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Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Representing the 2nd District of Illinois

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May 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee unanimously approved Congresswoman Kelly’s legislation to increase funding for energy efficiency investments in government-owned buildings.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Nov 30, 2018 In The News

Washington — The Action for Dental Health Act, legislation aimed at improving oral health and access to oral health care, passed Congress Nov. 28.

The bill will next head to President Donald J. Trump's desk, where it is expected to be signed into law.

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Nov 9, 2018 In The News

When Democrats take control of the House of Representatives in January, expect a continuation of the current federal cybersecurity agenda on Capitol Hill with slight modifications.

Oct 29, 2018 In The News

More than 300 job-seekers, including a notable percentage of mature workers, attended a Hiring Event hosted by Congresswoman Robin Kelly at the Lan-Oak Park District on Friday. 

 

Oct 26, 2018 In The News

More than half a million Chicago-area homeowners will lose at least part of their federal deduction for state and local taxes under terms of the tax law pushed through by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans.

Oct 16, 2018 In The News

Congresswoman Robin Kelly recently announced the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation has been awarded a $60,700 federal grant to plan an applied research center for testing new technologies that will improve freight movements by creating “smart roads” throughout the south suburban region.

Oct 4, 2018 In The News

The Department of Justice (DoJ) today announced that a grand jury has indicted seven officers, all Russian nationals and residents, in the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), a military intelligence agency of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

Oct 2, 2018 In The News

Charles Johnson never imagined he might lose his wife, Kira, during the birth of their second child.

This was a woman who was in good shape, he said. She ran marathons. And she was going to a well-respected hospital for a routine, scheduled C-section.

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