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Apr 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement after voting NO on the Republicans’ so-called “Balanced Budget” constitutional amendment, that’s nothing more than a veiled attack on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and the Americans who paid into these systems:

Apr 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-2), Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), along with Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) introduced the Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act.

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Apr 10, 2018 Press Release

Following Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before the U.S. Senate and in preparation for this testimony in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the co-chairs of the newly formed Tech Accountability Caucus, Reps. Robin Kelly (IL-02), Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) and Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-05) released this statement:

Apr 6, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly announced the winners of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for high school students during a reception at Crete Creative Art Gallery and School.

Apr 5, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement regarding newly announced Chinese tariffs against U.S. agricultural products and President Trump’s escalating trade war:

“President Trump’s misguided and ill-conceived trade war with China and other nations will have a massive and negative impact on Illinois farmers and rural communities.

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Mar 28, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host a Youth Job and Resource Expo for young men and women between the ages of 16 and 24 on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Thornton Township High School, 15001 Broadway Ave., Harvey.

Mar 19, 2018 Press Release

Matteson, IL – Recently, the National Human Trafficking Hotline released new data showing that 193 cases of human trafficking were reported in Illinois via the Hotline in 2017. The BeFree Textline also released data showing 9 reported cases in Illinois.

Mar 14, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, vice chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, joined her colleagues in a solidarity walk out with students across the country.

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Mar 12, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly hosted a Housing Expo Saturday at Prairie State College that provided resources for distressed homeowners and first-time homebuyers, and information on improving credit, appealing property taxes, and more. 

Mar 12, 2018 Press Release

Matteson, IL - Congresswoman Kelly, vice chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, issued this statement on President Trump’s late-night plan to arm teachers and school staff while recanting his support for lifesaving comprehensive gun violence prevention measures:

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Mar 12, 2018 In The News
Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., received the 2018 Impact Award from the Center for Disability and Elder Law for her advocacy on behalf of the legal rights of low-income seniors and people with disabilities in the Chicago region.
 
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Mar 12, 2018 In The News

Lawmakers worry declining federal research and development dollars could stunt the development of new artificial intelligence tools and set the country back in the race for global dominance in the emerging technology.

Mar 7, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — Right before 3 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Bryan Witzmann felt his heart break again.

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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.”

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