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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • WREX: Kinzinger calls on Biden administration to use emergency powers to keep Byron Nuclear Plant open
    Posted in Latest News on August 24, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON (WREX) — Congressman Adam Kinzinger sent a letter to President Biden and members of his administration asking them to use emergency powers to keep the Byron Nuclear Plant open. Congressman Kinzinger wants President Biden to keep both the Byron and Dresden nuclear plants open at least until Springfield or Washington can enact new laws to level the energy playing field and help financially-struggling plants. Here's the statement Congressman Kinzinger issued following the letter to the p... Read more

  • WTVO: Kinzinger asks Biden to keep Byron nuclear station open
    Posted in Latest News on August 24, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON (WTVO) — Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) is asking President Joe Biden to use emergency powers to keep the Byron nuclear power plant open until Springfield or Washington can enact new energy laws to help the financially struggling plant. “The failure of leadership in Springfield has been astonishing, and has now made the closures of Byron and Dresden imminent. Despite the fact that Congress is finally poised to pass my bipartisan legislation—the Preserving Existing Nuclear Energy Ge... Read more

  • The Hill: Kinzinger: Execution of Afghanistan withdrawal 'extremely disastrous'
    Posted in Latest News on August 23, 2021 | Preview rr

    Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) on Sunday said the Biden administration’s execution of evacuations from Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover “has been extremely disastrous.” “I certainly think [President Biden is] trying, I'm not gonna say that, you know, President Biden at this moment wants to do anything but that. I think the execution has been extremely disastrous,” Kinzinger told host Brianna Keilar on CNN’s “State of the Union” when asked if the president is “making good on his promise... Read more

  • Washington Examiner: Illinois lawmakers react to government collapse in Afghanistan
    Posted in Latest News on August 18, 2021 | Preview rr

    Illinois lawmakers are reacting to the stunning collapse of the government in Afghanistan. The Taliban has taken control of a majority of territory after President Joe Biden began pulling out American troops, signaling the end of a costly two-decade U.S. campaign to remake the country after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Images of unrest and desperation at the airport in Kabul spread across the world Monday as the Taliban took the city and thousands of Afghans sought to flee. In Peoria on Tuesd... Read more

  • WSPY News: Kinzinger-backed Nuclear Power Incentive Included in Senate Infrastructure Bill
    Posted in Latest News on August 12, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    A financial credit program for nuclear power plants has been included in the Senate's Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which was approved in the Senate on Tuesday. The program has been championed by Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger, who has proposed the program in separate legislation in the past. Kinzinger says he wants some federal help to available to keep nuclear power plants online as two in the 16th Congressional District are slated to close near the end of this year. Exelon, th... Read more

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