Dick (Dick) Durbin (D)

US Senator Dick Durbin

Dick (Dick) Durbin (D)
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Capitol: 202.224.2152
FAX: 202.228.0400
District: 618.351.1122
Room 711 HSOB- Hart Senate Office Building 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-1304
1504 Third Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
Residence:Springfield, IL

Committee Assignments

ChairmanSenate Committee on the Judiciary
ChairmanCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
ChairmanSenate Bike Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Caucus (COPD)
ChairmanSenate Baltic Freedom Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soybean Caucus
Co-ChairGlobal AIDS Emergency Task Force
Co-ChairCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
Co-ChairSenate National Laboratory Caucus
ChairmanMidwest High Speed Rail Congressional Caucus
Co-ChairSenate NIH Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Ukraine Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional Prevention Policy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Mississippi River
FC MemberSenate Reserve Components Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of Defense
FC MemberSenate Auto Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Competitiveness Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Hunger Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberSenate Friends of Scotland Caucus
FC MemberSenate Caucus on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases
FC MemberSenate Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberSenate Army Caucus
FC MemberSenate Caucus on WMD Terrorism (Weapons of Mass Destruction)
FC MemberSenate Community College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nanotechnology Caucus
FC MemberSenate Caucus to End Human Trafficking
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management and Trade
FC MemberSenate Global Internet Freedom Caucus
FC MemberSenate Competitiveness Caucus
FC MemberSenate ALS Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Local Food Systems, and Food Safety and Security
FC MemberSenate Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberSenate Cancer Coalition
FC MemberSenate Democratic Hispanic Task Force (HTF)
FC MemberSenate Rural Health Caucus
FC MemberSenate Military Family Caucus
FC MemberSenate Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberSenate Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberSenate Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberSenate Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (Senate)
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy
FC MemberNortheast-Midwest Senate Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberEnvironmental Justice Caucus
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force (Senate)
FC MemberSenate National Security Working Group
FC MemberSenate Cultural Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
MemberSenate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
FC MemberSenate India Caucus
FC MemberSenate National Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Bosnia
FC MemberCongressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Glaucoma Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force (Joint)
Co-ChairFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease


Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Springfield, is the 47th U.S. Senator from the State of Illinois, the state's senior senator, and the convener of Illinois' bipartisan congressional delegation. Durbin also serves as the Senate Majority Whip, the second highest ranking position among the Senate Democrats. Senator Durbin has been elected to this leadership post by his Democratic colleagues every two years since 2005. Durbin serves as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and sits on the Appropriations and Agriculture Committees. Elected to the U.S. Senate on November 5, 1996, and re-elected in 2002, 2008, 2014, and 2020, Durbin fills the seat left vacant by the retirement of his long-time friend and mentor, U.S. Senator Paul Simon. Senator Durbin makes approximately 50 round trips a year between Washington and Illinois. He is married to Loretta Schaefer Durbin. Their family consists of three children--Christine (deceased), Paul, and Jennifer--as well as six grandchildren. They reside in Springfield.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 1996    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Loretta Schaefer   DOB: 11/21/1944