Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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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.

Mar 10, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — The office of Congressman Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following fact sheet about the impact of “TrumpCare” on Illinois and the 1st Congressional District if Republicans are successful in dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Illinois stands to lose $3.2 billion in federal funding.

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Mar 9, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, the House Energy & Commerce Committee passed the Republican’s “Pay More for Less” repeal bill. U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) reacted strongly to the GOP’s latest offensive on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that will render millions of Americans without medical coverage.

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Mar 6, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) lambasted Republicans who seek to demolish the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and render millions of Americans without access to affordable health care. The legislator accused his colleagues of playing childish games with the lives of the elderly, the disabled, children and working families.

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