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Durbin Re-elected To U.S. Senate

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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin has won a fifth term.  The Democrat outdistanced Republican Mark Curran and three other candidates.  Durbin is the Senate Minority Whip.  He says after the election, Congress has work to do.

“My first priority is going to start next week," Durbin. "I think we need to pass a COVID-19 relief bill and do it quickly on a bipartisan basis.”

Durbin says any plan needs to include money for states to replace lost revenue during the pandemic.

Durbin sits on the Senate Judiciary, Appropriations, Agriculture, and Rules Committees. He is the Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration and the Appropriations Committee's Defense Subcommittee.