Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Rep. Adam Kinzinger I represent Illinois' 16th Congressional District. It's a privilege to serve on the House Energy & Commerce and House Foreign Affairs Committees, and as a pilot in the Air National Guard.

I’m humbled by this recognition and honored to be named to the TIME100 annual list of influential people for 2021. We ne...
02/17/2021
2021 TIME100 Next: Adam Kinzinger

I’m humbled by this recognition and honored to be named to the TIME100 annual list of influential people for 2021. We need leadership in this country, and I'm at peace with my decisions and the risks that come with standing for what is right. Thank you, TIME. https://ti.me/3jXxJsn #TIME100NEXT

My full press release can be found here: http://bit.ly/2NdXn0e

Find out why Adam Kinzinger is on this year’s TIME100 Next list

02/15/2021

With the terrible weather, it’s an important reminder of the need to keep nuclear power in the mix for our energy supply. If the closures in Illinois take place, we will be in an even worse place in dealing with outages and freezing wind turbines.

Big thank you to the workers in #nuclearenergy today and every day! #IL16

As an in-person reception for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition in DC was not possible this year, the Congressional...
02/15/2021
Congressional Art Competition

As an in-person reception for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition in DC was not possible this year, the Congressional Institute has created a way for all of us to attend a virtual reception in the Cannon Tunnel to view the art work done by high school students from across the country.

Join me in congratulating #IL16 winner Marlen Hueramo from Rochelle Township High School and celebrating her work “El Loro” by visiting the virtual reception below.

https://vimeo.com/493799743/cec217d4b4 2020 Virtual Reception Like everything this year, the annual Congressional Art Competition for America's high school students looked different. The more than 300 Members of Congress who participated came up with innovative ways to host virtual contests. The Con...

The damage being done to the state of our republic and the values we hold dear is unacceptable. We can and must do bette...
02/13/2021
Rep. Kinzinger Statement on Senate's Acquittal

The damage being done to the state of our republic and the values we hold dear is unacceptable. We can and must do better for the sake of our democracy, and for the soul of our country.

My full statement here: http://bit.ly/2MXcICm

Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released the following statement after the Senate voted to acquit former President Trump of his impeachment charges.

Spewing misinformation like Todd Herman did on Rush Limbaugh's Show is downright dangerous. Please don’t listen to talk ...
02/13/2021
CDC Works 24/7

Spewing misinformation like Todd Herman did on Rush Limbaugh's Show is downright dangerous. Please don’t listen to talk radio hosts who use scare tactics to improve their ratings. For real data on the vaccine & its extremely rare side effects, go to www.CDC.gov instead.

CDC works 24/7 saving lives and protecting people.

Happy birthday to our 16th President & Illinois’ own, Abraham Lincoln! May we remember his leadership and his unwavering...
02/12/2021

Happy birthday to our 16th President & Illinois’ own, Abraham Lincoln! May we remember his leadership and his unwavering commitment to doing what was right and just.

A stark reminder of the very serious issues we were dealing with before #COVID19, & how many of those issues have worsen...
02/10/2021
Opioid overdoses 29% higher in 2020 than before the pandemic: Study

A stark reminder of the very serious issues we were dealing with before #COVID19, & how many of those issues have worsened during the pandemic. The #opioidcrisis is an area Congress has been able to work on together--& we cannot allow that bipartisan effort to stop.

A new study says opioid overdoses were up nearly 29% from 2019 to 2020.

02/10/2021

Two of our #IL16 neighbors are celebrating major milestones this week: Ms. Doris Neill of Arlington, IL and WWII Veteran Sgt. Walter Petroske of Poplar Grove, IL have both turned 100 years old!

Wishing them both a very happy birthday 🎂 and all of God’s blessings.

02/08/2021

Ron Wright was a truly dedicated public servant, who loved his community and country deeply. His passing is a heartbreaking loss for all who knew him. Sofia and I, as well as my entire staff, are praying for his family, his office, and his loved ones during this difficult time.

We need leadership, and we need leaders like Rep. Liz Cheney. Last night, she won BIG and for good reason. My full state...
02/04/2021

We need leadership, and we need leaders like Rep. Liz Cheney. Last night, she won BIG and for good reason. My full statement here: https://shar.es/aolZQl

Today, we honor the service and sacrifice of Officer Brian Sicknick. He fought bravely in the face of pure evil, giving ...
02/03/2021

Today, we honor the service and sacrifice of Officer Brian Sicknick. He fought bravely in the face of pure evil, giving his life to defend our democracy from a ruthless mob. He protected our freedoms and saved countless lives--we as a nation owe him an immense debt of gratitude.

FTC Theft Awareness Week is underway. #IDTheftWeek2021Among all of the many issues the COVID-19 pandemic has brought us,...
02/01/2021
Identity Theft Awareness Week

FTC Theft Awareness Week is underway. #IDTheftWeek2021

Among all of the many issues the COVID-19 pandemic has brought us, it has also presented us with higher risk of identity theft. As the FTC has repeatedly seen, identity theft targets government funds earmarked to help people who have experienced financial hardships by the pandemic. This week, let's join the FTC this in learning how to better protect ourselves from identity theft and ways to recover if it happens to you. http://ftc.gov/IDtheftweek.

Identity theft can happen to anyone, but there are things you can do to reduce your risk.

The truth matters, and I'm committed to doing what is right for my constituents and for the country as a whole. We have ...
02/01/2021
Rep. Adam Kinzinger on the fight for the future of the GOP: ‘That epic battle has commenced’

The truth matters, and I'm committed to doing what is right for my constituents and for the country as a whole. We have to move past the anger and the vitriol, and restore our values of integrity and principle. This is no time for silence. It's time to speak up, and that's what I'm doing.

The most prominent Republican in Illinois, Kinzinger is stepping up his crusade to "RestoreOurGOP," as his hashtag says, in this post-Trump era.

Too often we see conservative policies used as a litmus test for whether people are true Christians.Too often our politi...
01/28/2021
Betraying Your Church—And Your Party

Too often we see conservative policies used as a litmus test for whether people are true Christians.

Too often our political opponents are viewed as our enemies.

This has to stop. Now.

More from my conversation with The Atlantic here:

How Representative Adam Kinzinger, an evangelical Republican, decided to vote for impeachment—and start calling out his church

For an Administration that spends so much time calling for a one-size-fits-all approach on literally everything, I’m sho...
01/28/2021

For an Administration that spends so much time calling for a one-size-fits-all approach on literally everything, I’m shocked Governor Pritkzer hasn’t used that approach in Illinois. Every health department across IL has a different vaccine registration process and form. What a mess!

Today, #WeRemember the six million innocent victims of true evil. We honor them by sharing the truth of what happened an...
01/27/2021

Today, #WeRemember the six million innocent victims of true evil. We honor them by sharing the truth of what happened and by standing firm in our commitment to combat hatred and bigotry in all its forms. We must #NeverForget.

Tune in to the United Nations virtual commemoration event happening NOW right here: http://webtv.un.org/

Without question, abortion remains one of the most divisive issues of our time.I am unabashedly pro-life and share the v...
01/27/2021

Without question, abortion remains one of the most divisive issues of our time.

I am unabashedly pro-life and share the views of a consistent majority of Americans who believe federal dollars should not be used to fund abortion procedures.

The Hyde Amendment has been in place for almost half a century, and it must be retained. I expressed this in a letter to Congressional Leaders, which you can read here:

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.It can be hard to wrap our minds around the real-life horrors of f...
01/26/2021
Kinzinger & Kelly Re-Introduce Anti-Trafficking Bill

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

It can be hard to wrap our minds around the real-life horrors of forced human labor. But human trafficking IS happening, #IL16. And we must put a stop to it.

Here's how I’m working in Congress to #EndHumanTrafficking and help victims of this heinous crime:

Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) re-introduced H.R.332, the Reducing the Demand for Human Trafficking Act, for the 117th Congress.

01/20/2021

The peaceful transfer of power was threatened just two weeks ago. And though we continue to face deeply challenging times, our democracy is resilient.

Today, Sofia and I send our heartfelt congratulations to President Biden and his Administration on this historic #InaugurationDay.

I saw that Facebook tagged my previous post as “Partly False” and decided to look into it. The quote I shared has been l...
01/18/2021
Selma March 1965. Martin Luther King on Standing Up. Archive film 99319

I saw that Facebook tagged my previous post as “Partly False” and decided to look into it.

The quote I shared has been largely and widely attributed to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. but as I’ve learned, it’s actually paraphrased from a speech he gave on March 8, 1965 in Selma, Alabama.

I encourage you all to listen to the full speech and do some research on the context of this speech. The section that most closely resembles the quote I shared earlier is this:

“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.”

The Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.A., Civil Rights march in March 1965. Blacks walking along the road; feet walking on a pavement. Martin Luther King a...

The life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Je. continues to inspire millions around the world. We are a better natio...
01/18/2021

The life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Je. continues to inspire millions around the world. We are a better nation for his dedication to service, equality, and justice for all. And in this moment in our history, we must find the courage to do what is right and find ways to move forward—together. #MLKDay

Great news, #IL16! The Hines VA Hospital has begun scheduling vaccines for our veterans 65 years and older (as well as t...
01/16/2021
COVID-19 vaccines at VA | Veterans Affairs

Great news, #IL16! The Hines VA Hospital has begun scheduling vaccines for our veterans 65 years and older (as well as those who fall into the specific categories listed on their website.)

Please visit the VA's COVID-19 vaccine website for more information here: https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/

We're working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal partners to provide COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans and VA health care personnel. We know you have a lot of questions, and information is changing quickly. Please check back often for updates.

