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Mark Kirk's Public Statements on Issue: Government Budget and Spending

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Jr, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate - Jr
Date Title
June 29, 2016 Bipartisan Merkley-Kirk Climate Amendment Passes Senate Committee
June 16, 2016 Kirk Protects VA Whistleblowers
June 15, 2016 Kirk, Manchin, Perdue Introduce Bill To Shrink The Deficit
June 15, 2016 Kirk Statement on Administration's Opposition to Fully Funding Israel's Missile Defense Request
June 9, 2016 Kirk Secures Historic Increase For NIH & Efforts To Combat Opioid Abuse; Appropriations Committee Sends Bipartisan FY17 Labor-HHS Bill To Senate Floor
May 24, 2016 Senators Lankford, Kirk Introduce NDAA Amendment to Cut Foreign Aid for Nations Who Lose Track of GITMO Terrorists
May 12, 2016 Kirk Supports Investments in Illinois Innovation to Help Argonne, Fermilab Compete with China
April 22, 2016 Kirk Statement on FEMA's Denial of Assistance for Illinois Counties Devastated by Flooding
April 21, 2016 Kirk-Driven Anti-Gang, Pro-Law Enforcement Funding Passes Full Committee
April 1, 2016 Letter to Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator, Small Business Administration- Illinois Disater Declaration Federal Relief
Feb. 26, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - On Federal Relief for Communities Impacted by December Storms
Feb. 26, 2016 Illinois Delegation Members Call on President to Provide Federal Relief for Communities Impacted by December Storms and Flooding
Nov. 17, 2015 Kirk, Manchin Target Government Waste and Inefficiency
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. 8, 2015 Kirk Supports Funding to Boost Economic Activity on Illinois Waterways, Support Groundbreaking Research at Illinois Labs
Oct. 7, 2015 Kirk Secures $21.9 Million in Military Construction Projects for Illinois in Defense Authorization Bill
Oct. 1, 2015 Kirk Bill That Funds Veterans' Care at Record Levels Filibustered by 44 Senators
Oct. 1, 2015 Military Construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Sept. 30, 2015 Kirk Votes to Keep Government Open
Sept. 28, 2015 Kirk Votes to Advance Government Funding Measure
Aug. 6, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Thomas J. Vilsack - Secretary of Agriculture - Support Federal Investment in Illinois Biofuels Industry
July 16, 2015 Kirk Applauds Committee Passage of Agriculture Bill that Invests in Illinois
June 19, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Community Health Centers
May 19, 2015 FY2016 MilCon-VA Appropriations Bill Clears Senate Subcommittee
Feb. 27, 2015 Congresswoman Brown Advocates for Full Year Funding for Homeland Security Department
Feb. 11, 2015 Shaheen, Kirk, Lankford, King Introduce Bipartisan 'Drive Less' Act to Save Taxpayers $500 Million
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Federal Spending
Aug. 1, 2014 Letter to David A. Montoya, Inspector General of Housing and Urban Development - Investigation of Missing Federal Disaster Relief
July 24, 2014 Chicago Sun-Times - Obama Takes On "Corporate Deserters' in Push to Close Loophole
June 6, 2014 Kirk Anti-Gang Initiatives Pass Appropriations Committee
May 22, 2014 Kirk's Veterans Priorities Pass Full Appropriations Committee With Bipartisan Support
Jan. 28, 2014 Kirk Statement in Response to the State of the Union Address
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Federal Spending
Nov. 26, 2013 Letter to Barbara Boxer, David Viter, Bill Shuster, and Nick J. Rahall Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Oct. 16, 2013 Senators Urge Passage of Bipartisan Plan to Open Government and Avoid Default
Oct. 16, 2013 Senator Kirk Statement on Bipartisan Compromise Reached to Reopen the Government and Protect U.S. Credit
Oct. 11, 2013 Senator Kirk Statement on Debt Limit and Continuing Resolution Talks
Oct. 4, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Pay National Guard, Reserves During Shutdown
Sept. 25, 2013 Senator Kirk Statement on ObamaCare
Aug. 2, 2013 Kirk Leads Coalition to Prevent Federal Bailout of States
June 28, 2013 Illinois Senators Work to Save Army Corps Stronghold and its Missions to Prevent Spread of Asian Carp
June 18, 2013 Letter to Honorable Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation - Springfield Rail Improvement
May 14, 2013 Letter to Senator Tom Harkin - Hearing on NLRB Budget Request
May 14, 2013 Letter to Senator Tom Harkin - Senate Republicans Call for Hearing on NLRB Budget Request
March 14, 2013 Letter to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack - Sugar Bailout
Jan. 31, 2013 Senator Kirk Statement on the Debt Limit Extension
Dec. 7, 2012 Letter to President Obama - Debt Limit
Oct. 11, 2012 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Restore Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funds
Aug. 14, 2012 Letter to Mr. Jeffrey D. Zients, Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget
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