Vote — Feb 9, 2016 2:18 p.m.
Nomination Confirmed 90/0
Sen. Kirk [R-IL]: Yea
Senator from Illinois, Republican
Kirk, a Republican, has been a senator from Illinois since Nov 29, 2010 (next election in 2016).
He was previously the representative for Illinois's 10th congressional district (2001-2010).
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)
Mark Kirk sits on the following committees:
Kirk sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (23%) International Affairs (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Taxation (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Education (9%) Government Operations and Politics (8%)
Some of Kirk’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Nov 2010 to Feb 2016, Kirk missed 340 of 1,549 roll call votes, which is 21.9%. This is much worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 20 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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