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

Aug 14, 2007 Press Release

Chicago, IL. ---- “I am appalled that American children continue to be threatened by toys with well-known hazards.  We have known for decades that exposure to lead paint can impair brain development in young children.  We also know from recent tragedies that toys with loose magnets, when swallowed, can maim or kill small children. 

May 17, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. A hearing held by Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Chairman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) yesterday revealed serious shortcomings in the country’s consumer product review system.

Feb 28, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (Wed. 28)On the last day of Black History Month Congressman Bobby L. Rush urged the NCAA to change is discriminatory hiring practices in collegiate sports before Congress intervenes.

Feb 9, 2007 Press Release

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Washington, D.C.Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection introduced major bipartisan anti-identity theft legislation yesterday that will protect consumers from identity theft.

Dec 7, 2006 Press Release

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />WASHINGTON Congressman Bobby L. Rush stood with other congressional leaders, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and a growing coalition who pledged Dec. 7 to continue their efforts to protect consumers from car title fraud. In the industry, this unscrupulous practice is also known as car title washing.