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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
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 Provisions Promoting Public-Private Partnerships for Water Infrastructure
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
Nov. 20, 2013 Letter to Rand Beers, Acting Secretary of the Department 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 President Barack Obama - Call for Federal Relief for Flood Impacted Illinois Counties
April 18, 2013 Naval Station Great Lakes Recruits Sailors to Help Prevent Flood Damage in Gurnee
April 18, 2013 Kirk, Durbin Statement on Illinois Flooding
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 President Barack Obama - 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
Sept. 9, 2011 Sens. Levin and Kirk Announce Successful Effort to Strengthen Asian Carp Barrier
Aug. 15, 2011 Chicago Sun Times - Sen. Mark Kirk Gives Lake Michigan's Water Quality a "C'
Aug. 15, 2011 Chicago Times - Sen. Mark Kirk Gives Lake Michigan's Water Quality a "C'
Aug. 15, 2011 Kirk Issues Lake Michigan Report Card
April 24, 2011 CBS "Face the Nation" - Transcript
April 14, 2011 SBIR/STTR
April 7, 2011 Sens. Levin and Kirk to Co-Chair Senate Great Lakes Task Force
April 7, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States
April 5, 2011 Sens. Levin and Kirk to Co-Chair Senate Great Lakes Task Force
Feb. 16, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Lisa Jackson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator
Feb. 3, 2011 Letter to the Honorable W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Jan. 26, 2011 Kirk and Durbin Co-Sponsor Legislation to Stop Dumping in Great Lakes
Jan. 21, 2011 Lipinski Helps Lead Bipartisan Effort to Protect the Great Lakes
Jan. 11, 2011 Durbin, Kirk Announce Release of New U.S. EPA Guidelines for Monitoring Chromium 6 in Drinking Water
July 6, 2010 Kirk Pledges to Fight against Lake Michigan Sewage Dumping in the Senate
March 4, 2010 Slaughter, Ehlers, Dingell, And Kirk Lead Effort To Restore Great Lakes
Dec. 18, 2009 Letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad W. Allen and Fish & Wildlife Service Director Sam D. Hamilton
Oct. 28, 2009 Americans for Prosperity: No Climate Tax
June 10, 2009 Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2010 And 2011
June 4, 2009 Kirk and Quigley To EPA: Investigate BP's Record Of Pollution
June 4, 2009 Letter to Ms. Lisa Jackson, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
May 13, 2009 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2187, 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act
April 23, 2009 National Water Research and Development Initiative Act of 2009
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