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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 - Jr
Date Title
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 The Hill - VA Secretary Comes Under Fire for Comparing Wait Times to Disneyland
May 23, 2016 Kirk Statement on Secretary McDonald Comments on VA Wait Times
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 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
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
Aug. 5, 2015 Manchin, Kirk, Ernst, Gillibrand Launch Post 9/11 Veterans Caucus
July 30, 2015 Kirk Demands Answers from Inspector General on Veteran Abuse and Agency Corruption
July 13, 2015 Letter to President Barack Obama - Nominate a Permanent VA Inspector General to Oversee Scandal-Plagued Agency
June 3, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee - Pending Health Care Legislation
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 19, 2015 FY2016 MilCon-VA Appropriations Bill Clears Senate Subcommittee
March 24, 2015 Kirk Applauds VA Decision to Improve Veterans Choice Program
March 12, 2015 Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015
Feb. 25, 2015 Senator John McCain and Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge VA Secretary Robert McDonald to Rectify Problems with Choice Card Eligibility and Fully Implement VA Reform Legislation
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. 20, 2015 Kirk Response to State of the Union
Jan. 9, 2015 Blog: Mistreatment of Patients at Hines VA Warrants New Inspection
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Illinois Veterans
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
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