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

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Jr, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate - Jr
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Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage
July 27, 2016 Published in the State Journal Register- U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk: Fighting the Heroin Epidemic in Central Illinois
July 20, 2016 Kirk, Boykin Join Filler Foundation to Address Chicagoland Heroin Epidemic
July 14, 2016 Kirk Statement on MilCon-VA Conference Agreement Vote
July 13, 2016 Kirk Applauds Expanded Availability Of Lifesaving Naloxone
July 6, 2016 Kirk-Authored Language to Protect Veterans Included in CARA Conference Report
June 29, 2016 KFS Launches New Radio Ad -- "Settlement"
June 22, 2016 Capito, Peters and Kirk Introduce the Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 13, 2016 Senators Kirk and Cornyn Introduce Veterans Transplant Coverage Act
June 7, 2016 Kirk Meets with McDonald to Discuss Ways to Improve Care at VA
June 1, 2016 Kirk Joins Bipartisan Call on HHS to Follow Senate Lead in Increasing Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
May 26, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times - Veterans Hospitals Continue Poor Care and Service
May 23, 2016 The Hill - VA Secretary Comes Under Fire for Comparing Wait Times to Disneyland
May 19, 2016 Fox News Politics- Vets Pleasing for Cleanup of Black Mold Festering in VA Hospital for Months
April 27, 2016 Letter to Dr. Collins - Call for Improved Data on Child Participation in NIH Clinical Health Trials
April 27, 2016 Fox News- Whistleblower: Cockroaches served in food at Chicago-area VA hospital
April 14, 2016 Senate Committee Approves Kirk Bill to Fund Veterans, Military at Record Levels
April 7, 2016 Older Americans Act Provides Home and Community-Based Services for Aging Community Nationwide; Legislation Included Kirk-Authored Language to Help Holocaust Survivors Access Necessary Services
April 7, 2016 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Advance Strategic Planning and Representation in Medical Research at NIH
April 6, 2016 Kirk-Authored Provision to Speed Regulation of Regenerative Medicine Approved by Senate Committee
March 16, 2016 Kirk, Manchin, Collins Introduce Bill to Speed Development of Regenerative Medicine
March 4, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Call for CMS to Evaluate Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Program
Feb. 25, 2016 Nadler, Burgess, Gillibrand, Kirk Introduce Bipartisan Living Donor Protection Act to Protect Organ Donors
Feb. 25, 2016 Kirk, Gillibrand Introduce Bill to Protect Living Organ Donor Rights
Feb. 9, 2016 Kirk Applauds Committee Passage of His Bill to Create a Standard of Care for Rehabilitation
Feb. 9, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Possible Contributing Factor to Opioid Crisis
Jan. 29, 2016 Kirk Applauds 26.3 Million Fewer Opioid Prescriptions
Jan. 4, 2016 Oral Chemotherapy Can Change the Way We Treat Cancer - OP-Ed by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Illinois Veterans
Nov. 19, 2015 Following Kirk Request, FDA Approves Life-Saving Nasal Narcan
Nov. 18, 2015 Kirk Leads Bipartisan Group of Senators in Introducing VA Patient Protection Act
Nov. 18, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Kirk, Hearing on S. 2291 VA Patient Protection Act of 2015
Oct. 30, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Ebola Virus
Oct. 1, 2015 Kirk Statement on Five Year Anniversary of Lovell Federal Health Care Center
Oct. 1, 2015 Kirk Bill That Funds Veterans' Care at Record Levels Filibustered by 44 Senators
Sept. 28, 2015 The News-Gazette - Senator Waiting for VA's Answers
Sept. 16, 2015 Support Grows for Permanent Extension of James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Programs as One Hundred 9/11 First Responders & Former Daily Show Host Jon Stewart
Sept. 16, 2015 Kirk Joins Gillibrand, Schumer, Jon Stewart to Champion 9/11 Health Bill
Sept. 11, 2015 Kirk Statement on 14th Anniversary of 9/11 Terror Attacks
Sept. 9, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times - Sen. Kirk: Renew Medical Benefits for 9/11 First Responders
Aug. 28, 2015 Kirk Credits Chicago Innovator, MATTER
Aug. 24, 2015 Kirk Joins Local Special Education Leaders to Kickoff New School Year
Aug. 23, 2015 VA Whistleblowers Need More Protection
Aug. 14, 2015 Kirk, Dold Host Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Patient Access to Innovative Treatments
Aug. 7, 2015 Kirk, Durbin, Shimkus Introduce Legislation to Allow for Danville VA Land Transfer
Aug. 6, 2015 Kirk, Shaheen, Warner Introduce Bill to Make Air Travel Safer for Passengers with Severe Allergies
July 30, 2015 Kirk Demands Answers from Inspector General on Veteran Abuse and Agency Corruption
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