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. 


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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.