Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Applauds President Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

Jan 12, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address:

“I applaud President Obama for focusing on uniting Americans across this country in tonight’s State of the Union address. The President asked each of us to look within and see how we can take responsibility for shaping our country’s future. 

“Reassuring equitability and respect for one another is at the root of change. The President highlighted necessary changes in education, clean energy and healthcare. It is not unrealistic to offer Pre-K for all and insure every student the hands-on computer science and math classes that will make them job-ready and to make college affordable for every American.

“Investing in our ever-changing economy means supporting workers and start-ups and small businesses by giving them more of a voice, not less. This means our businesses have created jobs every single month in addition to increasing health care coverage for nearly eighteen million Americans.”