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Mark Kirk's Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

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: Veterans
Issue Position: Health Care for All
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 Kirk Joined by VA Victim of Phony Scheduling; Calls on Acting VA Sec to Declare State of Emergency
June 13, 2014 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Expedite Veterans' Access to Non-VA Healthcare
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
Feb. 20, 2014 Kirk Tours Illiana Health Care System and Addresses Nationwide VA Backlog
Nov. 11, 2013 Daily Herald - Sen. Kirk Helps Arlington Heights Veteran Get Medals 67 Years Later
Nov. 7, 2013 Bipartisan Group Aims to Improve Job Opportunities for Vets
Nov. 5, 2013 Senator Kirk Testifies at Foreign Relations Committee: Our Soldiers Are Victors, Not Victims
Oct. 2, 2013 Senator Kirk Visits with WWII Veterans at Memorial
Aug. 15, 2013 Congressman Schock and Senator Kirk Help Veterans Find Jobs, Navigate Disability Claim Process
July 25, 2013 Kirk Priorities on USAID Veterans Hiring, Support for U.S. Allies and UN Accountability Adopted in State-Foreign Operations Bill
July 3, 2013 Senator Kirk Keeps Pressure on VA to Reduce Claims Backlog
May 23, 2013 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
May 22, 2013 Remarks Following a Roundtable Discussion on the Veterans Affairs Claims Backlog with the Senate Appropriations Committee
April 29, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Reduce V-A Claims Backlog
Feb. 27, 2013 Congressional Veterans Job Caucus
Feb. 27, 2013 Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus Launch Bipartisan, Bicameral Efforts to Combat Veteran Unemployment
May 25, 2012 USAID Vets-Hiring Review, Support for Israel, Top Kirk Priorities Included in State-Foreign Ops
May 22, 2012 Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Spending Bill
Nov. 10, 2011 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
Aug. 24, 2011 Illinois Officials Announce Silver Cross Victory for Area Vets
July 20, 2011 Senate Passes Johnson-Kirk Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Spending Bill
July 5, 2011 Shared Sacrifice in Resolving the Budget Deficit
June 29, 2011 Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Military Construction, Veterans Affairs Spending Bill
April 13, 2011 Durbin, Kirk, Costello, Shimkus: Restarting Surgeries at Marion VA is Good News for Southern Illinois Veterans
Feb. 8, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs
Feb. 7, 2011 Kirk Named to Five Appropriations Subcommittes, Leads Panel on Military Construction/Veterans Affairs
July 29, 2010 House Approves Kirk Amendment Establishing VA Patient Safety Reporting Hotline
May 12, 2009 Hearing Of The Homeland Security Subcommittee Of The House Appropriations Committee- Homeland Security Department
March 17, 2009 We Owe Our Veterans Everything
March 28, 2008 More Dental Coverage Sought for Vets
March 27, 2008 Kirk and Local Vets: Congress Should "Make Our Veterans Smile"
Sept. 16, 2007 Chicago Tribune - Military Vets Army of Few in Congress
May 15, 2007 House Approves Kirk, Moore Bill to Honor Disabled Veterans
May 15, 2007 American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Coin Act
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