Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Veterans

As a proud U.S. Army veteran, I know the sacrifice that our nation’s men and women in uniform continue to make on our behalf.  As we mark nearly two decades of non-stop war, it is even more important that we honor the commitment that we have made to those who have given so much for all of us.

My number one priority for our nation’s veterans includes ensuring they have adequate access to the health care they need and have earned.  In the over 15 years of war, our nation has asked much of our Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen.  It is only fair, then, that we provide them access to the treatment they need to address the wounds — both physical and mental — that they have borne on our behalf.  Too many of our veterans have been forced to self-medicate, which has led to unfortunate decisions and errors in judgement that harm them, their families, and their communities.

Beyond healthcare, many of America’s veterans need help to transition back into civilian life.  Whether they pursue an education or employment, we must ensure that they have the tools, resources, and support they need at their disposal without interference or delay.  That is why I advocate for benefits that include both education and job training programs that help veterans take their indispensable military skills and successfully apply them to the civilian sector.

With this in mind, I will continue to do everything I can to stand up for Veterans, as they have bravely stood up for America’s interest every day. 

More on Veterans

Apr 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), released the following statement on Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson’s disastrous plan to increase rent on millions of Americans receiving federal housing assistance:

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 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) was honored last night    at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) annual Avoice Heritage Celebration.

The event honored individuals who have served in the military — including a 100-year-old World War II veteran — and those who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the rights and benefits of black veterans.  Congressional Black Caucus members who served in the military were recognized for their service.

Jan 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — For the fifth time in 30 years, Republicans have shut down the federal government.  As the nation braces for the Trump Shutdown, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) called out Republicans for failing to allow a bipartisan solution to keep the government open and meet the needs of the American people.

Dec 21, 2017 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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