Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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May 26, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) will join hundreds of attendees at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery for a Memorial Day Commemorative Service to recognize and honor our nation’s servicemembers who died in service to the country. The ceremony will take place at the flagpole at 11:30 a.m. on the cemetery grounds, 20953 West Hoff Road, Elwood. 

May 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on President Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018:

May 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), who serves as Ranking Member on the Energy Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, helped draft infrastructure legislation to bring federal funding to Illinois’ roads,bridges and much more.

May 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel:

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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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