WASHINGTON (May 11, 2005) - Congressman Bobby Rush announced today on the House floor his opposition to the passage of H.R. 1279, The Gang Deterrence and Community Prosecution Act of 2003, which institutes mandatory minimum sentencing as a solution to deter gang activities and facilitates the federal prosecution of juveniles.
Chicago, IL. ---- I am pleased with the FBIs decision to exhume the body of 14-year-old Emmett Till as part of the Department of Justices (DOJ) reinvestigation of his 1955 murder and subsequent sham trial which set the perpetrators free back in Money, Mississippi.
Washington, DC. ---- Congressman Bobby L. Rush announced today that the Committee on Energy and Commerce, of which he is a member, passed his amendment during mark ups of the energy bill to increase funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Weatherization Assistance Program.
Washington, DC. ---- Congressman Bobby L. Rush will be recognized as a recipient of the first annual With Ownership, Wealth (WOW) National Program of the Year award, where the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation commended his leadership and development of programs to increase minority homeownership in the First Congressional District.