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Representing the 2nd District of Illinois

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Jan 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement concerning Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and his confirmation hearing to serve as our nation’s top civil rights protection officer:

“Like millions of Americans, I was deeply troubled by the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to serve as our nation’s next Attorney General.

Jan 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement concerning the hate crime livestreamed on Facebook:

"This kidnapping and assault is nothing short of cowardly and heinous.

As our nation continues to struggle with issues of racial tension, we must seek community over division, cooperation over animosity.

Dec 12, 2016 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Ranking Member of the Oversight Committee’s subcommittee on Information Technology (IT) Security, sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Oversight Committee chairman, Congressman Jason Chaffetz calling for a full and thorough investigation

Nov 11, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL), released the following statement today upon Facebook Inc.’s announcement that they will update their “ethnic affinity” marketing feature to prohibit discriminatory use of the feature.   

Nov 1, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Congressional Black Caucus today voiced their objections to Facebook’s “Ethnic Affinity” advertising option that allows housing advertisers to exclude certain ethnic groups in marketing and promotion, in a letter to company CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Oct 7, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host her 4th Annual Hiring Event for residents of the 2nd Congressional District on Friday, October 14, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the gymnasium of South Suburban College, 15800 State St., South Holland. Last year, more than 85 employers with active job openings met more than 400 job seekers.

Sep 28, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly issued the following statement today in response to the passing of Former Israeli President Shimon Peres.

Sep 27, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly announced today that eight fire departments in the South Suburbs and Kankakee County have received a total of more than $2.6 million in federal grants that will fund additional hiring, vehicle acquisition and emergency equipment.

Sep 7, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host a Veterans Housing Symposium on Saturday, September 24, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Vodak-East Side Public Library, 3710 E. 106th St., Chicago. Speakers from the U.S.

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Aug 31, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly, along with fellow members of the bipartisan Policing Strategies Working Group, met today with local community leaders and law enforcement in Detroit to discuss police accountability, aggression towards law enforcement and public safety concerns related to policing issues. 

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Jul 7, 2016 In The News
CBS Chicago: Lawmakers To Discuss Cybersecurity Threats At Chicago Hearing June 20, 2016 10:17 AM
Jul 6, 2016 In The News
Huffington Post: Keep Guns Out Of Dangerous Hands In Orlando, In Chicago, In Every Community
Jun 16, 2016 In The News
The Washington Post: Paul Ryan held a moment of silence. Then some House Democrats held a protest
Jun 8, 2016 In The News
Chicago Sun-Times: Frustration fuels Rep. Kelly’s tears over gun violence

The tears came suddenly Tuesday in the middle of U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly’s speech, catching both her and her audience by surprise.

Jun 6, 2016 In The News
Daily-Journal: Kankakee River gets national designation
May 25, 2016 In The News
Federal Times: Second FITARA scorecard: Only one failing grade
May 25, 2016 In The News
Examiner: Congresswoman Robin Kelly featured in 2016 State of Black America Report
May 25, 2016 In The News
Meri Talk: Security Overshadows Privacy in Federal Social Media Investigations
May 25, 2016 In The News
Examiner: Rep. Robin Kelly, Sen. Dick Durbin link Southland students to NASA space station
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May 25, 2016 In The News
Daily Southtown: Space station call aimed at sparking students' interests
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