Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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Apr 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) is expected to send a formal letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking him to rescind his memorandum to Justice Department officials ordering a review of consent decrees with local law enforcement agencies, including Chicago.

Apr 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) acknowledged the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by urging his colleagues to support the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Mar 28, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement following President Trump’s executive order undermining President Obama’s Climate Action Plan:

Mar 13, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — With great sadness, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced the passing of his wife Carolyn, 67, who died this morning of congestive heart failure at the University of Chicago Hospital.

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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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