Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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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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Dec 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) signed on to an Illinois delegation letter to address the Canadian Pacific-Norfolk Southern merger:

The full text of the letter is below.

Dec 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced his strong support for Teamsters Local 727 in their unfair labor practice strike against Coca-Cola Refreshments in Niles, IL and at the Alsip, IL facility in his congressional district.

The full text of the letter is below:

Dec 7, 2015 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) will investigate the Chicago Police Department (CPD). The DOJ investigation comes after the release of a CPD dash cam video showing the shooting death of Laquan McDonald:

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Nov 20, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) sent a letter to committee chairmen Fred Upton and Ed Whitfield requesting a climate change hearing. A recently released American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) report revealed the parallel between child health care and climate change.

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Nov 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), joined by fellow Illinois House Democrats, sent a letter to Governor Bruce Rauner decrying his comments about accepting Syrian refugees into the state.

Nov 6, 2015 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after President Barack Obama’s Keystone XL Pipeline announcement: 

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Nov 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) reintroduced the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2015 after learning of the shooting death of 9-year-old, Tyshawn Lee.

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Oct 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) voted with 265 Democratic and Republican Members of Congress to pass H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, that creates jobs, protects seniors, affirms the full faith and credit of the United States and invests in our future.

Oct 21, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The exorbitant and costly fees that American families incur to phone incarcerated loved ones financially drains them every year. According to Prison Legal News, more than two million Americans are housed within prison walls. For this reason, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) reintroduced H.R. 3638, the Family Telephone Connection Protection Act.

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