Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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Feb 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), along with other members of the Chicago delegation, requested a meeting with Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. The Chicago members’ agenda will be to discuss a Local Hiring Contract Initiative that addresses the recent O’Hare International Airport infrastructure plan announcement made in January.

Feb 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), ranking democratic member of the Subcommittee on Energy & Power continues to put pressure on the Energy & Commerce Committee to increase funding toward training for manufacturing and energy jobs for underrepresented groups.

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Feb 10, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) lent his voice to the fight of the Mondelēz workers who stand to lose their jobs as a result of the company’s decision to shut down several production lines at their bakery facility located in the 1st Congressional District. Mondelēz announced its intention to lay off 600 employees, and move the production to Salinas, Mexico to save money.

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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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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