At least fifteen U.S. Senators and 10 U.S. Representatives joined together to introduce a resolution in the House & Senate establishing June 2nd as “National Gun Violence Awareness Day” and designating June as “National Gun Violence Awareness Month.” Every day in America, an average of 297 men, women and children are shot, 91 of them fatally.
U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL), released following statement today in recognition of the 68th Anniversary of Israel's Independence Day, which begins at sundown this evening:
“Today, I join millions of Israelis as well as Jews and people of all faiths around the world in celebrating Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day.
Congresswoman Robin Kelly today announced “The UP Initiative,” a new collaborative effort between Members of Congress and community partners to reduce gun violence and increase economic opportunity.
Congresswoman Robin Kelly, (D) the only Member of the Illinois Congressional Delegation to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement today on the second anniversary of the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria.
Parents can learn about two economical college savings programs during Congresswoman Robin Kelly’s 2nd annual College Savings Night on Monday, April 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Country Club Hills City Hall, Downstairs Room 105/106, located at 4200 W. 183rd Street.
Today, Congresswomen Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Robin Kelly (IL-02) and Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09), announced the creation of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, the first caucus devoted to public policy that eliminates the significant barriers and disparities experienced by Black women.
President Obama’s choice of Chicago-native Judge Merrick Garland as his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court gives Congress the opportunity to fill this crucial vacancy with a jurist of unparalleled experience and legal acumen.
Congresswoman Robin Kelly recently met with seven women in agricultural careers at the Kankakee County Farm Bureau, as part of her Women in Non-Traditional Careers Tour.
The women described the rewards and challenges of farming, discussed female role models who inspired them to adopt careers in agriculture, and suggested what Rep. Kelly can do in Washington to help farm communities.
U.S. Representative Robin Kelly is sponsoring the annual Congressional Art Competition open to high school students residing or attending a school within the Second Congressional District.
Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host a Housing Expo on Saturday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the New Early Learning Center, located at 729 Engle St., in Dolton. Participants will learn about loan modification, foreclosure prevention, down-payment assistance programs, and how to appeal property taxes.
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The One Hundred Thirteenth United States Congress is the next meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2013 to January 3, 2015.
The 113th United States Congress will begin on January 3, 2013. There are at least 12 new senators (3R, 8D, 1I) and 67 new representatives (29R, 38D).