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

Mar 27, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) voted to pass H.R. 7, the landmark Paycheck Fairness Act, to take a dramatic step forward to ensure that America’s women receive equal pay for equal work. This legislation strengthens and closes loopholes in the 1963 Equal Pay Act to secure justice for working women in Illinois and across the country by providing them effective remedies for unfair and inequitable pay practices.
Feb 14, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on the House passage of the FY19 Appropriations package, which prevents another senseless Trump Shutdown.
Apr 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on the House Republicans’ failed attempt to destroy Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security:

Feb 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement as the Supreme Court deliberates the case of Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31:

“This case is being pushed by the rich and well-connected seeking to divide hardworking people and make it extremely difficult for them to stand together in a union.  We are witnessing yet another example of a billionaire class hell-bent on rigging the economy against working- and middle-class Americans.

Jan 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), today released the following statement on the passage of the Republican short-term government funding legislation (also known as the Continuing Resolution, or CR).

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