Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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Economy and Jobs

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 and Jobs

Apr 29, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced today that he will oppose H.R. 1890, the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015. This bill which would award the President with Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) — commonly known as Fast Track Authority — was passed out of the House Ways and Means Committee last week.

Jan 20, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after President Obama’s State of the Union address:

Jan 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) heads into the 114th Congress offering a strong legislative agenda to address international affairs, consumer data security and online safety, small business funding and college sports.

Rush intends to reintroduce four key legislative bills as a benchmark to the new session. Rush’s comprehensive legislative agenda consist of:

The United States-Cuba Normalization Act

Dec 11, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) voted “NO” tonight on H.R. 83, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015. Rush expressed the following concerns regarding the FY15 Appropriations and Continuing Resolution:

Sep 17, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush’s (IL-01) bill, H.R. 4526, was the subject of a hearing held today by the Energy and Power Subcommittee.

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