Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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Jan 6, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) sent a letter today to United States Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan regarding the situation surrounding the Village of Crestwood’s request for an independent ZIP code.

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Dec 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) joined 315 other Members of the House of Representatives in passing the omnibus bill that will fund the federal government until September 30, 2016.

Dec 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after the University of Chicago announced that it would add a Level 1 adult trauma care to its Hyde Park campus:

Dec 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after delegates to the COP21 Paris Climate Summit announced a final agreement to limit carbon pollution and address the climate crisis:

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Dec 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) signed on to an Illinois delegation letter to address the Canadian Pacific-Norfolk Southern merger:

The full text of the letter is below.

Dec 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced his strong support for Teamsters Local 727 in their unfair labor practice strike against Coca-Cola Refreshments in Niles, IL and at the Alsip, IL facility in his congressional district.

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Dec 7, 2015 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) will investigate the Chicago Police Department (CPD). The DOJ investigation comes after the release of a CPD dash cam video showing the shooting death of Laquan McDonald:

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Nov 20, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) sent a letter to committee chairmen Fred Upton and Ed Whitfield requesting a climate change hearing. A recently released American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) report revealed the parallel between child health care and climate change.

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Nov 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), joined by fellow Illinois House Democrats, sent a letter to Governor Bruce Rauner decrying his comments about accepting Syrian refugees into the state.

Nov 6, 2015 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after President Barack Obama’s Keystone XL Pipeline announcement: 

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