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

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.

Dec 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) voted in support of two legislative packages that, together, comprise all 12 Fiscal Year 2020 funding bills, including hundreds of millions of dollars for top legislative priorities such as $25 million for federal research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) into the nation’s gun violence epidemic.

Sep 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) voted in support of the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2020 and the Health Extenders Act of 2019, which will, among other things, extend the Community Health Centers Fund and the National Flood Insurance Program through Nov. 21, 2019. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 301-to-123.

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