U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has been named the assistant majority leader again, the second highest ranking position in the Senate. (Photo from U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin's YouTube page)
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) will retain his position as the assistant majority leader in the U.S. Senate.
Durbin's office said Wednesday that he was unanimously re-elected as the second-highest ranking Democrat in the Senate.
This is Durbin's fourth term as assistant majority leader. The job includes being the lead person in day-to-day action on the Senate floor and the post is responsible for counting votes and monitoring legislation on the floor. It's also known as the majority whip.
Durbin says in a statement that he's honored to continue to serve.