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Representing the 2nd District of Illinois

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May 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust and author of the MOMMAs Act, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee.

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May 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement concerning the White House’s immigration proposal supposedly crafted by Presidential son-in-law, Jared Kushner:

“This plan is dead on arrival and not even worth the paper it’s printed on.

May 10, 2019 Editorial

This weekend, we celebrate our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, stepmothers and all the women who love and nurture us.

There will be brunches and mimosas, cards and flowers, backyard BBQs and fancy dinners. It might just be a quick call saying, “Hey mom, I love you.” Each family will be celebrating their moms in their own special way.

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May 8, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly announced today that Bourbonnais resident Keeley Schwada has been offered an appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

May 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congresswoman Robin Kelly’s bipartisan Orange Book Transparency Act (H.R. 1503). This legislation will increase access to lower cost generic drugs and bolster competition in the marketplace to drive down prescription drug costs by making technical changes to the Orange Book and listing process.

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May 8, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement responding to outgoing Mayor Emanuel’s statement on a third Chicago airport:

“With all due respect, the outgoing Mayor’s statement on a potential Third Airport shows a lack of imagination and understanding of the needs of our community.

May 6, 2019 Press Release

In celebration of Mothers’ Day, Congresswoman Robin Kelly hosted a Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls event at the Matteson Holiday Inn honoring African American mothers and highlighting issues affecting their health and families.

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May 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC - U.S. Representative Robin Kelly, along with Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan and 52 south suburban officials, sent a letter to Governor JB Pritzker requesting his support for the South Suburban Airport (SSA) and surrounding infrastructure.

Apr 30, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced Congresswoman Robin Kelly’s legislation to rename the Olympia Fields post office for Captain (USA, ret.) Robert L. Martin, a Tuskegee Airmen and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. The measure was co-sponsored by the entire Illinois delegation.

Apr 18, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly, a member of the House Oversight Committee, released this statement following the release of the heavily redacted Mueller Report and the bizarre behavior of Attorney General Barr:

“The manner in which this critically important report was released is a slap in the face to the intelligence of the American people.

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Mar 27, 2019 In The News

On March 19, Congresswoman Robin Kelly took some time out of her busy schedule to visit AP and Honors Junior students at Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills. Congresswoman Kelly kicked things off by introducing herself and telling students about her background, what issues she is passionate about, and her general roles and responsibilities.

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Mar 13, 2019 In The News

Several years after the city cracked down on Southeast Side facilities for releasing black clouds of lung-damaging petroleum coke into surrounding neighborhoods, a new federal bill aims to set in motion the first comprehensive study on the health and environmental impacts of the pollutant.

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Mar 12, 2019 In The News

Connected devices are notorious for their shoddy security and Congress is hoping to fix that.

Members of the US Senate and House of Representatives introduced the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act on Monday, hoping to bring legislative action to the emerging technology.

Mar 8, 2019 In The News

Congresswoman Robin Kelly personally delivered 150 books last week to Sandridge Elementary School in Lynwood as part of the Library of Congress’ Surplus Book Program.

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Mar 6, 2019 In The News

A member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen who lived in Olympia Fields would have the post office in that suburb named in his honor under legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Matteson.

Mar 6, 2019 In The News

House Democrats say their increasingly visible alliance with politically active physicians helped them pass legislation mandating federal background checks on all gun sales. But they so far haven’t broken through the wall of opposition in the GOP-majority Senate.

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Mar 1, 2019 In The News

It’s been a busy week for south suburban U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Matteson, and among the most significant weeks of her six years in Congress.

On Tuesday night, Lori Lightfoot — the top vote-getter in Chicago’s mayoral primary — first thanked family, campaign staff and volunteers, then Kelly during her victory speech.

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Jan 15, 2019 In The News

U.S. Reps. Bobby Rush (D-1st) and Robin Kelly (D-2nd) have been appointed to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce by the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.

Jan 14, 2019 In The News

The record-setting partial government shutdown that enters its 24th day today is having a damaging effect on the nation's cybersecurity, both now and in the future.

Jan 9, 2019 In The News

Keeping and recruiting tech talent is already a struggle for the federal government, and one lawmaker warns the shutdown will make the problem worse.

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