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Representing the 2nd District of Illinois

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Oct 7, 2019 Press Release

Matteson, IL—Several job seekers were surprised to walk away with jobs at Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly’s recent annual hiring event at the Lan-Oak Park District in Lansing, IL.

Oct 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Robin Kelly (IL-02) and Brad Schneider (IL-10) introduced legislation to help low-income seniors and people with disabilities better afford prescription drugs through Medicare Part D.

Oct 2, 2019 Press Release

Matteson, IL - Congresswoman Robin Kelly announced today that five additional south suburban fire departments will receive federal grants totaling more than $1.2 million.

This is the third round of grants awarded to south suburban fire departments. This latest round brings a total of $3.2 million in federal funds to 19 south suburban fire departments.

Sep 16, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host her 7th Annual Hiring Event for residents of the 2nd Congressional District on Friday, October 4, 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 12, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly announced today that 16 south suburban fire departments will benefit from federal grants totaling nearly $1.4 million.

Fire Departments in Chicago Heights, Steger, Flossmoor, Phoenix and Limestone served as the lead agencies when applying for the funds from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.

Sep 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on America’s alarming maternal mortality rate and legislation designed to address this growing crisis. The Subcommittee examined four bills, including Congresswoman Kelly’s MOMMA’s Act.

Sep 3, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly announced today that four south suburban fire departments will receive a total of $610,000 in federal grants to update safety equipment and fire station exhaust systems.

Aug 28, 2019 Press Release

Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness, along with four other community health centers in the South Suburbs and on Chicago’s South Side, have been awarded a total of $273,000 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

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Aug 26, 2019 Press Release

The U.S. Post Office in Olympia Fields, IL will soon be renamed for Captain Robert L. Martin, a highly decorated Tuskegee Airman. Legislation authored by Congresswoman Robin Kelly in late February was signed into law by President Trump on August 21st, 2019. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the renaming legislation on April 30th, 2019 and the U.S.

Aug 22, 2019 Press Release

Chicago, IL – This week, Congresswoman Robin Kelly convened a non-partisan Congressional Maternal Health Field Inquiry, in collaboration with Advocate Children’s Hospital, to shine an urgent light on the rising rate of American mothers dying from pregnancy and childbirth.

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Sep 3, 2019 In The News

A south suburban congresswoman wants to stop American mothers from dying during pregnancy and childbirth.

Aug 28, 2019 In The News

To Heidi House, the celebration of her toddler son’s birthday Sunday was almost miraculous.

That’s because House said she went into cardiac arrest at a downstate hospital when she was in labor two years ago.

Aug 9, 2019 In The News
U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly says the stakes are high as the 2020 national census nears, and that all south suburban residents should make sure they are counted next year.
 
A low turnout, Kelly said at a recent forum, could reduce the number of the Illinois Congressional delegation in Washington.
 
Aug 6, 2019 In The News

Kelly met with Gallagher Asphalt President Charles Gallagher, senior company executives and employees, community leaders and representatives of the railroad industry to discuss the importance of passing a surface transportation reauthorization bill and extending the

Aug 2, 2019 In The News

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved Congresswoman Robin Kelly’s legislation to rename the Olympia Fields post office in honor of Captain (USA, ret.) Robert L. Martin.

Jul 30, 2019 In The News

Rep. Robin Kelly wants to make it easier for businesses owned by minorities and women participating in federal government set-aside programs to get venture capital and private equity investments.

Jul 19, 2019 In The News

The National Science Foundation, which funds research and education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), has granted $1.2 million to the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) to allow it to directly connect students with specific field trips linked to STEM careers.

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Jul 17, 2019 In The News

On July 9, 2019, Congresswoman Robin Kelly introduced the Women and Minority Equity Investment Act (H.R. 3633); the legislation will make a commonsense tweak to existing Small Business Administration (SBA) programs that will expand venture capital access for participating business owners and companies.

Jul 10, 2019 In The News

The 2020 Census is nine months away, but U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-2nd), facing the all-but-certain loss of one and possibly two Illinois congressional districts, is already working with federal authorities to get the word out about it and ensure everyone gets enumerated.

Jul 1, 2019 In The News

New legislation to address student debt was recently introduced as the Young Farmers Success Act.  The bill, HR 3232, was introduced in the House and referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.  Introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney and cosponsored by Reps.

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