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Senate Won’t Overrule Parliamentarian On Immigration, Dick Durbin Says

Senate Democrats will not overturn a Parliamentarian ruling preventing them from including a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants in their reconciliation package, the Build Back Better Act.“I don’t believe that’s realistic,” Democratic Illinois Sen. and Majority Whip Dick Durbin told CNN’s Manu Raju on Monday. “I think the votes needed on the floor are…

Durbin: ‘Not Going to Rule Out’ Reconciliation for DACA

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Thursday on MSNBC’s “Ayman Mohyeldin Reports” that he was hoping to pass Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) using the process of reconciliation that requires only a simple majority vote in the Senate. Mohyeldin said, “Two weeks ago, a federal judge in Texas ruled that the DACA program for…

Durbin: So Many Americans Are ‘Desperate to Believe’ Trump’s ‘Manufactured Madness’ that He Won...

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Thursday on MSNBC’s “Ayman Mohyeldin Reports” that former President Donald Trump’s “manufactured madness” that he won the 2020 presidential election was being embraced by “so many Americans who are desperate to believe he never should have left the White House.” When asked about reports on Trump’s phone calls to…

Senate Democrats Hope to Slip as Big an Amnesty as Possible into Budget

Senate Democrats are hoping to slip as big an amnesty for illegal aliens as possible in a filibuster-proof budget that would only need majority support in the United States Senate. For months, Senate Democrats have eyed using the little-known reconciliation process to jam an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens through Congress with no threat…

GOP Senators Thom Tillis, John Cornyn Seek Democrat Help to Pass DACA Amnesty

Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and John Cornyn (R-TX) are asking Senate Democrats to help them pass an amnesty for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens enrolled in former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In a July 6 letter, Tillis and Cornyn ask Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL) to…

Dick Durbin Praises George W. Bush: ‘Bless You’ for Amnesty Op-Ed

The Senate Democrats’ leading advocate for amnesty and immigration, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), is endorsing the pro-amnesty push underway by former President George W. Bush. “Bless you, George W. Bush, for saying what you did,” said Durbin, who has a long history of supporting migration into the United States, regardless of the damage done to Americans’…

Dick Durbin Cut Off Tom Cotton When Speaking of Nominee Vanita Gupta’s Controversial Tweets

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL) abruptly cut off Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) from finishing his remarks on nominee Vanita Gupta to immediately vote her through Committee. During the vote, Cotton said Durbin broke Committee rules. “Senator Durbin forced a sham roll call vote—both violating the rules and making it clear the Democrats know…

White House: Joe Biden ‘Open to Hearing Ideas’ About Getting Rid of Filibuster Rule

President Joe Biden is open to ideas about getting rid of the Senate filibuster, the White House said Tuesday. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that although Biden’s “preference” was “not to make changes” to the filibuster, “he is also open to hearing ideas.” Psaki spoke to reporters about the filibuster during the president’s…

Durbin Says No to Whipping Senate Democrat Votes for Trump Impeachment Trial

Incoming Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he did not anticipate the “arm-twisting” that would be a part of whipping votes as it pertained to President Donald Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate. Partial transcript as follows: TAPPER: You are the Senate Democratic whip.…

Dick Durbin Avoids Question From Chuck Todd About Court Packing

October 11, 2020 5:32 PM ET Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin avoided a question from NBC anchor Chuck Todd about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden packing the courts with ideological allies if he wins and Democrats win the Senate. While Biden expressed his opposition to the idea of court packing while campaigning in 2019 and…
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