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Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Representing the 2nd District of Illinois



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Feb 14, 2018 Editorial

To the Editor:

In “Making Background Checks Work” (Op-Ed, Feb. 13), John R. Lott Jr. desperately tries to push one of the gun lobby’s favorite narratives: that background checks are bad for public safety.

The main pillar of Mr. Lott’s argument is that our underfunded, underresourced and broken background check system prevents “good guys” from getting guns.

Feb 12, 2018 Editorial

For more than a year, Americans, Congress and the world have discussed Russia’s attempts to influence our elections. However, some of their most dangerous and well-documented attacks against state-level voting systems have been a mere footnote.

Feb 6, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly, a member of Congress’ Oversight Committee, released this statement regarding the Inspector General’s investigation into the Trump Administration’s Department of Labor effort to hide a report showing billions in lost earnings for American servers due to

Feb 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Brad Schneider (IL-10) was joined by Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security Bennie Thompson (MS-02), and Reps. Robin Kelly (IL-02), Lou Correa (CA-46), Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) to introduce legislation aimed at preventing acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists and other extremist groups.

Feb 1, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly, ranking member of Congress’ investigative and oversight IT subcommittee, and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II released this statement concerning the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission’s announcement of an investigation into Apple’s slowing-down of iPhones:

Jan 29, 2018 Editorial

In 2018, our security can no longer exclusively be defined in terms of tanks, airplanes and weapon systems.

As government, private industry and American families have adopted technology into nearly every aspect of our lives, the need for cybersecurity has grown exponentially. Unfortunately, our response to this threat has been piecemeal at best.

Jan 25, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly today nominated eight high school students from the 2nd Congressional District for admission to three United States Military Academies.

Jan 25, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement about her guest for this year’s State of the Union address:

Jan 20, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement following the government shutdown caused by President Trump and Congressional Republicans:

“Republicans control the White House, Senate and House and still cannot manage to meet their most basic constitutional duty: funding the government.

Jan 18, 2018 Press Release

U.S. Representatives Robin Kelly (IL-02), Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) released these statements regarding Kenneth Chenault’s appointment to Facebook’s Board of Directors:


In the News

Dec 20, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — When it comes to federal tax policy — and what is equitable — the disconnect between congressional Republicans and Democrats is so vast it’s hard to see how it can it can be bridged, with the Illinois delegation fitting into this national picture.


• No Democrats in the House and Senate support the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”

Dec 19, 2017 In The News

Niya Kenny had never visited Capitol Hill until last week, yet the millennial found a welcoming space of sisterhood in which to share her story during a Congressional roundtable focused on Black women and girls.

Nov 15, 2017 In The News

Democratic Congresswoman Robin Kelly has submitted an amendment to the Republican tax reform bill that would increase taxes on bullets for semi-automatic weapons, in a curveball attempt to re-focus national attention on gun control efforts by using the GOP’s own bill against them.

Nov 1, 2017 In The News

If passed, a new bill would allow grain crop farmers to grow fruits and vegetables on more of their farm program base acres. With the goal of attaching the legislation to the next farm bill, Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., and Rep.

Oct 26, 2017 In The News

The authors of draft legislation to impose security standards on Internet of Things devices purchased by the federal government are in listening mode for now, a senior Democratic congresswoman said Thursday.

Oct 24, 2017 In The News

Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act plans is set to start Nov. 1, but some are worried about challenges that might prevent consumers from signing up.

Oct 20, 2017 In The News

U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (IL-2) continues her mission to strengthen the U.S. economy by strengthening working families and encouraging job growth. In a recent visit to the Chicago Crusader, the congresswoman reiterated her call for jobs and district-wide economic investment opportunities that will not only put people to work but help them build lifelong careers.

Oct 3, 2017 In The News

When the chief White House spokeswoman again brought up Chicago having a high level of violence despite its having the “strictest gun laws in the country,” U.S. Rep.

Sep 29, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Members of the Congressional Black Caucus pressured Facebook this week to seriously examine how the site allowed Russian operatives to use advertising to target Black Lives Matter and sow racial divisions ahead of last year’s election.

Sep 15, 2017 In The News

The two Illinois representatives in the U.S. House seem far apart in several ways. Mike Bost, a Republican from Murphysboro, represents a district at the southern end of the state. Robin Kelly is a northern Illinois Democrat whose district includes part of Chicago’s south side as well as farms in Kankakee County.  



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