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.
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Matteson, IL – Congresswoman Robin Kelly, the Ranking Member of IT subcommittee, released this statement concerning President Trump’s long-awaited cybersecurity Executive Order:
“President Trump’s cybersecurity Executive Order is a long-overdue first step, but it needs to be more than words on paper. As the Administration makes these commitments, key cybersecurity positions in the White House and federal agencies, including the Federal CIO, are still vacant.
Matteson, IL - Congresswoman Robin Kelly released the following statement after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey:
"To date, President Trump has fired the FBI Director, the acting Attorney General and nearly 50 federal prosecutors. It seems anyone investigating President Trump's ties to Putin or Russia's effort to hack our election hears President Trump's favorite phrase: 'you're fired.'
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) released this statement marking the 69th Anniversary of Israel's Independence Day, which began at sundown on May 1, 2017:
“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.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL), ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Technology, and Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT), ranking member of the Intelligence Subcommittee on the NSA and Cybersecurity, wrote to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to highlight the increase in cyber-attacks against American financial institutions by state-actors, including North Korea and Russia.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly spoke on the House Floor demanding accountability and action from Congress in investigating President Trump’s ties to Russia and Vladimir Putin:
“Mr. Speaker, it pains me to come to this Chamber this morning to say that nothing was done as our democracy came under attack.
We know Russia intervened in our presidential election - this was not done in the interest of the people, by the people or for the people of America.
It was done to make America a vehicle for Russian interests.
Washington, DC – On Friday evening, President Donald Trump issued an unconstitutional executive order banning individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States of America.
Within hours, a federal judge issued a stay against the Executive Order.
“Let me be clear, the President’s order is unconstitutional, reckless and un-American. Far from making us safer, this order does the exact opposite,” said Congresswoman Robin Kelly. “It’s time for Congressional Republicans to get serious and stand up for the Constitution.”
Matteson, IL - Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement regarding news that a federal judge ordered the government not to deport immigrants currently held at airports based on President Trump’s Executive Order barring individuals from certain Muslim-majority countries:
Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Ranking Member of the Oversight Committee’s subcommittee on Information Technology (IT) Security, sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Oversight Committee chairman, Congressman Jason Chaffetz calling for a full and thorough investigation of Russia’s efforts to sway the 2016 Presidential election.