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Mark Kirk's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Jr, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate - Jr
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Feb. 25, 2016 Kirk, Gillibrand Introduce Bill to Protect Living Organ Donor Rights
Feb. 25, 2016 Nadler, Burgess, Gillibrand, Kirk Introduce Bipartisan Living Donor Protection Act to Protect Organ Donors
Feb. 9, 2016 Kirk Applauds Committee Passage of His Bill to Create a Standard of Care for Rehabilitation
Feb. 9, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Possible Contributing Factor to Opioid Crisis
Jan. 29, 2016 Kirk Applauds 26.3 Million Fewer Opioid Prescriptions
Jan. 4, 2016 Oral Chemotherapy Can Change the Way We Treat Cancer - OP-Ed by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Nov. 19, 2015 Following Kirk Request, FDA Approves Life-Saving Nasal Narcan
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
Oct. 30, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Ebola Virus
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
Sept. 28, 2015 The News-Gazette - Senator Waiting for VA's Answers
Sept. 16, 2015 Kirk Joins Gillibrand, Schumer, Jon Stewart to Champion 9/11 Health Bill
Sept. 16, 2015 Support Grows for Permanent Extension of James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Programs as One Hundred 9/11 First Responders & Former Daily Show Host Jon Stewart
Sept. 11, 2015 Kirk Statement on 14th Anniversary of 9/11 Terror Attacks
Sept. 9, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times - Sen. Kirk: Renew Medical Benefits for 9/11 First Responders
Aug. 28, 2015 Kirk Credits Chicago Innovator, MATTER
Aug. 24, 2015 Kirk Joins Local Special Education Leaders to Kickoff New School Year
Aug. 14, 2015 Kirk, Dold Host Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Patient Access to Innovative Treatments
Aug. 7, 2015 Kirk, Durbin, Shimkus Introduce Legislation to Allow for Danville VA Land Transfer
Aug. 6, 2015 Kirk, Shaheen, Warner Introduce Bill to Make Air Travel Safer for Passengers with Severe Allergies
July 30, 2015 Kirk Demands Answers from Inspector General on Veteran Abuse and Agency Corruption
July 27, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
July 9, 2015 Kirk Restores Funds for International Women's Health
June 19, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Community Health Centers
June 3, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee - Pending Health Care Legislation
June 2, 2015 Bipartisan Group of U.S. Senate and House Lawmakers from Across the Country Introduce Critical Reauthorization of James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
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 6, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Breast Cancer Prevention
April 30, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Provide Clarity, Certainty on Biosimilar Drug Approval Process
April 27, 2015 Kirk, 9/11 First Responders from Illinois to Support Important Healthcare Safety Net to Extend Programs and Benefits
April 24, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Updated Guidance to Pregnant Women on Seafood Consumption
April 14, 2015 Bipartisan Group of U.S. Senate and House Lawmakers From Across the Country Introduce Critical Reauthorization of James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
March 24, 2015 Kirk Applauds VA Decision to Improve Veterans Choice Program
March 23, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Support Community Health Centers
March 3, 2015 Capps, Burgess Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Women's Access to Maternity Health Care
Feb. 25, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Choice Card Program
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. 19, 2015 Blog: Why a 12-Year-Old is My Guest at the 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
Nov. 12, 2014 Kirk Questions Administration on Ebola Response
Oct. 17, 2014 Kirk Calls for Travel and Visa Ban for Ebola-Affected Nations
Oct. 9, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Considering Rural Impact Before Finalizing Health Care Policies
Oct. 9, 2014 Letter to Michael Froman, Ambassador of United States Trade Representative - Urging Establishment of Trade Health Official
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