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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’ 1st Congressional District is one of the most politically important and culturally diverse districts in the United States. Spanning a broad range of geographies, municipalities, and communities, we are home to leading educational institutions, thriving small- to mid-sized businesses, and a population base that showcases the diversity — whether it be, racial, cultural, religious, or economic — that exemplifies the United States. We’re even home to the First Family of the United States!

Our district has much to be proud of but there is much work to be done. Far too many children and families are living in neighborhoods that are plagued with crime and economic hopelessness. It’s also true that because we’ve rolled up our sleeves, we have much to celebrate. Whether it’s the economic benefits that stem from infrastructure projects like the 35th Street ‘Lou’ Jones/Bronzeville Metra Station in Chicago or the vibrant retail commerce that takes place along the 159th Street Commercial Corridor in the southwest suburbs those who visit our district will find a people and a community who are committed to the long term growth and vitality of the place we call home.

My staff and I count it a privilege to serve the diverse population of the 1st Congressional District of Illinois and we welcome your feedback on how we can make the service we provide even more effective on your behalf.

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Oct 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and Don Bacon (R-Neb.) introduced legislation that would award a Congressional Gold Medal to Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till and a tireless fighter for civil rights and racial justice.  The Congressional Gold Medal is awarded as a national acknowledgment of renowned persons, institutions, or events.

Sep 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the bipartisan American Competitiveness on More Productive Emerging Tech Economy (COMPETE) Act (H.R. 8132) which was introduced by Reps. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.). This legislation would work to maintain America’s competitive edge in emerging technology so we can continue to lead the world. 

Sep 4, 2020 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) issued the following statement on the passing of Reverend Leon Finney Jr.:

Aug 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTONToday, Representatives Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) introduced the bipartisan American Competitiveness on More Productive Emerging Tech Economy (COMPETE) Act (H.R. 8132) to ensure American leadership in next-generation technologies that will improve people’s lives. 

Aug 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced the introduction of the Abolish the Last Great Plantation in America Resolution, which would establish a Congressional Commission to address racism and lack of diversity in the United States Federal Government and report steps the Federal Government may take to eliminate racism and promote diversity in the government.

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