Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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Feb 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) today asked the U.S. Justice Department to reopen the Emmett Till murder case in light of new information which suggests a witness may have provided false testimony to federal authorities.

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Feb 14, 2017 Press Release
Policing is not enough; Chicago needs resources

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after learning of the passing of 11-year-old Takiya Holmes who was struck in the head by a bullet while sitting in her family’s minivan in the city’s Parkway Gardens community. She was one of two preteen girls who were struck by random gunfire this past weekend within moments of each other:

Feb 13, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement calling for the removal of National Security Advisory Michael Flynn after he confessed to discussing U.S. sanctions against Russia with Russian officials:

Feb 8, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) reiterated his call for an immediate end to the Illinois budget stalemate that crippled the state’s social service and non-profit agencies and has placed tens of thousands of Illinois residents at risk. Standing with workers from Ashely Quality Care at 610 W.

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Feb 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) expressed caution and concern after Betsy DeVos squeaked through her Senate confirmation process to become the next Secretary of Education following a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence. DeVos’ confirmation marked the first time in U.S.

Feb 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) General Counsel, Mr. Brendan Carr asking him to explain the FCC’s decision not to defend, in whole, its prison phone rate letter in federal court.

Jan 31, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on the recent announcement that Seaway Bank and Trust Company, Chicago, was closed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Banking:

Jan 30, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) joined over 160 of his House Democratic colleagues in introducing legislation to rescind and defund President Trump’s travel and refugee ban. The SOLVE, or Statue of Liberty Values Act, was introduced by U.S.

Jan 13, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on the Department of Justice Pattern-or-Practice Investigation of Chicago Police Department:

Jan 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement today in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that it has issued a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and FCA U.S. for failing to disclose engine management software in approximately 104,000 light-duty diesel vehicles:

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