Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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Jun 29, 2016 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced a bold new initiative today — the Greater Chatham Initiative (GCI) — geared toward the economic advancement and security of his constituents and Chicago’s underrepresented African-American communities.

Jun 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON — This evening, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) submitted a Motion to Recommit on H.R. 4775, a bill that would permanently weaken the Clean Air Act, as well as future air pollution health standards for all criteria pollutants.

Jun 6, 2016 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after recent remarks made by Governor Bruce Rauner about Chicago Public Schools:

“The children of Chicago Public Schools deserve state government leadership with a vision of excellence for their schools and the commitment and creativity to implement that vision.

May 24, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) conducted the Energy & Commerce Committee hearing on Federal Trade Commission (FTC) policy for the subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade. The hearing addressed the FTC’s ability to prevent unfair methods of competition or deceptive acts or practices by industry players.

May 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) called Mayor Louis Presta of Crestwood to congratulate him on the Village’s successful application for an independent ZIP code. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) recently confirmed, based off the results of surveying over 6,000 residents, that it would grant the Village of Crestwood its own ZIP code.

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May 2, 2016 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, Congressman Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced that he has received a letter from Amazon.com indicating that they will expand their Prime Free Same-Day Delivery service to all residents in the City of Chicago.

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Apr 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) spoke on the House floor to address an article published in Bloomberg revealing that Amazon.com’s Prime Free Same-Day Delivery is unavailable to residents in primarily African-American ZIP codes. To view Rush’s remarks click the video below:

Apr 26, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) sent a letter to Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos to address a recent article published in Bloomberg revealing that Amazon.com’s Prime Free Same-Day Delivery is unavailable to residents in primarily African-American ZIP codes.

Apr 22, 2016 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation to keep the state’s public universities and colleges open through the summer:

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Apr 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) took to the House floor to put a national spotlight on the budget crisis in Illinois undermining the existence of Chicago State University (CSU). CSU, located within the 1st Congressional District, is on the verge of closing in lieu of receiving state funding, vital to continuing its operations.

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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.