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Mark Kirk's Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Jr, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
Date Title
July 30, 2016 Published in ABC News- VA Spent Millions on Costly Art as Veterans Waited for Care
July 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John McCain, Chairman, and The Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member, Senate Armed Forces Committee - Urging Inclusion of Fairness for Veterans Provision in Final Defense Bill
July 14, 2016 The Daily Caller - Hines VA will Shut Down its Cockroach-Infested Kitchen and Remodel the Whole Thing
July 14, 2016 Kirk Statement on MilCon-VA Conference Agreement Vote
July 13, 2016 Kirk Applauds Expanded Availability Of Lifesaving Naloxone
July 11, 2016 Kirk for Senate Launches New TV Ad
July 8, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Michael Missal, Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Kirk Calls On VA Inspector General To Open Investigations Into Mental Health Treatment in Illinois VA Hospitals
July 6, 2016 Kirk-Authored Language to Protect Veterans Included in CARA Conference Report
June 29, 2016 KFS Launches New Radio Ad -- "Settlement"
June 28, 2016 Kirk: VA Text Hotline Failures Are Unacceptable
June 25, 2016 Duckworth Avoids Testifying at Upcoming Trial, Settles at Taxpayer Expense
June 24, 2016 KFS Statement on Duckworth Lawsuit Settlement
June 24, 2016 ​Ducking the Truth Series: The Deposition of Christine Butler
June 24, 2016 Taxpayers Deserve Full Transparency in Duckworth Lawsuit Settlement Talks
June 23, 2016 Ducking the Truth Series: Duckworth's "Screwed Up" Email
June 22, 2016 ​Ducking the Truth: A Series Highlighting the "Truth" That's Haunting Duckworth
June 16, 2016 Sen. Mark Kirk Calls on Tammy Duckworth to Testify at VA Whistleblower Trial
June 16, 2016 Kirk Protects VA Whistleblowers
June 16, 2016 Sen. Mark Kirk Calls on Tammy Duckworth to Testify at VA Whistleblower Trial
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 2, 2016 Kirk Statement on DOJ Decision That Could Reinstate VA Official Fired After Phoenix VA Scandal
June 1, 2016 NBC Chicago - Poll: 63 Percent of Illinois Voters Say Duckworth Should Testify in Trial
May 26, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times - Veterans Hospitals Continue Poor Care and Service
May 23, 2016 Kirk Statement on Secretary McDonald Comments on VA Wait Times
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
May 19, 2016 Kirk's Bipartisan Bill that Funds Veterans Care at Record Levels Passes Senate Floor
May 19, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
May 12, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
May 12, 2016 Kirk: Vets Shouldn't Have to Share a Plate with Roaches
May 11, 2016 Kirk Legislation to Protect Veterans from Opiate Abuse Passes House Unanimously
May 4, 2016 Letter to Michael Missal, Inspector General, US Department of Veterans Affaris- VA Accountability
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 13, 2016 Kirk Applauds Subcommittee Passage of His Bipartisan Bill that Funds Veterans Care at Record Levels
April 5, 2016 Kirk Named Senate Legislator of the Year by Disabled American Veterans of America
Feb. 11, 2016 Mikulski Joins Ernst, Bipartisan Senators to Introduce Bipartisan Military Sexual Assault Victims Empowerment (SAVE) Act
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Illinois Veterans
Nov. 19, 2015 Blumenthal, Kirk and Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce VA Patient Protection Act
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
Nov. 9, 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Nov. 5, 2015 Kirk Bill to Fund Veterans' Care at Record Levels Clears Hurdle, Setting Up Passage Before Veterans Day
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. 23, 2015 VA Whistleblowers Need More Protection
Aug. 7, 2015 Kirk, Durbin, Shimkus Introduce Legislation to Allow for Danville VA Land Transfer
Aug. 5, 2015 Kirk, Manchin, Ernst, Gillibrand Launch Post-9/11 Veterans Caucus
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