Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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Nov 20, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) sent a letter to committee chairmen Fred Upton and Ed Whitfield requesting a climate change hearing. A recently released American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) report revealed the parallel between child health care and climate change.

Nov 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), joined by fellow Illinois House Democrats, sent a letter to Governor Bruce Rauner decrying his comments about accepting Syrian refugees into the state.

Nov 6, 2015 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after President Barack Obama’s Keystone XL Pipeline announcement: 

Nov 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) reintroduced the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2015 after learning of the shooting death of 9-year-old, Tyshawn Lee.

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From Bronzeville to Markham, Hyde Park to Evergreen Park, Chatham to Tinley Park, Auburn Gresham to Frankfort and Morgan Park to Mokena, Illinois’ First Congressional District is one of the most politically important and culturally diverse districts in the United States.
Economy and Jobs

Economy and Jobs

No single issue is more important to the future of our community than jobs. Most of us know someone – be it a friend, relative, or colleague – who is looking for work right now.
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The deadly Japanese earthquake and tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi complex made us take a closer look at our own nuclear power industry.
Public Safety

Public Safety

I know firsthand the terrible toll that crime and violence takes on our community and nation. In 1999 my son Huey was shot and killed right here in Chicago.

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