Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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May 21, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — According to Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), among the 10,000 known diseases, 7,000 of which are considered rare, there are treatments for only 500. Yet, there are many diseases affecting minority communities that often fall by the wayside because minorities are underrepresented in clinical trials. Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L.

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May 12, 2015 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama announced that the Barack Obama Presidential Center, which will house the Obama Presidential Library, will be located on the South Side of Chicago:

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May 1, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) spoke on the House Floor about Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s announcement that six Baltimore police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, who died last month while in police custody, will face charges.

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Apr 29, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced today that he will oppose H.R. 1890, the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015.

Apr 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) spoke on the House Floor this evening to address the Baltimore riots after the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of Baltimore police officer. Below is a transcript of Rush’s remarks as prepared for delivery and a link to the video.

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Apr 21, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) spoke on the House Floor this afternoon in support of S. 535. The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 is a bipartisan energy bill to conserve energy, save Americans money and create jobs. Below is a transcript of Rush’s remarks and a link to the video.

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Mar 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on passage of critical federal funding for Medicare and children services:

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Mar 12, 2015 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement about the passing of civil rights activist Dr. Willie Barrow:

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Mar 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) issued the following statement, today, following his decision not to attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address before a Joint Meeting of Congress:

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