Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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May 27, 2014 Press Release

U.S. Reps. Joe Barton (R-TX) and Bobby Rush (D-IL) welcomed the findings for the Federal Trade Commission’s report entitled, “Data Brokers: A Call for Transparency and Accountability.”

May 21, 2014 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (IL-01) cosponsored a sleep apnea screening bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Michael C.

May 1, 2014 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (IL-01) joined his colleagues in addressing the wasteful spending of taxpayers’ money who pick up the tab for professional sports owners fined by their leagues. Rush cosponsored the Stop Penalizing Taxpayers for Sports Owners Act of 2014.

Apr 30, 2014 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (IL-01), Ranking Democrat on Energy and Power Subcommittee, Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Energy and Power Subcommittee and Bill Johnson (OH-06) introduced groundbreaking legislation that will create a pathway to employment for minorities and other historically underrepresented communities in the energy sector.

Apr 23, 2014 Press Release

CHICAGO— U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (IL-01) will host military academy day offering high school students interested in serving in the armed forces an opportunity to learn about the application and nomination process for the nation’s five service academies.

Students will learn from the following academy representative and their cadets:

Apr 8, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (IL-01) co-signed a letter that asks President Obama to renew enforcement of a ban on the importation of military-style firearms. Rush along with several of his House colleagues believes the ban would serve dual purposes of improving public safety in the U.S.

Apr 4, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON— With the recent series of data breaches at nationwide retailers that exposed payment card and personal information and data belonging to tens of millions of consumers, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (IL-01) and Joe Barton (TX-06) re-introduced H.R. 4400, the Data Accountability and Trust Act of 2014 (D.A.T.A. Act).

Apr 3, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (IL-01), Ranking Democratic member of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power participated in the Department of Energy (DOE) Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Budget hearing.

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Apr 3, 2014 Press Release

CHICAGO— U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (IL-01) announced today that, he will host “Understanding the Grantseeking Process,” an educational seminar for nonprofit organizations, chambers of commerce, and associations. The seminar will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Chicago State University. Located at 9501 S.

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