Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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Feb 10, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) lent his voice to the fight of the Mondelēz workers who stand to lose their jobs as a result of the company’s decision to shut down several production lines at their bakery facility located in the 1st Congressional District. Mondelēz announced its intention to lay off 600 employees, and move the production to Salinas, Mexico to save money.

Feb 5, 2016 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) will join the Mikva Challenge Chicago Youth Voice Congress at Jones College Prep High School on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Rush will speak to a group of 500 students to discuss and share their ideas on how to improve their communities.

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Jan 25, 2016 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) sent a letter to Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to address the impending financial crisis facing Chicago State University. Rush’s letter to Governor Rauner explains that the state’s budget impasse could have a detrimental effect on the University, located within the 1st Congressional District.

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Jan 22, 2016 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement marking the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision today:

Jan 18, 2016 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Day in honor of the civil rights leader’s birthday on January 15, 1929:

Jan 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address:

Jan 6, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) sent a letter today to United States Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan regarding the situation surrounding the Village of Crestwood’s request for an independent ZIP code.

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Dec 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) joined 315 other Members of the House of Representatives in passing the omnibus bill that will fund the federal government until September 30, 2016.

Dec 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after the University of Chicago announced that it would add a Level 1 adult trauma care to its Hyde Park campus:

Dec 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after delegates to the COP21 Paris Climate Summit announced a final agreement to limit carbon pollution and address the climate crisis:

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