Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Richard Durbin

Sen. Richard Durbin

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

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Grade

1

Vote for Children

40

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

During the 117th Congress, Sen. Durbin has taken 1 vote that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 8 bills and cosponsored 32 bills to help children. Sen. Durbin has taken 0 actions we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 400 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Sen. Durbin has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.1319 the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1 the For the People Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1195 the Healthy Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1263 the Debt-Free College Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1338 the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1360 the Child Care for Working Families Act.



  • co-sponsored S.1569 the Student Food Security Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1652 the Paying a Fair Share Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1819 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1825 the Safe Gun Storage Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.1858 the Keeping All Students Safe Act.



  • co-sponsored S.2090 the Disarm Hate Act.


  • co-sponsored S.222 the American Opportunity Accounts Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2224 the STEM Opportunities Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2272 the Lead-Free Drinking Water for All Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.248 the FAMILY Act.


  • co-sponsored S.271 the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Enhancement Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.281 the Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.304 the End Diaper Need Act of 2021.


  • co-sponsored S.341 the Justice for Incarcerated Moms Act.

  • co-sponsored S.346 the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.348 the U.S. Citizenship Act.

  • co-sponsored S.404 the Coronavirus Housing Counseling Improvement Act.


  • co-sponsored S.51 the Washington, D.C. Admission Act.

  • co-sponsored S.529 the Background Check Expansion Act.

  • co-sponsored S.53 the Raise the Wage Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.591 the Background Check Completion Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.598 the Public Housing Emergency Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.679 the Public Housing Emergency Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.72 the Keep Our PACT Act.

  • co-sponsored S.736 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.769 the Housing Fairness Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.96 the Reopen and Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2021.

  • 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.

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