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Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill.

Senator (4th term)



Leadership: Assistant Minority Leader
Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for Ill. Senate, 1976; Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, 1978; U.S. House of Representatives, 1983-97
Born: November 21, 1944; East St. Louis, Ill.
Residence: Springfield
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Loretta Durbin; three children (one deceased)
Education: Georgetown U., B.S.F.S. 1966; Georgetown U., J.D. 1969
Elected: 1996
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Defense - Ranking Member; Energy-Water; Financial Services; Labor-HHS-Education; State-Foreign Operations; Transportation-HUD); Judiciary (Constitution - Ranking Member; Immigration and the National Interest; Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts); Rules & Administration

Roll Call Vitals

House Seniority: 8th ranked Senate Democrat
State Clout: Illinois is 16th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state

Election History

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