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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CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced a bold new initiative today — the Greater Chatham Initiative (GCI) — geared toward the economic advancement and security of his constituents and Chicago’s underrepresented African-American communities.
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) took to the House floor to put a national spotlight on the budget crisis in Illinois undermining the existence of Chicago State University (CSU). CSU, located within the 1st Congressional District, is on the verge of closing in lieu of receiving state funding, vital to continuing its operations.
Below is the video and transcript of Rush's remarks:
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) brought home another victory for his constituents and underrepresented Americans in the energy and manufacturing fields as his bill, H.R. 4583, To promote a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce, passed in the House on a suspension vote — a practice typically reserved for noncontroversial legislation that requires a two-third majority to pass.
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), along with other members of the Chicago delegation, requested a meeting with Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. The Chicago members’ agenda will be to discuss a Local Hiring Contract Initiative that addresses the recent O’Hare International Airport infrastructure plan announcement made in January. The infrastructure plan will reportedly create thousands of jobs over the life of the project.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) lent his voice to the fight of the Mondelēz workers who stand to lose their jobs as a result of the company’s decision to shut down several production lines at their bakery facility located in the 1st Congressional District. Mondelēz announced its intention to lay off 600 employees, and move the production to Salinas, Mexico to save money.