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Durbin: ‘I’m Close’ to Getting Senate Votes Needed to Advance DREAM Act

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he is “close” to securing the Republican votes needed to overcome a Senate filibuster to advance the so-called DREAM Act, which would create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.

U.S. Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled "Examining Best Practices for Incarceration and Detention During COVID-19," in the Dirksen Building in Washington, DC on June 2, 2020. (Photo by ERIN SCOTT / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ERIN SCOTT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Durbin: McConnell Is Adding ‘Poison Pills’ to $2,000 Checks

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) of attaching “poison pills” to $2,000 direct payments to try to discourage people from passing $2,000 payments. Durbin said, “The

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Durbin: Democrat Majority Senate Will Return ‘Balance’ to Federal Courts

Democratic Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Tuesday on CNN’s “The Lead” if his party takes the majority in the November election, they will restore “balance” to the courts in response to the Republican-controlled Senate confirming President Donald Trump’s nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, to the Supreme Court.

U.S. Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled "Examining Best Practices for Incarceration and Detention During COVID-19," in the Dirksen Building in Washington, DC on June 2, 2020. (Photo by ERIN SCOTT / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ERIN SCOTT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)