Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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Jul 30, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement regarding Mondelēz International’s announcement that it would be shifting approximately 600 jobs from their Southwest Chicago facility to Mexico:

Jul 29, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) called for continued action to further U.S. relations with Cuba. Rush introduced H.R. 3306, the POWER Cuba Act of 2015. The POWER Cuba Act would authorize the export of energy resources, energy technologies and related services to Cuba. Recent actions to improve diplomatic relations between the U.S.

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Jul 23, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) voted NO, today, on H.R. 1599, the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015”. Rush explained his vote by saying:

“Recently, I led a discussion with industry experts on food labeling. I was convinced then and I am convinced now that genetically modified foods — often known as GMOs — should be properly labeled.

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Jul 10, 2015 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) will host a “Homeowners Resource Fair.” It will take place on Saturday, July 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Cordell Reed Student Union Building at Chicago State University, 9501 S. King Drive.

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Jul 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, spoke at today’s hearing on H.R. 702, To Adapt to Changing Crude Oil Market Conditions. In Rush’s opening statement he expressed that now is the appropriate time to revisit the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975.

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Jul 7, 2015 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after the White House Administration announced a new initiative to increase access to solar energy for all Americans, in particular low- and moderate- income communities, while expanding opportunities to join the solar workforce:

Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after the Supreme Court announced its decision in King v. Burwell:

“Today, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA is the law of the land and every American should have access to affordable healthcare.

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Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) spoke on the House Floor yesterday afternoon to push forth an amendment to H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015. H.R. 2042 intends to extend the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) rule’s compliance dates pending judicial review.

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Jun 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) voted in opposition to H.R. 2578, the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016 due to budgetary cuts to essential services.

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Jan 3, 2013 In The News

The One Hundred Thirteenth United States Congress is the next meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2013 to January 3, 2015.