Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Elected Chairman of House Energy Subcommittee

Jan 16, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after Democratic Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to elect him Chair of the Energy Subcommittee:

“I am excited to once again serve on such a critical subcommittee, and particularly excited to be the Chairman.  I am truly grateful to my colleagues for electing me to lead the fight in defending our core Democratic principles.  I intend to protect consumers, address climate change, and ensure that we are investing in infrastructure and our energy workforce.  As Chairman, I will stand up for marginalized communities and work every day to ensure that a modern energy workforce represents all Americans.  I will hold public officials accountable at agencies that fall under the jurisdiction of the Energy Subcommittee.  No longer will this committee allow members of the Trump Administration and big corporations to enrich themselves at the expense of the American people.”