Sen. Kirk makes first floor speech since stroke

Sen. Mark KirkMark KirkObamaCare repeal bill would defund Planned Parenthood Leaked ObamaCare bill would defund Planned Parenthood GOP senator won't vote to defund Planned Parenthood 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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