Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Applauds Illinois General Assembly for Passing Legislation to Fund CSU

Apr 22, 2016
Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation to keep the state’s public universities and colleges open through the summer:

“The Illinois General Assembly took a bold step forward today in passing legislation that would continue the flow of funding to the state’s institutions of higher learning in particular Chicago State University, located within the 1st Congressional District. I applaud our state lawmakers for making the right decision to support students and staff who depend on the functioning of these state-run institutions.

“This is only but one step in the right direction and I hope for a long-term plan to keep universities open and social service programs operational.”

Rush also to spoke on the House floor this week to address the university’s budget crisis. To view Rush’s statement click the video below: