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Letter "D" » Dick Durbin Quotes
«Absent a court decision that voids that or some other last-minute change, we're going to have a much different Air Guard facility here,»
«When they came to us five or 10 years ago, no one could ever have dreamed within days of the completion of this building, they would have made this historic decision,»
«This is the type of thing you would expect from a repressive regime, ... This is not the type of thing you would expect from the United States. If I read this to you and did not tell you that is was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime - Pol Pot or others - that have no concern for human beings.»
«[One week after the comments were made Durbin returned to the Senate floor and apologized, saying:] In the end, I don't want anything in my public career to detract from my love for this country, my respect for those who serve it, and this great Senate, ... I offer my apologies to those that were offended by my words. More than most people, a senator lives by his words ... occasionally words fail us, occasionally we will fail words.»
«I don't see any retreat when it comes to our basic values, ... We feel that what we stand for is still very important to the future of this country. How we present it and how we describe it, maybe we need to look at more carefully. But I didn't hear anybody sounding retreat as I called around to our caucus. We want to make certain that we pick and choose our battles selectively and that we are unified when we do have to take a stand.»
«Some (of them) say, 'What's next?' ... They want to find out as much as they can about the real life of Lincoln.»
«It's not a federal mandate, ... It's an opportunity for your community, on a grass roots basis, to come together and decide how you can tell the story of Lincoln.»
«When will this bridge be completed ... we don't know, ... But we have to take this step to make sure we are moving in that direction quickly.»
«There was a one-third increase in federal funds over the next five years coming back to Illinois, ... That doesn't happen very often.»
«A proud day for Chicago and a great day for Washington.»