Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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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
“Energy security is one of our nation’s top tier national security concerns”

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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Feb 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) issued the following statement during an Energy Subcommittee Hearing on “Modernizing Energy and Electricity Delivery Systems: Challenges and Opportunities to Promote Infrastructure Improvement and Expansion”, where he serves as Ranking Member.

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Feb 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) today asked the U.S. Justice Department to reopen the Emmett Till murder case in light of new information which suggests a witness may have provided false testimony to federal authorities.

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Feb 14, 2017 Press Release
Policing is not enough; Chicago needs resources

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after learning of the passing of 11-year-old Takiya Holmes who was struck in the head by a bullet while sitting in her family’s minivan in the city’s Parkway Gardens community. She was one of two preteen girls who were struck by random gunfire this past weekend within moments of each other:

Feb 13, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement calling for the removal of National Security Advisory Michael Flynn after he confessed to discussing U.S. sanctions against Russia with Russian officials:

Feb 8, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) reiterated his call for an immediate end to the Illinois budget stalemate that crippled the state’s social service and non-profit agencies and has placed tens of thousands of Illinois residents at risk. Standing with workers from Ashely Quality Care at 610 W.

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Feb 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) expressed caution and concern after Betsy DeVos squeaked through her Senate confirmation process to become the next Secretary of Education following a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence. DeVos’ confirmation marked the first time in U.S.

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