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

61

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

During the 117th Congress, Sen. Durbin has taken 3 votes that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 9 bills and cosponsored 52 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 700 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.

  • voted for H.R.5305 the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act.

  • voted for H.R.5746 the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.529 the Background Check Expansion Act.

  • 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.736 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.769 the Housing Fairness 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.2224 the STEM Opportunities Act.

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

  • co-sponsored S.2319 the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.2410 the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.2447 the SUCCESS Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2477 the FAMILIES Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2569 the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2578 the A bill to extend the moratorium on residential evictions, and for other purposes..

  • co-sponsored S.2625 the CCAMPIS Reauthorization Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2639 the State Public Option Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2667 the Making Essentials Available and Lawful (MEAL) Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.2747 the Freedom to Vote Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2752 the Do No Harm Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2753 the Protecting Children of Long-term Visa Holders Act of 2021.


  • co-sponsored S.3108 the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.3213 the IDEA Full Funding Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3254 the Smaller Class Sizes for Students and Educators Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored S.3356 the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3623 the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022.

  • co-sponsored S.3642 the Schedules That Work Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3781 the A bill to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to exclude a basic allowance for housing from income for purposes of eligibility for the supplemental nutrition assistance program..

  • co-sponsored S.3979 the Support Kids Not Red Tape Act of 2022.

  • 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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