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

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Jr, Republican
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Date Title
Nov. 9, 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
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
May 17, 2012 Letter to Leader Reid
May 15, 2012 Harkin Joins Bipartisan Group of More Than 40 Senators in Urging Floor Action on Farm Bill
March 21, 2012 Durbin, Kirk, Shimkus, Costello React to Denial of Disaster Declaration for Southern Illinois
March 12, 2012 Durbin, Kirk: FEMA Denial of Federal Aid for Southern Illinois is Unacceptable
Dec. 14, 2011 Balanced Budget Amendment
Nov. 3, 2011 Letter to Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Nov. 2, 2011 Letter to President Obama
Oct. 14, 2011 Letter to Senator Murray and Representative Hensarling
Oct. 12, 2011 The Chicago Sun Times - Kirk Says State and Local Government are Drowning Illinois Residents in debt
Oct. 12, 2011 The Southern Illinoisan - Kirk: Illinois Debt Endangers its Citizens
Oct. 11, 2011 Kirk Releases Report on Illinois` Growing Debt Crisis
Sept. 20, 2011 Letter to Mr Clifford, Metra CEO
Sept. 15, 2011 Attacking Waste, Fraud in Federal Programs - New Twists on an Old Goal
Sept. 15, 2011 Bipartisan Group of Senators Supports and Encourages Congresssional "Super Committee"
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