WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today released the following statement after being selected as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee for the 117th Congress:
“This moment in history demands much of the Senate Judiciary Committee. I’m honored to lead my colleagues as we face these challenges. We start by confirming President Biden’s nominees; combating the threat of domestic terrorism; passing long overdue reforms, like the Dream Act, to fix our broken immigration system; and addressing systemic racism in our society and criminal justice system. Our success will help determine the future of our country. It’s time to get to work.”
Along with being selected to serve as Senate Judiciary Committee Chair, Durbin will serve on the Senate Appropriations and Agriculture Committees.