Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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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.

Mar 10, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — The office of Congressman Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following fact sheet about the impact of “TrumpCare” on Illinois and the 1st Congressional District if Republicans are successful in dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Illinois stands to lose $3.2 billion in federal funding.

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Mar 9, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, the House Energy & Commerce Committee passed the Republican’s “Pay More for Less” repeal bill. U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) reacted strongly to the GOP’s latest offensive on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that will render millions of Americans without medical coverage.

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Mar 6, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) lambasted Republicans who seek to demolish the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and render millions of Americans without access to affordable health care. The legislator accused his colleagues of playing childish games with the lives of the elderly, the disabled, children and working families.

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Mar 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) introduced H.R. 1272 the “Cold Case Record Collections Act of 2017” to help bring justice and closure to unsolved cases stemming from the Civil Rights era.

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Mar 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) wasted no time in inviting President Donald Trump to Chicago as the president made his way to the lectern for his first speech before a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday night.

Feb 22, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — In an effort to bring more accountability to police departments across the country U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) has introduced H.R.

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Feb 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) sent a letter to President Trump today urging him to reconsider his decision to remove the Secretary of Energy from the Principals Committee of the National Security Council (NSC).

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Feb 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — As deadly gun violence continues to claim lives in Chicago and wreak havoc on communities engulfed in poverty, drugs, high unemployment and a lack of access to mental health and social services, U.S. Representative Bobby L.

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Feb 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — As the nation braces itself against sustained attacks on immigrant families from the Trump White House, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) today announced plans to host an immigration policy forum entitled, “Navigating Today’s U.S Immigration Policy”. The forum will be held Thursday, Feb. 23rd at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), 10 W. 35th Street at 5:30 p.m.

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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.