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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

Mar 3, 2015 Press Release

The House Foreign Affairs Committee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), unanimously passed bipartisan legislation to condemn Boko Haram and highlight Nigeria’s upcoming election.  Specifically, the legislation (H. Res. 53), introduced by Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL), condemns the cowardly attacks on innocent men, women, and children in northeastern Nigeria urges Nigeria to hold a safe and credible election without delay.

Feb 18, 2015 Press Release

“I am proud to nominate these outstanding young men and women for admission to some of America’s finest colleges,” Rep. Kelly said.  “I admire their commitment to serve and their willingness to someday lead our troops in protecting our country and making the world a safer place.”

Rep. Kelly nominated the following students for admission to the Class of 2019:

Feb 10, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly, a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, issued the following statement today on the death of American aid worker Kayla Jean Mueller: 

“I’m saddened by the news of Kayla Mueller’s death.  Kayla was a remarkable young woman trying to make the world a better place, and she did. Her example reminds us of the good in this world, about the righteousness of service, and about the power of compassion.  The crimes of groups like ISIL will never best the indomitable spirit of good and humanity that exists in Kayla and many like her.

Feb 6, 2015 Press Release

Today, U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly released the following statement addressing recent cyber-attacks on American companies including the most recent attack on Anthem Inc., a health insurance plan provider.

Jan 28, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) has been tapped to serve on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for the 114th Congress.

Kelly will serve as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Information Technology. She will also sit on the Subcommittee on National Security.

Jan 14, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly  (D-IL) has been tapped to serve on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs for the 114th Congress. 

May 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the 2014 & 2015 Intelligence Authorization Act, which included an amendment by Congresswoman Robin Kelly aimed at preparing students at predominately black colleges and universities for careers in national security and intelligence.

May 22, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 4435, the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included an amendment by Congresswoman Robin Kelly aimed at helping to rescue more than 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped last month in Nigeria. 

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