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Durbin and Schumer Split Up

Schumer and Durbin are moving out. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The Senate's longstanding D.C. roommates have gone their separate ways.  

Democratic Sens. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois and Charles E. Schumer of New York had long rented space in a Capitol Hill row house owned by Rep. George Miller.  

The retirement of the California Democrat left the two Senate Democratic leaders with a problem.  

"He sold the house out from under me," Durbin said of Miller's place, which The New York Times recently visited for one last look as the lawmakers moved out.  

Durbin told CQ Roll Call that his new pad near Eastern Market will be his alone.  

"I think [after] 22 years, it's time for us to get a little quality time in separate places," Durbin said.  

Schumer dismissed questions about his future living arrangements in the District of Columbia.  

"I'll let people know when I'm ready," Schumer said.  

But he did say that it would be the first time in decades he would have to move.