Dick Durbin - updates

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U.S. senators warn verdict vs Ressa sets 'dangerous precedent'

Jun 16, 2020 - 3:45 PM

'Today we must face our own fear: that one of the oldest democracies in Asia…is abandoning its commitment to fundamental freedoms including freedom of the press,' say US Senators Edward Markey, Patrick Leahy, and Dick Durbin

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa at the Manila Trial Court on June 15, 2020. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

U.S. senators to Duterte: Human rights violations must end

Jan 10, 2020 - 10:55 AM

'While we remain a steadfast ally of the Philippines, we also remain resolute in defending human rights and the rule of law,' says US Democratic Senator Edward Markey

US SENATOR. Senator Edward Markey. Screenshot of video from Senator Edward Markey's Facebook page

U.S. Senator Durbin: Duterte's visa threat 'insult' to Fil-Ams, PH democracy

Dec 31, 2019 - 12:14 PM

(UPDATED) The Democrat senator reiterates his call for the release of Senator Leila de Lima from detention, or a 'quick and credible' trial of the 'questionable' cases against her

RIGHTS ADVOCATE. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, democrat of Illinois state. Photo from Durbin's official webpage

U.S. Senate panel OKs ban on PH officials in De Lima case, urges dropping charges vs Ressa

Dec 12, 2019 - 2:02 PM

(UPDATED) The US travel ban and the freezing of assets would cover Philippine officials and security forces responsible for extrajudicial killings and the detention of Senator Leila de Lima

HIGH SECURITY. Dozens of police escorts Senator Leila de Lima back to the vehicle. Senate PRIB photo

Senate Democratic leader Schumer ready to battle Trump

Nov 17, 2016 - 8:15 AM

US Senate Democrats elect Chuck Schumer as their leader a position from which he will head opposition to Republican President elect Donald Trump beginning in January

MINORITY LEADER. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) leaves after an election meeting of Senate Democrats to elect new leadership at the Capitol November 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

US senators unveil immigration reform deal

Jan 28, 2013 - 1:08 PM

It promises a tough but fair path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants reform that would build the US economy an effective employment verification system and an improved process to admit future workers

The US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB

Lawmakers still at odds on last day before fiscal cliff

Dec 31, 2012 - 12:50 PM

There is still time left to reach an agreement and we intend to continue negotiations Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid said

The Capitol Dome is seen through the glass in the Captitol Visitors Center on Capitol Hill, on December 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP