Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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Feb 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after learning of the passing of 16th Ward Alderman JoAnn Thompson:

Feb 5, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) celebrates Black History Month by remembering the life and legacy of Dr. Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago. Rush’s video message highlights her accomplishments and continued influence throughout the city.

Feb 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on proposed Open Internet rules announced by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler:

“I want to commend FCC Chairman Wheeler on his draft order to adopt Rules for Protecting the Open Internet, which puts all broadband consumers first, where they belong.

Jan 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, in honor of Data Privacy Day, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas) reintroduced the Data Accountability and Trust Act (DATA) along with U.S. Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.). This bill, H.R.

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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.
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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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