Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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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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Jun 2, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, during the Energy and Power Subcommittee hearing to review the Department of Energy’s (DOE) first Quadrennial Energy Report draft report, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) sought to garner bipartisan support for Quadrennial Energy Report (QER) legislation that he will soon be introducing.

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May 21, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — According to Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), among the 10,000 known diseases, 7,000 of which are considered rare, there are treatments for only 500. Yet, there are many diseases affecting minority communities that often fall by the wayside because minorities are underrepresented in clinical trials. Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L.

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May 12, 2015 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama announced that the Barack Obama Presidential Center, which will house the Obama Presidential Library, will be located on the South Side of Chicago:

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May 1, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) spoke on the House Floor about Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s announcement that six Baltimore police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, who died last month while in police custody, will face charges.

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Apr 29, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced today that he will oppose H.R. 1890, the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015.

Apr 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) spoke on the House Floor this evening to address the Baltimore riots after the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of Baltimore police officer. Below is a transcript of Rush’s remarks as prepared for delivery and a link to the video.

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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.