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Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Representing the 2nd District of Illinois

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Mar 1, 2019 Press Release

Olympia Fields, IL – Yesterday, Congresswoman Robin Kelly filed legislation to rename the Olympia Fields post office for Captain (USA, ret.) Robert L. Martin.

Feb 27, 2019 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly voted in favor of the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (H.R. 8). This bipartisan legislation would ensure that a background check is conducted on every gun sale, thus closing loopholes that allow a significant number of guns to be sold without a background check, especially via the Internet and at gun shows.

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Feb 22, 2019 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL-02) are requesting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) take immediate action to stop a company on the Southeast Side of Chicago from releasing unsafe levels of a known neurotoxin into the air in violation of the Clean Air Act.

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Feb 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement on President Trump’s plan to issue an unconstitutional “Emergency Declaration:”

Feb 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly, vice chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, released this statement following the passage of Bipartisan Background Check Act (H.R. 8) and H.R. 1112, which would close the Charleston Loophole, by the House Judiciary Committee:

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Feb 8, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly, vice chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, introduced three bills to bring commonsense to federal gun policy.

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Feb 5, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement following President Trump’s State of the Union Address:

“Tonight, the President had an opportunity to lay out an agenda for all Americans. While many elements of his speech are deeply disturbing, I hope that we can find ways to work with the White House and Senate to deliver real results for the American people.

Feb 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly will welcome Second District constituent, Diane Latiker of Roseland, to Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, she will attend the State of the Union as the Congresswoman’s guest and on Wednesday, she will testify during the House Judiciary Committee Hearing: “Preventing Gun Violence: A Call to Action.”

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Feb 4, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly, co-chair of the House Tech Accountability Caucus and Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released this statement applauding the appointment of Rosalind “Roz” Brewer - the first African American, person of color and African American woman - to Amazon’s Board of Directors:

Jan 28, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Robin Kelly, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust and Member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform (COR), released this statement on the COR’s first full committee hearing on the high cost of prescription drugs:

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Sep 19, 2018 In The News

Telling some students at Bloom Trail High School she “never thought” she would enter politics, Rep.

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Sep 12, 2018 In The News

Olivia Shorter was diagnosed with sickle cell disease when she was just seven days old and is continuing her fight as she looks forward to her eighth birthday on Sept. 20.

Just as she did to celebrate her 7th birthday, Olivia will host another sickle cell party blood drive for kids like herself and in recognition that September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month.

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Sep 7, 2018 In The News

Congresswoman Robin Kelly recently released her Kelly Report on the New American Dream. The report details how the once very attainable American Dream has evolved and how strategic investments in people, workers, education, manufacturing, and technology will create jobs and foster opportunities that could potentially empower families to redefine the American Dream.

Sep 4, 2018 In The News

With most of this year’s crop sold and input costs covered, Steve Warrick said next year will be critical for his Will County farm.

“Nobody has a handle on next year – from bankers to fertilizer companies,” he said.

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Sep 4, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL-2) joined representatives from various segments of the rail industry on Aug. 29 to discuss policy and tour the Middle River Marine facility in Chicago.

Aug 29, 2018 In The News

When I was a child, my parents talked to me about the importance of paying bills on time, maintaining good credit. And saving.

Aug 14, 2018 In The News

There are no gun shops in Chicago, but the city is inundated with firearms.

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Aug 1, 2018 In The News

Summertime is often a chance to relax and take a day off, but in the small Illinois town of Kankakee, local businesses are charging ahead at full speed thanks in part to the power of the internet.

Jul 26, 2018 In The News

United States Representative Robin Kelly recently invited Taylor Ausley, a local high school student who won the Congressional Art Competition in Illinois’s second district, to come to Washington D.C. and see her winning artwork at the U.S. Capital where it will hang for the next year.

Jul 23, 2018 In The News

Olivia Shorter, of Matteson, walked the halls of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., and entered the offices of several members of Congress for one-on-one meetings.

Shorter, 7, was there to urge lawmakers to help children, like her, who have sickle cell disease.

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