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

Dec 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) signed on to an Illinois delegation letter to address the Canadian Pacific-Norfolk Southern merger:

The full text of the letter is below.

Dec 10, 2015 Press Release

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:

Oct 28, 2015 Press Release

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.

Sep 29, 2015 Press Release

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.

Jul 30, 2015 Press Release

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.

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