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.” - Matthew 7:15 Leader...
01/15/2021
Franklin Graham asks if Pelosi promised 10 Republicans 'pieces of silver' to betray Trump

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.” - Matthew 7:15

Leadership is needed across many sectors right now. And this hypocrisy by Franklin Graham isn’t it.

Protestant evangelist and missionary Franklin Graham expressed outrage Thursday with the 10 House Republicans who joined Democrats this week in voting to impeach President Trump for a second time – and claimed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have swayed them.

COVID-19 RELIEF: This week, the PPP loan program officially reopened for first time applicants and applicants who qualif...
01/14/2021
Paycheck Protection Program

COVID-19 RELIEF: This week, the PPP loan program officially reopened for first time applicants and applicants who qualify for a second draw.

For more information, be sure to visit the U.S. Small Business Administration website here: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program

ALSO: The SBA is working on guidance for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, and will host a webinar TODAY at 2pm CT to give a preliminary overview of the program. Be sure to visit their website for the details.

An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

01/13/2021

It was a sobering moment to vote in support of impeachment today; to walk over to the U.S. Capitol, our symbol of democracy, and recall the violent insurrection we witnessed here just one week ago. This is not a vote I took lightly, but a vote I took confidently. And I am at peace with it.

01/12/2021
Officer Goodman deserves a medal. Proud to have this hero on our U.S. Capitol Police force. We owe a great deal of grati...
01/11/2021

Officer Goodman deserves a medal. Proud to have this hero on our U.S. Capitol Police force. We owe a great deal of gratitude to our heroes in blue for their service and sacrifice in defending our institution last week--and always.

Sofia and I mourn the passing of two USCP officers this week after the insurrection riots at the Capitol last week. Our condolences and prayers are with the families and loved ones of Officer Brian Sicknick and Officer Howard Liebengood. #ThinBlueLine

Photo: The New York Times
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/01/11/capitol-police-officer-praised-drawing-angry-mob-away-senate/6619883002/

What happens next is up to us. We must reject the charades and tell the truth. Joe Biden won the presidential election, ...
01/07/2021
Rep. Kinzinger Floor Speech on Election Certification Following Jan. 6 Coup Attempt

What happens next is up to us. We must reject the charades and tell the truth. Joe Biden won the presidential election, and as a nation, we need to move forward.

My full speech on the House Floor last night can be found here: https://youtu.be/tM34Ix1HiRI

Following the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) delivered remarks on the U.S. House of Representati...

01/06/2021

Amid the chaos, my full statement here:

Congress does not have the power to overturn the will of the people, and any attempt to do so would create a constitutio...
01/06/2021
Rep. Kinzinger Statement on Election Certification

Congress does not have the power to overturn the will of the people, and any attempt to do so would create a constitutional crisis and set a very dangerous precedent for the future. We cannot let lies and false promises destroy our republic. Instead, we must accept the truth and move forward. There is no proof of widespread voter fraud and thus, nothing to be debated here today.

To my constituents and my colleagues, and to the American people-- it is my sincere hope that we can move past this election together. We do not have to relinquish our core policy or ideological beliefs, but we must put aside our differences and remember that the nation itself will only survive if the people continue to have faith in its institutions.

As we begin this 117th Congress, I will continue to work tirelessly to enact conservative policies, but more importantly, I will work to do the right thing and give people faith in their government once more.

My full statement can be found here: https://kinzinger.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=402582

Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released the following statement after the House voted to certify the 2020 Presidential Election.

01/01/2021
Courage Over Conspiracy

I can stay quiet and take the easy path to re-election, or I can lead without fear.

I took an oath, and I owe it to my family, my country, and my God.

Here is the truth:

Just awful, awful news. Sofia and I are sending our prayers to Rep.-elect Luke Letlow’s family and loved ones tonight. A...
12/30/2020
Louisiana congressman-elect dies of Covid

Just awful, awful news. Sofia and I are sending our prayers to Rep.-elect Luke Letlow’s family and loved ones tonight.

A vibrant life cut short—a heartbreaking loss.

Luke Letlow was to have been sworn in Sunday.

Praying for the victims and their families tonight after the heinous attack in our community. As we continue to learn mo...
12/27/2020
Rockford Police: 3 killed, 3 injured, 1 in custody from shooting at Don Carter Lanes

Praying for the victims and their families tonight after the heinous attack in our community. As we continue to learn more and hold the responsible party accountable, I want to thank the Rockford Illinois Police Department for their swift action in apprehending the suspect. #IL16

Police are asking the public to avoid the area. This is a breaking news story, 23 News is on the scene and will provide the latest official information as soon as we receive it.

12/25/2020

We have faced many challenges this year, here at home and around the world. But Christmas is a season of hope. We follow the North Star, we persevere through the darkness, and we believe in God’s love. With faith in our hearts, may we all find peace and joy. From my family to yours, wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!

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