Economy and JobsThe issues of Economy and Jobs are important to our district and to my work in Congress.

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.  This problem must be solved.  That’s why I have re-introduced legislation to combat youth unemployment.   In the 112th Congress this legislation is known as SAY YEA (H.R. 1901) and it provides $6.5 billion dollars to reduce youth unemployment.

While we must address our government’s deficit spending it cannot be done on the backs of hardworking Americans who at this critical time need lower taxes, consumer protection, and the ability to obtain fair financing to keep their homes and grow small businesses.

Some economists have predicted that the economy will rebound but that it won’t produce new jobs as it does.  This kind of so-called “jobless recovery” is unacceptable.  I will continue to make job creation and growth my priority.  There can be no recovery unless the people recover!

More on Economy

Apr 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush introduced H.R.

Apr 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) called on U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza to clarify current Small Business Administration (SBA) requirements to ensure more small businesses are eligible for loan programs established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Feb 28, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) reintroduced the Bronzeville–Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Act, which would create a National Heritage Area to provide funding and national recognition to the significant contributions made to the City of Chicago by the African-American Community.

Jan 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), along with House Democrats, announced a new framework for a five-year, $760 billion investment that would create an estimated 10 million jobs and address some of the country’s most urgent infrastructure needs.

Dec 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush voted in support of H.R. 5430, the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) Implementation Act, which includes a series of transformative improvements to the Trump Administration’s USMCA as originally proposed and will set a new floor for standards in future U.S. trade agreements.