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 (23%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) International Affairs (16%) Taxation (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Education (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)
Some of Kirk’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 604: A resolution expressing support for the designation of November 2016 as “National Bladder ...
- S. 3461: A bill to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to refund or credit ...
- S. 3407: A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to facilitate assignment of ...
- S. 3449: A bill to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop a program ...
- S. 3444: A bill to clarify the hours of service requirements for education support professionals.
- S.Con.Res. 54: A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress and reaffirming longstanding United States ...
- S. 3399: A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require the ...
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From Nov 2010 to Sep 2016, Kirk missed 349 of 1,681 roll call votes, which is 20.8%. 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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