While an international team develops its final report on Iran's nuclear capabilities as part of a multi-lateral agreement, U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk (R-IL), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) recently introduced a resolution to affirm the continuation of U.S. economic sanctions against Iran for sponsoring terrorism and other illegal activities.
U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) recently introduced the Government Transformation Act, which would mandate the creation of an independent commission to weed out government waste and inefficient practices.
After the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of Narcan nasal spray, which can prevent a heroin overdose from killing the user, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) heaped praise on the agency late last week for being proactive in working to prevent such overdose deaths.
U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) were the principal signers of a letter signed by 16 senators and sent to President Obama recently, calling for assurances that everything is being done to keep ISIS members or supporters from mixing in with Syrian refugees entering the U.S.
A bill by U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) designed to funnel much-needed funding into the care for veterans cleared a critical procedural hurdle last week, setting up the potential Senate passage of a FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon/VA) Appropriations bill that would fund the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at a level higher than the president’s original budget request.
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL), along with the rest of the Illinois Congressional Delegation, urged the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in a recent letter to designate the Chicago Ebola Response Network (CERN) as a regional Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) treatment center.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) hosted a field hearing late last week at the Everett McKinley Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago with several local whistleblowers to examine the alleged culture of corruption and misconduct at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital in Hines, Illinois.
U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) said late last week that the Senate unanimously confirmed Edward Gilmore to serve as the U.S. marshal for the Northern District of Illinois. “The U.S. marshals play a critical role in the effort to protect our communities from criminal fugitives and gun violence,” Kirk said.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) released a statement after the House passed the Export-Import Bank Reform and Reauthorization Act on Tuesday. Kirk introduced the bill with fellow Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND).The senators' bill passed in the Senate in July as an amendment to the DRIVE Act.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) spoke out against President Obama's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) late last week. NDAA authorizes $611.8 billion for national security defense programs.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, along with representatives from Amtrak, the City of Chicago, Metra and the Regional Transportation Authority, unveiled plans on Friday to significantly improve Chicago’s Union Station.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's (R-IL) annual Abuelitas program came to a close on Monday, with Kirk singing its praises. The program helped several Illinois Mexican residents reunite with over 160 relatives during September and early October.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) applauded Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill passed the Senate 70-27 and now heads to the president's desk.The bill provides necessary resources for the military, including funding for additional military family housing units at Rock Island Arsenal and new F/A-18 Super Hornets, manufactured at the Boeing plant in St. Louis.
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) on Thursday failed to gain the needed support on the Senate floor for his Military Construction and Veterans Affairs bill that would funds veteran’s care at record levels and extend whistleblower protections to Veterans Administration doctors and nurses.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) voted with a Senate majority on Wednesday, along with a House majority, to prevent a partial shutdown of the federal government by supporting a short-term measure that extends current levels of funding for programs vital to Illinois, including veterans' care, efforts to protect the Great Lakes and anti-gang initiatives.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) recently issued a statement regarding House and Senate leaders meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his trip to the U.S., as well as noting the impact China has on Illinois' trade market.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) commented this week on Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the U.S. and some of the problems facing China. "Over the past month, I have heard more than a few of my Republican colleagues and some of the candidates for president opine that President Xi’s visit should be canceled or somehow downgraded," Kirk said.