Sen. Mark Kirk [R]

Senator from Illinois

Elected Positions:

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

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

Issue Areas

Kirk sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (24%) International Affairs (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Taxation (9%) Education (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Nov 2010 to Oct 2015, Kirk missed 337 of 1,469 roll call votes, which is 22.9%. This is much worse than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: