Congresswoman Kelly has had a long career in public services, where she has advocated for Illinois families. As a congresswoman, Robin has worked to expand economic opportunity, community wellness, and public safety, as well as generate job growth, reduce health disparities, and end gun violence. Prior to this, Robin served as the Chief Administrative Officer of Cook County, and Chief of Staff to Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias. She became the first African American woman to serve as Chief of Staff to an elected constitutional statewide officeholder.
On healthcare . . .
“I am honored to serve as the Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust – one of Congress’s principal health care advisory task forces. In this position, I’m working for the people of Illinois’s Second Congressional District, and all Americans to reduce the health disparities that plague many of our communities.”
On the environment . . .
Plans for the Economy
Economy and Infrastructure: “Good jobs and a strong economy are very important to our district and to my work in Congress.” Robin supports investing in our economic future through education, promoting an economy that works for every American and encourages business growth and investment, investing in family farms and transportation infrastructure, and responsibly reducing our national debt and advancing a fair tax code.
“The strength of our education system directly impacts our nation’s ability to compete in the global marketplace. Today, the next generation of great innovators, businessmen, and scientists are sitting in classrooms across the country. Prioritizing our students is the safest and smartest investment we can make as a nation. We need federal policies that ensure schools have the resources necessary to help our students succeed, to make higher education accessible, and to ensure that our students are ready for 21st century careers.”