fear-mongering from Big Pharma. Facing congressional efforts – supported by 88% of Americans – to lower unreasonable & sky-high drug prices for patients, corporate CEOs resort to sensational claims. — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 17, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

Of all the attorneys in Kentucky, couldn’t Republicans find one who is qualified to be a federal trial judge? Justin Walker clearly isn’t. We need nominees with real courtroom experience. Too many R noms haven’t even stuck around for the second half of a Law & Order episode. https://t.co/jbLdqE2USN — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 17, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

On November 12, the Supreme Court will hold a hearing on #DACA, impacting the lives of the hundreds of thousands of #Dreamers living in the U.S. who know no other home. I hope SCOTUS will assert its independence & reject the President’s repeal of #DACA. — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 17, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

I will always stand up for #DACA and the hundreds of thousands of #Dreamers across the U.S., and was proud to do so again today with @maziehirono, @RonWyden, @SenJackyRosen, & @repbenraylujan. The Senate must pass the #DreamAndPromiseAct immediately. — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 17, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

Talk about a day late and a dollar short. JUUL needs to get rid of the flavors most popular with kids: mint and menthol. And @US_FDA needs to keep its word and get all these dangerous and addictive flavors off the market immediately. https://t.co/jdbc2zv2U8 — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 17, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

Great to see @RepCheri introduce the House companion to my America Grows Act. Our bill would ensure USDA has the robust federal funding it needs to make breakthroughs and foster innovation that keeps America competitive in the global marketplace. — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 17, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

Grateful to meet with Sister Mary Haddad today, the new President and CEO of @TheCHAUSA. Sister Mary is a strong ally in the fight to protect the Affordable Care Act and the care it provides to millions of Americans. https://t.co/bWoEpUITj0 — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 17, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

Art. I, Sec. 9: “no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.” Another stunning display of corruption. — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 17, 2019
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And that’s to say nothing of the thousands of ISIS terrorists who the President has now released back into an already volatile part of the world. Instead of defeating ISIS, he’s given them new life. Putin & Erdogan have once again gotten what they wanted out of President Trump. — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 17, 2019
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The Kurds offered their lives to serve alongside American troops in the fight against ISIS. And now they’re being slaughtered because President Trump gave Erdogan the green light to invade Syria. How will our allies ever be able to trust us again after this disaster? https://t.co/9f85qpCJyp — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 17, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

Chairman Cummings was one of the most respected members of the House. He was a man of conviction & dedicated his life to the pursuit of equality & justice for all. Loretta & I send our thoughts & prayers to Chairman Cummings’ family, friends & colleagues. May he rest in peace. — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 17, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

Earlier this year, my criminal justice reform bill, the #FirstStepAct, was passed into law. But there's still work to be done. Good to sit down with @RepDavidTrone to discuss next steps in #cjreform — like easing reentry and breaking the cycle of trauma and addiction. https://t.co/mRJ87SlOow — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 17, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

Thanks to @secnav76 Richard Spencer for coming by today to talk about Navy reforms in ship maintenance and personnel management, recovery efforts for bases impacted by natural disasters, and North Chicago’s @navstaglakes. Grateful for your leadership in the Navy. https://t.co/XFskfCg5kh — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 16, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

Today I led a group of @SenateDems in calling on Defense Sec. Esper to reconsider this wall-funding strategy. This funding must be used as Congress intended — to combat the Taliban’s drug production & trafficking operations. After all, isn’t Mexico supposed to pay for the wall? https://t.co/Euwu11LJWr — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 16, 2019
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Last week, we learned that DoD was shifting $129M in counternarcotics funding away from its intended use — fighting heroin production in Afghanistan — towards paying for the increased costs of President Trump’s border wall. This is not a good decision by any standard. — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 16, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

Under the leadership of @SpeakerPelosi, the House of Representatives has passed more than 150 bills this Congress that have died on the desk of Senator McConnell. Don’t be fooled. There’s only one person to blame for the lack of progress in Washington: Senator Mitch McConnell. — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 16, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

If you’re looking for the obstacle to progress in Washington, it’s not impeachment and it’s certainly not @HouseDemocrats. It’s Senator Mitch McConnell. https://t.co/NS20nfbMoO — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 16, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

Today I met with @StandWParkland to discuss ways to improve school safety and prevent shootings. In addition to expanding mental health services, it’s past time for the Senate to vote on the House-passed gun safety legislation — we cannot afford to wait any longer. https://t.co/hfQbzIXb6i — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 16, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

Read more about the RELIEF Act here: https://t.co/tdjVOS4Gxd — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 16, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

One of the most serious problems in our broken immigration system is the lack of green cards, leaving immigrants in a crippling backlog. The solution is clear: increase the number of green cards. Proud to introduce the RELIEF Act with @SenatorLeahy to eliminate the backlog. — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 16, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

I applaud the House for passing the Hong Kong Human Rights & Democracy Act yesterday, & I was proud to cosponsor the Senate companion. Now the Senate must pass the measure. Standing up for human rights, free speech & democracy in Hong Kong should be an expectation of the Senate. — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 16, 2019
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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin

Always great to meet with members of the @CarterCenter. Their work promoting human rights & peacebuilding around the world, as well as advancing women's leadership & good governance, should serve as a model for us all. https://t.co/F5upaLEbXd — PolitiTweet.org

Published Oct. 16, 2019