Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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May 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on President Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018:

May 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), who serves as Ranking Member on the Energy Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, helped draft infrastructure legislation to bring federal funding to Illinois’ roads,bridges and much more.

May 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel:

May 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (IL-01) and Danny K. Davis (IL-07) sent a letter to Secretary DeVos urging the Department of Education to reconsider its staunch position on application submissions with minor errors for its Upward Bound Grant Program.

May 9, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities, honoris causa, from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) for his outstanding contributions to Chicago. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10 a.m. A multidisciplinary committee of faculty and administrative leaders selected Rush for this honor.

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May 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) cosponsored the Stop Arming Terrorists Act to prohibit the United States Government from providing money to foreign militias that have ties to terrorist organizations. The U.S.

Apr 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) is expected to send a formal letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking him to rescind his memorandum to Justice Department officials ordering a review of consent decrees with local law enforcement agencies, including Chicago.

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Apr 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) acknowledged the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by urging his colleagues to support the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Mar 28, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement following President Trump’s executive order undermining President Obama’s Climate Action Plan:

Mar 13, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — With great sadness, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced the passing of his wife Carolyn, 67, who died this morning of congestive heart failure at the University of Chicago Hospital.

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Jan 3, 2013 In The News

The One Hundred Thirteenth United States Congress is the next meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2013 to January 3, 2015.