Mark Steven Kirk

Mark Steven Kirk is a retired American politician and attorney who served as the junior United States Senator from Illinois from 2010 to 2017. A member of the Republican Party, Kirk was previously a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Illinois's 10th congressional district. Kirk calls himself a social liberal and fiscal conservative. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Mark Steven Kirk has 527 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1997 Forum as a Counsel for the Foreign Affairs. The year with the most videos was 2011 with 71 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2014 with an average of 5,885 views per program. Most appearances with John S. McCain III (4), Roy Blunt (4), Mike Pence (4). Most common tags: Illinois, Senate, Federal Budget.

Appearances by Title:c. September 19, 1997 - Present Counsel, Foreign Affairs

Videos: 1


U.S. Senator, R-IL November 29, 2010 - January 3, 2017 Videos: 130 U.S. Representative, R-IL 10th January 3, 2001 - November 29, 2010 Videos: 395 U.S. Representative Candidate,
c. July 31, 2000 - c. November 7, 2000 Videos: 1

Recent Appearances

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    Following Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) farewell address, the Senate passed S. 2943, the National Defense…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate advanced a $6.3 billion medical research bill, which includes funding for Vice President Joe Biden’s cancer “moonshot”…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate approved H.R. 6792, a bill reauthorizing the 1996 Iran Sanctions Act through December 31, 2026. The vote was 99-0.

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed initial debate on the American Energy and Conservation Act (S. 3110), a bill to establish revenue sharing…

  • Senator Mark Kirk Concession Speech

    Senator Mark Kirk Concession Speech

    Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) spoke to supporters after his loss in the Illinois U.S. Senate race to Representative Tammy…

  • Illinois Senate Debate

    Illinois Senate Debate

    Illinois' U.S. Senate candidates, incumbent Senator Mark Kirk (R) and Representative Tammy Duckworth (D), participated in…

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Past Elections

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