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Mark Kirk's Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Jr, Republican
On The Ballot: Announced, Republican for U.S. Senate - Jr
Date Title
Issue Position: Health Care and Veterans
Issue Position: Veterans
Issue Position: Health Care for All
Nov. 19, 2015 Blumenthal, Kirk and Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce VA Patient Protection Act
Oct. 2, 2015 Kirk Statement on the Dedication of the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education at the University of Illinois
Oct. 1, 2015 Kirk Bill That Funds Veterans' Care at Record Levels Filibustered by 44 Senators
Oct. 1, 2015 Kirk Statement on Five Year Anniversary of Lovell Federal Health Care Center
Aug. 7, 2015 Kirk, Durbin, Shimkus Introduce Legislation to Allow for Danville VA Land Transfer
Aug. 5, 2015 Manchin, Kirk, Ernst, Gillibrand Launch Post 9/11 Veterans Caucus
Aug. 5, 2015 Kirk, Manchin, Ernst, Gillibrand Launch Post-9/11 Veterans Caucus
July 30, 2015 Kirk Demands Answers from Inspector General on Veteran Abuse and Agency Corruption
July 13, 2015 Letter to President Barack Obama - Nominate a Permanent VA Inspector General to Oversee Scandal-Plagued Agency
June 3, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee - Pending Health Care Legislation
May 21, 2015 Kirk Veterans Bill with Whistleblower Protections and Record Funding for Veterans' Care Passes Appropriations Committee
May 19, 2015 Kirk-Led Veterans Affairs Bill Funds Veterans' Care at Record Level
May 19, 2015 FY2016 MilCon-VA Appropriations Bill Clears Senate Subcommittee
March 24, 2015 Kirk Applauds VA Decision to Improve Veterans Choice Program
March 12, 2015 Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015
Feb. 25, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Choice Card Program
Feb. 25, 2015 Senator John McCain and Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge VA Secretary Robert McDonald to Rectify Problems with Choice Card Eligibility and Fully Implement VA Reform Legislation
Jan. 29, 2015 Blog: Frontlines to Lifelines
Jan. 28, 2015 Kirk Introduces Bipartisan Bill Improving Health Care and Providing Jobs for Veterans
Jan. 24, 2015 Kirk: Frontlines to Lifelines Program Gives Veterans Opportunity to Care for their Fellow Veterans
Jan. 20, 2015 Kirk Response to State of the Union
Jan. 9, 2015 Blog: Mistreatment of Patients at Hines VA Warrants New Inspection
Dec. 23, 2014 Kirk Pays Holiday Visit to Military Veterans, Unveils New VA Choice Card
Dec. 17, 2014 President Signs Into Law Bipartisan Legislation to Name Galesburg VA Clinic After Lane Evans
Dec. 15, 2014 Kirk Ends Navy Service with Official Ceremony in Pentagon
Dec. 15, 2014 Kirk Applauds Passage of Funding Bill that Invests in Illinois
Nov. 10, 2014 Kirk Joins Veteran-Run Bunker at 1871 to Pledge Support for Veteran Entrepreneurs
Oct. 7, 2014 Following Kirk's Calls for Dismissal, Hines VA Director Ricard Steps Down
Sept. 26, 2014 Following Months of Scandal and Corruption Within the VA, Kirk Discusses Importance of Veterans Legal Support Centers
Sept. 22, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Remove Employees Responsible for Misconduct
Sept. 4, 2014 Kirk, Captain James A. Lovell, and Lovell VA Leadership Meet With Veterans on VA Improvements
July 31, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Stand Up for VA Whistleblowers and Veterans Who Have Suffered Abuse
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
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 6, 2014 Kirk, Local Firefighters Call On Governor Quinn to Adopt Firefighter Reciprocity for Veterans
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 24, 2014 FOX 32 - Sen. Kirk Uniquely Qualified for VA Hospitals' Investigation
May 22, 2014 Kirk's Veterans Priorities Pass Full Appropriations Committee With Bipartisan Support
May 21, 2014 Letter to Richard J. Griffin, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Regarding Allegations Towards the Hines VA Medical Center
May 20, 2014 Kirk Announces Expanded Investigation of VA Wait Lists, Restriction on VA Bonuses
May 14, 2014 Kirk Statement on Allegations of Secret Waiting Lists at Hines VA Medical Center
April 1, 2014 Kirk Joins 36 Senators in Supporting Hire More Heroes Act
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