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Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Representing the 2nd District of Illinois

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Oct 2, 2017 Press Release

Matteson, IL – Congresswoman Robin Kelly, vice chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, released this statement:

“Once again, American families awoke to the horrific news of yet another mass shooting that’s claimed the lives of more than 50 people enjoying a country concert.

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Sep 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly, ranking member of the IT subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, joined the Democratic Caucus’ push to ensure that every American home has Internet access.

Sep 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the nonpartisan, independent organization that advises Congress on the costs and benefits of proposed legislation, released a zero score for the Connected Government Act.

Sep 22, 2017 Editorial

The Sept. 19 editorialA preventable disaster” was correct; every American child shot is a “preventable disaster.” But instead of acting, Congress is going in the wrong direction.

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Sep 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, took to Twitter to raise awareness about the premium increases and coverage losses families with pre-existing conditions would experience under the callous Graham-Cassidy healthcare plan.

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Sep 18, 2017 Press Release

Matteson, IL - Congresswoman Kelly released this statement concerning President Trump's reckless decision to gut the DOJ's COPS program:

"This decision directly endangers our communities and public safety by starving our law enforcement of vital resources and information.

Sep 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last week, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) passed Congresswoman Kelly’s Connected Government Act (HR 2331). The bill will now move to the House floor for a vote.

Sep 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly again took to the House floor demanding a vote on bipartisan gun safety legislation to save American lives.

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Sep 11, 2017 Editorial

The recent article titled “Gunrunner bought guns in Arkansas to sell to Chicago gangs” shows, yet again, that guns from outside Illinois are spilling blood in our streets.

This time, the trafficker was Klint Kelley buying guns in Arkansas. In March, it was Willies Biles buying guns in Indiana, and the list goes on and on.

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Sep 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last week, Congresswoman Robin Kelly offered an amendment to the so-called “Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act” to reprogram $3 million for summer food assistance to families receiving SNAP benefits.

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Mar 22, 2016 In The News
Examiner: Sen. Dick Durbin, Rep. Robin Kelly join President Obama on historic Cuba visit
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Illinois Politico Playbook: Robin Kelly's Cuban Mission

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.

Feb 4, 2016 In The News
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Jan 21, 2016 In The News
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Jan 7, 2016 In The News
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Jan 6, 2016 In The News
Huffington Post: Congress Must Act Now to Stop America's Gun Violence Epidemic
Jan 5, 2016 In The News
Chicago Sun-Times: Sweet: The long, long fight to close the gun show loophole
Dec 16, 2015 In The News
WBEZ: Congresswoman Robin Kelly continues fight against guns
Dec 16, 2015 In The News
Politico: Gun control becomes a litmus test in Democratic primaries

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