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ANCA Report Card: 115th Congress (2017-2018)

Richard Durbin

D- Illinois
U.S. Senate

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Cosponsored the Armenian Genocide Resolution, S.Res.136? No
Cosponsored the Haiti and Armenia Reforestation Act, S.3272? Yes
Cosponsored the Block F-35 Sale To Turkey Act, S.2781? No
Cosponsored the Restrict International Financial Aid to Turkey Act, S.3248? No
Cosponsored the Religious Freedom in Eurasia Resolution, S.Res.539? No
Cosponsored the Promoting Religious Freedom Resolution, S.Res.162? No
Cosponsored the End Cyprus Arms Embargo Act, S.2963? No
Condemned the May 2017 Erdogan-ordered attacks in Sheridan Circle? No
Offered remarks in 2017 / 2018 in Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide in the Senate? No
Participated in the 2017 / 2018 Capitol Hill Commemorations of the Armenian Genocide? No
Participated in the ANCA's June 2018 Armenia First Republic Centennial Event? No
Signed the February 2017 Corker-Cardin Letter demanding Erdogan free Pastor Brunson? No
Signed the April 2018 Tillis-Shaheen letter demanding Erdogan free Pastor Brunson? No

07/25/2018- Sen. Dick Durbin introduced the Haiti and Armenia Reforestation Act of 2018 (S.3272). Read the statement here.

04/11/2018- Sen. Dick Durbin tweeted ".@PostOpinions: Azerbaijan’s president prefers pop stars to democracy"Read the tweet here.

12/14/2017- Sen. Dick Durbin tweeted "Glad to meet with the head of Azerbaijan’s last independent media outlet, Mehman Aliyev, of the Turan Information Agency."Read the tweet here.

09/11/2017- Sen. Richard J. Durbin tweeted "Welcome the release of Mehman Aliyev, the director of Turan, Azerbaijan’s last remaining independent news outlet."Read the tweet here.

09/08/2017- Sen. Dick Durbin called for visa restrictions of Azerbaijani government officials involved with the “wrongful imprisonment of Mehman Aliyev, the director of Turan, Azerabaijan’s last remaining independent news outlet.” Read the full article here.

05/30/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Erik Ashida from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

05/30/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Erum Ibrahim from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

05/30/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Erum Ibrahim from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

05/23/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Chris Homan from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

05/22/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Erum Ibrahim from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

04/18/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Erum Ibrahim from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

03/12/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Erum Ibrahim from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

03/05/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC called Chris Homan from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

03/05/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC called Chris Homan from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

03/05/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Chris Homan from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

03/05/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Chris Homan from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

03/05/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Chris Homan from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

03/05/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Chris Homan from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

03/05/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Chris Homan from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

03/05/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Lydia Westlake from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

02/27/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Erum Ibrahim from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

11/28/2017 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Chris Homan from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

11/28/2017 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Chris Homan from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

11/17/2017 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Erum lbrahim from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

11/17/2017 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Chris Homan from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

10/30/2017 - Lobbyists from Podesta Group, Inc. e-mailed Chris Homan from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

10/10/2017 - Lobbyists from Podesta Group, Inc. e-mailed Chris Homan from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

10/09/2017 - Lobbyists from Podesta Group, Inc. e-mailed Chris Homan from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

09/13/2017 - Lobbyists from Podesta Group, Inc. e-mailed Chris Homan from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

09/12/2017 - Lobbyists from Podesta Group, Inc. e-mailed Pat Souders from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

09/12/2017 - Lobbyists from Podesta Group, Inc. e-mailed Chris Homan from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

09/11/2017 - Lobbyists from Podesta Group, Inc. called Pat Souders from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

09/11/2017 - Lobbyists from Podesta Group, Inc. e-mailed and called Chris Homan from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

09/07/2017 - Lobbyists from Podesta Group, Inc. e-mailed Chris Homan from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

08/24/2017 - Lobbyists from Podesta Group, Inc. e-mailed Chris Homan from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.