Sen. Kirk makes first floor speech since stroke

Sen. Mark KirkMark KirkGiffords, Scalise highlight party differences on guns Stale, misguided, divisive: minimum wage can't win elections Immigration critics find their champion in Trump MORE (R-Ill.) endorsed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) Monday in his first floor speech since suffering a stroke last year.

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“I have been silent since my stroke,” Kirk said Monday in his brief remarks. “I have risen to speak because I believe so passionately in the ENDA statute.”

Kirk had a stroke in January, 2012, that required nearly a year off from the Senate to recover. His mobility and speech were affected. He asked permission to give the speech while seated.

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