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Mark Kirk's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

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: Health Care and Veterans
Issue Position: Health Care for All
Issue Position: Healthcare
Issue Position: Family Focused Suburban Agenda
Aug. 22, 2014 Kirk Applauds New Life-Saving Stroke and Cancer Centers at Lake Forest Hospital Groundbreaking
July 31, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Stand Up for VA Whistleblowers and Veterans Who Have Suffered Abuse
July 30, 2014 Kirk Praises Sanctions on Chinese Drug Traffickers and Encourages Greater Cooperation and Accountability From Chinese Government
July 29, 2014 Kirk Praises McDonald's Confirmation as VA Secretary; Requests Visit to IL's 5 VA Hospitals
July 15, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Restoring VA Integrity
July 11, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Mishandling of Dangerous Pathogens Calls for Review of Policies and Procedures
June 27, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Medicare Part D Policy
June 19, 2014 Manchin, Wicker, Kirk, Nelson Introduce Bill to Reform Hospital Readmissions Program
June 18, 2014 Kirk Calls Out VA for Putting Directors Accused of Corruption in Charge of Latest Effort
June 13, 2014 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Expedite Veterans' Access to Non-VA Healthcare
June 13, 2014 Kirk Joined by VA Victim of Phony Scheduling; Calls on Acting VA Sec to Declare State of Emergency
June 11, 2014 Kirk Supports Increased Choice for Veterans and Greater VA Accountability
June 3, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
May 30, 2014 Kirk, Hines Whistleblowers Reveal Culture of Corruption at Hines VA Hospital
May 28, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Regarding Lung Cancer Screenings
May 24, 2014 FOX 32 - Sen. Kirk Uniquely Qualified for VA Hospitals' Investigation
May 14, 2014 Kirk Statement on Allegations of Secret Waiting Lists at Hines VA Medical Center
April 16, 2014 Kirk Outlines Stroke Agenda; Teams With Chicago Stroke Research Collaborative
March 14, 2014 Kirk Announces Plan to Prevent CMS from Blocking Seniors' Prescription Access
March 13, 2014 Boxer, Kirk Introduce Bill to Support Regenerative Medicine Research
Feb. 20, 2014 Kirk Tours Illiana Health Care System and Addresses Nationwide VA Backlog
Feb. 7, 2014 Senate Approves Kirk, Durbin Resolution to Honor and Support Global Efforts to Eradicate Polio
Jan. 22, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administraation - FDA's Proposed Change to Generic Drug Labeling Policy
Nov. 15, 2013 Letter to Senators Jeff Sessions and Patty Murray - Funding for Medical Research
Nov. 13, 2013 Kirk-Durbin Bill to Protect Schoolchildren with Allergies Signed Into Law by President Obama
Nov. 10, 2013 Kirk, Durbin Announce Passage of their Bill to Protect School Children with Allergies
Nov. 5, 2013 Senator Kirk Testifies at Foreign Relations Committee: Our Soldiers Are Victors, Not Victims
Nov. 5, 2013 Durbin Introduces Kirk and Duckworth at Senate Committee Hearing on Disability Rights Treaty
Nov. 1, 2013 Kirk Outlines Stroke Agenda
Oct. 31, 2013 Kirk, Durbin Bill to Protect School Children with Allergies Passes United States Senate
Aug. 20, 2013 The Cornell Daily Sun - Sen. Mark Kirk '81 Bolsters Entrepreneurship in Chicago
Aug. 16, 2013 Senator Kirk, Congressman Davis Convene Health Care Advisory Board
June 27, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of US Department of Health and Human Services - Fundraising Efforts
May 6, 2013 Letter to Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Infant Drug Shortage
March 20, 2013 Markey, Buchanan, Kirk & Manchin Introduce Bill to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse
March 20, 2013 Kirk, Davis Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral "Safe Prescribing Act"
Feb. 28, 2013 Kirk, Casey Introduce Legislation to Prevent Bullying in Schools
Feb. 14, 2013 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Reclassify Addictive Prescription Drugs
Feb. 1, 2013 Washington Post Opinion - Sen. Mark Kirk on How His Stroke Made Him a Better Senator and a Better Man
July 27, 2012 Statement from Senator Mark Kirk
May 9, 2012 Chicago Tribune - My Stroke
Dec. 6, 2011 Executive Session
Nov. 17, 2011 Durbin and Kirk Introduce Legislation to Protect School Children with Allergies
Nov. 14, 2011 Durbin and Kirk Announce Legislation to Protect School Children with Allergies
Nov. 10, 2011 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
Oct. 11, 2011 Kirk Releases Report on Illinois` Growing Debt Crisis
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