Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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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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Dec 17, 2014 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement pursuant to the announcement that the United States will resume normalized diplomatic relations with the Republic of Cuba:

Dec 11, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) voted “NO” tonight on H.R. 83, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015. Rush expressed the following concerns regarding the FY15 Appropriations and Continuing Resolution:

Dec 10, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement regarding the death of Illinois Comptroller, The Honorable Judy Baar Topinka:

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Nov 19, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after the House Democratic Caucus elected U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.) to serve as the Ranking Member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee in the 114th Congress:

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