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Jun 9, 2021 Press Release

MATTESON, IL – Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02), Vice Chair of the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, today appeared before the U.S. House Appropriations Committee to advocate for increased gun violence prevention funding.

Jun 7, 2021 Press Release

MATTESON, IL – Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02), Vice Chair of the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force and Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, today launched a survey for constituents to share their personal experiences with the gun violence epidemic. Rep.

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May 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02), today announced Dr. Anita Burgos will serve as Senior Health Policy Advisor in her Washington, D.C. Office. Burgos most recently worked as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

May 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02) today released the following statement on the first anniversary of George Floyd’s death:

May 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, today re-introduced the Mothers and Offspring Mortality & Morbidity Awareness Act, or MOMMA’s Act, to address the maternal health crisis. The bill was re-introduced with 25 original cosponsors.

May 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02) and Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today introduced the bipartisan Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services Act, or the Helping MOMS Act, to permanently expand Medicaid coverage for postpartum care and combat the growing maternal mortality crisis. The bill is cosponsored by Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Rep.

May 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02) this week led a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and White House COVID-19 Coordinator Jeff Zients requesting that the Biden Administration prioritize plans to distribute COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound people across the United States.

May 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02) today highlighted the launch of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program and urged eligible constituents to enroll to receive a discount on their monthly internet bill.

May 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02), Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced two bills to expand and increase access to employment opportunities for underserved youth.

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Jul 10, 2020 In The News

In an interview that ranged from policy solutions to personal experience, Rep. Robin Kelly (D-2nd) spoke about her support for congressional Democrats’ new police reform bill, and said she is open to supplementing emergency services with social service responders. 

Jul 7, 2020 In The News

Chicago’s predominately Black wards now have the second highest U.S. response rate among the city’s 50 wards, according to the latest ward reports on the city’s website.

Jun 22, 2020 In The News

While Congress is under mounting pressure to extend telehealth coverage past the coronavirus pandemic, some lawmakers want to make sure the evidence is there to support those moves.

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Jun 11, 2020 In The News

Black and Latino communities throughout the U.S. have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, and health experts say the federal government needs to have a plan to distribute vaccines in these communities.

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Jun 5, 2020 In The News

Four elected representatives of the South Suburbs came together on Friday to pledge their commitment to addressing police violence and the institutional racism it springs from. 

Jun 2, 2020 In The News

The moves by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to relax regulations around telehealth have been lauded by providers and patients around the country. But after the danger from the coronavirus has passed, some fear that the agency will reinstate those regulations, making telehealth less accessible for those who need it. 

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Jun 2, 2020 In The News

As the coronavirus spread across the country, federal and state governments relaxed restrictions during the public health emergency on the use of telehealth, providing additional means for patients to receive health care without risking their safety.

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Jun 2, 2020 In The News

The moves by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to relax regulations around telehealth have been lauded by providers and patients around the country. But after the danger from the coronavirus has passed, some fear that the agency will reinstate those regulations, making telehealth less accessible for those who need it. 

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May 30, 2020 In The News

Congresswoman Robin Kelly recently announced that federal grants totaling more than $11.3 million have been awarded to five community health centers on Chicago’s South Side and in the South Suburbs.

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May 29, 2020 In The News

Across the country, the coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately hit communities of color, specifically affecting black, Native, and Latino Americans at higher rates than whites.

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