Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush and Chicago Delegation Send Letter to Secretary Foxx Requesting Local Hiring Contract Initiative

Feb 12, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), along with other members of the Chicago delegation, requested a meeting with Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. The Chicago members’ agenda will be to discuss a Local Hiring Contract Initiative that addresses the recent O’Hare International Airport infrastructure plan announcement made in January. The infrastructure plan will reportedly create thousands of jobs over the life of the project.

The projected $1.3 billion for O’Hare modernizations will help to build Ladders of Opportunity for many neighborhoods and its residents in addition, to over $200 million in TIFIA loan funds for the Chicago Transit Authority’s rail car refurbishment program.

Below is the text of the letter: