Robin (Robin) Kelly (D-USH02)
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Capitol: 202.225.0773
FAX: 202.225.4583
District: 708.679.0078
Representative
Room 2416 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-1302

Residence: Matteson, IL
Elected: 2013    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Nathaniel Horn   DOB: 4/30/1956
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairHouse Tech Accountability Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls
Vice ChairHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
Vice ChairCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberDemocratic Budget Group
FC MemberHouse Democracy Partnership
Co-ChairDiversifying Technology Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
FC MemberCongressional Multicultural Media Caucus
FC MemberCommission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Oral Health Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Oversight and Reform
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Cook / Will

Bio

Congresswoman Robin Kelly has dedicated her career to public service as an advocate for Illinois families. Since being elected to serve the 2nd Congressional District in 2013, she has worked to expand economic opportunity, community wellness, and public safety across the state, championing numerous initiatives to generate job growth, reduce health disparities, and end gun violence.

Congresswoman Kelly is Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee (the main policy-writing body of the House) and serves on the Health, Energy, and Consumer Protection and Commerce subcommittees. Her Energy and Commerce work is focused on expanding access to healthcare, consumer protection for American families and economic development.

Additionally, she is a Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and serves on the national security and civil rights and civil liberties subcommittees. She also represents the Midwest (Region IV) on the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, which sets the policy direction of the Democratic Caucus, and serves as a member of the House Democracy Partnership.

A staunch champion of common sense gun reforms and responsible community policing, Representative Kelly is a Co-Chair of the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce and is the author of The 2014 Kelly Report on Gun Violence in America, the first-ever Congressional analysis of the nation's gun violence epidemic that offers a blueprint for ending the crisis. Committed to improving the health and wellness of vulnerable communities across the country, the Congresswoman serves as the Vice Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, and Co-Chairs the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls. She also Co-Chairs the House Democratic Policy Group and House Tech Accountability Caucus.

Prior to her election to Congress, Kelly was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, served as Chief Administrative Officer of Cook County (the second largest county in the United States) and was Chief of Staff to Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias - becoming the first African American woman to serve as Chief of Staff to an elected constitutional statewide officeholder. The daughter of a small business owner and postal worker, Congresswoman Kelly moved to Illinois to attend Bradley University in Peoria, where she earned her B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in counseling. She later received a Ph.D. in political science from Northern Illinois University. She lives in Matteson with her husband, Dr. Nathaniel Horn, and has two adult children, Kelly and Ryan.