Sen. Mark Kirk

Senator from Illinois


Junior Senator

Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
2010-2016 Senator Illinois
2001-2010 Representative Illinois's 10th District

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2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Kirk has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Kirk is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Mark Kirk sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Some of Kirk’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Nov 2010 to Apr 2015, Kirk missed 334 of 1,346 roll call votes, which is 24.8%. This is worse than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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Recent Legislative Activity

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)

S.Res. 137: A resolution congratulating the administration, staff, students, and alumni of Roosevelt University on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the University.

Sponsor: Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL]

Last Action: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Explanation: This simple resolution was agreed to on April 16, 2015. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

Apr 16, 2015