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Transportation, Housing And Urban Development, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 May 19, 2016
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"We have all seen the footage of people waiting to go through security screening at major airports, particularly in the city of Chicago at both O’Hare and Midway. The lines are so long that people have had to wait 2 to 3 hours—2 to 3 hours to go through a security checkpoint."
Honoring Jerry Clark May 16, 2016
Eleanor Norton, D-DC
"Jerry brought similar vigor to other causes and endeavors. A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Chicago Law School, Jerry completed his doctoral studies and then spent his career dedicated to workers as executive director of the United Mine Workers Health and Retirement Funds."
Zika Virus May 16, 2016
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"We are also dealing with lead poisoning issues across America, which was yesterday’s front-page story in the Chicago Tribune. All of the lead testing around my State of Illinois finds that areas you wouldn’t dream of—the suburbs of Chicago, including some of the wealthier suburbs of Chicago—sadly have too much lead in the water. We know that after what happened in Flint, we have to take it seriously. The impact on innocent children is obvious. Cutting back on funding for that to pay for the Zika virus is robbing Peter to pay Paul."
Gun Violence And National Gun Violence Awareness Day May 12, 2016
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"Every year, around 32,000 Americans are killed by guns. According to recent Centers for Disease Control statistics, every day, on average, 297 Americans are shot, and 91 of those shootings are fatal. Communities across the Nation are affected by this violence, and no community has suffered more than the city of Chicago in my home State of Illinois."
Energy And Water Development And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 May 12, 2016
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"Mr. President, I am honored to represent the State of Illinois. It is a big State. From Chicago to Carroll at the southern tip of our State is 400 miles, and, of course, there is more State north of Chicago. I traveled the State over the last several months, and last week I went to the southern tip of the State, worked my way through, came back through central Illinois, and was in the city of Chicago. There is one recurring challenge I find all across the State: No matter what community I visit, I have learned that there is no town too small, no suburb too wealthy, no city that has escaped the opioid and heroin epidemic we are now facing. America is losing more people to heroin overdose than we are to traffic accidents. It has become that common."

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