Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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Jan 18, 2018 Press Release

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

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Jan 18, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced the selection of 12 young men and women from the 1st District of Illinois to receive nominations to America's top service academies.
 
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Jan 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) will award $300,000 in federal funding to Project Exploration.

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Jan 12, 2018 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), today released the following statement condemning Trump’s inflammatory and racist immigration comments.

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Jan 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), today released the following statement on the passage of S. 139, the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017.

“With this vote, the House has, once again, passed a bill that continues to give government increased power to spy on American citizens without a warrant.

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Jan 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) will award $649,947.00 in federal funding to the Illinois Institute of Technology. 

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Jan 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), Ranking Member of the Energy Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, delivered the following opening remarks today at the hearing on “DOE Modernization: Advancing DOE’s Mission for National, Economic, and Energy Security of the United States”

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Jan 3, 2018 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) will award $818,420 in federal funding to the University of Chicago.  The grant will allow for key research in molecular and cellular bioscience and will be led by Bryan Dickinson, assistant professor of chemistry.

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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).
 

Dec 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), today released the following statement on the passage of the Republican tax bill:

“Today, with the passage of the GOP tax bill, Congressional Republicans sided with the wealthiest Americans and corporations.  They intentionally left hardworking middle-class households footing the bill to enrich the wealthiest one percent.”

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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.