Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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Feb 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after learning of the passing of 16th Ward Alderman JoAnn Thompson:

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Feb 5, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) celebrates Black History Month by remembering the life and legacy of Dr. Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago. Rush’s video message highlights her accomplishments and continued influence throughout the city.

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Feb 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on proposed Open Internet rules announced by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler:

“I want to commend FCC Chairman Wheeler on his draft order to adopt Rules for Protecting the Open Internet, which puts all broadband consumers first, where they belong.

Jan 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, in honor of Data Privacy Day, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas) reintroduced the Data Accountability and Trust Act (DATA) along with U.S. Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.). This bill, H.R.

Jan 23, 2015 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement in support of Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s recent executive order to ensure equal opportunity is provided to all Illinois persons and businesses:

Jan 21, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after today’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology’s Net Neutrality hearing:

“I strongly believe that internet access is a fundamental necessity in today’s world.

Jan 20, 2015 Press Release

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

Jan 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) heads into the 114th Congress offering a strong legislative agenda to address international affairs, consumer data security and online safety, small business funding and college sports.

Rush intends to reintroduce four key legislative bills as a benchmark to the new session. Rush’s comprehensive legislative agenda consist of:

Jan 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) was reelected today to the position of Ranking Democratic Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power. Following his re-election, Rush said:

“First, to my constituents of Illinois’ 1st Congressional District it is an honor to serve you in the 114th Congress.

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Jan 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) voted against repealing the 30 hours a week threshold and replacing it with a 40 hour per week requirement. H.R. 30, the “Save American Workers Act of 2015”, would modify the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) definition of a full-time employee, from 30 hours a week to an increase of 40 hours a week.

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