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 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.

Oct 4, 2019 Press Release

CHICAGO — Yesterday, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) delivered the following opening remarks at the Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health field hearing on "A Public Health Crisis: The Gun Violence Epidemic."

Rep. Rush's Opening Statement as Prepared for Delivery: 

Sep 30, 2019 Press Release

CHICAGO – U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) joined Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski, State Sen. Jacqueline Collins, and Cook County Chairman Toni Preckwinkle today to celebrate the upcoming construction of a new Metra station to serve the Auburn Gresham community.

Sep 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) voted in support of the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2020 and the Health Extenders Act of 2019, which will, among other things, extend the Community Health Centers Fund and the National Flood Insurance Program through Nov. 21, 2019. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 301-to-123.