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Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Representing the 2nd District of Illinois

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Oct 1, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host her 6th Annual Hiring Event for residents of the 2nd Congressional District on Friday, October 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Lan-Oak Park District, 2550 178th St., Lansing. More than 50 employers with active job openings will be in attendance.

Sep 25, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s IT subcommittee released new findings and recommendations regarding artificial intelligence (AI). The bipartisan report is the product of three Congressional hearings on the topic and was released by Chairman Will Hurd (R-TX) and Ranking Member Robin Kelly (D-IL).

Sep 21, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly announced today that the Manteno Fire Protection District was awarded a $1.42 million federal grant which will benefit 17 fire protection districts throughout Kankakee County.

Sep 20, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly personally delivered 200 books this week to Bloom Trail High School in Chicago Heights and Prairie-Hills Junior High School in Markham as part of the Library of Congress’ Surplus Book Program.

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Sep 7, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement on the murder of Delmonte Johnson, 19, of the South Side:

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Sep 7, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly announced today that seven South Suburban fire departments were awarded federal grants totaling more than $1.5 million. This federal funding will be used to hire, recruit and improve operations and safety within the departments. The following departments received grants:

Aug 30, 2018 Press Release

Matteson, IL – School superintendents, school board presidents and college presidents from the 2nd Congressional District participated in a series of education forums hosted by Congresswoman Robin Kelly with guest speaker, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), Ranking Member of the House Education and Workforce Committee.

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Aug 29, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly announced today that the Homewood Fire Department was awarded a $58,210 federal grant that will go toward fire station safety improvements and officer training.

Aug 21, 2018 Press Release

Chicago, IL – Congresswoman Robin Kelly will participate in the Kelly Klassic, a newly-formed basketball tournament, hosted in Chicago’s South Side. The tournament is designed to foster improved community-police relations and address the gun violence epidemic.

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Aug 16, 2018 Press Release

Matteson, IL – Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement following Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lying to the press and American people about President Donald J. Trump’s track record of creating jobs in the African American community:

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Jun 4, 2018 In The News

Amazon.com Inc.’s recent adoption of a policy requiring racial minorities and women be interviewed for senior management openings has put a renewed focus on diversity at tech firms, with some members of the Congressional Black Caucus saying the industry still has a long way to go to address racial disparities.

Jun 4, 2018 In The News

In a letter to Chicago Bears ownership, Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) calls for Virginia McCaskey, principle owner of the franchise, to give more clarity on how the team plans to enforce the NFL’s new anthem policy. She is the first member of Congress to ask for transparency from a team regarding the new rules.

May 21, 2018 In The News

A new bill introduced in the United States House of Representatives is aimed at reducing infant and maternal mortality rates.

Representative Robin Kelly introduced legislation to the U.S. House of Representatives that would give women who are on Medicaid longer periods of coverage to battle outrageously high rates of maternal and infant mortality in the country.

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May 21, 2018 In The News

The recent article entitled “We’re ‘bullseye’ in trade wars” details the real threat that Kankakee farmers are under from President Trump’s misguided and ill-conceived trade war.

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May 9, 2018 In The News

A House bill introduced Wednesday would expand the amount of time that new moms could remain on Medicaid, in an effort to reduce the number of pregnancy or childbirth-related deaths.

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May 8, 2018 In The News

When is it appropriate to take risks? How do you overcome barriers? And, as a leader, how do you find balance?

May 7, 2018 In The News

I learned shocking realities about young people who work in the sex trade Thursday when I attended a Congressional field inquiry on trafficking held by U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Matteson.

Apr 24, 2018 In The News

CHICAGO – A group of young activists in Chicago met and rallied today calling for better lives and safer streets in the city.

Young activists and their adult mentors conferring about Chicago’s South and West Sides.

Congresswoman Robin Kelly called the meeting, saying these young leaders must demand anti-violence resources.

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Apr 12, 2018 In The News

It was just a couple of weeks ago, U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly said, that a man approached her inside a store where she was shopping and thanked her for helping his son find a job.

The man’s son had attended the congresswoman’s Youth Job and Resource Expo held a year ago in Harvey, and had been able to find work through the event, Kelly said Tuesday.

Apr 2, 2018 In The News

In an area where corn and soybean fields were once planted, a massive Amazon Fulfillment Center situated on 84 acres along West Monee Manhattan Road is now king of the landscape.

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