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Mark Kirk's Public Statements on Issue: Environment

Full Name: Mark Steven Kirk
Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Jr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Divorced
Birth Date: 09/15/1959
Birth Place: Champaign-Urbana, IL
Home City: Highland Park, IL
Religion: Congregationalist
Date Title
Issue Position: Environment
Issue Position: Protecting Our Environment
Aug. 13, 2014 Kelly, Durbin, Kirk Applaud Opportunity to Discuss National Park Designation for Pullman
Aug. 5, 2014 Kirk, Durbin, Quinn, Schneider Applaud Cleanup Completion at Waukegan Harb
Aug. 1, 2014 Kirk Confronts $2.4 Million in Annual Cost of Great Lakes Pollution
Aug. 1, 2014 Letter to David A. Montoya, Inspector General of Housing and Urban Development - Investigation of Missing Federal Disaster Relief
July 16, 2014 Kirk Testifies at Senate Hearing: Stop Sewage Dumping in the Great Lakes
June 25, 2014 Letter to Members of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force - New Vice Chairs
June 17, 2014 Letter to Pat Quinn, Governor of Illinois - Infrastructure Improvements to Illinois' Waterways
June 4, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Regarding Cap-and-Trade Rule
May 28, 2014 Kirk Touts Plan to Modernize Illinois Water Infrastructure
May 28, 2014 Kirk, Durbin, Quinn Announce New Conservation Program to Include Mississippi River and Lake Michigan
May 27, 2014 Letter to Barbara Boxer, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and David Vitter, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works - Regarding Plan to Restore Great Lakes
May 27, 2014 Durbin, Kirk, Quinn Announce New Conservation Program to Include Mississippi River and Lake Michigan
May 22, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Enivironmental Protection Agency - Proposed Greenhouse Gas Regulations
May 22, 2014 Kirk, Durbin: Bipartisan Bill Investing in Illinois Infrastructure Priorities Heads to President's Desk
May 22, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Regarding EPA Regulations on Coal
May 15, 2014 Durbin, Kirk, Bustos, Davis: Bipartisan Bill to Improve Illinois Locks & Dams Included In Water Resources Reform And Development Act
May 15, 2014 Bipartisan Illinois Congressional Delegation Announces Funding for Metro East Levee Project, Flood Prevention Efforts in Water Resources Reform and Development Act
May 1, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
April 25, 2014 Durbin, Kirk: BP Must Be a Better Neighbor to Lake Michigan, Chicago
April 22, 2014 Kirk, Crank Demand Changes to FEMA Aid Calculation System
March 27, 2014 Letter to John Minge, CEO of BP America Incorporated - Kirk, Durbin Ask for Meeting with BP Following Oil Spill in Lake Michigan
March 25, 2014 Kirk, Durbin Statement on BP Whiting Refinery Oil Spill Into Lake Michigan
March 4, 2014 Kirk, Durbin Statement on FEMA Denial of Public Assistance for Nine Illinois Counties
Feb. 27, 2014 Kirk, Durbin, Schock Press for Public Assistance Funding in Meeting with FEMA Administrator
Jan. 23, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator Environmental Protection Agency - Revise Fuel Standards Proposal
Dec. 6, 2013 Letter to Barbara Boxer, Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, Bill Shuster, Chairman, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, David Vitter, Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, and Nick J. Rahall II, Ranking Member, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Protect Important Metro East Priorities
Dec. 6, 2013 Letter to Barbara Boxer, Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, Bill Shuster, Chairman, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, David Vitter, Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, and Nick J. Rahall II, Ranking Member, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Protect Provisions Promoting Public-Private Partnerships for Water Infrastructure
Nov. 25, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Illinois Disaster Declaration Due to Tornado Damage
Nov. 20, 2013 Letter to Rand Beers, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Grant Temporary Protected Status to Filipinos in Wake of Devastating Typhoon
Nov. 6, 2013 Letter to Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy, Department of Army - Asian Carp
Sept. 9, 2013 Kirk, Levin Commend Great Lakes Week Participants
Aug. 5, 2013 Kirk, Manchin, Davis Bill Would Require Farmer Input on EPA Regulations
June 26, 2013 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect the Great Lakes
June 25, 2013 Letter to Acting Director Perciasepe - Mercury Discharge
May 28, 2013 Lipinski, Kirk and Hultgren: End Great Lakes Sewage Dumping
May 9, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call for Federal Relief for Flood Impacted Illinois Counties
April 18, 2013 Kirk, Durbin Statement on Illinois Flooding
April 18, 2013 Naval Station Great Lakes Recruits Sailors to Help Prevent Flood Damage in Gurnee
March 14, 2013 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions - Great Lakes Water Protection Act
March 14, 2013 Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Introduces Legislation to End Dumping in Great Lakes
Jan. 23, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Keystone XL Pipeline
Nov. 30, 2012 Letter to President Obama
Sept. 21, 2012 Letter to Chairwoman Boxer and Ranking Member Inhofe
Sept. 20, 2012 Durbin, Kirk, Levin, Casey Lead Effort to Restore Great Lakes
Sept. 11, 2012 Letter to Senate Colleagues
Sept. 7, 2012 Kirk, Levin Applaud Signing of Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
Aug. 1, 2012 Request for Agricultural Disaster Declaration Approved for Additional 50 Counties
Feb. 1, 2012 Durbin, Kirk, Quinn, Emanuel: EPA Designation Will Allow Chicago Area to Maintain Eligibility for Federal Funds to Reach Eventual Air Quality Attainment
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