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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Mar 21, 2013 Press Release

CONTACT: Debra Johnson
(202) 679-0381
Debra.Johnson@mail.house.gov

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Bobby L. Rush voted against the Ryan-Republican budget that slows our economic recovery, destroys American jobs, ends the Medicare guarantee and provides huge tax cuts for the wealthy.  Rather than address the top priorities of the middle class, House Republicans have simply presented more of the same failed policies and misplaced priorities that the American people rejected last fall.

Mar 20, 2013 Press Release

CONTACT: Debra Johnson
(202) 679-0381
Debra.Johnson@mail.house.gov

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Bobby L. Rush attended the Black Immigration Advocacy Rally to stand in solidarity and support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform that is inclusive of black immigrants and the black immigrant perspective.

Feb 5, 2013 Press Release

CONTACT: Debra Johnson
(202) 679-0381
Debra.Johnson@mail.house.gov

WASHINGTON — Congressman Bobby L. Rush speaks to the life and legacy of former Chicago Congresswoman Cardiss Collins.

Congresswoman Collins reportedly passed away Friday of natural causes.  She was one of the longest-serving African-American women in Congress representing Illinois' Seventh Congressional District for over 20 years.

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