Robin Kelly (Incumbent) – U.S. House of Representatives 2nd District

Robin Kelly

Congresswoman Robin Kelly Promo Port 121713

Basic Info

Experience

  • U.S. House of Representatives 2nd District (2013-current)
  • Illinois House of Representatives (2003 – 2007)

Committees Served in

  • Oversight and Government Reform
  • Foreign Affairs

Political Activity

Legislation Sponsored (114th Congress)

  • Urban Progress Act of 2016 H.R.5671
    • Introduced: July 7, 2016
    • Type: Bill
    • Summary: N/A
  • Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2016 H.R.5475
    • Introduced: June 14, 2016
    • Type: Bill
    • Summary: N/A
  • Designation of June 2, 2016 as “National Gun Violence Awareness Day” and June 2016 as “National Gun Violence Awareness Month” H.Res.753
    • Introduced: May 25, 2016
    • Type: Resolution
    • Summary: A motion to support and promote awareness of gun violence by creating a day and month dedicated to it. The summary on congress.gov also points out a desire for the American people to “wear orange on National Gun Violence Awareness Day” as well as bringing “citizens and community leaders together to discuss ways to make the communities safer.”

Recent Votes (114th Congress)

  • YEA  H.R. 5325: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2017 (Voted 9/28/16)
    • Specifies funding for military construction, veteran affairs and related agencies, other federal agencies, and supplemental funding to respond to the Zika virus.
    • Result/Status: Become Law September 29, 2016
  • NAY H.R. 6094: Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act (Voted 9/28/16)
    • Postpones a deadline for the Department of Labor to revise overtime pay income threshold for employees exempt from regular minimum wage and overtime pay requirements from December 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017
    • Result/Status: Passed in the House, Received in the Senate September 29, 2016
  • NAY – S. 2040: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (Voted 9/28/16)
    • Authorizes citizens to sue foreign governments for physical injury, property damage, or death that occurs in the US as a result of international terrorism or other wrongful act by employees of a foreign state (might have heard this one on the news)
    • Result/Status: Became Law on September 28, 2016

Platform

Some Top Issues for this election

Taken from Congresswoman Kelly’s 2016 campaign website (above)

  • Gun Control
    • Supports a comprehensive ban on assault weapons
    • Wants to eliminate the gun show loophole
    • Wants to ban high capacity ammunition magazines
  • Economy
    • Managing entitlement effectiveness through mixture of revenue increases and spending cuts
    • Pledges to protect Social Security by opposing to raise the eligibility age for receiving benefits and opposing reducing cost-of-living adjustments for inflation

Sources

 

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