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  • Rockford Register Star: My View: The time is now to act on opioid crisis
    Posted in Op-Eds on October 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Kinzinger op-ed on opioid crisis. Read more

  • Fox News: Rep. Kinzinger: Syria Continues to Suffer From Assad
    Posted in Op-Eds on September 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    FoxNews.com // September 29, 2017 Since the ceasefire in Syria agreed to by President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the summer, news reports on the Syria conflict have become blips on the radar and scarcely reported. However, just because we aren’t hearing about new atrocities committed by the brutal dictator Bashar Assad and his allies doesn’t mean the atrocities have stopped. In the past two years, the Syrian conflict has shifted from a war for hope and opportunity to one where... Read more

  • Chicago Sun-Times: Kinzinger: Why nuclear energy is the future in Illinois and globally
    Posted in Op-Eds on August 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs

    Kinzinger: Why nuclear energy is the future in Illinois and globally COLUMNISTS 08/05/2017, 09:17am U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger “The Italian navigator has just landed in the new world.” This was the coded message received seventy-five years ago when Enrico Fermi, an Italian immigrant who’d come to America to escape fascism, created the first man-made nuclear reaction below the University of Chicago gymnasium in 1942. Shortly after this successful experiment, nuclear power was fueling Navy submarin... Read more

  • NEMA Currents: Energy Efficiency Equals Jobs for Our Future
    Posted in Op-Eds on April 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Without question, the American economy and our workforce are evolving. Technology is changing at lightning speed, and competition is becoming increasingly global. To keep up with these changes, American workers are constantly seeking new education, certifications, and opportunities to advance. For many, this evolution sometimes creates uncertainty and anxiety, but I believe it also creates huge advantages. Historically, the United States always has risen to the challenge of bringing the world ne... Read more

  • New York Times: How the Freedom Caucus Is Undermining the G.O.P.
    Posted in Op-Eds on March 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON — Governing is not easy. We learned this the hard way as Speaker Paul Ryan stood before House Republicans last week and told us he was withdrawing the Obamacare replacement plan. Despite campaign promises to repeal and replace by the president and most Republicans, the votes were not there to pass the American Health Care Act. And just like that, the effort was dead. As soon as the news broke, the finger-pointing began. Accusations against President Trump and Mr. Ryan flew around Capi... Read more

  • TheHill.com: Where hunger is a weapon of war, food fights back
    Posted in Op-Eds on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Foreign Affairs, Agriculture

    The war in Syria enters its seventh year today. The fighting has now lasted so long entire cities are reduced to rubble. At this very moment, besieged communities in Syria are being starved by the brutality of the Assad regime. Graffiti scrawled by government loyalists reads: Kneel or starve. Without a means to put food on the table, families become desperate, making them easy recruits for extremists who can manipulate their hunger and fear. Right now hunger is being used as a weapon of war, but... Read more

  • Medium: Leave No Man Behind
    Posted in Op-Eds on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Veterans

    As a military pilot who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, I firmly believe that supporting our troops is vital to our national security today and in the future. Our men and women who sacrifice to serve and protect this great nation need our support while they serve and when they come home. But we must also support those who have risked their lives to serve alongside our American armed forces and personnel overseas in order to advance the cause of freedom and protect the United States. Leave no man... Read more

  • Rockford Register Star: My View: It's time for US to move forward
    Posted in Op-Eds on February 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    As I spent time with my family last Christmas, I reflected on what the negative rhetoric in politics has done to our younger generations and the effect it would have if it continues. In the world of Twitter, Facebook, and round-the-clock media coverage, it can be overwhelming for young people who are still developing their own views and learning about the world they live in. And sadly, it seems the negative rhetoric is only getting worse. The anger, violence, and across the board intolerance is ... Read more

  • Crain's Chicago Business: Rep. Kinzinger - Trump immigration order cause for 'grave concern'
    Posted in Op-Eds on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Affairs, Veterans

    Rep. Kinzinger: Trump immigration order cause for 'grave concern' By: ADAM KINZINGER Our national security is paramount, and the safety of the American people is the President's primary responsibility. We undoubtedly need a comprehensive look at our immigration vetting process, and we need to be vigilant against all those who enter this country with intentions to cause harm to our country, our freedoms and our citizens. However, as I expressed over the weekend, I have grave concerns with Presid... Read more

  • TheHill.com - Strong U.S. leadership needed in Syria, not political stunts like Gabbard's visit
    Posted in Op-Eds on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Veterans

    As elected officials, we are representatives of our constituents here in Congress – we consider their interests and their voices directly. When we travel overseas, outside these borders, we are representatives of the United States and our federal government. I have traveled on official business during my time in Congress, always keeping in mind the magnitude of America’s reputation and relationships around the world. When I heard that my colleague, and fellow war veteran, went on a secret, unsan... Read more

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