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)
Read our 2015 Report Card for Kirk for more statistics.
Mark Kirk sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Chairman, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
- Member, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
- Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
- Chairman, Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance
- Member, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
- Member, Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
Kirk sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (24%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) International Affairs (16%) Taxation (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Education (9%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)
Some of Kirk’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3275: A bill to increase the maximum guaranteed benefits with respect to certain participants ...
- S. 3052: Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2016
- S. 2925: Requiring Accountability and Inspections for Dining Service Act
- S. 2806: Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
- S. 2740: A bill to prohibit the transfer or release of individuals detained at United ...
- S. 2726: Iran Terrorism and Human Rights Sanctions Act of 2016
- S. 2689: REGROW Act
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From Nov 2010 to Jul 2016, Kirk missed 345 of 1,664 roll call votes, which is 20.7%. 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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