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Representative Mark Kirk

Key Coastal Communities:
Waukegan, North Chicago

“Protecting our environment is critical to preserving our way of life. That’s why I authored the Great Lakes Water Protection Act because we must put a stop to the poisoning of our water supply.”

Leadership: As the author of the Great Lakes Protection Act, Rep. Kirk has shown he cares about clean water and the environment.  He has authored important clean water bills like the Mercury Pollution Reduction Act and the Save Our Waters From Sewage Act.  As Co-Chair of the bipartisan Great Lakes Task Force, he has shown the leadership needed to forge legislation that protects a resource that goes beyond state or national boundaries. This skill and his passion for the environment make Rep. Kirk a valuable member of Congress. Rep. Kirk is a sponsor of H.R. 54 (Great Lakes Water Protection Act) and H.R. 52 (Tropical Forest and Coral Conservation Act). Rep. Kirk is a cosponsor of:

  • H.R. 3650 (Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2009)
  • H.R. 2093 (Clean Coastal Environment and Public Health Act of 2009)
  • H.R. 1310 (Clean Water Protection Act)
  • H.R. 860 (Coral Reef Conservation Act Reauthorization and Enhancement Amendments of 2009)