Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Statement on White House Administration Commitment to Addressing Climate Change

Jul 7, 2015
Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after the White House Administration announced a new initiative to increase access to solar energy for all Americans, in particular low- and moderate- income communities, while expanding opportunities to join the solar workforce:

“As the White House furthers its commitment to expanding workforce development and implementing new clean energy initiatives — our country is moving in the right direction.

“I am glad to see the Administration take the lead on addressing the economic gap and will specifically target low- and moderate- income communities.

“I remain deeply involved in both public hearings before my subcommittee and in private meetings with some of the most influential leaders within the energy industry, I have been relentlessly stressing the importance of engaging minorities in all facets of the energy sector, including in the oil, gas, nuclear, renewable, and pipeline sectors.”