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Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Representing the 2nd District of Illinois

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Mar 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL-02) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13), introduced bicameral legislation that would address the concerns of petroleum coke and pave the way for federal environmental safety regulations on the fuel.

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Mar 12, 2019 Press Release

Yesterday, a bipartisan and bicameral coalition introduced the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019 (H.R. 1168). The legislation would establish baseline security requirements for IoT devices purchased by the federal government.

Mar 12, 2019 Press Release

“Mommas are dying across this country. Every year, we lose more mommas to maternal mortality and it’s a sad fact that it’s more dangerous to have a baby today than it was 25 years ago,” began Congresswoman Robin Kelly.

Mar 6, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement following the release of data from the U.S. Department of Commerce showing the U.S. trade deficit had reached a 10-year high, largely because of President Trump’s failed trade war:

Mar 1, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly personally delivered 150 books Friday to Sandridge Elementary School in Lynwood, as part of the Library of Congress’ Surplus Book Program.

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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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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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Jul 23, 2018 In The News

At a time when everyone should be working to protect the integrity of our electoral system, Illinois may be an unwitting partner in throwing valid voters off the rolls.

Jul 12, 2018 In The News

Congresswoman Robin Kelly on Monday, July 11, hosted a congressional delegation to Chicago that met with local leaders to address police accountability and aggression towards local law enforcement.

Jul 9, 2018 In The News

In 2008, South Shore resident Cheryl King found a lump in her right breast.

When she told a health professional at a South Side facility, he dismissed it, saying many African-Americans have lumps in their breasts. In the three months it took to get appointments and tests with other professionals to verify it was cancer, it had grown into a stage 2 tumor.

Jun 5, 2018 In The News

A new bill has been introduced to Congress by Representative Robin Kelly, D-Illinois to help reverse America’s rising maternal mortality rate. Congresswoman Kelly presented the initiative in early May 2018 to help hundreds of women who die each year as a result of pregnancy.

The new initiative is called the Mothers and Offspring Mortality & Morbidity Awareness (MOMMA) Act.

Jun 4, 2018 In The News

Congresswoman Robin Kelly from Illinois second district recently hosted a panel discussion with Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) to discuss the communities in Chicago’s South Suburbs, and across the country, who are facing significant financial stress and who are looking for a way the federal government can help.

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.

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