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  • CBS News: Kinzinger says "a lot of people" to blame for missteps in Afghan withdrawal
    Posted in Latest News on September 12, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington — Congressman Adam Kinzinger, a Republican from Illinois, said Sunday that many people are to blame for the Biden administration's handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, which was marked by images of desperate Afghans running to get on board moving military aircraft and scores of people descending on the main airport in Kabul after the Taliban regained control of the country. "I think there's a lot of people that bear blame and the secretary of state is one of these, and I ... Read more

  • Congressman Kinzinger on IL Statehouse Nuclear Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    After the Illinois General Assembly passed S.B. 18, U.S. Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released this statement on the future of nuclear energy. Read more

  • WIFR: Kinzinger reacts to nuclear energy vote to help save Byron, Dresden stations
    Posted in Latest News on September 10, 2021 | Preview rr

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Some area lawmakers react to the Illinois house passing the comprehensive energy package to support keeping the Byron and Dresden nuclear power plants open. Senate Bill 2408 is now waiting to be voted on by the Senate as the Byron plant is expected to permanently close on Sept. 13. This bill gives funds to the Byron station to not only help keep it in operation but also save thousands of jobs. Rep. Adam Kinzinger: “After leaving thousands of my constituents concerned and ... Read more

  • Sauk Valley: In Bryon, Illinois House energy vote means job’s half finished
    Posted in Latest News on September 10, 2021 | Preview rr

    Byron Mayor Jim Rickard is grabbing a late breakfast at the Sunrise II Family Restaurant. It’s Friday, the morning after the state House passed an energy bill with the provisions needed to keep the Byron Nuclear Generating Station operating. But the mood around town — and the uncertainty that comes with all that is at stake — hasn’t changed. “Until the Senate and the governor act, it really hasn’t changed a lot for us,” Rickard said. The Senate is supposed to take up the latest version of the e... Read more

  • Washington Post: Kinzinger: 9/11 'changed the trajectory of my life'
    Posted in Interviews on September 7, 2021 | Preview rr

    Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) says 9/11 was such a pivotal moment in his life that he doubts that he would be a member of Congress had it not happened. Congressman Adam Kinzinger's reflection can be found on the Washington Post website here. Read more

  • Kinzinger Letter Asks Full Scope of Afghanistan Evacuation
    Posted in Press Releases on September 1, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Veterans

    Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) sent a letter to Secretary of State, Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin to inquire about the evacuation process, the status of those left behind, and the plan moving forward in Afghanistan. Read more

  • Rockford Register Star: Kinzinger: Leaders should do better 'calling out b.s.' on COVID-19 vaccine misinformation
    Posted in Latest News on September 1, 2021 | Preview rr

    ROCKFORD — U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and said he looks forward to getting a booster shot, once it’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The six-term Republican representative from Channahon toured the Walgreens, 1145 N. Alpine Rd., on Wednesday and used the occasion to deliver a message to those who choose not to get the COVID-19 vaccine. “If we all get in this together and we all get vaccinated, we can beat coronavirus,” Kinzinger said. “Until then,... Read more

  • MSNBC News: Rep. Kinzinger on why he would have kept a residual U.S. force in Afghanistan
    Posted in Interviews on August 31, 2021 | Preview rr

    As U.S. leaves Afghanistan, congressman advocates for residual force in region Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Il., discusses the end of the 20-year mission in Afghanistan, what his fears are for the region and why he would have kept a residual U.S. force in Afghanistan. The interview on MSNBC can be found on their website here. Read more

  • Fox 32: Kinzinger praises ex-military who risked their lives to secretly save Afghans in 'Pineapple Express'
    Posted in Interviews on August 30, 2021 | Preview rr

    CHICAGO - Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ottawa) praised the former U.S. military members who have rescued more than 500 Afghan citizens in an operation they called "Pineapple Express." "They're going to be heroes and movies are going to be made some day," Kinzinger said in an interview on FOX 32's Good Day Chicago. The rescue started with veterans determined not to leave an ex-Afghan commando behind. He had helped the U.S. military and was being threatened. Eventually, the group rescued more than 500 p... Read more

  • CNN: 'I hope I'm wrong': GOP lawmaker explains mixed feelings over leaving Afghanistan in Taliban control
    Posted in Latest News on August 30, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington (CNN) -- Republican Congressman and US military veteran Adam Kinzinger on Monday reflected on the closing of America's longest war, saying that while he's relieved, Afghanistan now being under Taliban control has left him with mixed emotions. "At the one hand, it's great relief that we got those thousands of military members out without further incident besides, you know, the one tragic bombing, because that's really difficult to do," Kinzinger told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead." "... Read more

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