Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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Feb 5, 2016 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) will join the Mikva Challenge Chicago Youth Voice Congress at Jones College Prep High School on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Rush will speak to a group of 500 students to discuss and share their ideas on how to improve their communities.

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Jan 25, 2016 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) sent a letter to Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to address the impending financial crisis facing Chicago State University. Rush’s letter to Governor Rauner explains that the state’s budget impasse could have a detrimental effect on the University, located within the 1st Congressional District.

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Jan 22, 2016 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement marking the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision today:

Jan 18, 2016 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Day in honor of the civil rights leader’s birthday on January 15, 1929:

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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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Energy

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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