Tri States Public Radio Staff
Mon February 20, 2006
Durbin Draws Big Crowd in Macomb
Macomb, IL – More than 200 people attended the McDonough County Democratic Coalition's annual President's Day Dinner. The main attraction was US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). Durbin is Senate Assistant Minority Leader, which makes him the number two Democrat in the Senate. Durbin says his top priority this year is health care. He opposes the advertising done by drug makers, which he thinks contributes to the high cost of health care. Durbin thinks the nation should set a goal of having every American insured within the next five years. On another topic, Durbin is concerned about the Bush administration's eavesdropping program and the lack of an investigation into it. The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee decided late last week against investigating the matter. Durbin thinks that could lead to a cover-up.