Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Richard Durbin

Sen. Richard Durbin

Democrat, Illinois
Office 202-224-2152 | @SenatorDurbin | Facebook

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Grade

3

Votes for Children

69

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Durbin represents a state with a child poverty rate of 16.2 percent. 6.9 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 15.7 percent are food insecure, and 3.4 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Durbin has taken 3 votes that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 14 bills and cosponsored 55 bills to help children. Sen. Durbin has taken 0 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 800 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Sen. Durbin has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • voted for H.R.6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

  • voted for H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1033 the Consumer Health Options and Insurance Competition Enhancement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1048 the Preventing Opportunities for Teen E-Cigarette and Tobacco Addiction.

  • co-sponsored S.1138 the A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the earned income and child tax credits, and for other purposes..

  • co-sponsored S.1172 the Keep Our Promise to America’s Children and Teachers Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1258 the Tobacco to 21 Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1261 the Choose Medicare Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1404 the End Diaper Need Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1440 the PROTECT Immigration Act.

  • co-sponsored S.150 the Raise the Wage Act.




  • co-sponsored S.1591 the End Mass Deportation Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1600 the Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies Act.


  • co-sponsored S.1779 the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1791 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1795 the Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1816 the Safe Cribs Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1831 the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2087 the Get the Lead Out of Assisted Housing Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2113 the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2160 the CO ALERTS Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2548 the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored S.266 the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored S.2843 the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2850 the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2951 the Housing is Infrastructure Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.3065 the Safe Gun Storage Act of 2019.




  • co-sponsored S.3212 the Public Housing Emergency Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3256 the Schedules That Work Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3276 the ASSET Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3489 the Supporting Students in Response to Coronavirus Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3640 the CARES Windfall for the Wealthiest Repeal Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3685 the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3690 the Emergency Educational Connections Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3874 the Child Care Is Essential Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3912 the Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4068 the Background Check Completion Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4095 the Emergency Broadband Connections Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4097 the Protecting Renters from Evictions and Fees Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4098 the Coronavirus Housing Counseling Improvement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4100 the Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID-19 Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4112 the Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act.

  • co-sponsored S.42 the Background Check Expansion Act.



  • co-sponsored S.4263 the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.


  • co-sponsored S.463 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored S.489 the State Public Option Act.

  • co-sponsored S.506 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.568 the Child Care for Working Families Act.


  • co-sponsored S.66 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.662 the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.690 the American Family Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.788 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored S.866 the IDEA Full Funding Act.

  • co-sponsored S.874 the Dream Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored S.931 the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Enhancement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.981 the Medicare-X Choice Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.992 the Dignity Act.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

    For more information on the methodology of this report card visit this page.

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