The 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!
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WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced his strong support for Teamsters Local 727 in their unfair labor practice strike against Coca-Cola Refreshments in Niles, IL and at the Alsip, IL facility in his congressional district.
The full text of the letter is below:
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) voted with 265 Democratic and Republican Members of Congress to pass H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, that creates jobs, protects seniors, affirms the full faith and credit of the United States and invests in our future.
“This vote will help alleviate some of the deeply felt concerns of my constituents regarding their family’s economic future,” said Rush.
WASHINGTON — Reps. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) introduced a bipartisan bill yesterday that would revitalize manufacturing and promote economic development and job creation in depressed areas.
The Manufacturing Economic Recovery Act (H.R. 3622) would create tax credits for businesses that utilize former industrial sites to locate their operations.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement regarding Mondelēz International’s announcement that it would be shifting approximately 600 jobs from their Southwest Chicago facility to Mexico:
“After learning about the potential loss of jobs at Mondelēz’s Chicago facility located in my district, I brought officials of the company to my office to urge them to keep their investment in Chicago and maintain these good-paying jobs at this facility. I regret their decision not to do so.
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) voted in opposition to H.R. 2578, the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016 due to budgetary cuts to essential services.
“This bill is not bipartisan and jeopardizes investments that are critical to economic growth, competitiveness and American families’ economic security. I strongly oppose this bill because it fails to protect the safety and security of hardworking American families — proposing cuts to critical community policing services and law enforcement grants,” said Rush.