Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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Jun 16, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after President Trump’s announcement on changes to U.S.–Cuba relations:

Jun 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after a gunman opened fire on a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game:

“My thoughts and prayers are with Whip Steve Scalise, the Congressional Staff, Capitol Police and others all affected by this morning’s horrible shooting.

Jun 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on the D.C. Circuit Court’s 2–1 decision in Global Tel*Link v. FCC to strike down a rule that capped the intrastate rates for inmate phone calls:

Jun 12, 2017 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) spoke on the House floor to discuss passage of H.R. 338 — To Promote a 21st Century Energy and Manufacturing Workforce.

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From Bronzeville to Markham, Hyde Park to Evergreen Park, Chatham to Tinley Park, Auburn Gresham to Frankfort and Morgan Park to Mokena, Illinois’ First Congressional District is one of the most politically important and culturally diverse districts in the United States.
Economy and Jobs

Economy and Jobs

No single issue is more important to the future of our community than jobs. Most of us know someone – be it a friend, relative, or colleague – who is looking for work right now.
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Energy

The deadly Japanese earthquake and tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi complex made us take a closer look at our own nuclear power industry.
Public Safety

Public Safety

I know firsthand the terrible toll that crime and violence takes on our community and nation. In 1999 my son Huey was shot and killed right here in Chicago.

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