Durbin reelected as Assistant Majority Leader

By WEEK Reporter

Durbin reelected as Assistant Majority Leader

November 15, 2012 Updated Nov 15, 2012 at 4:34 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- United States Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) was unanimously reelected as the Senate's Assistant Majority Leader on Wednesday.

Durbin will remain the second-highest ranking Democrat in the Senate. This will be Durbin's fourth term as Assistant Majority Leader.

"Our party is diverse, our Congress is divided and the challenges we face are great," Durbin said. "We can, and must, come together to meet those challenges and I look forward to working with the President and the leaders of both parties to do just that."

The Assistant Majority Leader is responsible for counting votes and monitoring legislation on the Senate floor.

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