Economy

No single issue is more important to the future of our community than jobs.  Most of us know someone – be it a friend, relative, or colleague – who is looking for work right now.  Young people are especially hard hit.  At a time when they should be looking towards a bright and promising future, they are instead seeing their hopes diminished and their dreams deferred. 

As the Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee on the Energy and Commerce Committee, I believe investing in the clean energy sector will create millions of good-paying jobs. My Blue Collar to Green Collar Jobs Development Act would provide grants to incentivize the creation of new jobs in renewable energy and increase the number of minorities, women, and veterans in these jobs. 

As we recover from the COVID-19 economic crisis, we must ensure that our recovery lifts all Americans —not just those at the top—  and leaves no one behind. 

 

More on Economy

Mar 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today at a House Committee on Energy & Commerce hearing titled, “LIFT America: Revitalizing Our Nation’s Infrastructure and Economy,” U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, questioned witnesses about the importance of replacing lead pipelines. Rush’s Q&A comes after a recent analysis by the Chicago Tribune found that Illinois has more service lines made of toxic metal than any other state.

Feb 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — In celebration of Black History Month, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced that he has introduced a series of bills aimed at recognizing the achievements of African-Americans and the central role African-Americans have played in bringing the United States closer to its founding ideals of liberty and justice for all.

Jan 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced that he was sworn into the 117th Congress.  In the 117th Congress, the Democratic majority remains committed to building back better by stamping out COVID-19, supporting the frontline workers that have served our communities so bravely throughout the pandemic, supporting small businesses, and putting urgently needed money in the pockets of workers.  In this time of grave emergency, the American people need a Congress that prioritizes their health and economic well-being, and House Democrats stand ready to deliver.

Dec 21, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement subsequent to his vote in support of a legislative package that funds the Federal Government for Fiscal Year 2021 and provides critical  additional funding for the  response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:
 
“The passage of today’s government funding package demonstrates that House Democrats remain committed to delivering much-needed relief to the American people in the wake of the devastation wrought by COVID-19,” said  Rush.
 

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