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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 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.  

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:

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