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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 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.

Jan 9, 2019 In The News

The House of Representatives acknowledged the victims of last weekend's Orlando massacre in predictable fashion on Monday: not with discussion of why a man once on an FBI terror watchlist was able to legally purchase the guns he used to kill at least 49 people, but with a time-honored ritual that has become so commonplace as to lose all meaning: the moment of silence.

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Dec 10, 2018 In The News

The Action for Dental Health Act of 2018 has been described as a modest piece of legislation.

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Dec 7, 2018 In The News

Illinois Congresswoman Robin Kelly recently held a press conference alongside several highly regarded doctors to demand congressional action when it comes to gun violence across the nation. The press conference was held in Washington D.C. and included comments from Dr. Niva Lubin-Johnson who is a physician at Mercy Hospital in Chicago.

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Dec 7, 2018 In The News

A House lawmaker wants federal agencies to prioritize cybersecurity when buying internet-connected devices.

Dec 4, 2018 In The News

As the chorus of medical professionals  weighing in on the gun debate grows louder, House Democrats are vowing to push gun legislation and funding for research with their new majority in the next Congress.

Nov 30, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON -- A Johns Hopkins Hospital surgeon joined other doctors Thursday on Capitol Hill in recounting stories of the effects of gun violence, part of an effort to compel congressional action after a National Rifle Association assertion that doctors should “stay in their lane” on the topic.

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