Sen. Richard Durbin
Senate Minority Whip

Senator from Illinois


Senior Senator

Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1997-2020 Senator Illinois
1983-1996 Representative Illinois's 20th District

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2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Durbin has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Durbin is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Richard Durbin sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Some of Durbin’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1997 to Mar 2015, Durbin missed 53 of 5,868 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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