Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois


Latest News

May 10, 2004 Press Release

Chicago, IL. ---- I  want to thank the Dont Count Us Out Coalition of Chicago for inviting me here today.

 As a member of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, I stand here today deeply concerned about how truthful Nielsen Media Research is when it comes to counting African-American and Latino television viewership.

Apr 28, 2004 Press Release

Chicago, IL. ---- U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush (IL.), released the following statement:
Postpartum depression is a critical issue, and one that all Americans should recognize as a  serious and a debilitating disorder that affects childbearing women and their families everyday.

Apr 19, 2004 Press Release

Good Morning:
Today, my Democratic colleagues and I stand here today to present a Congressional report that shows the harsh reality for those Chicagoans who have lost their jobs and continue to struggle to find work.

Apr 1, 2004 Press Release

 Washington, DC ---- Congressman Bobby L. Rush issued the following statement: 

 I am pleased that we are voting on H.R. 3550,  The Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (TEA LU).

Mar 24, 2004 Press Release

Washington, DC  ---- Congressman Bobby L. Rush and Chicago Public Schools CEO Mr. Arne Duncan will announce an aggressive legislative initiative to authorize the Secretary of Education to enter into a partnership

Mar 12, 2004 Press Release

Washington, DC  ---- Congressman Bobby L. Rush will announce an aggressive legislative initiative to expand discount prescription drug programs through the 340 (B)  drug program at the  University of Chicago, the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine, 4th Floor, Atrium, 5841 South Maryland Ave., Chicago, Monday, March 22, 2004 @ 10:30AM.

Mar 1, 2004 Press Release

"As the unrest continues over the resignation of Haitian President Jean-
Bertrand Aristide, Americans must maintain sight of the importance of
stabilizing the Haitian government and restoring calm and civility to that

Feb 19, 2004 Press Release

Chicago, IL. ---- I am saddened by Steves death.  He was a passionate and professional political reporter.  Although we differed occasionally, our political views were shared views.

 The lunches that we shared at Binions, Elis, Harry Carays and Army & Lous were often provocative, political and pleasant.