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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Jul 16, 2012 Press Release

CONTACT: Renee Ferguson
(773) 224-6500 ofc.; (202) 674-0891 mobile
Renee.Ferguson@mail.house.gov

CHICAGO — Today Congressman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) made the following statement concerning the participation of African-American contractors in the Englewood Flyover Bridge Construction Project:

Mar 30, 2012 Press Release

CONTACT: Rev. Stanley Watkins
(202) 225-4372 office
Stanley.Watkins@mail.house.gov

CHICAGO — Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) released the following statement honoring Rev. Addie Wyatt:

Mar 28, 2012 Press Release

CONTACT: Rev. Stanley Watkins
(202) 225-4372 office
Stanley.Watkins@mail.house.gov

WASHINGTON — Congressman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) delivered the following statement on the House floor today to emphasize the issue of racial profiling and its consequences:

Mr. Speaker, the death of Trayvon Martin is an American tragedy.

Too often this violent act is repeated in the streets of our nation.

Mar 16, 2012 Press Release

CONTACT: Renee Ferguson
(773) 224-6500 ofc.; (202) 674-0891 mobile
Renee.Ferguson@mail.house.gov

CHICAGO – Congressman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) released the latest data compiled by federal agencies on the impact of President Obama’s Health Care Reform Legislation for residents of the First Congressional District.  After two years the Affordable Care Act has yielded the following results:

Feb 29, 2012 Press Release

CONTACT: Renee Ferguson
(773) 224-6500 ofc.; (202) 674-0891 mobile
Renee.Ferguson@mail.house.gov

CHICAGO –  Congressman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) released the following statement about the deal to shut down Coal-Fired Power Plants in Chicago.  Rush is the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power in the United States House of Representatives:

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