Ohio Senator Portman Urges Additional Ukraine Funding to Prosecute War Crimes

U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) this week urged allocation of additional funding to support Ukraine as it prepares to prosecute alleged war crimes committed by Russian military personnel. 

The senator said his view of the need for more aid was informed through discussions he and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) had with Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin on Wednesday concerning how America can help its ally to pursue war-crime cases against enemy soldiers. Portman and Durbin co-chair the Senate Ukraine Caucus. 

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Tennessee U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn Introduces Bipartisan Legislation for Survivors of Child Sex Abuse

Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (D-TN) introduced bipartisan legislation Friday that “ensures that survivors of child sex abuse are able to seek justice under the federal civil remedy statute, 18 U.S.C. § 2255, without being barred by statutes of limitation,” according to a press release.

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Dems Consider Voting ‘Present’ on Green New Deal to Shield Each Other

by Jason Hopkins   Democrats may simply vote “present” if the Green New Deal resolution is put up for vote on the Senate floor, protecting members of their caucus from taking a public stance on the contentious resolution. “I’m still pondering it. A lot of Democrats may vote — we’ll…

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Dick Durbin Immediately Politicizes Jacksonville Mass Shooting, Attacks NRA

by Peter Hasson Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin didn’t wait for all the facts about the mass shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday before politicizing the tragedy and using it to attack the National Rifle Association (NRA). Three people including the shooter died in Sunday’s mass shooting, which took place…

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Sen. Dick Durbin Barred from Receiving Holy Communion in Springfield, IL, Due to Pro-Abortion Stance

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of the Roman Catholic diocese of Springfield, Illinois, is upholding a 2004 decision to block Sen. Dick Durbin from receiving Holy Communion due to his pro-abortion rights views. A statement issued by Bishop Paprocki on Feb. 13 said Mr. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, was among 14 Catholic…

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Durbin Expands Russia Hysteria to Voter Fraud Commission: ‘Exactly What Putin Wants’

Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) pushed the application of Russian hysteria into new territory Sunday, claiming in a tweet that President Donald Trump’s creation of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is “exactly what Vladimir Putin wants.” Trump created the commission, tasked with investigating possible voter fraud and…

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