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Mark Kirk's Selected Sponsorships

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Jr, Republican

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 21, 2013 S 1003 Comprehensive Student Loan Protection Act Senate Co-sponsor
April 25, 2013 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Senate Co-sponsor
April 11, 2013 S Amdt 715 Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 22, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 27, 2012 S Amdt 3018 Prohibits the Indefinite Detention of Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents Senate Co-sponsor
July 25, 2012 S Amdt 2573 Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2012 Senate Co-sponsor
March 15, 2012 S Amdt 1836 Reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank of the United States Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 30, 2011 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 17, 2011 S Amdt 1126 Prohibits Detention of U.S. Citizens Without Trial Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 9, 2011 S Amdt 928 American Jobs and Economic Growth Senate Co-sponsor
June 7, 2011 S Amdt 390 Amending Small Business Regulations Senate Co-sponsor
March 31, 2011 S J Res 10 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Hatch Bill) Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2011 S J Res 6 Disapproval of FCC Regulation of Internet and Broadband Industry Senate Co-sponsor
April 2, 2009 HR 1913 Hate Crimes Expansion House Co-sponsor
March 3, 2009 HR 1256 FDA Oversight of Tobacco Products House Co-sponsor
July 17, 2008 HR 6532 Restoring the Highway Trust Fund Balance House Co-sponsor
March 20, 2007 HR 1592 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
March 9, 2007 HR 1424 Mental Health Coverage Bill House Co-sponsor
March 8, 2007 HR 1400 Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2007 HR 1108 FDA Regulation of Tobacco House Co-sponsor
Feb. 12, 2007 HR 980 Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 3 None House Co-sponsor
March 7, 2006 HR 4890 Line Item Veto bill House Co-sponsor
Nov. 18, 2005 HR 4411 Internet Gambling Bill House Co-sponsor
Oct. 27, 2005 HR 4157 Better Health Information Systems Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
Oct. 27, 2005 HR 4167 None House Co-sponsor
July 21, 2005 HR 5 Malpractice Liability Reform Bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 17, 2005 HR 8 Death/Estate Tax Repeal Permanency Act of 2005 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2005 HR 810 Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 2, 2005 HR 554 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits House Co-sponsor
Feb. 1, 2005 HR 503 Horse Slaughter Prohibition Bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 26, 2005 HR 420 Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2005 House Co-sponsor
May 13, 2004 HR 4359 Child Credit Preservation and Expansion Act of 2004 House Co-sponsor
April 21, 2004 HR 4181 Marriage Penalty Tax Bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 21, 2004 HR 3717 FCC Indecency Penalties Bill House Co-sponsor
Sept. 24, 2003 HR 3161 Do-Not-Call-Registry bill House Co-sponsor
May 8, 2003 HR 2028 Pledge of Allegiance Protection Bill House Co-sponsor
April 12, 2003 HR 1829 Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2003 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 11, 2003 HR 660 Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2003 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2003 HR 5 Malpractice Liability bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 27, 2003 HR 339 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits (Cheeseburger Bill) House Co-sponsor
Oct. 2, 2002 H J Res 114 Use of Military Force Against Iraq House Co-sponsor
Nov. 14, 2001 HR 3295 Help America Vote Act of 2002 House Co-sponsor
Oct. 3, 2001 HR 3009 Andean Trade Preference Act Extension House Co-sponsor
May 23, 2001 HR 1954 Iran and Libya Sanctions House Co-sponsor
March 13, 2001 H J Res 36 Flag Burning Resolution House Co-sponsor

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