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Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Representing the 2nd District of Illinois

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Oct 9, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly today announced the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation has been awarded a $60,700 federal grant to plan an applied research center for testing new technologies that will improve freight movements by creating “smart roads” throughout the south suburban region.

Oct 4, 2018 Press Release

Matteson, IL – Congresswoman Robin Kelly, ranking member of the IT subcommittee and member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, released this statement concerning the revelation of Russian GRU’s hacking attempt against the Organizations for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), part of a trend of Russian cyberattacks against intergovernmental organizations and national institutions:

Oct 1, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host her 6th Annual Hiring Event for residents of the 2nd Congressional District on Friday, October 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Lan-Oak Park District, 2550 178th St., Lansing. More than 50 employers with active job openings will be in attendance.

Sep 25, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s IT subcommittee released new findings and recommendations regarding artificial intelligence (AI). The bipartisan report is the product of three Congressional hearings on the topic and was released by Chairman Will Hurd (R-TX) and Ranking Member Robin Kelly (D-IL).

Sep 21, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly announced today that the Manteno Fire Protection District was awarded a $1.42 million federal grant which will benefit 17 fire protection districts throughout Kankakee County.

Sep 20, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly personally delivered 200 books this week to Bloom Trail High School in Chicago Heights and Prairie-Hills Junior High School in Markham as part of the Library of Congress’ Surplus Book Program.

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Sep 7, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement on the murder of Delmonte Johnson, 19, of the South Side:

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Sep 7, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly announced today that seven South Suburban fire departments were awarded federal grants totaling more than $1.5 million. This federal funding will be used to hire, recruit and improve operations and safety within the departments. The following departments received grants:

Aug 30, 2018 Press Release

Matteson, IL – School superintendents, school board presidents and college presidents from the 2nd Congressional District participated in a series of education forums hosted by Congresswoman Robin Kelly with guest speaker, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), Ranking Member of the House Education and Workforce Committee.

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Aug 29, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly announced today that the Homewood Fire Department was awarded a $58,210 federal grant that will go toward fire station safety improvements and officer training.

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Feb 13, 2018 In The News

An Illinois Democrat says she’s found a way to please everyone in her diverse district with legislation that would alleviate Chicago-area “food deserts” by lifting a barrier to fruit and vegetable production in rural areas.

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Feb 11, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — Democratic women in Congress took President Trump to task Saturday for defending those accused of abuse, but not mentioning the victims who have endured violence.

Jan 17, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly invoked the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 9, 2018 In The News

Prairie State College in Chicago Heights has been awarded a $938,447 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to create job training centers in welding and machining at various community locations throughout the South Suburbs, U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly announced Monday.

Jan 4, 2018 In The News

On December 21, 2017 the U.S. Senate passed Congresswoman Robin Kelly’s Connected Government Act (H.R. 2331). The bill now heads to the president’s desk for his signature.

“Quite simply, this bill will put nearly all government services in your pocket,” said Congresswoman Kelly. The legislation mandates that all updated and redesigned federal government websites be mobile-friendly.

Jan 2, 2018 In The News

A bill to optimize federal websites for mobile devices could soon become law.

The Connected Government Act passed the Senate on Thursday by unanimous consent, and now it heads to the president’s desk for possible enactment.

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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