Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Announces More Than $17 Million in Department of Health and Human Services Funds to The University Of Chicago

Jun 11, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would award $17,249,630 in federal funding to the University of Chicago.  This grant will support drug abuse and addiction research programs.

“This is a significant win for the University of Chicago.  As one of the great institutions in the 1st Congressional District of Illinois, it is important to see them lead in an area that impacts so many Americans right here in Chicago and the surrounding communities.  I have long advocated for solutions to treat drug abuse and addiction.  Last year, I worked on a bipartisan basis to ensure that the opioid legislation included provisions to provide treatment to those suffering from addiction to crack cocaine as well as other substances in addition to opioids.  This important provision was signed into law as part of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act in 2018,” said Rush.  “I am excited to see the impact this funding will have on our district and the country and I will continue to fight for resources and federal funding that will provide solutions to the most pressing issues facing our communities.”