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Representing the 2nd District of Illinois

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Aug 16, 2019 Press Release

What: Non-partisan Congressional Maternal Health Field Inquiry, in collaboration with Advocate Children’s Hospital. The field inquiry is intended to shine an urgent light on the status of women’s health in preparation for motherhood and after giving birth.

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Aug 15, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host a free symposium featuring some of Chicago’s most dynamic woman professionals in finance, labor, marketing and human resources offering guidance on negotiating pay raises and advancement, and successfully branding your talent and your business. The symposium, “Power Moves: Strategies for Success,” takes place Thursday, August 22, from 8 a.m.

Aug 13, 2019 Press Release

Matteson, IL – Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, and her staff completed training to administer naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug.

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Aug 5, 2019 Press Release

Matteson, IL – Congresswoman Robin Kelly, vice chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, released this statement following the tragic mass shootings in Chicago, El Paso and Dayton:

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Jul 31, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congresswoman Robin Kelly introduced the Preventing Gun Trafficking Act, H.R. 4116, legislation to make straw purchases a federal crime.

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Jul 31, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved Congresswoman Robin Kelly’s legislation to rename the Olympia Fields post office in honor of Captain (USA, ret.) Robert L. Martin.

Jul 30, 2019 Press Release

Matteson, IL – In advance on the second 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate, SELF magazine asked all of the 2020 Presidential candidates about their plans to tackle America’s growing maternal mortality crisis.

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Jul 29, 2019 Editorial

It’s 1843 and your son has a fever. It’s been getting worse for days and you know he needs help. So, you get on your horse, pull him up and start riding. After miles and miles, you finally reach the only doctor in the county in a desperate attempt to get care for your child. This story would be exactly the same if it were told in 212 B.C., 873, 1564 and even well into the 1900s.

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Jul 26, 2019 Press Release

Matteson, IL—Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL02) announced today that the Museum of Science and Industry has been awarded a second federal grant for STEM learning. The $98,157 grant will research and identify best practices used by STEM-centered schools to promote STEM equity and diversity.

Jul 24, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly, member of the National Security Oversight subcommittee, released the following statement regarding the testimony of Special Counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees:

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Aug 9, 2019 In The News
U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly says the stakes are high as the 2020 national census nears, and that all south suburban residents should make sure they are counted next year.
 
A low turnout, Kelly said at a recent forum, could reduce the number of the Illinois Congressional delegation in Washington.
 
Aug 6, 2019 In The News

Kelly met with Gallagher Asphalt President Charles Gallagher, senior company executives and employees, community leaders and representatives of the railroad industry to discuss the importance of passing a surface transportation reauthorization bill and extending the

Aug 2, 2019 In The News

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved Congresswoman Robin Kelly’s legislation to rename the Olympia Fields post office in honor of Captain (USA, ret.) Robert L. Martin.

Jul 30, 2019 In The News

Rep. Robin Kelly wants to make it easier for businesses owned by minorities and women participating in federal government set-aside programs to get venture capital and private equity investments.

Jul 19, 2019 In The News

The National Science Foundation, which funds research and education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), has granted $1.2 million to the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) to allow it to directly connect students with specific field trips linked to STEM careers.

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Jul 17, 2019 In The News

On July 9, 2019, Congresswoman Robin Kelly introduced the Women and Minority Equity Investment Act (H.R. 3633); the legislation will make a commonsense tweak to existing Small Business Administration (SBA) programs that will expand venture capital access for participating business owners and companies.

Jul 10, 2019 In The News

The 2020 Census is nine months away, but U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-2nd), facing the all-but-certain loss of one and possibly two Illinois congressional districts, is already working with federal authorities to get the word out about it and ensure everyone gets enumerated.

Jul 1, 2019 In The News

New legislation to address student debt was recently introduced as the Young Farmers Success Act.  The bill, HR 3232, was introduced in the House and referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.  Introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney and cosponsored by Reps.

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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 6, 2019 In The News

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL —Gov. JB Pritzker tucked $162 million in the state's budget for building an interchange near south suburban Peotone, signaling that the region's third airport may be on its way.

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