The bill opens a new trillion-dollar entitlement just as our national debt tops $12 trillionGOP: Health bill doesn't rein in lawsuits Nov 14, 2009
It's so corrupt, so dirty, you wonder if you want to apply your life's worIllinois Rep. Kirk cool to governor's job Jan 06, 2009
We think that a Social Security card should be hard to forge (and) that it should also make it easy to catch an identity-theft crimeLawmakers propose new Social Security card Feb 12, 2008
If the goal is protecting children, why should these requirements only apply to schools receiving E-rate funding, in other words, poorer schoolsInternet risks too big for bill Jul 13, 2006
I think the U.S. military is now overstretched with four major missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and JapanSenators call for action in Middle East Apr 24, 2011
Mark Steven Kirk (born September 15, 1959) is the junior United States Senator from Illinois and a member of the Republican Party. Previously, Kirk was a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Illinois's 10th congressional district.
Born in Champaign, Illinois, he graduated from Cornell University, London School of Economics, and Georgetown University Law Center. He practiced law throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He joined the United States Navy Reserve in 1989 and was recalled to active duty for the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. He participated in Operation Northern Watch in Iraq the following year. He remains a member of the Navy Reserve, now holding the rank of Commander.
Kirk was elected to the House in 2000. During his fifth term in November 2010 he won a special election to finish the final months of former Senator Barack Obama's term and he began a six-year Senate term beginning in 2011.