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National Security

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 Oversight and Reform and its National Security Subcommittee. Through this committee, I will work with my colleagues to advance the interests of the United States.

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 standing and 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.

More on National Security

Dec 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, a member of the National Security Oversight Subcommittee, delivered this speech on the House Floor regarding the pending articles of Impeachment against President Donald John Trump for his efforts to recruit a foreign government to interfere in American elections:

“Madame Speaker, today is a solemn day in America. A day that none of us hoped for when we came to Congress.

Dec 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement declaring her support for the revised United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

“When first announced, I had a number of concerns regarding the USMCA. However, after months of intense negotiations and changes that remedy my concerns, I’m proud to announce my support for this significant trade deal that will foster economic growth and opportunity throughout Illinois.

Dec 18, 2019 Editorial

Illinois and the Midwest have long been the breadbasket of the world. Soybeans, corn, wheat, pork and other products are proudly grown here and feed people all over the world. Likewise, we still make American steel products, cabinets, pharmaceuticals and beverage cans right here in Kankakee.

Dec 11, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly, a member of the National Security Oversight subcommittee, released this statement following the House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):

Oct 31, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly, member of the House National Security Oversight Subcommittee, released this statement concerning her vote to formalize the impeachment investigation rules and processes:

“Today, the U.S. House of Representatives formalized the process for our ongoing impeachment investigation into President Trump.

Oct 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) introduced the US SAFE WEB Extension Act to extend the U.S. SAFE WEB Act of 2006 for an additional seven years and enable the Federal Trade Commission to protect Americans from fraud, spam, and deception online.

Jun 14, 2019 In The News

The House Oversight and Reform Committee advanced the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019 out of Committee on June 12. The bipartisan legislation, cosponsored by Reps. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., and Will Hurd, R-Texas, would establish Federal baseline standards for all government-purchased Internet-connected devices.

Jun 12, 2019 Press Release

Following some fireworks related to the Congressional investigations into President Donald J. Trump, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform approved the bipartisan Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019 (H.R. 1168), authored by Congresswoman Robin Kelly.

May 8, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly announced today that Bourbonnais resident Keeley Schwada has been offered an appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

“Keeley possesses the patience and tenacity to become an outstanding Naval officer,” Congresswoman Kelly said. “More women in leadership roles across our military and our government can only make American stronger. I have great faith that our younger generation has the know-how and resolve to confront the national security challenges of the 21st Century.”

Apr 18, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly, a member of the House Oversight Committee, released this statement following the release of the heavily redacted Mueller Report and the bizarre behavior of Attorney General Barr:

“The manner in which this critically important report was released is a slap in the face to the intelligence of the American people.


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