Richard J. Durbin

07/26/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/26/2021 19:11

Durbin: Public Lands And Natural Resources Are In Good Hands With Todd Kim


WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today spoke on the Senate floor ahead of a vote for Todd Kim to be the Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD). During his speech, Durbin said that Kim is an experienced leader who has received praise from both sides of the aisle, can restore integrity and independence to the Department of Justice, and can be trusted to protect public lands and natural resources.

'What the division needs now is a leader who will bring back integrity, expertise, and a renewed commitment to enforcing our nation's environmental and natural resources law. Mr. Kim is that leader,' Durbin said. 'With Mr. Kim leading ENRD, the American people can trust our nation's public lands and natural resources to be protected by a proven expert and an accomplished lawyer. I urge my colleagues to join me in voting in favor of his nomination.'

Video of Durbin's floor speech is available here.

Audio of Durbin's floor speech is available here.

Footage of Durbin's floor speech is available here for TV Stations.