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Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Representing the 2nd District of Illinois

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Apr 5, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement regarding newly announced Chinese tariffs against U.S. agricultural products and President Trump’s escalating trade war:

“President Trump’s misguided and ill-conceived trade war with China and other nations will have a massive and negative impact on Illinois farmers and rural communities.

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Mar 28, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host a Youth Job and Resource Expo for young men and women between the ages of 16 and 24 on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Thornton Township High School, 15001 Broadway Ave., Harvey.

Mar 19, 2018 Press Release

Matteson, IL – Recently, the National Human Trafficking Hotline released new data showing that 193 cases of human trafficking were reported in Illinois via the Hotline in 2017. The BeFree Textline also released data showing 9 reported cases in Illinois.

Mar 14, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, vice chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, joined her colleagues in a solidarity walk out with students across the country.

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Mar 12, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly hosted a Housing Expo Saturday at Prairie State College that provided resources for distressed homeowners and first-time homebuyers, and information on improving credit, appealing property taxes, and more. 

Mar 12, 2018 Press Release

Matteson, IL - Congresswoman Kelly, vice chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, issued this statement on President Trump’s late-night plan to arm teachers and school staff while recanting his support for lifesaving comprehensive gun violence prevention measures:

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Mar 8, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly re-introduced four gun safety bills aimed at significantly reducing gun violence in our schools, homes and city streets.

Mar 1, 2018 Press Release

Last night, the Center for Disability and Elder Law presented Congresswoman Robin Kelly with its 2018 Impact Award for her advocacy on behalf of the legal rights of low-income seniors and people with disabilities in the Chicagoland region.

Feb 27, 2018 Editorial

Farmers now can join the long list of Americans President Donald Trump and his policies have attacked.

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Feb 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Last night, the House overwhelmingly passed the bipartisan Action for Dental Health Act (H.R. 2422), co-authored by Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust Chair, Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL), and Congressman and dentist Mike Simpson (R-ID). It received 387 yes votes.

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Dec 20, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — When it comes to federal tax policy — and what is equitable — the disconnect between congressional Republicans and Democrats is so vast it’s hard to see how it can it can be bridged, with the Illinois delegation fitting into this national picture.

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• No Democrats in the House and Senate support the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”

Dec 19, 2017 In The News

Niya Kenny had never visited Capitol Hill until last week, yet the millennial found a welcoming space of sisterhood in which to share her story during a Congressional roundtable focused on Black women and girls.

Nov 15, 2017 In The News

Democratic Congresswoman Robin Kelly has submitted an amendment to the Republican tax reform bill that would increase taxes on bullets for semi-automatic weapons, in a curveball attempt to re-focus national attention on gun control efforts by using the GOP’s own bill against them.

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Nov 1, 2017 In The News

If passed, a new bill would allow grain crop farmers to grow fruits and vegetables on more of their farm program base acres. With the goal of attaching the legislation to the next farm bill, Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., and Rep.

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Oct 26, 2017 In The News

The authors of draft legislation to impose security standards on Internet of Things devices purchased by the federal government are in listening mode for now, a senior Democratic congresswoman said Thursday.

Oct 24, 2017 In The News

Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act plans is set to start Nov. 1, but some are worried about challenges that might prevent consumers from signing up.

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Oct 20, 2017 In The News

U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (IL-2) continues her mission to strengthen the U.S. economy by strengthening working families and encouraging job growth. In a recent visit to the Chicago Crusader, the congresswoman reiterated her call for jobs and district-wide economic investment opportunities that will not only put people to work but help them build lifelong careers.

Oct 3, 2017 In The News

When the chief White House spokeswoman again brought up Chicago having a high level of violence despite its having the “strictest gun laws in the country,” U.S. Rep.

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Sep 29, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Members of the Congressional Black Caucus pressured Facebook this week to seriously examine how the site allowed Russian operatives to use advertising to target Black Lives Matter and sow racial divisions ahead of last year’s election.

Sep 15, 2017 In The News

The two Illinois representatives in the U.S. House seem far apart in several ways. Mike Bost, a Republican from Murphysboro, represents a district at the southern end of the state. Robin Kelly is a northern Illinois Democrat whose district includes part of Chicago’s south side as well as farms in Kankakee County.  

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