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Robin Kelly's Public Statements on Issue: Trade

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 2, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (IL) - District 2

Date Title
05/04/2020 Letter to the Hon. Mike Pompeo, United States Secretary of State - Fitzpatrick Joins Overwhelming Bipartisan Majority of House Members Calls On Administration To Extend Iran Arms Embargo
12/19/2019 Congresswoman Robin Kelly Votes "YES" on Key Trade Deal, Will Benefit Local Farmers & Businesses
12/18/2019 Congresswoman Robin Kelly Announces Support for USMCA
12/18/2019 Kankakee Daily Journal - Guest viewpoint: Why I support the new USMCA
03/06/2019 Congresswoman Kelly Calls for an End to the Trump Trade War
04/25/2018 Rules Committee Republicans Kill NRA-Airline Transparency Amendment
04/05/2018 Congresswoman Kelly Condemns Trump's Trade War
04/05/2018 Facebook - "President Donald J. Trump is no friend of the American farmer and the escalating trade war with China highlights this point. My friends at the Illinois Farm Bureau agree with me that the "Trump tariffs" are negatively impacting "Illinois" and "Midwest" hog and soybean farmers. IFB's Vice President Brian Duncan discussed it with CNN. I will keep fighting every day for Illinois farmers (and Midwest farmers) and will continue working to expand opportunities for them to bring their products to market without burdensome foreign tariffs. Trump's misguided and ill-conceived trade war with China and other nations will have a massive and negative impact on Illinois and Midwest farmers and rural communities. In particular, two newly announced Chinese tariffs will dynamically impact Illinois pork producers and soybean growers. Illinois is home to more than 40,000 soybean growers and 2,000 pork producers. These new tariffs, which are a direct result of President Trump's flawed rhetoric and policies, will cripple farmers who are already struggling under record-low commodity prices. Instead of working to empower and grow rural communities and farming families, the President's policies are at risk of killing their livelihood and ending Illinois' rich family farming tradition."
01/23/2018 Letter to the Hon. Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative - End Outsourcing
04/06/2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense and the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Congress Members Question the Sale of Missiles to Saudi Arabia
02/08/2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Urging Support for the Venezuelan People and the Cause of Human Rights, Accountability for Maduro's Corrupt and Repressive Regime
12/15/2016 Letter to the Hon. R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Illegal Foreign Trade Practices
11/21/2016 Letter to the Honorable R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Regarding the Enforcement of Trade Laws to Combat Illegal Trade Practices
05/20/2016 Letter to Chairman Meredith Broadbent, International Trade Commission - Combat Illegal Trade
04/14/2016 Letter to the Honorable Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative, and the Honorable Penny Prtizker, Secretary of Commerce - Concerns Surrounding China's Status as a Market Economy
01/12/2016 Hearing of the Information Technology Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Kelly, Hearing on Wassenaar: Cybersecurity and Export Controls "
09/25/2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Trans-Pacific Partnership
09/23/2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Address Long-Standing Steel Issues with Chinese President Xi
04/30/2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State, Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation - U.S. Open Skies Policy
06/17/2014 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Level Playing Field For U.S. Steel Manufacturers
10/07/2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Implement Additional Sanctions on Iran
06/05/2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Currency Manipulation in Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations
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