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Richard J. Durbin
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The No. 2 Senate Democrat demanded that fellow lawmakers "stay, close the deal" on a new budget agreement to avert a government default in about three weeks.
The Senate sided with retailers over bankers Wednesday, voting to let the Federal Reserve move forward with a plan to cap the “swipe fees” the financial institutions charge merchants to accept their customers' debit cards -- but it is still unclear what impact the decision will have on consumers.
A heavily lobbied showdown over financial reforms that would cap "swipe fees" — the charge banks assess merchants to accept their customers' debit cards — comes to a head in the Senate on Wednesday, with both sides claiming to have consumer interests at heart.
Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, is here to help. Grab your debit card and run. Thanks to the latest kindness from the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, many of America's 185 million debit-card owners soon will endure new fees and lose existing benefits. Other consumers can kiss their free checking accounts goodbye. Mr. Durbin's bright idea even could shutter some banks.
Sen. Richard J. Durbin warned Congress on Sunday against the idea of refusing to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion deficit ceiling.
Less than three weeks after a much-criticized House Republican hearing on the radicalization of American Muslims, Senate Democrats countered Tuesday with a hearing of their own — this one focusing on protecting the civil rights of Muslims.
A top Senate Democrat said Sunday that the $6 billion in additional spending cuts that his party offered is the limit Democrats can accept — drawing a line well short of Republicans' goal with less than two weeks to go before a government shutdown if the two sides can't agree.
Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin on Sunday said Democrats need to stand firm on further concessions in the ongoing federal budget-cutting battles with the GOP.
Sen. Richard J. Durbin said Sunday that Republicans and others trying to improve the economy by cutting the federal deficit should delay hitting the "deficit brakes" for several years.