Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

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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 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) voted in favor of H. Res. 660, which directs certain House committees to continue their ongoing impeachment inquiry investigations of President Donald J. Trump.  The Resolution passed 232–196.

Oct 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on the passing of his colleague, former U.S. Representative John Conyers

“When I was first elected to Congress, then-Congressman John Conyers welcomed me with the loving attentiveness of an older, wiser brother. His compassion, conviction, commitment, and considerable wisdom were essential to my career in public service. His dedication to justice and the African American community was unparalleled and something we should all strive to achieve.

Oct 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON  Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on the passing of his colleague, U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings (D-Md.):

Oct 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on the recently released Chicago Inspector General report regarding the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by Officer Jason Van Dyke:

Oct 10, 2019 Press Release

BLUE ISLAND, ILL. — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), joined by state and local leaders, as well medical professionals and union representatives, called on Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul to investigate Quorum Health Corporation's premature closure of Metro South Medical Center.

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