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Rep. Adam Kinzinger “would love” for the NFL to bar players from kneeling in protest during the national anthem. “I’m very offended by people that take a knee when the national anthem is played,” the Illinois Republican said in an interview with The Hill. “I would love to see the NFL put in a rule that says don’t kneel for the national anthem. ... The national anthem isn’t about righting wrongs — the country has wrongs and we should always try to right them. The national anthem, in my mind, is just simply about accepting and respecting the sacrifices so many people have put into making this a great country,” the lawmaker, a current captain in the Air National Guard, says.
The Walk to End Alzheimer's is this weekend. More than 600 communities across the nation will have a walk simultaneously. It's the largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Rockford's walk starts at9:30 a.m. at Rock Valley College. Congressman Adam Kinzinger will join those walking and 13 Sports reporter Dan Cohen will emcee the event.
Illinois GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Friday that he doesn’t really have an issue with President Donald Trump’s tough rhetoric against North Korea, but he does think the president needs to be very serious to outweigh the issue. He also told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, though, that he would not use the president’s “fire and fury” language.
As part of his district events agenda for Aug. 9, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger met with Mark and Don Slagel, co-owners of Slagel Manufacturing in Forrest, for a tour of the facility and to discuss the state of the industry.
Rockford ranks second in Illinois in human trafficking activity and Illinois is fifth in the U.S., said U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, in an interview Tuesday at the Register Star. That’s why Kinzinger and U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-2nd, have introduced a bipartisan bill called “Reducing the Demand for Human Trafficking Act of 2017.” It would cut the demand for “modern day slavery,” as Kinzinger called it, by nabbing customers of the slave dealers. Current federal law focuses on protecting victims. That would continue under the new bill. “A lot of the focus of law enforcement has been on the suppliers because that’s where the money is. We want to give law enforcement the ability to go after the buyers too,” said Kinzinger.
It was also enough to get support from across the aisle. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) co-sponsored a standalone version of the SEAT Act earlier in 2017. “We must ensure standards are in place to provide safe air travel for passengers,” he said in June. “Cutting down legroom to add more seats to the already crowded planes is simply dangerous.”
“Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger shared on Tuesday a few of the ‘hateful, vitriolic’ messages he received following the June 14 congressional baseball practice shooting at a Virginia park, that left his GOP colleague Rep. Steve Scalise in critical condition. … Some messages he shared unabashedly embraced violence, while others were a bit tamer.”
Source: Politico: Illinois Playbook