Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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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.

Mar 20, 2016 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) joined President Barack Obama’s delegation to Havana, Cuba in support of the President’s continued efforts to engage and empower the Cuban people.

President Obama will be the first American President since Calvin Coolidge in 1928 to visit Cuba; President Coolidge traveled to Cuba on a U.S. battleship.

Mar 7, 2016 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) will host an information session on federal grant opportunities on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Chicago State University. The session will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. located at 9501 S. King Drive, in the 4th Floor auditorium of the Academic Library.

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Feb 29, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) brought home another victory for his constituents and underrepresented Americans in the energy and manufacturing fields as his bill, H.R.

Feb 18, 2016 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), the Illinois Department of Transportation and the City of Chicago today announced a $1.25 million federal railroad safety grant that will help cover the cost of design work for an important grade separation project on 95th Street in Chicago that is part of the CREATE Program.

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Feb 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), along with other members of the Chicago delegation, requested a meeting with Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. The Chicago members’ agenda will be to discuss a Local Hiring Contract Initiative that addresses the recent O’Hare International Airport infrastructure plan announcement made in January.

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