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In reversal, Obama to allow canceled health plans

...we need to do more, we will."But others were not so eager to put the issue on the floor of the Senate.Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois, a member of the leadership, said there was "no need for a legislative fix." Instead, he said Congress...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-11-14/reversal-obama-allow-cancele
Overhaul may cap debit card fees

...for passage. Seventeen Republicans voted for the amendment; 10 Democrats voted against it.The measure from Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., would force credit card companies to charge businesses less for debit card transactions than for credit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-05-14/overhaul-may-cap-debit-car
Business
US stocks rise on hopes for budget deal, Europe

...weekend that progress is possible."I can tell you that the fiscal cliff is focusing the mind," said Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin, a Democrat, said on CNN's "State of the Union." He said he had heard from Republicans "the beginning of a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-19/us-stocks-rise-hopes-budge
Fuel economy increases for cars, SUVs considered

...consumption of oil ... we have to do something about the fuel efficiency of the cars and trucks we drive," Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., argues. The energy bill now before the Senate does nothing to curb gas guzzlers on the highway, said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/30/bus_382512.shtml
Business
Auto fuel economy boost is rejected by Senate

...resulting in thousands of autoworkers to lose their jobs and forcing consumers to buy smaller, less safe vehicles. Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., called such claims a red herring and said his amendment, directing new cars achieved a fleet average...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/31/bus_382657.shtml
Business
Vote OKs cap on debit card fees

...the Fed's rules needed 60 votes to prevail but fell six votes short, 54-45. That delivered a victory for Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, who muscled the provision into last year's financial overhaul law...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-06-08/vote-oks-cap-debit-card-fe
Report: FDA doesn't need proof of harm to curb risky supplements

...and to mandate manufacturers' reporting of customers' side effects, just like medication makers must. Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., has introduced legislation for side-effect reporting; support is uncertain. The $19 billion dietary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/02/liv_410801.shtml
Life & style
Lawmakers prepare to fund anti-terrorist measures

...ago, lawmakers said Wednesday the request would be granted now. "That debate is over at this point," said Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill. "If we can't protect our national security, how can we protect Social Security?" Sen. Orrin Hatch...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/09/13/nat_319545.shtml
National
Panel approves bankruptcy revisions bill

...cases no matter how high their value. The Senate bill, sponsored by Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., also would impose tough new fines for abuses by creditors who try to intimidate or harass consumers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/15/bus_228188.shtml
Business
Bankruptcy panel's report gets mixed response

...be encouraging more personal responsibility, this is absolutely unacceptable," he said. Mr. Grassley and Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., proposed a measure Tuesday to reshape the bankruptcy laws, including tough new fines for abuse by creditors...

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