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Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Representing the 2nd District of Illinois

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In today’s global economy, maintaining strong relationships with foreign nations is essential to our national economy and security.  Our foreign policy must work to increase trade, promote economic growth, and advance democratic principles while protecting the health, safety, labor, and environmental rights of all nations.

I am proud to serve on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  As a member of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, I will work with my colleagues to advance the interests of the United States with our foreign neighbors.  

As a member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade I’m working to advance our national security interests, and keep America safe.  Protecting the hard-working men and women who serve on the front lines of America’s foreign policy and defense efforts is a responsibility I take seriously.  America’s global image and national security directly affect every one of us. I’m committed to ensuring that our military and diplomatic servants have the best resources available to enhance America’s relationships with our international partners in order to successfully defend our nation’s core values, and promote the rights of people across the world.

For more information concerning my work and views on National Security issues, please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

More on National Security

May 11, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL), released following statement today in recognition of the 68th Anniversary of Israel's Independence Day, which begins at sundown this evening:

Today, I join millions of Israelis as well as Jews and people of all faiths around the world in celebrating Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. 

Apr 14, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly, (D) the only Member of the Illinois Congressional Delegation to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement today on the second anniversary of the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria.

Mar 22, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly joined President Obama in Cuba. From Kelly's office: "Congresswoman Kelly is the sole member of the Illinois Delegation on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Her district includes the largest inland port in America, 1800 farms, and manufacturers like Ford. 'I'm excited to take part in this historic trip to Cuba with the President. This trip represents an important opportunity for American trade and diplomatic relations.

Sep 3, 2015 Press Release

After careful consideration, I have decided to support the Iranian Nuclear Deal. This is not a decision I arrived at lightly. Over the past few weeks, I listened to the opinions and concerns of my constituents and met with people from all walks of life. I heard impassioned arguments on both sides of the issue. It’s clear that Americans want security against the threat of a nuclear Iran. This deal, while certainly not perfect, is the best option available to us in preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. 

Aug 5, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) issued the following statement in response to the Obama administration’s announcement of a nuclear agreement with Iran:  

“After two long years of negotiations, and two decades of sanctions, the U.S. and international community have achieved an important victory in preventing a nuclear armed Iran. I commend the President, Secretary Kerry and Secretary Moniz for their leadership, tireless negotiations and willingness to extend an olive branch to usher in a more secure future in the Middle East and global community.

Mar 10, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) issued the following statement today in response to a letter sent to Iran by 47 Republican Senators warning against making a nuclear deal with the Obama administration.  

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