Congresswoman Kelly Tapped for House Gun Violence Task Force
Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02) has been tapped to serve as a vice-chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force in the 114th Congress.
Kelly has been a staunch advocate for gun violence prevention since joining Congress in 2013. Last year, she released the 2014 Kelly Report on Gun Violence, the first ever Congressional analysis of the nation’s gun violence epidemic.
“I’m excited to work with the task force to strengthen the coalition against gun violence and pursue the Kelly Report’s common sense recommendations for stopping the epidemic,” Kelly said. “We can strike the right balance in protecting our Second Amendment rights while also protecting the right of all Americans to live free from the threat of gun violence.”
The House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force is chaired by Congressman Mike Thompson, (CA-5), who also contributed to the Kelly Report.
“Congresswoman Kelly is a dedicated public servant who is committed to reducing the toll of gun violence on our streets and in our communities,” said Chairman Thompson. “She brings a new voice and perspective to our task force, and I am thrilled to have her as part of our leadership team.”
The Kelly Report brought together members of Congress, academics and gun reform advocates to examine the root causes and impact of gun violence in America and provide a comprehensive set of legislative and policy recommendations to stop it.