Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush’s Seeks Jobs in Meeting of Senate and House Conferees on S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016

Sep 8, 2016
Press Release

WASHIINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) spoke during the opening session of the conference committee to resolve differences between the Senate and the House energy bills. This is the first time the 46 members of the committee met. Rush offered opening remarks that called for inclusion of underrepresented groups for energy- and manufacturing-related jobs in the burgeoning fields. Rush remarked, “If we want to make sure that all communities are able to succeed then we must be willing to invest in these communities.”

The Senate and House Conferees focused on drafting a comprehensive energy bill that address the many changes that have taken place in the energy landscape since 2006. Rush remains hopeful that Congress will enact bipartisan legislation to move the nation’s energy policy forward.

To listen to the entirety of Rush’s remarks view the link below: