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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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Jul 7, 2016 In The News
Chicago Sun-Times: ‘Pure evil,’ chief says of Hazel Crest shooting of dad, 2 girls
Jul 7, 2016 In The News
ABC Chicago: GUN VIOLENCE RALLY HELD IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO
Jul 7, 2016 In The News
The Guardian: Gun control advocates join 57 members of Congress on national day of protest
Jul 7, 2016 In The News
CBS Chicago: U.S. Lawmakers Lead Gun Control Rally In Federal Plaza
Jul 7, 2016 In The News
Elle: Rep. Kelly Speaks From the House of Representative Sit-In for Gun Control
Jul 7, 2016 In The News
Chicago Sun-Times: Illinois Democrats key to House gun control sit-in
Jul 7, 2016 In The News
Politico: ‘WE’RE NOT GOING TO LET THIS DIE’

Robin Kelly, D-Ill., a driving force behind the Democrats’ dramatic congressional sit-in calling for a gun control vote, said she and her Illinois colleagues are stepping up the momentum this week. ‘We’re not going to let this die,’ Kelly told POLITICO Illinois Sunday.

Jul 7, 2016 In The News
Roll Call: House Democrats Stage Chamber Floor Sit-In For Gun Vote
Jul 7, 2016 In The News
Homewood Flossmoore: Rep. Kelly joins fellow Democrats in sit-in in U.S. House
Jul 7, 2016 In The News
Politico Morning Cyber Security: HEARINGS THIS WEEK

House committees will scrutinize the federal government’s offensive and defensive cyber capabilities in separate hearings this week. A House Oversight subcommittee will hold a field hearing in Chicago today to solicit opinions on cybersecurity information sharing and more from the private sector.

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