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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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Oct 19, 2015 In The News
Examiner: Rep. Robin Kelly's job fair draws 500 job seekers at South Suburban College
Aug 5, 2015 In The News
Reversing the food desert, with local produce and help from Pembroke farm
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Aug 4, 2015 In The News
Roll Call: Medicare and Medicaid: Achieving Health Equity In America
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Jul 27, 2015 In The News
Tackling Health Disparities in America

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” 

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Jul 23, 2015 In The News
Protecting Medical Identity Is a Must-Win Battle in the War for Cybersecurity

By Rep. Robin Kelly
Feb. 12, 2015, 11:51 a.m.
The cyberattack carried out recently against Anthem, one of the nation’s leading health insurers, is yet another stark reminder of the persistent threats American businesses and consumers face in the digital age.

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Mar 30, 2015 In The News
Kelly develops ag platform for diverse district

KANKAKEE, Ill. — U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, a Democrat from Matteson, represents the 2nd Congressional District of Illinois. Kelly, who has her eye on the Senate seat occupied by Republican Sen. Mark Kirk, talked about her new agriculture platform and farming in her district.
What are your future plans? Do they include a run for the Senate in 2016?

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Mar 11, 2015 In The News
Dem rivals slam Sen. Mark Kirk for signing Iran letter
Oct 20, 2014 In The News
NWI: U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly donates books to Marian Catholic High School

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., personally delivered nearly 150 books to Marian Catholic High School as part of the Library of Congress Surplus Book Program.

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Oct 16, 2014 In The News
CN Railway marks grand opening of Homewood's state-of-the-art training facility

It is official, the Canadian National (CN) Railway opened its new job training Center in Homewood, Illinois. The job training facility is the first of its kind for Canadian National (CN) in the United States, and will be used to provide railroad training for all new employees, union and management, reported the SouthtownStar in today's edition.

Oct 16, 2014 In The News
CN Railway opens training center in Homewood

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